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Pelosi being honored with JFK Profile in Courage Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:08am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being honored with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:58am

Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities.

Trump's 'great patriot' farmers follow him into a trade war

Sara Burnett and Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 5:58am

Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump's trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole used up any equity his operation had and started investing in hogs in hopes they'll do better than crops.

Austrian president eyes September as best time for new vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 5:42am

Austria's president said the first few days of September would be the best time to hold an early election after a covert video scandal shook up the country's politics.

UN tells Italy proposed decree violates migrants' rights

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 5:02am

The Italian interior ministry vowed Sunday to press ahead with a new decree formalizing the closure of Italian ports to aid groups that rescue migrants, even after U.N. human rights investigators said it violated international law.

Saudis say they don't want war, but will defend themselves

Aya Batrawy and Fay Abuelgasim, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 1:09am

Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after attacks on the kingdom's energy sector.

For Iranians, economic crisis looms larger than US tensions

Mehdi Fattahi and Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 11:39pm

Across Iran's capital, the talk always seems to come back to how things may get worse.

Defunct steelmaker's 21-story headquarters imploded

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:43pm

Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters.

No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:28pm

Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa.

Perry to lead delegation to Ukraine presidential swearing-in

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 5:43pm

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will lead a delegation to the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskiy's as Ukraine's next president.

Report: 2 New Mexico counties among top oil producers

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 5:17pm

Two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S., according to new federal numbers.

Chemical plant fire prompts warnings, bridge, road closures

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 11:30am

Authorities say a fire at a chemical plant in New Jersey has been brought under control, but road and bridge closures remained in effect and local residents were urged to remain indoors because of potential danger from fumes.

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:12am

The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.

Flooding disrupts farm shipments on the Mississippi River

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:37am

Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. But there's not much barge traffic this year.

ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:24am

Employees of energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday.

New publisher takes over Standard-Examiner, Daily Herald

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:15am

The Ogden-based Standard-Examiner and Daily Herald in Provo have a new leader.

Yellowstone proposes more housing for summer workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:53am

Yellowstone National Park is proposing to add more housing for seasonal workers employed by private companies operating inside the park.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's miscues on trade and drug prices

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:28am

President Donald Trump spoke this past week as if he's unaware that drug prices have gone up and tariffs came before him.

The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 4:49am

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):

The Latest: Austria to see early election after scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 4:45am

The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local):