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Waymo teams up with Renault, Nissan on robotaxis outside US

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:02am

Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. with a ride-hailing service that will dispatch a fleet of robotaxis in France and Japan.

Xi's NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:24pm

In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it may also yield outcomes that could influence both countries' relations with the U.S.

Alaska lawmakers weigh governor's call for new session venue

Mark Thiessen and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:08pm

When Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called for the Legislature's next special session to be held in Wasilla, some agreed with him that a change of venue would be good for lawmakers struggling to finish their work after a drawn-out five months at the state capital.

Bank of England set to keep rates on hold over Brexit unease

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:04pm

The Bank of England is expected to keep interest rates on hold Thursday but indicate a possible increase later this year despite uncertainty over Brexit.

AP Interview: Border official says aid needed to save lives

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:38pm

When 16-year-old Carlos Hernandez Vasquez fell ill in a holding facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was diagnosed with the flu and given medication, then sent back to a cell to recuperate on a concrete bench.

Trust in single power line played role in Argentine outage

Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:17pm

Overconfidence in the capacity of a single transmission line may have played a role in a massive power outage that left Argentina and parts of Uruguay and Paraguay in the dark three days ago, experts said Wednesday.

McDonald's Kansas City burger in UK starts barbecue feud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:36pm

McDonald's has started a trans-Atlantic barbecue feud with the introduction of a Kansas City-themed hamburger in the U.K.

PG&E says it's fixed many major safety risks on lines, poles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:41pm

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. officials said Wednesday its workers discovered more than 1,000 high-priority safety risks on its transmission lines and distribution poles over several months of inspections and almost all of them have been fixed.

Ex-deputy: Supervisor used racial slur, pointed gun at him

Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:53pm

A supervisor in a North Carolina sheriff's office addressed a biracial deputy with a racial slur multiple times, called him "monkey boy," mocked him for his hair and pointed a gun at his head at least eight times, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.

Trump honors economist who advised him on lowering taxes

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:38pm

President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday to economist Arthur Laffer, whose disputed theories on tax cuts have guided Republican policy since the 1980s.

'Toy Story' lives on, but should it have?

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:19pm

Like "Casablanca," ''Toy Story 3" concluded with the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Adobe and Viacom rise while NCR and Rio Tinto fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:35pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Mexico's Senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:26pm

Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval.

Some succession planning basics business owners need to know

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:21pm

Many small business owners don't plan for what will happen to their companies after their deaths, even though their businesses could be at risk of shutting down if they die suddenly.

Mexico Senate overwhelmingly votes to ratify USMCA trade agreement with United States, Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:20pm

Mexico Senate overwhelmingly votes to ratify USMCA trade agreement with United States, Canada.

US said in late stages of YouTube kids' video investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:09pm

The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles children's videos, a probe prompted by complaints that the company failed to protect kids who used the service and improperly collected their data.

Idaho crop insurance company to pay $3.48 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:51pm

A crop insurance company has agreed to pay a southwestern Idaho farming family $3.48 million following a lawsuit.

The Latest: Diesel fuel spilled in NV derailment; no hazmat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:47pm

The Latest on a train derailment that closed U.S. Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada for more than an hour (all times local):

Dairy veterinarians appeal trafficking lawsuit dismissal

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:35pm

A group of Mexican veterinarians who recently lost a lawsuit they filed against an Idaho dairy under human trafficking laws say they'll appeal the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

White House offers budget freeze if Dems don't agree to deal

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:34pm

Trump administration bargainers offered a one-year budget freeze and said Democratic spending demands remained too high as talks with congressional leaders aimed at averting deep cuts in defense and domestic programs seemed no closer to resolution Wednesday.