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Afghanistan hosts Pakistan, China for wide-ranging talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:56pm

Afghanistan, Pakistan and China are meeting in the Afghan capital to discuss trade, development and ending the region's relentless conflicts.

Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:27pm

Nothing says, "Is it over yet?" quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him.

Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:14pm

Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country.

Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:48pm

A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.

The Latest: PG&E says it's acted to meet pipeline standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:24pm

The Latest on a California utility accused of falsifying records (all times local):

Walmart enlisting customers in push to raise alcohol limit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:50pm

Walmart is enlisting their customers in a new public push to sell higher-alcohol beer in Utah.

Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:04pm

Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump's border wall. But you wouldn't know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House's next move.

Trump club is in tax break zone, but is unlikely to benefit

Bernard Condon and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:03pm

President Donald Trump's company owns a golf club in an Opportunity Zone offering developers massive tax breaks, but experts say it is unlikely it could take advantage of them.

The Latest: College: School welcomes withdrawal request

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:48pm

The Latest on Grinnell College in Iowa seeking to withdraw a union petition (all times local):

California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:44pm

Regulators on Friday accused one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco.

California regulators: PG&E falsified safety records for natural gas pipelines years after deadly blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:37pm

California regulators: PG&E falsified safety records for natural gas pipelines years after deadly blast.

Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize records

Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:14pm

Nicaraguan police have raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow.

The Latest: 10 fishermen plead guilty in shark fin case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:54pm

The Latest on shark fin smuggling charges (all times local):

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:43pm

Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Johnson & Johnson, Adobe and Starbucks dip; Sealed Air rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:36pm

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The Latest: Dems rip Snyder for gutting wage, benefit laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:04pm

The Latest on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's signing of minimum wage and paid sick leave laws (all times local):

Wall Street ends week on a sour note as S&P 500 falls to lowest close since April; it's now down 3 percent for the year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:03pm

Wall Street ends week on a sour note as S&P 500 falls to lowest close since April; it's now down 3 percent for the year.

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies

Paul Wiseman, Rob Gillies and Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:49pm

By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations.

Apple strikes deal to produce new 'Peanuts' content

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:33pm

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the "Peanuts" crew will have a new home on Apple's streaming service.

'Wild' salmon may be straight from the farm, NY report finds

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 12:49pm

That wild sockeye salmon in the refrigerated aisle may be straight from the fish farm, New York's attorney general said in a report released Friday.