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Australia says coal holdups at China ports are not a ban

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:38pm

Australia's trade minister said Friday that while there might be some delays in the processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Australian coal.

Oakland teachers head into 2nd day of strike

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:19pm

Teachers in Oakland, California, headed into another day of strikes Friday after parents and students applauded their demands by keeping city classrooms empty.

Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:14pm

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:09pm

Global shares were mixed Friday after a slide on Wall Street as nervous investors eyed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.

Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:04pm

After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help him rebuild the house.

Police seeking those responsible for deadly Bangladesh fire

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:54pm

Police on Friday were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed at least 67 people.

Gov proclaims Girl Scout Cookie weekend in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:02pm

It's Girl Scout Cookie Weekend in New Hampshire.

Target woos mom and dad shoppers by focusing on kids

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:34pm

Moms and dads are some of the best shoppers for retailers. Target has a plan to win them over: Focus on the kids.

Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:14pm

Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.

Caesars offers few clues on state of talks with Carl Icahn

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:54pm

Caesars Entertainment Corp. gave few clues Thursday as to the status of its talks with billionaire Carl Icahn, who has taken a large stake in the casino giant and says he wants fundamental changes in the company.

Trump pledges to expand opportunity for every race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:39pm

President Donald Trump is pledging to expand opportunity for Americans of every race, religion and creed as he commemorates Black History Month.

Virginia gov signs ban on people under 21 buying tobacco

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:01pm

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.

NJ lawmakers advance bill to pressure Trump to release taxes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:37pm

President Donald Trump could miss out on being on the 2020 ballot in New Jersey if he doesn't disclose his tax returns under a bill now advancing.

Ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling released from federal custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:33pm

Former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling has been released from federal custody.

Updates to Idaho mining law advances despite some concerns

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:29pm

Legislation rewriting portions of Idaho's mining law has passed a House committee despite concerns from two conservation groups that it could leave taxpayers with cleanup bills if a company declares bankruptcy.

Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:13pm

Google said Thursday it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees.

Iowa appeals judge's ruling on undercover ag workers law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:01pm

The state of Iowa is appealing a federal judge's ruling last month that found unconstitutional a 2012 law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct animal cruelty undercover investigations.

Ford begins probe into whether gas mileage was overstated

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:31pm

Ford Motor Co. has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions from a wide range of vehicles.

UN says North Korea has asked for help on food shortages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:17pm

The United Nations says North Korea's government has asked for help from international humanitarian groups to combat food shortages.