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US experts revisit breast implant safety after new concerns

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:21am

U.S. medical authorities are revisiting the safety of breast implants used by millions of American women, the latest review in a multi-decade debate about their health effects.

German business confidence climbs after 6-month decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:17am

A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, is improving after six months of declines.

Germany works to fix air traffic control software glitch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:07am

Germany's air traffic control agency says a software issue that has caused disruption for several days won't be resolved until at least midweek.

Ukrainian workers, seeing little hope at home, head abroad

Vanessa Gera and Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 1:33am

Not long ago, Andriy Lytvynenko was fighting Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. These days the Ukrainian war veteran drives a trolley up and down aisles of a supermarket warehouse in rural Poland and loads it with grocery items.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 1:08am

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Global shares stumble following retreat on Wall Street

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:04am

Shares tumbled in Europe and Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat. Thailand's benchmark dipped following a general election that appeared likely to keep the incumbent, junta-backed prime minister in power.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hails an exoneration not offered

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:43pm

President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, claiming vindication from a summary of the Mueller report after attacking his work for months as biased, unreliable and illegal.

Medicare for all legislation has thorny issues

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:33pm

The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it even more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

Utah family suffers extreme stalking through service calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:31pm

A Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted service providers repeatedly being sent to their home, according to the homeowner and police.

Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:07pm

The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.

Survey: Business economists see slowdown in growth this year

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:07pm

The nation's business economists foresee a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth over the next two years, in sharp contrast to the Trump administration's predictions that growth will accelerate this year and next.

Asian shares sink, tracking Friday's retreat on Wall Street

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 9:29pm

Shares tumbled in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat, while Thailand's market saw a moderate loss following a general election that appeared likely to keep the incumbent, junta-backed prime minister in power.

California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 5:34pm

A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination.

FAA to look at Boeing's fixes for 737 Max jets next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 2:11pm

Boeing on Saturday confirmed the flight-control software fixes that it plans to make for its grounded 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months.

Inslee visits Portland training center on campaign stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 12:04pm

The governor of Washington toured a labor union training center in Oregon as part of his campaign for president.

American Airlines extends 737 Max-related cancellations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 12:00pm

American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model. Southwest Airlines is also continuing to make cancellations.

The Latest: Company says damaged gasoline tank stable

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 11:37am

The Latest on fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility that led to a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel (all times local):

Petrochemical cleanup continues; Houston Ship Channel closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 9:19am

An emergency dike has been repaired and a fire-damaged petrochemical tank stabilized during cleanup of leaking oil products that closed part of the Houston Ship Channel, the operator of the complex said Sunday.

New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:23am

Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.

The Latest: UK's May scrambles to win over Brexit critics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:17am

The Latest on Britain's debate over leaving the European Union (all times local):