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Utility cancels $130 million in worker performance bonuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 3:45pm

Northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric said it won't award $130 million in employee bonuses because of its recent bankruptcy filing, a newspaper reported Saturday.

US-backed Syrian forces hand over 150 IS militants to Iraq

Qasssim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:37pm

Iraqi security officials say they have received custody of a second batch of 150 Iraqi Islamic State fighters from U.S.-backed forces in Syria.

Report: Kushner family firm pays $1.1B for 6,000 apartments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:22am

The real estate firm run by White House adviser Jared Kushner's family has pulled off its biggest deal in more than a decade.

Buffett's appetite for big deal soured by 'sky-high' prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:00am

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he hungers for an "elephant-sized acquisition," but the most tempting targets are too expensive for his tastes.

Utah cities to help bring electricity to more Navajos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:37am

Several Utah municipal governments are planning to send city workers this spring to help the Navajo Utility Tribal Authority bring electricity to members of the Navajo Nation who have waited for years.

Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:18am

Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn't found any major deals at attractive prices recently.

At least 20 killed in bus accident at China mine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:01am

At least 20 people were killed Saturday and 30 injured in a bus accident blamed on faulty brakes at a mine in northern China, state media reported.

Special unit to move mental patients under consideration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:17am

A group of state senators wants to see if an expanded police unit can be created in the South Carolina Department of Mental Health to transport mental patients under doctors' orders.

Special unit to move mental patients under consideration

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:16am

Overhauling how South Carolina handles mental patients who must be brought to hospitals under the order of a doctor or a court is a more difficult problem than they expected, a group of senators said.

Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:57am

The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed the company's $1 billion racketeering claim out of federal court.

AP FACT CHECK: Undocumented GOP, Dem rhetoric on immigration

Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward and Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:42am

The political fallout from President Donald Trump's push for his border wall is giving rise to overwrought rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats alike.

Buffett's firm reports $25B 4Q loss on paper stock losses

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:06am

Warren Buffett's company recorded a $25 billion loss in the fourth quarter because of a big drop in the paper value of several of its stock investments.

Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

Jeffrey Schaeffer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:07am

French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a "product like any other."

Pakistani police arrest 2 men trying to blow up gas line

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:38pm

Pakistani counterterrorism police say they have arrested two insurgents attempting to blow up the main gas pipeline in the central city of Bahawalpur.

Colorado faces meager budget in fight against ski traffic

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:04pm

"Friends don't let friends drive I-70."

1 killed, 2 wounded in explosion in Nepal's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:47pm

An explosion outside a telecommunication company in Nepal's capital killed one person and injured two others, police official said Saturday.

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

Denis D. Gray and Hau Dinh, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:14pm

The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't find rancor toward a former enemy. Instead the North Korean leader will get a glimpse at the potential rewards of reconciliation.

Sen. Warren: US needs to address 'ugly history of racism'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:08pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who said earlier this week that she supports reparations for black Americans who have been affected by slavery, told reporters Friday that the nation needs to confront its "ugly history of racism" and "talk about the right way to address it and make change."

North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un on train to summit

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:59pm

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was on a train Sunday to Vietnam for his second summit with President Donald Trump, state media confirmed.