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Ryanair takes stake in Lauda's new Austrian airline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 3:03am

Budget airline Ryanair says it is taking an initial 24.9 percent stake in an Austrian-based airline being set up by former Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda.

On the menu for McDonald's: Cut greenhouse gas emissions

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:04am

The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener.

China's premier appeals to US to 'act rationally' over trade

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:42am

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to "act rationally" and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes. He promised Beijing will "open even wider" to imports and investment.

San Francisco could become largest US city to ban fur sales

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:28am

San Francisco could become the largest U.S. city to ban the sale of fur, a move that would hearten animal lovers but frustrate niche business owners who say they are fed up with city officials dictating what retailers can or can't sell.

Crash marks 1st death involving fully autonomous vehicle

Jacques Billeaud and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:14am

A fatal pedestrian crash involving a self-driving Uber SUV in a Phoenix suburb could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology as automakers and other companies race to be the first with cars that operate on their own.

DowDuPont to invest $50M in global Kevlar operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:00am

DowDuPont Inc. says it is investing $50 million in its global operations that make Kevlar, a high-strength fiber that's manufactured at a Virginia plant, among other locations.

Scandal-hit Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:46am

The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein, shook Hollywood and triggered a movement that spread out to convulse other industries.

Trump Org. partner in India accused of bilking investors

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:16am

An Indian company that is partnering with the Trump Organization on an office tower project has been accused of running an elaborate real estate swindle that cheated investors out of nearly $150 million, according to complaints filed with Indian authorities.

China's premier urges US to 'act rationally' over trade

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:34pm

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to "act rationally" and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes, promising that Beijing will "open even wider" to imports and investment.

First lady to hold first public event on cyberbullying

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:49pm

Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety, more than a year after saying that would be her issue as first lady.

Crown prince seeks Saudi image makeover on grand US tour

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:44pm

Saudi Arabia's young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran's hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country's image in the eyes of Americans.

Border wall, Hudson River project hold up spending bill

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:36pm

Battles over priorities in a huge government-wide spending bill are essentially settled, leaving a scaled-back plan for President Donald Trump's border wall and a huge rail project that pits Trump against Capitol Hill's most powerful Democrat as the top issues to be solved.

Asian shares track US tech slump, focus on Fed meeting

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:34pm

Asian shares skidded Tuesday following an overnight decline on Wall Street after Facebook reported its worst loss in four years. Investors are awaiting the first Federal Reserve meeting under the new chairman, Jerome Powell, and anticipating the first rate increase of the year.

Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:16pm

Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired.

Northern Brazil overwhelmed by desperate, hungry Venezuelans

Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:07pm

Hungry and destitute, tens of thousands of victims of Venezuela's unrelenting political and economic crisis are trying their luck in Brazil — a country where they do not speak the language, conditions are often poor and there are few border towns to receive them.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says, 'We don't want to see a trade war' with U.S., hope to negotiate disputes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:03pm

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says, 'We don't want to see a trade war' with U.S., hope to negotiate disputes.

Victims' families urge California to end gun investments

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:59pm

Families of mass shooting victims and others called Monday for the nation's largest public pension fund to stop investing in companies that sell assault weapons and devices that allow guns to fire more rapidly.

Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

Felicia Fonseca and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:48pm

a crash that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology.

Quick challenge for Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Jeff Amy and Sarah Mearhoff, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:44pm

The nation's most restrictive abortion law is headed for a showdown before a federal judge only hours after it was signed by Mississippi's governor.

Trump bans US use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:28pm

The Trump administration on Monday banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan cryptocurrency, saying that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions. In a separate move, the administration also slapped sanctions on four current and former senior Venezuelan officials accused of corruption and mismanagement.