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Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:22pm

Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo's destiny was linked to an isle of granite.

Utility to expand wind development in 4 Wyoming counties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:38pm

Utility Rocky Mountain Power intends to expand in four Wyoming counties, growing its wind development in the state by 60 percent.

Asian shares gain on rosy Japan data, bucking Wall St losses

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:18pm

Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors.

Maduro: Digital currency puts Venezuela on tech vanguard

Scott Smith and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:50pm

Cash-strapped Venezuela on Tuesday became the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move President Nicolas Maduro celebrated as putting his country on the world's technological forefront.

Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:39pm

A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned.

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:19pm

"Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper.

California law that blocked posting actors' ages struck down

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:56pm

A California law that sought to prevent age discrimination in the entertainment industry by blocking a popular Hollywood website from posting the ages of actors was struck down Tuesday as unconstitutional.

The Latest: Investigation of senator finds misconduct likely

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:46pm

The Latest on alleged sexual misconduct at the California Legislature (all times local):

With new elections near, US strains to curb Russia meddling

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:32pm

The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court.

Australian PM heading to US for talks with Trump, governors

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:14pm

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S.

Centene-bought pharmacy won't give Missouri execution drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:12pm

A Missouri health care company on Tuesday said a pharmacy it recently bought won't provide execution drugs to the state, a pledge that came after media reports that the suburban St. Louis business had been the state's secret source of the drugs for years.

Judge declares mistrial in Philadelphia mob boss fraud case

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:22pm

A mistrial was declared on Tuesday in the New York City racketeering trial of a notorious Philadelphia mob boss who had insisted he quit his life of crime after a lengthy prison term.

Nancy Pelosi warns of tax cut effects during Phoenix visit

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:18pm

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told supporters in Phoenix Tuesday that the Republican tax cuts will have dire effects on the middle class in Arizona and across the nation.

Toy makers turn to the toilet for poop-inspired toys

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:18pm

Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations.

Box Office Top 20: 'Black Panther' scores record Monday

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:14pm

With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, "Black Panther" has set another box-office record: biggest Monday ever.

APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:12pm

A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state's growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa.

3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:35pm

3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing of chemicals over decades, Minnesota's attorney general announced Tuesday.

Colorado's top oil, gas regulator becoming energy consultant

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:34pm

Colorado's top oil and gas regulator is stepping down to take a job with an energy consulting company, the state announced Tuesday.

Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:32pm

Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking the credit-monitoring company Equifax Inc. to provide free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years.