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Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:30pm

The Los Angeles Times on Monday announced the appointment of veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine as executive editor in the first major move by the newspaper's new owner.

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:26pm

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda.

2 activists killed in Gambia in protests against sand mining

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:16pm

Gambian police say two environmental activists were killed during protests against a sand mining company as they clashed with paramilitary forces.

NTSB sends specialist to look into California Tesla fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:12pm

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending an investigator look into a Tesla battery fire in Southern California.

US stocks are mixed; energy firms rise and health care falls

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:44pm

U.S. stocks are mixed Monday afternoon as the week on Wall Street gets off to an indecisive start. Household goods makers and health care companies are slumping while energy companies are rising with oil prices, and technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies are making small gains. Indexes in Europe and Asia are lower, and Volkswagen is down after German authorities detained the CEO of its Audi division as part of an investigation into the manipulation of emissions controls.

Corruption trial begins in Buffalo Billion case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:41pm

A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was alternately portrayed as a hero or a scoundrel at the opening of a corruption trial Monday over upstate construction projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Pompeo says China is engaging in 'predatory economics 101'

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:28pm

China is engaging in "predatory economics 101" and an "unprecedented level of larceny" of intellectual property, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a business audience Monday.

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:08pm

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.

Panel: Nuclear contamination found on worker at weapons lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:08pm

An independent safety panel discovered radioactive contamination on a worker's hands and other places at a nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico — the latest safety lapse at the facility as it ramps up work with nuclear material.

Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

Nicholas Paphitis and Fanis Karabatsakis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:06pm

Greek anti-terrorism police arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked criminal charges Monday, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints.

Idaho coroner: 4 people died in 7-vehicle crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:01pm

Authorities say four people are dead after seven vehicles collided in a chain reaction crash near Boise on Saturday.

Airport authorities detain 2 rights advocates in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:54am

Yemeni rights advocates are reporting that two of the country's most prominent activists have been detained and taken to an undisclosed location at an airport in western Yemen.

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:32am

Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor.

Canada temporarily shuts fishing areas to help right whales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:32am

The Canadian government says it is taking steps to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from encounters with fishing vessels and gear.

UK House of Lords renews Brexit headache for government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:27am

Britain's House of Lords is making another attempt to win Parliament a greater say over the country's departure from the European Union.

Derailed train bursts into flames in southwest Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:23am

A freight train derailed in southwest Indiana and several train cars caught fire, possibly due to a propane leak, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes while authorities monitored air quality Monday, officials said.

Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:56am

British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends."

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:48am

If President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported automobiles and parts, experts say it will cut auto sales and cost jobs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The Latest: Smoke at derailment mostly from french fries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:30am

The Latest on a freight train derailment and fire in Indiana (all times local):

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:27am

Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.