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Idaho Senate backs so-called 'abortion reversal' bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:33pm

Idaho's Senate has approved a bill requiring doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions that drug-induced abortions may be halted halfway through, despite physicians saying there's little evidence or science to back up that idea.

NTSB asks FAA to look at carry-on bags during emergencies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:11pm

A number of passengers aboard an American Airlines flight that caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in 2016 refused to leave behind their carry-on bags in one of four incidents in the past several years in which an evacuation was hampered by travelers grabbing carry-on luggage, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Markets Right Now: Stocks slide, ending 6-day win streak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:09pm

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Venezuela's digital coin makes debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:36pm

Venezuela on Tuesday was set to become the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy.

Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see 'Black Panther'

Russell Contreras and Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:34pm

For years, Zavier Thompson has followed Marvel superhero movies. But the 16-year-old student in Albuquerque has always wanted to see a popular film with a black superhero and black themes.

Taco Bell cashier out after putting racial slur on receipt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:25pm

Taco Bell says an employee who used a racial slur to refer to an Asian-American customer no longer works for the fast-food chain.

Planned Parenthood clinic that was attacked to remain closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:06pm

A Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey will remain closed for several weeks as it fixes damage caused by what authorities say was an intentional truck crash.

Investors are winners as companies lay out tax-saving plans

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:59pm

It's just what the GOP said we'd hear from a CEO after being handed a big tax break.

'Black Panther' scores highest Monday ever with $40.2M

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:54pm

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

Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:53pm

Uber is pulling out of Morocco — a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company says is linked to the North African country's failure to reform its strict transport rules.

Google plans to expand data center in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:48pm

Google is planning to open another four-story data center in Oklahoma, bringing the company's total investment in the state to at least $2.5 billion.

Dallas police say mail truck hit guardrail after driver shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:45pm

Police believe a U.S. Postal Service worker was fatally shot while driving an 11-ton delivery rig found crashed into a guardrail along a Dallas highway.

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:39pm

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.

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:30pm

The Trump administration spelled out a plan on Tuesday to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums.

India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:36am

India's federal investigating agency on Tuesday arrested another five executives as it swooped down on companies run by two main suspects in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case that continued for six years.

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

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:29am

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

New Wynn Resorts CEO denies knowing of claims against mogul

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:18am

The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.

Latvian ECB official won't resign, rejects bribes report

Carlo Piovano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:12am

Latvia's official on the European Central Bank's top policymaking council rejected calls to resign Tuesday amid suspicions of bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations of extortion and connections to money laundering.

Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals is halted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:08am

A judge halted jury selection Tuesday in the trial of Minnesota's $5 billion lawsuit against manufacturer 3M Co., and both sides planned an afternoon announcement signaling a possible settlement.

Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:03am

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.