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Sudanese president fires foreign minister after pay remark

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:40am

Sudan's official news agency says President Omar al-Bashir has fired his foreign minister a day after he spoke in parliament and complained how diplomats have received no salaries for the past seven months.

Mom who lost pink house, court case hopes for box office win

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:09am

Susette Kelo's Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for.

Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:48pm

Asian shares fell back Friday after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also weighed on sentiment.

EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

Ellen Knickmeyer and Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:39pm

Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver.

Lagarde urges countries to settle trade disputes, cut debt

Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:29pm

The head of the International Monetary Fund is urging countries to work out their differences over trade and take advantage of a healthy world economy to reduce debt before the next downturn comes.

Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with Kim

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:56pm

The meeting next week between the leaders of the rival Koreas will be the ultimate test of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's belief that his nation should lead international efforts to deal with North Korea.

Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:32pm

Shares are lower in Asia after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also weighed on sentiment.

Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:06pm

Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources.

As doors close in the US, China's Huawei shifts to Europe

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:53pm

As trade disputes simmer, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone brand, is shifting its growth efforts toward Europe and Asia in the face of mounting obstacles in the U.S. market.

California man charged with hate crimes over threats to Jews

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:45pm

A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Thursday to hate crimes after prosecutors say he threatened prominent members of the Jewish community and had with a "kill list" that included the names of people in the entertainment industry.

Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:42pm

The Kushner Cos. confirmed Thursday it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City.

More protests in Nicaragua, 5 TV channels ordered off air

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:53pm

More protests and clashes broke out Thursday in Nicaragua over a planned social security reform, and the government ordered off the air five independent TV channels that have been covering the unrest.

Woman's win of nursing home money a rarity in aging Japan

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:01pm

When her stay at the glamorous Grancreer residence turned into a nightmare of disrupted sleep and difficulties with the staff, retired harpist Yumi Makino opted out, and after a two-year legal battle got her deposit money back in a rare victory over a big real estate company.

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:11pm

Raul Castro turned over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island.

Australian financial firm CEO steps down over fee scandal

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:46pm

The AMP's chief executive stepped down on Friday following revelations that Australia's largest wealth manager charged customers for financial services they never received and misled the industry watchdog.

Plane passenger dilemma: Protect child or try to save victim

Alexandra Villarreal, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:20pm

As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate.

US officials: 16 nations agree to track Venezuela corruption

Luis Alonso Lugo and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:01pm

Finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize the proceeds arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders, two U.S. Treasury officials said Thursday.

Dakotas sunflower seed competitors settle federal lawsuits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:46pm

Federal lawsuits between two sunflower seed competitors in the Dakotas who accused each other of false advertising have been settled out of court.

Stuntman pinned under SUV driven by Sizemore settles lawsuit

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:38pm

A stuntman who was pinned beneath an SUV driven by Tom Sizemore on a TV production has settled a lawsuit with the actor and Paramount Pictures.

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

David Koenig and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:24pm

Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead.