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Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:52am

Despite losing the Republican primary in a distant third-place, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship announced Monday that he will continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate, though it's unclear if the move violates West Virginia's "sore loser" law.

US Postal Service issuing scratch-and-sniff stamps

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:48am

Letter writers will soon be able to express their sentiments in words and smells.

Frontier flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:29am

A Frontier Airlines flight from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to San Diego was forced to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after flight attendants smelled an unknown odor.

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Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:20am

President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration's temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement.

A crisis intensifies: Addiction lands more women behind bars

Sharon Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:18am

On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video.

Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:18am

Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body parts for medical training.

The Latest: Spain, too, denounces Venezuela election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:10am

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Stocks jump as US and China announce progress in trade talks

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:08am

Stocks are jumping Monday morning after the U.S. and China appeared to make major progress in trade talks. The Chinese government says it will buy more goods and services and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. postponed tariffs on up to $150 billion in goods from China after the two sides made "meaningful progress" toward a new trade agreement. Technology and industrial companies and retailers are making some of the biggest gains.

UK court drops charges against Barclays in Qatar fundraising

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:06am

A court has dismissed charges against Barclays relating to its emergency fundraising from Qatar at the height of the financial crisis.

Blankenship to seek US Senate seat as 3rd-party candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:05am

Despite losing the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal executive Don Blankenship says he'll continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate, though it's unclear if the move violates the state's "sore loser" law.

AP names Susannah George as intelligence reporter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:48am

The Associated Press on Monday announced that award-winning journalist Susannah George will join its Washington bureau to cover U.S. intelligence agencies and national security.

Dispute on eye drop size fails to catch Supreme Court's eye

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:44am

A dispute about the size of eye drops has failed to catch the eye of the Supreme Court.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open higher on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:44am

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High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:40am

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to Virginia's decades-old ban on uranium mining.

Los Angeles for tourists: Hollywood, beaches _ and pot?

Marjorie Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:39am

Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads. "Just seconds from LAX," says an ad for the MedMen chain .

General Electric continues transformation; $11B rail deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:38am

General Electric will tie its train engine division to the railroad equipment maker Wabtec in deal worth about $11 billion as GE CEO John Flannery continues to break off parts of the conglomerate.

UK committee says dirty Russian money threatens security

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:34am

The British Parliament's foreign affairs committee slammed the government Monday for "turning a blind eye" to the role London's financial center plays in laundering the proceeds of Russian corruption, saying it helps the Kremlin finance its aggressive foreign policy.

Pompeo says if Iran makes 'major changes,' US willing to lift all sanctions, restore full diplomatic and commercial ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:21am

Pompeo says if Iran makes 'major changes,' US willing to lift all sanctions, restore full diplomatic and commercial ties.

Pompeo calls for treaty with Iran ratified by Congress that ends enrichment, gives inspectors access anywhere in country

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:20am

Pompeo calls for treaty with Iran ratified by Congress that ends enrichment, gives inspectors access anywhere in country.

The Latest: US-China inject note of caution post-trade truce

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:00am

The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local):