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Musk's LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:13am

A committee of the Los Angeles City Council has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system.

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:13am

The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments.

Plan to limit fishing guides on Madison River rejected

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:08am

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has rejected a plan to limit commercial fishing guides on the popular and crowded Madison River.

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:07am

A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy.

Germany's Merkel appears open to compromise on EU reforms

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:03am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin.

The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:03am

The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local):

CORRECTS: Southwest opposed recommendation to inspect fan blades like one that snapped in engine failure within year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:00am

CORRECTS: Southwest opposed recommendation to inspect fan blades like one that snapped in engine failure within year . (Corrects APNewsAlert to remove reference to FAA. )

Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step ahead

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:59am

The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, fulfilling a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose.

Suspect in Vegas casino picnic shooting arrested in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:53am

Authorities say a casino dealer identified as the suspect in a deadly company picnic shooting on Sunday has been arrested in a small town in the Texas Panhandle.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:49am

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.

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Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:49am

Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro's place as head of the Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban politics until 2031.

Authorities say the suspect in the shooting of two people at a Las Vegas casino company picnic was arrested in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:47am

Authorities say the suspect in the shooting of two people at a Las Vegas casino company picnic was arrested in Texas.

New Hampshire bill to protect intoxicated drivers spiked

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:43am

The New Hampshire House has killed a bill that would have allowed intoxicated people to sleep it off in their cars without being charged with drunken driving.

The Latest: Police chief apologizes to men from Starbucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:34am

The Latest on two men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local):

IMF's Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:34am

The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the healthiest global economy in years is threatened by rising debt levels, volatile financial markets and a simmering trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies.

Russia joins bid to win compensation over US metals tariffs

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:28am

Russia on Thursday joined the European Union, India and China in appealing through the World Trade Organization to demand compensation from the United States for its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.

Philadelphia's police commissioner apologizes to 2 men arrested at Starbucks, says he 'failed miserably' in messaging

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:25am

Philadelphia's police commissioner apologizes to 2 men arrested at Starbucks, says he 'failed miserably' in messaging .

Even as markets shake, investors seek the riskiest corners

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:08am

Even the suddenly shaky stock market hasn't scared people away from investments that are supposed to be some of the world's riskiest.

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:01am

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show.