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Florida governor wants to import drugs from Canada

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:50pm

Florida's governor on Wednesday proposed bringing cheaper, Canadian prescription drugs to Florida as a way to cut health care costs.

Detroit center to remove name of ex-mayor with racist past

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 4:38pm

Detroit's Cobo Center, which hosts the auto show and other major events, is changing its name to remove the surname of a former mayor known for his racist policies, officials announced Wednesday.

Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 4:24pm

A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S. government has shared its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities.

The 1975, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa are winners at Brit Awards

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 4:08pm

Pop-rockers The 1975, DJ Calvin Harris and singer-songwriter Dua Lipa won major prizes at the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards on Wednesday during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect.

The Latest: More women perform at slick UK music awards show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:06pm

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Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 3:56pm

Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted greater threats to the U.S. economy, ranging from adverse effects of the government shutdown to rising trade tensions, and decided to emphasize that they would be "patient" in raising interest rates.

Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

Michael Liedtke and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 3:42pm

Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market.

Weinstein seeks speedy appeal of sex trafficking ruling

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 3:39pm

A judge who ruled an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein seemed reluctant at a hearing Wednesday to let his decision be appealed before trial.

Wisconsin governor vetoes tax plan; early showdown with GOP

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 3:38pm

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a GOP income tax cut bill Wednesday in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office.

The Latest: Republicans decry Wisconsin governor's veto

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 3:33pm

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Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 3:16pm

Alexis Ohanian wants other guys to be jealous of him. Not because he's a multimillionaire venture capitalist. Or because he's married to tennis pro Serena Williams.

Mexican privacy watchdog criticizes government over spyware

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 3:13pm

Mexico's privacy watchdog said Wednesday that the federal Attorney General's Office stonewalled it for more than a year as it tried to investigate the government's use of powerful Israeli spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.

Garmin and La-Z-Boy rise while CVS and Southwest tumble

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:56pm

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Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 2:54pm

Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they may be grounding planes to gain leverage in stalled contract negotiations.

Brazil's president: Workers must put in more years to retire

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 2:50pm

President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday proposed making Brazilians work longer before they can receive a pension, a signature campaign promise aimed at rescuing a troubled retirement system and giving a boost to Latin America's largest economy.

Commodities giant Glencore to cap coal output over climate

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 2:42pm

Commodities giant Glencore said Wednesday it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure for it to help reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases.

Italy's economy minister: Alitalia won't be nationalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:36pm

Italy's economy minister says there is no plan to nationalize Alitalia, the troubled airline that declared bankruptcy two years ago.

US soldier wounded in suicide attack sues bomber's employer

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 2:35pm

A U.S. soldier grievously wounded in a suicide bombing two years ago in Afghanistan filed suit Wednesday against an American defense contractor that employed the bomber, saying it failed to supervise the man as he built an explosive vest on the job using the company's tools and parts.

Pritzker's $39B budget relies on taxing marijuana, betting

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 2:34pm

New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a budget Wednesday that relies partly on tax revenues from two industries that currently aren't even legal in the state, which is saddled with billions of dollars in pension obligations and other debts.