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  • Malaysia’s leader says Rohingya not just a Myanmar issue

    SYDNEY (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that the displacement of Rohingya Muslims was no longer solely a domestic issue for Myanmar, as Southeast Asian nations signed a counterterrorism cooperation agreement at a regional leaders’ conference. Najib made his comments at a meeting of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast […]
  • Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica

    Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information. The social network issued a blog post explaining its decision, although the tale is convoluted. Years ago, Facebook said, Cambridge Analytica received […]
  • Bye-bye box seats? Tax law may curb corporate cash at games

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Could the crackdown on tax loopholes clamp down on corporate schmoozing? The new tax law ends a benefit prized by business for impressing customers or courting new ones. And the impact could be felt in the pricey boxes at sports stadiums, or even at Double-A baseball games in small towns with loyal […]
  • China’s new vice president has reputation as ‘Mr Fix-it’

    BEIJING (AP) — Wang Qishan is known as China’s “Mr. Fix-It,” a trustworthy official deployed to tackle the thorniest of crises — from crumbling banks to deadly illness to high-level corruption. Those who’ve met him describe him as bold and probing, a problem solver who enjoys philosophical debates and has a “wicked sense of humor.” […]
  • White House chief tells staff their jobs safe_ for now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With whispers of a staffing purge permeating the West Wing, the White House pushed back Friday and insisted that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown. Chief of staff John Kelly, himself the subject of rumors that his days are numbered, assured a group of staffers their jobs were safe, at […]
  • Trump’s possible China tariffs send opponents scrambling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering sweeping tariffs on imports from China, with an announcement possible as early as next week. And that has industry groups and some lawmakers scrambling to prevent the next front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy. Early indications from the White House […]
  • State: Voicemail about cracking in bridge wasn’t picked up

    MIAMI (AP) — An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn’t picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday. The voicemail left on a landline wasn’t […]
  • Southeast Asian leaders to sign security agreement in Sydney

    SYDNEY (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will sign an agreement on regional cooperation against violent extremism as the risk to the region grows due to militants fleeing Islamic State group losses in the Middle East, an official said on Saturday. The memorandum of understanding on cooperation to counter international terrorism will be signed by the […]
  • Man charged with attempted murder in attack on Afghan

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Mohammed Fawad Mohammadi survived the war in his native Afghanistan, where he served as an interpreter for U.S. military forces. Now he is in a hospital, with part of his leg amputated after a man in Oregon hit Mohammadi with his car and then accelerated at him again. Perry George Nicolopoulos […]
  • Judge upholds Mississippi mandate on doctors who do abortion

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is upholding part of a Mississippi law that says doctors who perform abortions must be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology. The 2012 law also says doctors doing abortions must have hospital admitting privileges. However, U.S. District Judge Dan Jordan blocked Mississippi from enforcing that portion of […]
  • Nike says a second senior executive is leaving company

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nike says a second high-level executive has left the sneaker company, a day after it said another executive was stepping down. A Nike Inc. spokesman declined to say why Jayme Martin, a vice president at the company, had left. The latest departure, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, comes after […]
  • Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with its family in Kansas. The 10-year-old German shepherd named Irgo arrived at a Wichita airport Thursday night after a flight on a private plane that United chartered from Japan. Kara Swindle and her two children took a United flight […]
  • Appeals court nixes some FCC rules on robocalls

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that 2015 regulations from the Federal Communications Commission could wrongly classify every smartphone as an autodialing device subject to anti-robocall […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Trump’s possible China tariffs bring loud protests — in US WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering sweeping tariffs on imports from China, with an announcement possible as early as next week. And that has sent industry groups and some lawmakers scrambling to prevent the next front in a potential trade war that […]
  • Gold refinery agrees to $15M fine after money laundering

    MIAMI (AP) — A Texas gold refinery has agreed to be fined $15 million after three former employees were convicted in a $3.6 billion money-laundering case involving South American gold. Dallas-based Elemetal LLC pleaded guilty in Miami federal court Friday to one count of failure to maintain an adequate anti-money-laundering program. A judge must still […]