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  • Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city’s world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week. If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers don’t show up to […]
  • Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada Corporation was rejected in 2015 by former President Barack Obama because of its potential […]
  • California high court to rule on social media access

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants. The justices are expected to rule Thursday in a case that has pitted some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies against public defenders. At issue are requests by a defendant accused […]
  • Still smoking and still joking, Tommy Chong views life at 80

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country. He had no doubt when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they didn’t just play […]
  • Deutsche Bank to slash thousands of jobs to control costs

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s struggling Deutsche Bank says it’s slashing thousands of jobs as it reshapes its stocks trading operation and refocuses its global investment banking business on its European base. The bank said Thursday it would cut its workforce from 97,000 to “well below” 90,000. It said the reductions were already “underway.” It […]
  • Column: Score one for Jerry Jones and billionaire owners

    NFL owners were busy handing out prizes at their meeting in Atlanta, doling out Super Bowls to various cities and giving Nashville the 2019 draft. Then they gave one to themselves: A new anthem policy adopted with the fervent hope that the protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick will go away and the golden goose that […]
  • Korean Air heiress questioned over Filipino housekeepers

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean Air heiress whose tantrum over nuts delayed a flight nearly four years ago is being investigated by South Korean immigration officials on suspicion she unlawfully hired housekeepers from the Philippines. Cho Hyun-ah on Thursday bowed and apologized for “causing troubles” before entering a Korea Immigration Service office in […]
  • China, Japan protest US probe into need for auto tariffs

    BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan both condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. China’s Commerce Ministry said Beijing would “firmly defend” its rights and interests against what it called the Trump administration’s abuse of national […]
  • Indonesia ride app Go-Jek to add 4 Southeast Asian nations

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek will expand into Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines in the next few months, it said Thursday, stepping up competition with rival Grab for Southeast Asian customers. Go-Jek, which currently only operates in Indonesia, said it will spend $500 million on the regional expansion. It’s potentially good […]
  • ‘Dreamers’ are getting law degrees, and taking on the system

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally […]
  • Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be “very happy” with the outcome of […]
  • Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. A Senate vote on Wednesday sent the bill to President Donald Trump, who has championed the idea of giving veterans such options. The sweeping measure would allow veterans to see private doctors when they […]
  • Merkel in China stresses dialogue on human rights, tech

    BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday stressed the importance of dialogue with China during a visit to Beijing that comes amid shared concerns over trade with the United States and Washington’s rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. Merkel held morning discussions with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who said China-Germany relations were “developing […]
  • Malaysia’s ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandal

    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at the anti-corruption agency’s office Thursday for more questioning over a massive graft scandal at a state investment fund that he set up. Najib, who was ousted in a shock defeat in May 9 national elections marked by public anger over the scandal, smiled […]
  • The Latest: Trump orders probe of tariffs for cars, trucks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the auto industry (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is directing the Commerce Department to begin an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the import of automobiles into the United States. The White House says Trump has asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross […]