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  • Asian stocks rise, oil soars on Iran sanctions worries

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks mostly rose Tuesday and oil prices soared to their highest level since October after the U.S. said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index closed 0.2% higher at 22,259.74 and the Kospi in South Korea added 0.2% to 2,220.51. Hong Kong’s Hang […]
  • China’s Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensions

    QINGDAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties between the world’s navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China’s rapid expansion of its naval forces and forceful assertions of territorial claims in the South China Sea. Xi’s remarks came in an address to foreign naval officers attending a fleet review marking the 70th […]
  • Safety board meets to discuss cause of fatal 2016 explosion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to discuss the cause of an explosion at an apartment complex in suburban Maryland that killed seven people in 2016. The NTSB has been investigating the explosion at the Flower Branch apartments in Silver Spring for nearly three years. The board took the lead in […]
  • Jury to decide if death of man digging tunnels was a crime

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland jury will soon be asked to decide if it was a crime or an accident when a fire killed a man who was helping a millionaire dig a network of tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker. Jurors are set to hear closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of […]
  • California police promote measure to limit fatal shootings

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Round two gets underway Tuesday in California’s fight over how best to limit fatal shootings by police through nation-leading reforms. State legislators are debating a measure that proponents said would set a national precedent by creating statewide guidelines on when officers can use lethal force and requiring that every officer be […]
  • Smollett case could undermine prosecutor’s reform efforts

    Chicago’s top prosecutor drew heavy criticism after she recused herself from the case against Jussie Smollett and then complained in text messages to a subordinate that her office had overcharged the “Empire” actor. But anyone who has followed Kim Foxx’s work recognized in the texts the same reforms she has been implementing for years: Don’t […]
  • Harris faces calls to prove her commitment to NH voters

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — When Sen. Kamala Harris made her first trip to New Hampshire, she attracted an enthusiastic crowd of more than 1,000 people who braved a treacherous February snowstorm to see the person vying to become America’s first black female president. But as the California senator returns to the state this week, she’s […]
  • Investigation ongoing, House subpoenas ex-White House lawyer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House chairman subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful committee leaders making their case on a conference call Monday with […]
  • A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed’s board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts. Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, asked to be taken out of the running for an influential post […]
  • Migrants anxious after Mexican authorities raid caravan

    PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. now carry the added anxiety of the pursued after Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds in a surprise raid on a caravan in Mexico’s south. While their compatriots were been taken into custody Monday, hundreds of other migrants scrambled away into the […]