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  • The Latest: Another explosion reported in bomb-wary Austin

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on (all times local): 9:58 p.m. Another explosion has been reported in Austin, Texas, and emergency officials were responding to early reports of two men injured. Austin-Travis County Emergency Management Services tweeted Sunday night that an explosion in southwest Austin had injured two men in their 20s. There were […]
  • China’s next economic czar: Harvard-trained Xi adviser

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s next economy czar is a Harvard-trained supporter of free markets who is President Xi Jinping’s top adviser. But he has no experience fighting the bureaucratic battles the post can require. Liu He’s rise comes as the ruling Communist Party faces mounting pressure to make its cooling, state-dominated economy more productive. That […]
  • China appoints US-trained economist head of central bank

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s leadership has appointed a U.S.-trained economist to succeed the longtime governor of its central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, at a time when the ruling Communist Party is trying to reduce financial risks and surging debt. The ceremonial Chinese legislature on Monday approved the appointment of Yi Gang, a veteran deputy central banker […]
  • US, S Korea and Japan discuss denuclearization, summit talks

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials have discussed how to achieve a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summit talks. Seoul has said previously that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to hold summit talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in […]
  • Century-old shipwreck found in Lake Erie, 8 died in sinking

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The wreckage of a steamer that sank in Lake Erie over a century ago and eluded shipwreck hunters for decades has finally been found off the Ohio shore, according to the National Museum of the Great Lakes . The steam barge, called the Margaret Olwill, was loaded with limestone and bound […]
  • Japan’s February exports, imports grow amid trade war fears

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s exports in February grew 1.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago, according to Ministry of Finance data released Monday. Worries are growing about a possible trade war over President Donald Trump’s 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. Japan is asking for an exemption. Exports […]
  • Senators want to know how FAA approved open-door flights

    NEW YORK (AP) — A deadly helicopter crash has prompted New York’s senators to call for an investigation into how the Federal Aviation Administration ever approved open-door helicopter sightseeing flights and tight harness systems. Democratic U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER’-sten JIHL’-uh-brand) made the demand in a joint letter on Sunday to the […]
  • Sheriff: Boy shoots sister in video game controller dispute

    Authorities in Mississippi say a 9-year-old boy has shot his 13-year-old sister in the head and wounded her after an argument over a video game controller. Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told local news outlets that the girl wouldn’t give up the video game controller when her brother wanted it on Saturday. He says the […]
  • Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said Sunday. It’s a fate for drug dealers that Trump, who aims to be seen as tough on crime, has been highlighting […]
  • Bridge collapse: Out on errands, killed in an instant

    MIAMI (AP) — They had just finished up lunch, and set off to run a humdrum errand: a drive to the travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland Cuba. Osvaldo Gonzalez and Alberto Arias, friends and business partners, happened to pass under a Miami bridge that Thursday […]