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  • Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year. The Press Trust of India news agency reports eight new cases were reported from the state capital of Jaipur on Saturday. The agency says […]
  • Asian stocks gain after Chinese assurances over slowdown

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets advanced Monday, lifted by Chinese benchmarks after officials put a positive spin on the country’s slowing economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite index jumped 4.2 percent to 2,656.65 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong surged 2.2 percent to 26,123.24. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index reversed early losses, gaining 0.4 percent […]
  • FCA sells auto parts unit to Japanese firm; $7 billion deal

    MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the sale of its auto components division to Japanese automotive component supplier Calsoni Kansei Corporation in a deal valued at 6.2 billion euros ($7 billion). FCA said Monday that the Magneti Marelli sale would create the world’s seventh-largest components maker with greater geographical reach, scale and financial […]
  • World Series Bark Park: Porcello’s pup romps around Fenway

    BOSTON (AP) — Fresh from his World Series workout, Rick Porcello was far from dog tired. So the Red Sox pitcher took his new puppy for a romp at a popular park — Fenway Park. Porcello watched in amusement as 4-month-old Bronco the German shepherd explored the yard Sunday. The pup sniffed outside the Boston […]
  • AP analysis: ‘Obamacare’ shapes opioid grant spending

    With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are taking very different approaches to spending it. To a large extent, the differences depend on whether states participated in one of […]
  • UK’s May pleads for support, says Brexit deal almost done

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is urging Parliament to support her as Brexit looms, saying Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent complete. May’s office says she plans to tell lawmakers on Monday that “the vast majority” of issues are settled, including the status of Gibraltar. May faces dissent […]
  • GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan. President Donald Trump has signaled he’d be happy with next-in-line […]
  • Khashoggi’s killing threatens Trump dreams for Mideast peace

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In recent months, the Trump administration has repeatedly put off the release of its long-awaited Mideast peace plan. Now, the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi agents may put the plan into a deep freeze. Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was meant to be […]
  • Trump space force – a real need but hazy planning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has demanded that Pentagon create a new military service, a Space Force to assure “American dominance in space.” And with that demand, Trump has injected urgency into the debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial. But his approach has left many […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump on migrants, Saudis, Hispanic vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage. On immigration enforcement, the president made the unsubstantiated claim that migrants are being paid to mass […]