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Trump raises possibility of walking away from China deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday dangled the prospect of walking away from a new trade deal with China if it's not to his liking, just as he...
Mar. 13, 2019

Malaysia won't drop case against Vietnamese in Kim killing

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Prosecutors say Malaysia's attorney general has ordered the murder case to proceed against a Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the North Korean leader's...
Mar. 13, 2019

Prosecutors say Malaysia's attorney general ordered case to proceed against Vietnamese woman in North Korean killing

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Prosecutors say Malaysia's attorney general ordered case to proceed against Vietnamese woman in North Korean killing.
Mar. 13, 2019

Man charged in spa bombing indicted on 4 federal counts

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a four-count indictment against a man previously charged in connection with a bombing of a Southern California spa...
Mar. 13, 2019

S. Korean police questioning 2 K-pop stars in sex scandals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two K-pop stars are facing police questioning over a series of interlocking scandals that have roiled South Korea. Live TV footage showed singer Jung Joon-young...
Mar. 13, 2019

The Latest: USC bars from admission students tied to firm

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The University of Southern California...
Mar. 13, 2019

FIA says F1 director Charlie Whiting has died in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The governing body for international auto racing says its Formula One director Charlie Whiting has died from a pulmonary embolism. He was 66. The FIA issued...
Mar. 13, 2019

Charity masked web of fraudulent college donations, feds say

Prosecutors and tax documents say the mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes. William...
Mar. 13, 2019

Guard won't be charged in shooting outside LA synagogue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors say they won't charge a synagogue security guard accused of shooting a person who was recording video of the building. The Los Angeles...
Mar. 13, 2019

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam's killing seeking release

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Just four days ago, the future for Indonesia's Siti Aisyah looked bleak — she was two years into her detention in Malaysia and faced a possible...
Mar. 13, 2019

The Latest: High winds barrel into South Dakota

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Winds gusting to more than 60 mph (96 kph) howled through...
Mar. 13, 2019

New Zealand politician punched in face while walking to work

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand government minister said he was punched in the face Thursday while walking to work in an attack that's rare in a country...
Mar. 13, 2019

US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in disputed sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Navy flagship has sailed through the South China Sea with its commander renewing an American vow to "sail, fly and operate wherever the law...
Mar. 13, 2019

NY attorney says feds probing his pardon talks with Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney who says he sought a presidential pardon for Michael Cohen has agreed to provide documents to federal prosecutors. Attorney Robert Costello said in a...
Mar. 13, 2019

Malaysia backtracks on plans to abolish death penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government backtracked Wednesday on abolishing capital punishment, saying instead that the death penalty would no longer be mandatory for selected offenses. Rights groups slammed...
Mar. 13, 2019

California's new governor may commute death sentences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom not only put a moratorium on executions in California on Wednesday, he said he also may commute death sentences and is pushing to...
Mar. 13, 2019

The Latest: Manafort gets more prison time, new NY charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 8 p.m. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to...
Mar. 13, 2019

Tennessee lawmakers advance transgender 'bathroom bill'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have advanced legislation that critics argue is designed to restrict which public restrooms and other areas transgender people can use. A House subcommittee agreed...
Mar. 13, 2019

Double jeopardy? New York law could trump a pardon backstop

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Manafort's indictment on state-level charges in New York could offer a blueprint for keeping President Donald Trump's associates behind bars if he pardons them on...
Mar. 13, 2019

FAA relents, says it grounded 737 Max jets based on new data

WASHINGTON (AP) — As country after country grounded Boeing's 737 Max jets after a deadly crash Sunday in Ethiopia, U.S. air safety regulators remained resolute in their refusal to do...
Mar. 13, 2019

Judges skeptical of challenge to California immigration law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court appeared inclined Wednesday to reject a request by the Trump administration to block a California law limiting police cooperation with immigration officials...
Mar. 13, 2019

The Latest: Vegas Sands lawyer puts breach damages at $3.76M

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a trial for a Nevada jury to decide how much Las Vegas Sands owes a Hong Kong businessman for helping the U.S. casino...
Mar. 13, 2019

The Latest: Colorado woman recounts being stranded in storm

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The hundreds of motorists stranded on Colorado roadways by a blizzard...
Mar. 13, 2019

Lamb found trotting through New York City bridge traffic

NEW YORK (AP) — A wayward lamb running around a New York City bridge briefly held up traffic before its rescue. The animal was first seen trotting eastbound along the...
Mar. 13, 2019

Newsom's death penalty view shaped by father's advocacy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says a man he met as a child who had been wrongfully convicted of murder inspired him to place a moratorium on...
Mar. 13, 2019

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