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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson leaves the U.S. District Court in Seattle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, following arguments in his lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's funding of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The administration is diverting $3.6 billion in military construction money, including $89 million for a naval pier in Washington, toward the wall. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

Far from US-Mexico border, Seattle judge weighs wall funding

Jan. 23, 2020 7:21 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Washington state is considering whether to block President Donald Trump from diverting billions of dollars from military construction projects to build sections of border wall along the Southern border. U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein said Thursday she hoped to...

U.S. team player and captain Tiger Woods waits for International team player Abraham Ancer of Mexico to play a shot on the 1rst in their singles match during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Changes to Hall of Fame and a quick entry for Tiger Woods

Jan. 21, 2020 6:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods won't have to wait until he's 50 to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced changes to the criteria and the selection process, starting with the age limit being reduced from 50 to 45. Players become eligible if they are 45 in the year of the...

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech as he visits a plant of British-Swedish pharmaceutical group Astrazeneca in Dunkirk, northern France, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders later today at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France's economic attractiveness despite over six weeks of crippling strikes over his government's planned pension changes.(Denis Charlet/Pool Photo via AP)

France's Macron tells global CEOs: we're open for business

Jan. 20, 2020 10:01 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's president is taking on the role of salesman in chief for his strike-battered country. Emmanuel Macron used the splendor of the Palace of Versailles to woo international business leaders on Monday, insisting that his reforms are attracting investors despite six weeks of crippling...

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China-US trade deal a blip in seismic shifts of Asian trade

Jan. 16, 2020 6:55 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump and Beijing's lead trade envoy comes amid seismic shifts in supply chains and investment hastened by the tariff war that began in 2018. For Thailand, that's meant some fallout from reduced demand for certain products but increased exports...

President Donald Trump holds the signed a trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Emphasis on US exports, trade secrets in China trade deal

Jan. 15, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China reached a trade deal Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets. Still, the Phase 1 agreement...

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) intercepts a pass intended for Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Mathieu, Clark turn gambles by Chiefs into wise investments

Jan. 15, 2020 4:39 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu and Frank Clark were watching the AFC championship game on television a year ago, their teams knocked out of the playoffs, never thinking for a moment what the following 12 months might bring them. Or more accurately, where it might bring them. But after the Chiefs...

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks during his presidential campaign in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Bloomberg won't release women from nondisclosure agreements

Jan. 15, 2020 3:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that he won't release women from confidentiality agreements they've signed relating to allegations of a hostile work environment at his company. “We don't have anything to hide, but we made legal agreements which both...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter talks with reporters in Norman, Okla. The state of Oklahoma will receive $8.75 million from two pharmaceutical companies as part of a deal that will end legal action the state was considering against the opioid manufacturers. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the agreement Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, with Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., both subsidiaries of Dublin-based Endo International. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma reaches $8.75 million settlement with opiate maker

Jan. 10, 2020 3:12 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state of Oklahoma will receive $8.75 million from two pharmaceutical companies in a deal announced Friday that will end legal action the state was considering against the opioid manufacturers. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the agreement with Endo Pharmaceuticals...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom talks to reporters at his Capitol office, in Sacramento, Calif. California could become the first state with its own prescription drug label. Newsom announced Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, he wants California to contract with generic drug companies to make prescription medications on behalf of the state so it can sell them to the public. He said the goal is to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic market. State lawmakers must approve the plan before it can take effect. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

Jan. 9, 2020 8:40 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become the first state to make its own prescription drugs under a proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who says it would “take the power out of the hands of greedy pharmaceutical companies." The Democratic governor wants the nation's most...

Mexican official: 80% of labor contracts are pro-company

Jan. 7, 2020 4:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's labor secretary acknowledged Monday that 80 to 85% of all labor contracts in the country were signed without approval from the workers they cover. Corrupt unions in Mexico have long signed contracts with companies before they even open plants, locking in low wages. Known as...