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Survivor: Bus in fatal crash swerved like a 'roller coaster'

Mar. 20, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — A survivor described a bus swerving "like a roller coaster" and tumbling "five or six times" as it overturned early Tuesday along a Virginia interstate, killing two passengers and injuring others aboard. Bus driver Yui Man Chow of Staten Island, New York, has been charged with two...

Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'

Mar. 19, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Brazil's new far-right leader to the White House Tuesday and made clear that flattery pays. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — the "Trump of the Tropics"— ran an unabashedly pro-Trump, pro-American campaign last year, emulating Trump in tone...

Mexican ambassador highlights US ties in Phoenix stop

Mar. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mexico's new ambassador to the U.S. emphasized close ties between the two countries during a stop in Phoenix Tuesday as she and Gov. Doug Ducey urged American lawmakers to approve the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. "The U.S. of today cannot be explained without the...

The Latest: Authorities charge bus driver in fatal crash

Mar. 19, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal bus crash in Virginia (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Authorities in Virginia have charged a bus driver in connection with a crash that killed two people. Virginia State Police say in a news release that 40-year-old Yui Man Chow of Staten Island, New York, is charged...

Trump's 2 Supreme Court picks on opposite sides in 2 cases

Mar. 19, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's two Supreme Court appointees were on opposite sides of two of three cases that the justices decided Tuesday. The two new justices have solidified conservative control of the Supreme Court, but they do not march in lockstep, at least in the small corners of the...

Asian shares mixed in muted trading ahead of US Fed meeting

Mar. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 21,528.23 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.1 percent to 6,182.10. South Korea's Kospi inched down...

Brazil's far-right president visits CIA on friendly US tour

Mar. 18, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters Monday and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance. President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician who succeeded a...

Court: Alabama can't keep its lethal injection method secret

Mar. 18, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court sided with news media organizations Monday in ruling that Alabama can't keep its lethal injection protocol secret from the public. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta rejected Alabama's argument that its execution method is not a...

IMF staff concludes third review of Argentina program

Mar. 18, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An International Monetary Fund mission and Argentine authorities have reached an agreement on the third review of a $56 billion IMF-supported program. If the IMF executive board approves the review in the coming weeks, Argentina would have access to $11 billion, bringing the total amount...

Czech Budweiser brewer worries about Brexit impact

Mar. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — The Budejovicky Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic managed to survive a decades-long trademark battle over whether it could call its beer Budweiser. But now it faces another potential threat: Brexit. The United Kingdom is one of the brewer's top five markets,...