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A currency trader walks by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Asian stock markets gained Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve promised support to the struggling economy as Congress delayed action on a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares jump after Dow sees biggest gain since 1933

Mar. 24, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares opened sharply higher in Asia on Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to its best day since 1933 with Congress and the White House nearing a deal on injecting nearly $2 trillion of aid into an economy ravaged by the coronavirus. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped...

Funding released to help repair flood-damaged roads, bridges

Mar. 11, 2020 4:49 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials have released emergency funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding last month in Kentucky, officials said. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Tuesday that $2 million is available to the state. Heavy rain fell across Kentucky beginning...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden wins hard-fought Michigan, deals major blow to Sanders

Mar. 11, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president's victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho,...

Kansas is dropping parents of crash victims from lawsuit

Feb. 21, 2020 1:08 PM EST

Kansas has dropped the parents of two sisters killed in a crash from a lawsuit seeking to recoup $116,832 for repairs to a highway barrier damaged in the wreck. The Kansas Department of Transportation said Thursday that “legal action to recover highway damages after accidents is routine” but that...

FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif. The Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X crashed into the concrete barrier complained before his death that the SUV’s Autopilot system would malfunction in the area where the crash happened. The complaints were detailed in a trove of documents released Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the March, 2018 crash that killed engineer Walter Huang.  (KTVU-TV via AP, File)

NTSB releases details in 2 crashes involving Tesla Autopilot

Feb. 11, 2020 9:02 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X slammed into a concrete barrier had previously complained about the SUV malfunctioning on that same stretch of Silicon Valley freeway. His complaints were detailed in a trove of documents released Tuesday by federal investigators in two...

In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 photo, an excavator works on road construction project funded by the government, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rebuilding war-ravaged Afghanistan has cost thousands of lives according to a new report released Monday by a U.S. government watchdog that monitors the billions of U.S. dollars spent reconstructing Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Rebuilding Afghanistan has a high human cost, US agency says

Feb. 11, 2020 1:15 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rebuilding Afghanistan has cost hundreds of lives, according to a new report released Tuesday by a U.S. government watchdog that monitors the billions of dollars Washington spends in the war-ravaged country. The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko,...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa gives an interview in Brussels, Belgium. Ecuador’s prosecutor's office opened a new investigation into Correa on Feb. 6, 2020 in connection with a case titled “Sobornos,” or Bribes, involving alleged illegal economic contributions by private companies and entrepreneurs to his political party Country Alliance. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Bribery trial begins against ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa

Feb. 10, 2020 4:22 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Prosecutors opened what some are calling Ecuador’s trial of a century Monday against former President Rafael Correa and 20 other high-ranking politicians and business leaders accused of operating a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme. If convicted, the man who ruled Ecuador for...

In this Friday, Jan. 10 photo, children play on a hay farm where residents from the Indios neighborhood of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, have set up shelter after earthquakes and amid aftershocks in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. A 6.4 magnitude quake that toppled or damaged hundreds of homes in southwestern Puerto Rico is raising concerns about where displaced families will live, while the island still struggles to rebuild from Hurricane Maria two years ago. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

House passes Puerto Rico aid in face of Trump veto threat

Feb. 7, 2020 12:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday passed a $20 billion-plus aid package for Puerto Rico, where a swarm of earthquakes last month set back the island territory's slow, troubled recovery from the hurricane devastation of 2017. The legislation, approved by a mostly party-line ...