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Asian stocks mostly lower after retreat on Wall Street

Jun. 12, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday and Hong Kong's Seng index tumbled 1.7% as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation that many city residents fear could further erode the territory's legal autonomy. Renewed jitters over the trade war between the U.S. and China...

Asian shares rise as Trump plans to meet Chinese leader

Jun. 11, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as investor jitters over trade eased after U.S. President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports and said he expects to meet with the Chinese leader. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.4% in morning trading to 21,208.09....

Packers undergo sweeping revamp of outside LB corps

May. 29, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — In Baltimore, Za'Darius Smith played second fiddle to Terrell Suggs. In Washington, Preston Smith was the trusty sidekick to Ryan Kerrigan. With Green Bay, Kyler Fackrell toiled behind veteran starters Clay Matthews and Nick Perry. In a sweeping revamp of the outside linebacker...

Court hears 2 cases against Trump's plan for border wall

May. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving fast to build a wall on the Mexico border with billions of dollars secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland heard arguments in two lawsuits seeking to block the...

Parents sue tycoon's firm over dysentery outbreak in Moscow

May. 14, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Natalya Konkova got a call from her 5-year-old son's day care center at School No. 1357, asking her to pick up Yaroslav because he was running a fever and having trouble walking. He got worse over the next 24 hours, with severe diarrhea and vomiting, before an ambulance took him to a...

Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

May. 10, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was notified of the move...

Saab plans Air Force jet facility near Purdue campus

May. 8, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Swedish manufacturer Saab plans to open an Indiana manufacturing site as part of its production of a new Air Force training jet, bringing a major aviation project to Purdue University's research and business district. Company officials announced Wednesday it would spend $37...

Regulators: Los Alamos lab nuclear safety effort falls short

Apr. 30, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) — Regulators say Los Alamos National Laboratory has not ensured sufficient nuclear safety in its operations as the New Mexico facility prepares to increase its work with plutonium. The U.S. Department of Energy has released a list of problems regarding the laboratory's nuclear...

Mississippi shipyard gets $746M contract for icebreaker

Apr. 23, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi shipyard won a $746 million contract Tuesday to design and build the first of what could be three heavy polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the contract to VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, choosing Halter's bid...

Correction: Oklahoma-Boeing story

Apr. 23, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In a story April 16 about Boeing Co. winning a contract to service bombers at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the B-21 Raider is expected to replace the B-1 and B-52 bombers in the mid-2020s. The B-21 Raider is expected to begin...