WASHINGTON | Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-voting South Carolina. Think of it as dancing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls

Liz Weston: Are you picking the wrong money goals?

Setting smart, achievable goals is important if you want to take charge of your financial life. But many of us are surprisingly bad at choosing the goals that actually matter most to us. Investment research firm Morningstar had 318 people write down their top three financial priorities, then showed them a master list of goals … Continue reading Liz Weston: Are you picking the wrong money goals?

The Latest: Klobuchar takes a ‘relative’ look at gun laws

The Latest on the presidential candidates (all times EST): 11:30 p.m. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says that she comes at gun safety legislation from the perspective of: “Would this hurt my Uncle Dick in the deer stand?” Appearing Monday night at a CNN town hall in New Hampshire, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate says her … Continue reading The Latest: Klobuchar takes a ‘relative’ look at gun laws

CORVALLIS, Ore | No. 12 Oregon State holds off No. 2 Oregon 67-62

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Aleah Goodman had 22 points and No. 12 Oregon State snapped No. 2 Oregon’s 17-game winning streak with a 67-62 victory on Monday night. It was just the second loss of the season for the Ducks, who defeated the Beavers 77-68 on Friday in the first game of the rivalry series. … Continue reading CORVALLIS, Ore | No. 12 Oregon State holds off No. 2 Oregon 67-62

BANGKOK | Asian shares gain on hopes for progress on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese and U.S. officials prepare for trade talks in Washington this week. U.S. markets were closed Monday for President’s Day. Analysts said much is riding on the outcome of the trade talks after an inconclusive end to an earlier round in Beijing last week. “Without sounding … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares gain on hopes for progress on China-US trade

The Latest: Klobuchar points to Prince in talking drug issue

The Latest on the presidential candidates (all times EST): 11 p.m. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar referenced the late singer Prince in saying that doctors need to change the prescribing habits of opioids in the United States. At a CNN town hall in New Hampshire on Monday night, Klobuchar says her state still hasn’t gotten over … Continue reading The Latest: Klobuchar points to Prince in talking drug issue

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Southern Baptist president calls for action on sexual abuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination must act to fight sexual abuse. Pastor J.D. Greear was speaking to the denomination’s governing body on Monday to report on the progress of an advisory group on sexual abuse. The comments also come a week after two Texas newspapers published … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Southern Baptist president calls for action on sexual abuse

BEIJING | China’s economy czar going to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — China‘s economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions. Tuesday’s announcement, carried by the official Xinhua News Agency, follows talks last week in Beijing that a U.S. envoy said “made headway” on key issues. Negotiators face a March 2 … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s economy czar going to Washington for trade talks