LOS ANGELES | Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning after … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

RALEIGH, N.C | N. Carolina elections board calls challenged House candidate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The apparent Republican winner of the country’s last undecided congressional election is expected to explain why he stuck with a North Carolina political operative with a shady track record that even the GOP candidate thought about protesting in the past. North Carolina’s elections board is expected to hear testimony on Wednesday … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | N. Carolina elections board calls challenged House candidate

BANGKOK | Asian shares mixed following advance on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market’s gains into a fourth week. The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 percent to 21,431.49 despite news that Japan‘s exports sank 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, far more than forecast. Hong … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares mixed following advance on Wall Street

DENVER | Woman says man told her to kill fiancee before fatal beating

DENVER (AP) — Investigators say a Colorado man beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat after failing to convince a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing. The grim details revealed in a Colorado courtroom Tuesday provided the first public account of what led prosecutors to charge Patrick Frazee … Continue reading DENVER | Woman says man told her to kill fiancee before fatal beating

SACRAMENTO, Calif | Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disputes over President Donald Trump‘s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation’s most populous state. The Trump administration on Tuesday said it plans to cancel or claw back $3.5 billion in federal dollars allocated to California’s high-speed rail project, a move … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

TOKYO | Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums

TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports its exports tumbled 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, as slowing Chinese growth pushed its monthly trade deficit to the highest level in nearly five years. Exports to all of Asia dropped 13 percent year-on-year, largely due to the 17 percent plunge in shipments to China, where growth … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums

FALLS CHURCH, Va | APNewsBreak: Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities, prompting concerns from civil libertarians that those mistakenly placed on the list could face a wide variety of hassles in their daily lives. The government’s admission that it shares … Continue reading FALLS CHURCH, Va | APNewsBreak: Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups

HANOI, Vietnam | Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for his hair dye to bleach his natural black into the color of the president of the United States. On a chair next to him, 9-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as a spitting image of a … Continue reading HANOI, Vietnam | Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free