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WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, according to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON | Democratic group to spend $100M targeting 2020 battlegrounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major Democratic group plans to spend at least $100 million in battleground states during the 2020 election in hopes of denying President Donald Trump a second term. Surveys conducted by Priorities USA suggest Trump is vulnerable in many of the same Rust Belt states that sealed his victory in 2016, such … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democratic group to spend $100M targeting 2020 battlegrounds

WASHINGTON | Trump doubts negotiators will strike budget deal he’d accept

WASHINGTON —January 28, 2019— President Donald Trump  doubts negotiators will strike the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think the negotiators … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump doubts negotiators will strike budget deal he’d accept

HAVANA | Tornado hits Havana; Cuban president says 3 dead, 172 hurt

HAVANA  —January 28, 2019—  A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba’s capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. Power was cut to many areas and President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Monday … Continue reading HAVANA | Tornado hits Havana; Cuban president says 3 dead, 172 hurt

DEERFIELD, Ill | Caterpillar swings to 4Q profit, but still falls short

DEERFIELD, Ill. —January 28, 2019—  Caterpillar returned to profitability in the fourth quarter, but sales have begun to slow in China and earnings failed to measure up to expectations on Wall Street. Shares tumbled 6 percent before the opening bell, weighing heavily on the Dow Jones industrial average. It’s a meager start to what will … Continue reading DEERFIELD, Ill | Caterpillar swings to 4Q profit, but still falls short

HAVANA | The Latest: Cook: Havana tornado absolutely “frightening”

HAVANA —January 28, 2019—  The Latest on Cuba’s deadly weather (all times local): 8 a.m. Leanys Calvo, a restaurant cook in Havana’s 10th of October borough, says she was working Sunday night despite heavy rain and wind when she heard a rumbling noise outside and looked out to see what appeared to be a tornado … Continue reading HAVANA | The Latest: Cook: Havana tornado absolutely “frightening”

BANGKOK | Thailand suspends patent processing for medical marijuana

BANGKOK —January 28, 2019— Thailand suspends patent processing for medical marijuana. Thailand’s military government has suspended the licensing of commercial marijuana-based products for medical use amid concern that foreign pharmaceutical companies might try to monopolize the market. Monday’s decree orders the director of the Department of Intellectual Property to invalidate all patent applications for medical marijuana … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thailand suspends patent processing for medical marijuana

Anthony Davis tells New Orleans that he wants a trade

—January 28, 2019— Anthony Davis’ agent says the five-time All-Star has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a contending team. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the request to The Associated Press early Monday. ESPN first reported that Davis has told the Pelicans he wants to go elsewhere. Davis is having the … Continue reading Anthony Davis tells New Orleans that he wants a trade