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Solid company earnings power broad rally for stocks Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation’s biggest companies. Strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group, JPMorgan Chase and other companies helped ...

Groups protest president

KYIV, Ukraine — Brandishing red flares and shouting “glory to Ukraine,” thousands of far-right and nationalist activists marched Monday through Kyiv, protesting President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s leadership and his long-awaited peace plan for eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy sought to prove ...

Ex-NSC official testifies to Congress

WASHINGTON — Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, testified to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Hill wouldn’t comment ...

Trump orders Turkey sanctions

WASHINGTON — Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. The United ...

White House: Trump condemns violent parody

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump “strongly condemns” a graphic and violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, the White House said Monday. But his press secretary said he hadn’t yet watched the two-minute ...

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AUSTRALIA Woman deported over smuggled pork CANBERRA — Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist’s visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever. Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said Tuesday a 45-year-old woman who arrived at ...

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3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University have won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn’t in the fight to reduce global poverty. ...

Wages, pensions still big issues in GM strike

DETROIT — With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement. After both sides exchanged barbs late last week, bargainers met late into the night during the weekend, and they’ve returned in the ...

Facebook launches Libra currency

NEW YORK — Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the ...

US pulling troops out of northern Syria

WASHINGTON — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos , cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey’s invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops ...

Typhoon kills as many as 33

TOKYO — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon ...

Hunter Biden to leave board of Chinese firm

NEW YORK — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden said Sunday he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned ...

World

MEXICO Hundreds of migrants corralled at center TAPACHULA — Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America have found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the ...

Police kill woman at home

FORT WORTH, Texas — A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor’s call about an open front door “didn’t have time to perceive a threat” before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman’s family said. “You didn’t hear the ...

Voters weary of investigations

FISHERS, Ind. — As Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump intensifies, Mark Stenske feels like he’s seen this movie before, and the storyline is getting old. First, there was the nearly two-year investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and ...

First female head of Nobel’s literature award body

HELSINKI — Sara Danius, the first woman to lead the Swedish institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at age 57. Her family told Swedish news agency TT that Danius, a literary scholar, critic and author, passed away early Saturday following a long illness. Swedish ...

Columbus now a heel to some

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The image and story of Christopher Columbus, the 15th century navigator who began European incursions into the Americas, have changed in the U.S. over the decades. Columbus was an obscure figure until his adventures were revitalized in the 1800s. By the 1990s, a new ...

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CALIFORNIA Indicted GOP congressman another term LOS ANGELES — Indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter is scheduled to appear at a Republican forum in San Diego to seek the endorsement of the local GOP for another term. To get it, the Southern California congressman will need to overcome ...

iTunes, once revolutionary, disappears in update

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. That assumes, of course, that you still use iTunes — and many people no longer do. On iPhones, the functions have ...

Small businesses increasingly a target for cybercriminals

NEW YORK — While small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly targets for cybercriminals, companies are struggling to devote enough resources to protect their technology from attack. That’s one of the findings of an annual survey of companies released by the Poneman Institute, which ...