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US, China reach 90-day ceasefire in trade dispute

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting Saturday between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at ...

Mexico’s new leader takes oath of office

MEXICO CITY — Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the oath of office Saturday as Mexico’s first leftist president in more than 70 years, marking a turning point in one of the world’s most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization. In his first speech to Congress, Lopez ...

After backlash, Alessia Cara wants to prove critics wrong

NEW YORK (AP) — One day, Alessia Cara got a request from a friend: Write a song about my breakup. “He was like, ‘Listen, I’m not a songwriter, I’m not good at writing. Could you maybe one day ... write a song about somebody falling out of love with you?’” The concept had been ...

Star Trek’s interracial kiss 50 years ago heralded change

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the kiss heard around the galaxy. Fifty years ago — and only one year after the U.S. Supreme Court declared interracial marriage was legal — two of science fiction’s most enduring characters, Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, kissed each other ...

Former President George H.W. Bush dies

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. The nation’s 41st president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later ...

Back-to-back quakes hit Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. No ...

Microsoft surpasses Apple as top public company

Microsoft’s big bet on cloud computing is paying off as the company has surpassed Apple as the world’s most valuable publicly traded company. The software maker’s prospects looked bleak just a few years ago, as licenses for the company’s Windows system fell with a sharp drop in sales ...

Tariff tensions shadow signing of trade pact

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a revised North American trade pact with the leaders of Canada and Mexico Friday, declaring the deal a major victory for workers. But tensions over tariffs, looming GM layoffs and questions about the pact’s prospects in Congress ...

In GM country, workers aren’t abandoning Trump — yet

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should they put in for transfers and move ...

Grand jury view: Dallas officer’s shooting of neighbor was murder

DALLAS (AP) — A white former Dallas police officer was indicted on a murder charge Friday, nearly three months after she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she said she entered by mistake, believing it to be her own. Amber Guyger told fellow officers that she opened fire ...

US pilots want more training on new Boeing jet after crash

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines says its pilots will get more instruction on an automated anti-stall system on certain new Boeing jets, and American Airlines pilots are also seeking more training. The system is under scrutiny after a deadly crash in Indonesia. The developments came Thursday ...

Body found 20 years ago has been identified as missing Ohio woman

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have uncovered the identity of a murder victim 20 years after the woman’s body was found wrapped in plastic and a sleeping bag in a remote area of southern Utah. The Deseret News reports the woman was identified as 37-year-old Lina Reyes-Geddes, who ...

As 1 brother thrived, the other struggled before fire, slayings

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey businessman was financially sound and had no reason to kill his brother’s family, defense lawyers said Friday, but friends suggested the bond between the longtime business partners could have frayed as one thrived and the other struggled years after a ...

US stands apart as G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The United States has been blocking progress at the Group of 20 summit on fixing world trade rules, fighting climate change and tackling migration, according to European officials involved in the discussions. The divisions among the world’s leading economies ...

US urged to send experts to Congo as Ebola worsens

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — “some of the world’s most experienced” — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. The U.S. experts have ...

China’s Uighurs told to share beds, meals with party members

ISTANBUL (AP) — The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a ...

Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M guests

NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers stole information on as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel empire over four years, obtaining credit card and passport numbers and other personal data, the company said Friday as it acknowledged one of the largest security breaches in history. The full ...

Inspiration vs. pragmatism: Democrats facing tough 2020 choice

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they’d like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a better chance to take the White House than someone with a more inspirational personal story. This ...

Parents, don’t throttle your sons’ competitive spirit

Q: I’m a mom to three energetic young boys. I grew up with two sisters myself — in other words, “just us girls” — so the constant competition between my little guys has been a real shock to me. Should I encourage or discourage my sons’ competitive nature? Jim: Here’s what I ...

Suicide, at 50-year peak, pushes down life expectancy in America

NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the Centers for Disease ...