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  • "Working with this Congress, President Trump is going to pass the largest tax cut since the days of Ronald Reagan, and we're going to get this American economy moving again," he said. Pence made his comments the day after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives failed to find enough support within its own ranks to pass legislation to roll back...

  • PARIS— Police in Monaco say robbers have carried out an armed heist at a luxurious Cartier jewelry shop in Monte Carlo and one of the suspects has been captured. The Monegasque police authority said three individuals carrying at least one firearm targeted the shop Saturday afternoon near the famed casino square in the French principality.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The governor of Alaska says the owner of an underwater pipeline leaking processed natural gas will temporarily reduce the amount of gas that feeds into the line. Bill Walker said Saturday that Hilcorp Alaska has agreed to the temporary reduction in the flow of gas through the pipeline for safety and environmental reasons.

  • BRASILIA/ BEIJING, March 25- China lifted a ban on imports of meat from Brazil on Saturday after Brazilian authorities clarified details of a police investigation into alleged bribery of health inspectors, in a victory for President Michel Temer's efforts to stem damage from the probe. The move by China, the biggest national consumer of Brazilian meat, was...

  • President Donald Trump's populist jabs at Mexico have generated some sympathy for Pena Nieto at home. After extensive security checks in this fabled tourist destination that today struggles with gang violence, Mexican bankers heard speakers condemn what Pena Nieto called the "easy escapes" and "magical solutions" of populism. Putting liberalism as all good...

  • President Donald Trump's populist jabs at Mexico have generated some sympathy for Pena Nieto at home. After extensive security checks in this fabled tourist destination that today struggles with gang violence, Mexican bankers heard speakers condemn what Pena Nieto called the "easy escapes" and "magical solutions" of populism. Putting liberalism as all good...

  • President Donald Trump's populist jabs at Mexico have generated some sympathy for Pena Nieto at home. After extensive security checks in this fabled tourist destination that today struggles with gang violence, Mexican bankers heard speakers condemn what Pena Nieto called the "easy escapes" and "magical solutions" of populism. Putting liberalism as all good...

  • President Donald Trump's populist jabs at Mexico have generated some sympathy for Pena Nieto at home. After extensive security checks in this fabled tourist destination that today struggles with gang violence, Mexican bankers heard speakers condemn what Pena Nieto called the "easy escapes" and "magical solutions" of populism. Putting liberalism as all good...

  • NEW YORK— A Trump Tower apartment owner was fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented the home out on Airbnb. Yelena Yelagina owns apartment 30 H at 721 Fifth Avenue, the glitzy address of President Donald Trump, according to an affidavit filed with the summons seen by The Associated Press Saturday. The New York Times reported the apartment was...

  • TEMPE, Ariz.— Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles. No one was seriously injured. Police in Tempe say the self-driving SUV was obeying the law and the driver in the other car who didn't yield was cited for a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community. House of Representatives tax committee Chairman Kevin Brady conceded the demise of a Republican plan to roll...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, March 25- More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews gain in popularity, according to an industry group's report released on Saturday. "More of us are drinking coffee, and younger consumers appear to be leading the charge," said National Coffee Association USA Chief Executive...

  • KUWAIT, March 25- Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said on Saturday the market is a decisive factor in deciding whether to extend into the second half of this year a global agreement on reducing oil output. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and 11 other leading oil producers including Russia agreed in December to cut their combined...

  • LAS VEGAS— When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. And unlike the boom years when they competed for card fans after everyman Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker's main event in 2003, poker's appeal in...

  • TORONTO— Canada's natural resource minister said Saturday his government is happy the Keystone XL pipeline has finally been approved by the White House, but he noted that obstacles remain and said Canada remains determined to diversify its oil exports beyond the United States. But he said there are other important projects like the recently approved...

  • BEIJING, March 25- A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported. Last May, a Beijing patent regulator ordered Apple's Chinese subsidiary and a local retailer Zoomflight...

  • BEIJING, March 25- A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported. Last May, a Beijing patent regulator ordered Apple's Chinese subsidiary and a local retailer...

  • BRASILIA/ BEIJING, March 25- China lifted its suspension on imports of Brazilian meat on Saturday following clarification of inspection irregularities uncovered in a police investigation into alleged bribery of health officials, Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said. Sources in China also said that Beijing had forbidden the entry of meat...

  • LONDON— Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. The Unite for Europe march, which saw many people carrying bright blue EU flags, came just days before Britain is expected to begin its formal separation from the other 27 nations in the EU. The crowds observed a minute of silence...

  • As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. Mary Vavrik, a 57- year-old freelance deposition court reporter from Anchorage, Alaska said she was relieved that the current health law will remain because she's happy with the coverage she gets...