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  • PARK CITY, Utah— Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that they their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. Films set to premiere later in the day include the Jennifer Aniston, Jack Huston and Alden Ehrenreich film "The Yellow Birds," and Dee Rees' WWII-era drama "Mudbound"...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday spoke to U.S. "The Prime Minister and the President reiterated the importance of the Canada- United States bilateral relationship, and discussed various areas of mutual interest," a statement from the office read. "The Prime Minister noted the depth of the Canada U.S. economic relationship,...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good. It's not spelled out whether the IRS could waive the fines for failing to secure coverage and the White House has not explained how it...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Jan 21- A Sioux tribal council on Saturday formally asked hundreds of protesters to clear out of three camps near its North Dakota reservation used to stage months of sometimes violent protests against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling for the camps to be...

  • The status symbols are so sought after that some models command prices of $1,000. In Florida, California and New York, lawyers are accusing smoke shops and mom-and-pop convenience stores of selling counterfeit Roor bongs in violation of U.S. "Counterfeiting is a huge problem for us," said Jay Farraj, the owner of Sream Inc., Roor's U.S. partner.

  • INDIANAPOLIS— When Fort Wayne needed expensive airport improvements, its mayor contacted an influential Indiana native— then-Vice President Dan Quayle— to help secure federal funding. Now that former Indiana Gov. And federal laws and regulations forbid many officials who oversee the awarding of contracts and grants from considering undue White House...

  • Odebrecht, the largest construction firm in Latin America, admitted to paying bribes in 12 countries, including $29 million in Peru over the course of three presidencies, as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice last month. While it is under investigation in other countries, the case is more advanced in Peru than anywhere outside of Brazil.

  • SAO PAULO— Brazil's president said Saturday that he would wait to name a replacement for the Supreme Court justice who died in a plane crash until after the court reassigns a major corruption case he was handling. President Michel Temer nominates judges to the Supreme Court, and typically a new justice would take over the caseload of the one he replaces.

  • President Donald Trump, adding she would work on preserving the important relationship between Europe and the United States. Speaking at a news conference in the south-western town of Schoental, Merkel struck a more conciliatory tone toward Trump than Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who on Friday said Germany should prepare for a rough ride under the new U.S....

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie. The first of its kind requirement is one of several steps Ohio has taken to reduce the farm runoff...

  • LIMA, Peru— Police in Peru have arrested a former transport official as part of a massive graft scandal implicating Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and several regional governments. Edwn Luyo headed the committee that awarded Odebrecht a contract in 2009 to build Lima's elevated metro. In Peru it paid $29 million to officials in three...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 21- Russia has cut its oil output by around 100,000 barrels per day in January as part of the global deal between Moscow and OPEC, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying by TASS news agency on Saturday. "That said, our companies are moving ahead of schedule. He added that plans to discuss energy cooperation with his Saudi counterpart...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 21- Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to call U.S. President Donald Trump is coming days to congratulate him on taking office, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by RIA news agency. TASS quoted Peskov separately as saying that it was impossible to resolve Syria crisis in a constructive way without U.S. involvement.

  • KREMLIN SAYS IMPOSSIBLE TO RESOLVE SYRIA CRISIS IN CONSTRUCTIVE WAY WITHOUT U.S.

  • KREMLIN SPOKESMAN SAYS EXPECTS PUTIN TO CALL TRUMP IN COMING DAYS TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON TAKING OFFICE- RIA.

  • *Case follows impeachment last month of President Park. SEOUL, Jan 21- South Korean prosecutors arrested the culture minister on Saturday, on suspicion of abuse of power for drawing up a blacklist of artists, writers and entertainers critical of the country's impeached president, Park Geun-hye. Cho, 50, had offered to quit, Yonhap news agency reported, adding that...

  • BEIJING— People in Beijing expressed doubts Saturday about President Donald Trump's ability to steer the U.S. economy and manage China-American relations, underscoring concerns over trade, Taiwan and other issues. While Trump didn't mention China in his inaugural address Friday, he referred often to the country during the campaign and upended diplomatic...

  • *Case follows impeachment last month of President Park. SEOUL, Jan 21- South Korean prosecutors arrested the culture minister on Saturday, on suspicion of abuse of power for drawing up a blacklist of artists, writers and entertainers critical of the country's impeached president, Park Geun-hye. Cho, 50, had offered to quit, Yonhap news agency reported, adding that...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 20- Mexico's president said on Friday he wanted to strengthen relations with his new U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, whose threats and barbs against the country raised fears of a major economic crisis, and battered its currency. The White House website said on Friday that Trump was committed to renegotiating the North American Free Trade...

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- South Korean prosecutors arrested the culture minister on Saturday for suspected involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists, writers and entertainers critical of President Park Geun-hye amid a graft scandal that led to her impeachment. South Korea has been gripped by crisis for months, and Park could become the first democratically...