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Q&A: Assessing Yellen's concerns about economy and markets

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- What's likely keeping Janet Yellen up at night? Everything from market volatility to weak overseas growth to a high-priced dollar that's made U.S....full story
updated 2016-02-11 01:22 PM
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Q&A: Assessing Yellen's concerns about economy and markets
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- What's likely keeping Janet Yellen up at night? Everything from market volatility to weak overseas growth to a high-priced dollar that's made U.S.....Fullstory

2016-02-11 01:22 PM

Australian deputy prime minister announces retirement

Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's deputy prime minister has announced he plans to retire, with the prime minister likely to announce a cabinet reshuffle before....Fullstory

2016-02-11 11:01 AM

Salvador high court orders civil prosecution of ex-president

Associated Press

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's Supreme Court has ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution against former President Mauricio Funes....Fullstory

2016-02-11 09:42 AM

Amid boom in catch, debate rages over lobster license rules
By PATRICK WHITTLE
Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Members of the next generation of Maine lobster fishermen say they fear they will never get a license to fish for....Fullstory

2016-02-11 06:42 AM

Mexico arrests mayor of town where 43 students likely killed

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors have again arrested the mayor of Cocula, the town where authorities believe 43 missing students were killed and incinerated. The....Fullstory

2016-02-11 03:22 AM

Central African Republic to go ahead with elections Sunday

Associated Press

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Election officials in Central African Republic say the long awaited presidential runoff vote will go ahead Sunday. The announcement by....Fullstory

2016-02-11 03:22 AM

Obama administration struggles to craft ceasefire in Syria
By MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As its struggles to craft a cease-fire in Syria's civil war, the Obama administration has become increasingly torn between its loyalty to....Fullstory

2016-02-11 03:22 AM

Government will consider Google computer to be car's driver
By TOM KRISHER and JUSTIN PRITCHARD
Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control cars of the future can be considered their driver. The....Fullstory

2016-02-11 03:22 AM

Church talks help make Cuba 'perfect place for negotiations'
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
Associated Press

HAVANA (AP) -- The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting Friday in the threadbare international airport of....Fullstory

2016-02-11 01:22 PM

Prosecutor requests life sentence for ex-Chad dictator

Associated Press

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The prosecution has requested that Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre be sentenced to life imprisonment if convicted of crimes against humanity,....Fullstory

2016-02-11 09:42 AM

Caddies lose lawsuit against US PGA Tour
By DOUG FERGUSON
Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, California (AP) -- Caddies lost their class-action lawsuit against the U.S. PGA Tour when a federal judge in California ruled they signed a....Fullstory

2016-02-11 09:42 AM

Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin's support
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Kremlin-backed strongman of Chechnya has issued a stream of threats against Russia's liberal opposition, but his primary audience appears to be....Fullstory

2016-02-11 03:22 AM

AP Source: Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid
By JILL COLVIN
Associated Press

NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to drop out of the 2016 race for the White House after finishing....Fullstory

2016-02-11 03:22 AM

Cruz finishes 3rd in New Hampshire primary, Bush 4th

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has finished third in the New Hampshire primary behind winner Donald Trump and runner-up John Kasich. Former....Fullstory

2016-02-11 03:22 AM

Report charges Thai government ignores torture allegations

Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) -- A group of human rights organizations in southern Thailand has issued a report aimed at drawing public attention to what it says....Fullstory

2016-02-11 03:22 AM

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