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  • AP Sources: Bloomberg Eyeing Independent White House Bid

    NEW YORK – Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward launching an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the White House amid the rise of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Dominican Republic Confirms 10 Zika Cases

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Health officials in the Dominican Republic say 10 cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in the country. Health Minister Altagracia Guzman said Saturday blood samples from 27 patients were sent...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • China Seeks ‘New Chapter’ with Iran after Sanctions Lifted

    TEHRAN, Iran – Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday he hopes to open a “new chapter” in relations with Iran after the lifting of international sanctions under a historic nuclear deal, as he paid the first visit...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Tunisian Youths Demand Jobs, Say Gov’t is Failing Them

    KASSERINE, Tunisia – Unemployed young people from the Tunisian city that touched off nationwide protests say the government is failing them and protested anew Saturday in a precarious calm enforced by a nationwide curfew. Tunisia, the birthplace...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Bush Upbraids Trump at New Hampshire Republican Forum

    NASHUA, N.H. – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has unleashed a fury of criticism against rival Donald Trump before imploring New Hampshire voters to forgo the billionaire businessman in the state’s Feb. 9 primary. Trump continues to...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
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  • Cuba, US Officials Hold Talks on Internet and Telecoms

    HAVANA – Cuban officials say they have held two days of talks with their U.S. counterparts about telecommunications and the Internet. A Foreign Ministry statement says the two sides exchanged views on using the Internet for “economic...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Global Policymakers Seek to Reassure after Market Turbulence

    DAVOS, Switzerland – At the end of another turbulent week in financial markets, leading global policymakers sought Saturday to ease concerns over the economic outlook for 2016 and insisted that the slowdown in China is a natural...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Under Penalty of Contempt, Wholesalers to Testify in Senate on Gas Prices

    SAN JUAN – Popular Democratic Party Sen. Luis Daniel Rivera said Saturday that, under penalty of contempt, gasoline wholesalers Total, Shell (Sol Puerto Rico), Peerless, Gulf and Puma have been cited to testify Monday at a public...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • IMF sees 2016 Negative Growth for Latin America, Caribbean

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund is forecasting that the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will maintain this year the same overall 0.3 percent negative growth seen in 2015. Alejandro Werner is the IMF’s chief...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • AP Poll: Public Doubts Washington’s Problem-solving Ability

    WASHINGTON – As the first voting nears in the presidential race, most Americans have little to no confidence in the federal government to confront what they see as the country’s most important priorities, according to a national...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • California Marijuana Growers face New Crop of Local Bans

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – When the California Legislature passed the state’s first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary local officials and...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Lead Pipes Lurk in Older Neighborhoods across the US

    TOLEDO, Ohio – Lead pipes like the ones that led to contamination of the tap water in Flint, Michigan, carry water into millions of older homes across the U.S. every day, a legacy of an era before...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Sanders Attracting Voters who Seek More than Protest Vote

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Bernie Sanders is attracting Americans who are in search of more than a protest vote. Yes, Sanders’ backers say, they’re frustrated with a system they believe is rigged for the wealthy. But many...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Cruz Offers his Vision for Election Face-off with Clinton

    HOLLIS, N.H. – Even before the first primary votes are cast, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is dreaming of a face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. He warns his supporters about what he thinks America will look...

    • Posted January 23, 2016