Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

Emirates Airbus-1

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, announced Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to purchase 20 A380 aircraft with the option to buy 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets. The Dubai-based...


China posts first full-year pickup since 2010 on global tailwind

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. China’s economy sealed its first full-year acceleration since 2010, underpinning global growth and giving authorities more room to purge excessive borrowing. - Gross domestic product increased 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, compared with a 6.7 percent...


China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

China US Fake Goods

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized recent moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks “objectivity” in its approach to Chinese businesses. Separately, the foreign ministry sought to deflect accusations that China is requiring...


Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. The contention espoused by top White House officials? Pretty much everything is off limits until the president says...


Mitchell scores 34 in Utah's 120-105 win over Kings

Jazz Kings Basketball

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had another big game and added to his growing list of spectacular dunks with a one-handed jam in the third quarter. Still, coach Quin Snyder had a little critique for the rookie. Mitchell’s defense could still use some work, says Snyder. Not that it...


Jazz-Kings, Box

UTAH (120) Ingles 5-8 0-0 14, Jerebko 3-5 0-0 7, Favors 5-9 4-5 14, Rubio 2-8 4-5 9, Mitchell 14-19 5-7 34, Johnson 2-5 0-0 4, O’Neale 2-5 0-0 4, Udoh 2-3 0-0 4, Neto 2-3 0-0 5, Hood 9-16 3-3 25. Totals 46-81 16-20 120. SACRAMENTO (105) Bogdanovic 9-11 1-1 25, Randolph 4-10 2-2 12, Cauley-Stein 11-...


AP FACT CHECK: Trump's torrent of warped truths

Trump One Year Fact Check

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. “There’s been no first year like this,” he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken? This Department of Corrections has certainly never seen a first year like this....


White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved

Immigration Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s views on immigration and building a wall along the Mexico border have evolved since his presidential campaign, the White House chief of staff said Wednesday. Those changes are giving some people hope that a compromise with Congress on the thorny issue is...


Walmart to provide drug disposal powder in hopes of thwarting painkiller abuse

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In an effort to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic, Walmart is giving its pharmacy customers a free drug disposal product to help customers safely discard of painkillers they don’t want or need. A small packet of DisposeRX powder will be automatically handed to...


Google, Twitter face more questions in Washington over Russian interference

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Twitter is planning to notify users who may have been exposed to Russian propaganda during the 2016 presidential election, the company’s head of public policy told a Senate panel Wednesday. The initiative follows Facebook’s move, announced last year, to...

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