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Attorneys seek later trial date in Alaska cruise ship death

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys are asking a federal judge to delay until next May the trial for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska last summer. Attorneys for Kenneth Manzanares filed a written motion Friday asking that the trial date be pushed from November until May 2019....


Government

Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'

North Korea Summit Analysis

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Everybody plays games,” President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track. His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea’s nuclear weapons...


Business

Putin: We're held hostage to political strife around Trump

Russia France

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bemoaned troubled relations with the United States, saying Russia wants to improve them but is effectively held hostage by the disputes surrounding President Donald Trump. Putin’s comments in a meeting with top editors of...


Business

Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

Britain Europe Data Privacy

LONDON (AP) — Lars Andersen’s business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. The owner of London-based My Nametags, which makes personalized nametags to iron into children’s clothing, says protecting that information is fundamental to his...


Lifestyle

Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

Yellowstone-Gold

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land, water and wildlife. The ruling released Friday means the Montana Department of Environmental...


Business

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

APTOPIX Sexual Miscconduct Weinstein-1

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn’t have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books...


Business

Bill to create health care price controls in California dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to create government price controls in California for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services died Friday when it failed to clear a key committee, but the author says he plans to bring it back next year. The measure was a longshot...


National

Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project

Alaska Mine Fishery

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which is seeking to develop the Pebble Mine project in...


Business

Maritime organization approves Bering Strait shipping routes

Arctic Shipping Lanes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An international agency that sets standards for marine safety has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. The International Maritime Organization, an arm of the United Nations, accepted routes proposed by the United States and...


Government

Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount...


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