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UN panel pays $240M to Kuwait oil firm for Iraq war losses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 4:14am

A U.N. panel overseeing compensation claims by countries and organizations affected by Iraq's 1990-1991 invasion of Kuwait says it has paid $240 million to the Gulf state's national oil company.

Prominent Bosnian Serb businessman killed in ambush

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:44am

A prominent Bosnian Serb businessman has died in what local media have described as a mafia-style execution.

China lashes out at US over Iran oil sanctions move

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 2:43am

Beijing on Tuesday again lashed out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, calling it a violation of China's interests that will intensify turmoil in the Middle East and international energy markets.

North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:49am

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump.

World stocks mixed, oil soars on Iran sanctions fears

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:49am

World stocks were mixed on Tuesday ahead of the release of U.S. housing data and more earnings reports. Oil prices soared to their highest level since October on supply fears, after the Trump administration said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil.

Safety board meets to discuss cause of fatal 2016 explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 11:07pm

The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to discuss the cause of an explosion at an apartment complex in suburban Maryland that killed seven people in 2016.

House chairman issues subpoena to former White House lawyer

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:43pm

A House chairman subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him.

Rep. Ben McAdams, Zions Bank CEO teach fiscal responsibility to fourth graders

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:12pm

Fourth-grade students at Granger Elementary learned an important lesson Monday about finances taught by Rep. Ben McAdams and Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank.

A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:07pm

President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed's board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts.

California bill encourages banks to work with pot businesses

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:23pm

California legislators considered a plan Monday intended to encourage more banks to do business with marijuana companies that have been frozen out of thousands of financial institutions.

California utility seeks higher rates for wildfire safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:17pm

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. is asking state regulators for another increase in rates and profits, saying it's needed for wildfire safety and to attract investment as the utility goes through bankruptcy.

California Senate OKs ban on hairstyle discrimination

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:16pm

California could become one of the first states to outlaw racial discrimination because of hairstyles — such as braids and dreadlocks — in a move aimed at challenging long-held standards of professionalism in the workplace.

Mayor wants to ban new glass skyscrapers to cut emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 4:23pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30%.

Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:59pm

An attorney for JD.com founder Richard Liu said Monday that surveillance video showing the Chinese businessman in an elevator and walking arm-in-arm with a woman who has accused him of rape provides a different account of what happened that night.

Iran sanctions send oil prices, supply concerns higher

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:31pm

The Trump administration's decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil is raising concerns about global crude supply and sending oil prices to their highest levels since October.

Game of Thrones: Co-CEOs may prove no match for ice zombies

Christopher Rugaber and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:16pm

Are two chief executives better than one? With Game of Thrones' Jon Snow revealing his royal lineage to his lover — and aunt — and potential rival Daenerys Targaryen during Sunday's episode, their beleaguered army at Winterfell is about to find out.

Avianca Brasil gives up 18 planes, cancels 1,045 flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:13pm

Avianca Brasil canceled more than 1,045 domestic flights this week because it has to return 18 aircraft to leasing agencies.

Kimberly-Clark and Marathon Oil post gains while Tesla falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 2:40pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Economist named as Mali's prime minister amid violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:33pm

Mali's president has chosen an economist to replace the prime minister following growing violence by ethnic militias in the country's center.