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Congress likely to question use of military funds for wall

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:19pm

Top defense leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall.

Defense secretary OK's $1 billion for border fencing help

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 8:45pm

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing in Yuma, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas, along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:19pm

Apple says its services respect your digital boundaries — and it wants you to know it.

UK Parliament gains greater control of stalled Brexit process, set to hold series of votes on different outcomes.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:15pm

UK Parliament gains greater control of stalled Brexit process, set to hold series of votes on different outcomes.

Key Idaho water legislation heads to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:11pm

Legislation that supporters say is critical to preserving a historic water agreement between two sets of water users and is intended to prevent declines in a giant Idaho aquifer relied on by farmers and cities is heading to the governor.

Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:50pm

Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity.

11.4M sign up for Obama-era health plans this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:41pm

The government says 11.4 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health law. That's just a slight dip from 2018.

Viacom and Avaya Holdings rise, Nu Skin Enterprises slips

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:37pm

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The Latest: US setting up expert panel to review FAA, Boeing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:09pm

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The Latest: Kansas Republicans condemn veto of tax bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 1:15pm

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Small Business Owners Outsmart Cybercriminals — Here’s How

Infosec, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:45pm

securing their business against the threat of a cyberattack.

Kansas' new Democratic governor vetoes GOP tax relief bill

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:39pm

Kansas' new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a tax relief bill approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, arguing it would repeat an infamous fiscal experiment that failed under a GOP predecessor.

Kansas' new Democratic governor vetoes tax relief bill in confrontation with GOP-controlled Legislature

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:36pm

Kansas' new Democratic governor vetoes tax relief bill in confrontation with GOP-controlled Legislature.

Nevada, Utah tribes join protest against plutonium shipments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:42am

Thirteen tribes in Nevada and western Utah are urging President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry to suspend any shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to a site north of Las Vegas.

Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business

Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:39am

Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals' head start.

Hamas has developed a vast arsenal in blockaded Gaza

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:37am

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday was one of the most powerful launched ever by Gaza militants, flying nearly 120 kilometers (70 miles) before it slammed into a house in central Israel, wounding seven people.

Duke University pays $112M to settle faked-research lawsuit

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:32am

Duke University will pay $112 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit after federal prosecutors said a research technician's fake data landed millions of dollars in federal grants, the school and the government said Monday.

The Latest: Apple says its new services will respect privacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:27am

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Slower manufacturing likely drag on small business optimism

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:25am

The growing evidence of a slowdown in manufacturing is likely contributing to the dip in small business optimism that began early in the year.