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Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft

By MARCIA DUNN | January 28, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico.NASA astronaut Christina Koch told...

Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy

By ANDREW TAYLOR | January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy.Tuesday's Congressional Budget Office report follows a burst of new spending...

Airbus nears settlements with US, UK, French investigators

January 28, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Airbus said Tuesday it has reached preliminary settlement deals with authorities in the U.S., Britain and France investigating alleged fraud and bribery. While it did not disclose the size of the settlements, it put aside 3.6 billion euros...

Billionaire apologizes for telling Trump ‘Africa loves you’

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME | January 28, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African billionaire businessman has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that "Africa loves you" during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.A video of Patrice Motsepe's remarks to Trump went viral on...

US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China

By JOE McDONALD | January 28, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people.Hong Kong's leader said it will cut all rail links to mainland...

Experts say UK should lower salary threshold for immigrants

January 28, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A panel of immigration experts says Britain should lower the salary threshold for immigrants after Brexit and urged the government to quickly set up new migration rules once the U.K. leaves the European Union.The Conservative government...

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions


Businesses around the world that have grown increasingly reliant on big-spending tourists from China are taking a heavy hit, with tens of millions of Chinese residents restricted from leaving their country as the coronavirus spreads.Hotels, airlines,...

Britain’s EU Journey: When Brexit chaos ensued

By PAN PYLAS | January 28, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain...

‘Confused and angry’: Brexit unsettles EU citizens in the UK

By JILL LAWLESS and JO KEARNEY | January 28, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Anxious, angry, abandoned. Brexit elicits strong emotions, and as Britain’s departure from the European Union approaches, more than 3 million U.K. residents who are citizens of EU countries are feeling the impending separation more strongly...

French climate alliance takes legal action against Total

January 28, 2020

A French climate alliance of charity groups and local authorities launched an unprecedented legal action Tuesday against Total, hoping to make the French energy company drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.Activists from the non-governmental...

Trial highlights: Bolton takes center stage from afar

By MATTHEW DALY | January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton took center stage at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even though he was nowhere near the Capitol.Bolton's claims in a forthcoming book — that Trump told him he wanted to withhold...

News of Bolton book sends jolt through impeachment trial

By ZEKE MILLER | January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30. Four weeks later, news of John Bolton’s book manuscript about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has exploded into...