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Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near…

A report has found marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average

Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National…

Tulip growers in the Netherlands have beaten back winter, if only for a day, with a riotous explosion of color in an Amsterdam square

Rare coin of Britain's King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

A rare gold coin bearing the image of Britain's King Edward VIII before his love-inspired abdication has sold for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million), a new record for a British coin

St. Louis donations wipe away $13 million in medical debt

Thousands of St. Louis-area families have been freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that's increasingly popular among churches and other groups — eliminating medical debt

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Splits in France's strike movement trigger fears…

As some French workers return to their jobs after six weeks of strikes, more radical groups are trying to keep a protest movement against proposed pension changes going

Protesters in Berlin support environment-friendly…

Demonstrators in Berlin have called for more environment-friendly agricultural practices at a protest in Berlin, among them farmers with more than 150 tractors

China's Xi ends Myanmar visit with flurry of agreements

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ended a two-day state visit to Myanmar after attending the signing a raft of agreements buttressing bilateral relations and advancing Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, in which his host country is a key player

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's compulsive claims of…

President Donald Trump has been sizing up a pair of recently achieved U.S. trade deals, one with China and the other with Canada and Mexico

US allows Chevron to keep drilling in Venezuela for 3 months

The Trump administration has granted Chevron a special license to keep drilling oil in Venezuela despite a ban on American companies doing business with President Nicolás Maduro's socialist government

Minister: Germany needs China's Huawei to build…

Germany's interior minister is suggesting that his country can't build a 5G mobile network without Chinese tech giant Huawei, at least for now

UK treasury chief: Some businesses may hurt after…

The British government is planning celebrations to mark the U.K.'s delayed departure from the European Union on Jan. 31 but the country's treasury secretary has warned that some businesses will be hurt post-Brexit

Delta and its pilots ask mediator for help in contract talks

Delta Air Lines and its pilots want Washington to help them agree on a new contract for the pilots

Billionaire Bloomberg is granted financial…

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won't have to publicly disclose his finances until late March, well after voters take to the polls on Super Tuesday

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UK announces plan to mark the Brexit moment on Jan. 31

The British government has announced plans for gala events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union after a prolonged political stalemate

Best Buy says it is reviewing allegations made…

Best Buy says it is investigating CEO Corie Barry after receiving an anonymous letter making allegations against her

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Friday as solid gains by technology and communications companies pushed major U.S. indexes to more record highs

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass…

Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise this past fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia

Report: Disney dropping the 'Fox' from movie…

Published reports say Disney is dropping the word “Fox” from movie studios it acquired as part of last year's $71 billion purchase of Fox's entertainment business

BMW recalls about 357K vehicles for Takata air bag inflators

BMW is recalling nearly 357,000 older vehicles in the U.S. to replace dangerous Takata front air bag inflators

Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no…

Defense lawyers argue a senior executive of the Chinese tech giant Huawei should not be extradited to the U.S. because her actions would not be considered crimes under Canadian law

Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost

Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico

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Cruise line: Grandpa leaned out window before girl's fall

Royal Caribbean Cruises says an Indiana man charged with negligent homicide in his young granddaughter’s fatal fall from a cruise ship window leaned out of that window for several seconds before he lifted the child up to it and she fell

Comcast, State Street rise; Gap, J.B. Hunt fall

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Comcast, State Street rise; Gap, J

Atlantic City mayor: Tear down 'eyesore' of ex-Trump casino

Atlantic City's mayor wants to demolish the former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino