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  • Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company broke ground Monday on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal, but which has been a source of anger and protests…

  • Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America’s most-wanted woman despite the…

  • Roberts has management team in place at NBPA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michele Roberts has the team she wants in place at the NBA Players Association. On Monday, she accompanied some of them to deliver holiday gifts at a couple of sites in…

  • Shippers seek US mediator in port labor talks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The association that represents shipping lines and cargo terminal operators at West Coast seaports says it’s asking for federal mediation in its ongoing contract talks with dockworkers. The Pacific Maritime Association…

  • Ga. airline worker arrested in gun smuggling plot

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday. A FBI affidavit said there was…

  • Indianapolis airport solar farm expansion completed

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Contractors have finished bringing online dozens of acres of solar panels at Indianapolis International Airport, solidifying its status as the home of the nation’s largest airport-based solar farm. Workers recently finished adding…

  • Valles Caldera looks to future as national park

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The management experiment at Valles Caldera National Preserve is coming to an end as the National Park Service prepares to take over the 140-square-mile property in northern New Mexico. The transition…

  • Thai farm workers may not get any of $8.7M award

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it’s not clear whether…

  • PG&E discloses more emails with state regulators

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s largest power utility released a dozen more emails Monday that it said showed improper back-channel discussions between the utility and top state regulators. The emails date back to 2010 and…

  • Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an execution this year that lasted nearly two hours, but they are nevertheless changing the drugs they use to…

  • Madoff trustee seeks to return another $322M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors burned by Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme could be getting back more of their money. The trustee in charge of recovering funds for Madoff’s victims said Monday he is asking a…

  • AP sources: NYC congressman to plead guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm of New York City plans to plead guilty to a federal tax evasion charge rather than go to trial next month, people familiar with plea negotiations said…

  • Rain and snowstorms could greet holiday travelers

    CHICAGO (AP) — Many of the nearly 100 million holiday travelers expected to hit the road, head to airports and climb aboard trains in the coming days may have to negotiate rain or snow forecast…

  • Consumer group sues Aetna, alleges discrimination

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. saying a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their…

  • NY requires Ocwen reforms, $150M homeowner help

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial regulators have reached a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. requiring the nation’s largest subprime mortgage servicer to reform its practices and provide $150 million to help struggling New…