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  • Asia stocks down for 3rd day, Yellen testimony awaited

    Asian stock markets fell for a third consecutive day Wednesday, beset by nerves about shaky global growth, falling oil prices and possible capital shortfalls at major European banks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 sank 2.3…

  • UN experts: North Korea continues to evade UN sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say North Korea is continuing to evade U.N. sanctions, using airlines, ships, and the international financial system to trade in prohibited items for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs…

  • Exit polls: New Hampshire Democrats trust Sanders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary after convincing voters he is more honest and trustworthy than Hillary Clinton, pointing to a potential liability for the former secretary of…

  • Developers of toppled Taiwan building detained

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building that killed dozens. The district prosecutor’s office in…

  • Asia stocks down for 3rd day, Japan drops 2.4 percent

    Asian stock markets fell for a third consecutive day Wednesday, beset by nerves about shaky global growth, falling oil prices and possible capital shortfalls at major European banks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 2.4…

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. TRUMP, SANDERS SWEEP TO VICTORY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY The two candidates won their first victories of…

  • Supreme Court puts Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to…

  • Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney’s Force-ful quarter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it’s…

  • The Latest: Ex-execs of Haslam-owned chain charged

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the case against the former president of the truck stop chain Flying J (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An indictment says a former top executive of the truck…

  • Canadian Pacific wants vote on Norfolk Southern deal

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Canadian Pacific plans to ask Norfolk Southern shareholders whether they want the two railroads to pursue a merger. Canadian Pacific said Tuesday that it plans to submit a shareholder resolution on…

  • Haslam-owned chain exec advised ‘say one thing, do another’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former top executive of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam advised sales staff to “Say one thing, do another,” when…

  • APNewsBreak: Review critical of workplace safety policy

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An inspection has found the state child welfare agency’s safety policy didn’t have comprehensive measures to protect employees from workplace assaults when a social worker was shot dead outside her office…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Jan. 29, to Thursday, Feb. 4,…

  • NTSB: New rules needed for air shipments of batteries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government should issue more stringent rules for how rechargeable batteries are shipped on planes to prevent uncontrollable fires, the chairman of a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday. Lithium-ion batteries should…

  • Viacom CEO defends self in testy exchange on 1Q results

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viacom Inc. CEO Philippe Dauman defended himself in a testy exchange with analysts during a quarterly earnings conference call Tuesday after the media company behind MTV and Paramount Pictures missed revenue…