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  • Turkey: Ship to drill soon for gas in sea near Cyprus

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president says the country’s new drillship will “very soon” begin exploratory drilling in the eastern Mediterranean Sea in response to an offshore gas search by the government of ethnically divided Cyprus. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Turkey would work with the breakaway Turkish side of Cyprus in the […]
  • Russia grounds planes similar to the one that crashed

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian aviation agency has ordered the operator of a plane that crashed near Moscow last month to ground four other such aircraft in its fleet. The agency, Rosaviatsiya, said Tuesday it told Saratov Airlines to ground its An-148 planes, one of which crashed Feb. 11 and killed 71 people. The twin-engine […]
  • APNewsBreak: Montana says miner violated “bad actor” law

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Idaho company could be forced to pay the state of Montana more than $30 million in cleanup costs at three polluted mine sites before it can pursue two new projects proposed beneath a wilderness area, environmental regulators said Tuesday. Hecla Mining Inc. and its president are in violation of the […]
  • Foxconn selects general contractor, engineering consultants

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group has selected some key companies to begin building its massive flat screen manufacturing complex in Racine County, the Taiwanese company announced Tuesday. Foxconn has selected general contractor and engineering consultants with ties to Wisconsin to begin construction of the $10 billion manufacturing center that could eventually employ as many […]
  • Federal official calls air bag replacement rates ‘uneven’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say they’re exploring new ways to reach out to car owners to get more people to participate in the Takata air bag recall. Heidi King of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says millions of potentially lethal air bags remain in use and repair rates are “not where we want […]
  • Germany reassures Ireland over Brexit border impasse

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday reassured Ireland that it can rely on Germany in Brexit talks as the European Union and Britain struggle to find a way to maintain an open Irish border after the U.K. leaves. Merkel met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Berlin a day after EU […]
  • Appeals court hears police racial discrimination case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Maryland attorney general’s office has asked a federal appeals court to dismiss claims made against the state in a racial discrimination case brought by the former police chief and two other black officers from a small city on Maryland’s eastern shore. Former Pocomoke City police Officer Franklin Savage, former Chief […]
  • Free ice cream at Dairy Queen! It’s for a good cause

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bundle up and grab yourself some ice cream … it’s for a good cause. With large portions of the country preparing for heavy snow, severe storms or tornadoes on Tuesday, the first day of spring, Dairy Queen is handing out free ice cream cones. It is the fourth consecutive year that the […]
  • The Latest: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince meets Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon’s visit to the U.S. (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says that the United States and Saudi Arabia can tackle “a lot of things” together in the future. Prince Mohammed is praising “very deep” relations between […]
  • German prosecutors search automaker BMW’s HQ in diesel probe

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors and police have searched offices at the Munich headquarters of automaker BMW in connection with an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel vehicle emissions. Munich prosecutors said the search Tuesday came after BMW employees admitted to Germany’s motor vehicle authority on Feb. 22 that two models — the 750xd […]