White House, business groups make push on trade pact
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and business groups are stepping up efforts to win congressional approval for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord.
Congress likely to question use of military funds for wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall.
Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity.
Chairman of India's troubled Jet Airways resigns
NEW DELHI (AP) — The chairman of India's private Jet Airways has resigned amid mounting financial woes which have forced it to suspend 14 international routes and ground more than 80 planes.
Researchers: ASUS computers infected by auto-update virus
BOSTON (AP) — In a sophisticated targeted espionage operation, hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software using the company's online automatic update service, security researchers reported Monday.
US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Government medical advisers said Monday it's too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has recently been linked to a rare form of cancer, saying more information is needed to understand the problem.
Environmental, economic damage a concern now that fire out
HOUSTON (AP) — Businesses and residents expressed concern Monday about the environmental and economic fallout from a fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage farm that sent huge plumes into the air for days and prompted the partial closure of one of the busiest commercial waterways in the U.S.
Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals' head start.
The Latest: Official: Probe of fire at facility to take time
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility that led to a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel (all times local): 5:10 p.m.
Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says its services respect your digital boundaries — and it wants you to know it. The company took several opportunities Monday to emphasize user privacy — and indirectly take a jab at rivals — at its splashy, celebrity-laden event in Cupertino, California.
Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity.
11.4M sign up for Obama-era health plans this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says 11.4 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health law.
China's Xi sees honors, Airbus deal in state visit to France
PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping received the full honors of a formal reception during a state visit to France on Monday that included attending the signing of a multi-billion dollar deal between European aircraft maker Airbus to China.
Slower manufacturing likely drag on small business optimism
NEW YORK (AP) — The growing evidence of a slowdown in manufacturing is likely contributing to the dip in small business optimism that began early in the year.
The Latest: Apple says its new services will respect privacy
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple's streaming TV event (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Apple says the new services it's launching will respect your digital boundaries.
More aging Americans are using pot to soothe what ails them
LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.
The Latest: US setting up expert panel to review FAA, Boeing
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Plane Crash (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The Transportation Department says it's creating a special panel of experts to review Federal Aviation Administration procedures for approving new planes including the Boeing jet involved in two deadly crashes.
Correction: Brazil-Dam Collapse story
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a story March 23 about the aftermath of a Brazilian dam collapse, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a new evacuation had been ordered for people near a dam.
Ethiopian Airlines says pilots got appropriate training
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines' CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on "all appropriate simulators," rejecting reports that they had not been adequately prepared to handle the new aircraft.
Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country's often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a major evacuation by helicopter.
5 questions Congress will have for Boeing, FAA this week
The relationship between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has set the global standard in aviation safety for decades, will come under unprecedented scrutiny this week after two deadly airline crashes.
In 'Killer Robots' debate, Japan shuns fully automated arms
GENEVA (AP) — Japan's ambassador to the United Nations-backed Conference on Disarmament says his country has not developed fully autonomous weapons systems and has no plans to do so.
Uganda holds 3.6 tons of gold possibly from Venezuela
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A gold refinery established by a Belgian is facing Ugandan sanctions over the questionable importation of 7.4 tons of gold earlier in March, adding to growing allegations that minerals from conflict-plagued countries pass through the Uganda-based company.
Mix-up: British Airways plane lands in Scotland, not Germany
LONDON (AP) — The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country.
World markets slide on concerns over global growth
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly down on Monday, extending last week's late sell-off as surveys suggest significant slowdowns in economic growth in Europe and the U.S.