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Australia refers India to WTO over sugar cane subsidies SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is referring India to the World Trade Organization over subsidies it pays its sugar cane farmers, which Australia says creates a surplus that's affecting its own farmers. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says ...

National

David Hockney painting fetches record $90M at NYC auction NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by the British artist David Hockney has fetched $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Among his famous "pool ...

Minnesota

Digi International reports income MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Digi International Inc. (DGII) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $3.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company said it had profit of 13 cents. The results beat Wall Street ...

People in the News

Rebel Wilson loses bid to keep most of defamation payout SYDNEY (AP) — Rebel Wilson said she was glad she'd stood up to "a bully" despite losing her bid Friday to keep most of the record payout awarded to her in her defamation case against an Australian magazine. The actress had sued ...

Florida goes to hand recount in bitter US Senate race

By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review showed Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson separated by just a few thousand votes. But ...

Schwan’s Co. sold to South Korean company for $1.8 billion

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Schwan's Co, a food distributor with deep roots in Minnesota known for its gold home-delivery trucks, has been sold to South Korea's largest food manufacturer. Seoul-based CJ CheilJedang will pay $1.8 billion for an 80 percent stake in Schwan's and gain control of ...

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

By CANDICE CHOI AP Food & Health Writer OAKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science ...

Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more ...

More caravan migrants arrive in Tijuana, brace for long stay

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — More buses of exhausted people in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers reached the U.S. border Thursday as the city of Tijuana converted a municipal gymnasium into a temporary shelter and the migrants came to grips with the ...

UK’s defiant May tells critics it’s her Brexit deal or chaos

By JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May defied mounting calls to quit or change course Thursday over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, warning that abandoning her Brexit plan would plunge the country into "deep and grave ...

Technology companies, banks lead rebound for US stocks

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer A rebound in technology companies and banks helped reverse an early slide for U.S. stocks Thursday, breaking a five-day losing streak for the market. Health care and industrial stocks also rose, offsetting losses in retailers, homebuilders, utilities and ...

Trump crosses signals – and swords – with Macron in Paris

PARIS — When U.S. President Donald Trump arrived here in France last weekend to join other world leaders in marking the centenary of the World War I armistice, he added to the petty drama that characterized the run-up to what should have been a solemn event. The French air force took the ...

Harvard’s problem is like America’s

WASHINGTON — In the hierarchy of pleasures, schadenfreude ranks second only to dry martinis at dusk, so conservatives are enjoying Harvard’s entanglement with two things it has not sufficiently questioned — regulatory government and progressive sentiment. The trial that recently ended in ...

Midterms set the table for a crazy 2020 race

Strap in, it’s all going to get crazier. More than a week after the final votes were cast (but not necessarily counted), it’s now looking like the Democrats had a blue wave after all. It didn’t seem like it at first. Election night was more of an emotional roller coaster than you’d ...

International

German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they are seeking to lift the parliamentary immunity of a prominent far-right politician as part of a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations. Prosecutors in the ...

National

Woman had 44 frozen dogs, 130 live dogs in home SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say 44 frozen dogs and 130 live dogs were found at a New Jersey home that reeked of animal feces and urine. State police say 65-year-old Donna Roberts was charged with animal cruelty following an ...

Minnesota

Food safety officials stress safe handling of raw turkey MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices amid a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey, with Thanksgiving approaching. The Centers ...

People in the News

Iowa Powerball winner gives $500K to veterans group DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who shared a nearly $700 million Powerball lottery jackpot has donated $500,000 to a veterans group. Lerynne (lah-RINN) West announced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show broadcast Wednesday that she gave the ...

May wins Cabinet backing for Brexit deal but pitfalls remain

By JILL LAWLESS and LORNE COOK Associated Press LONDON (AP) — In a hard-won victory, British Prime Minister Theresa May persuaded her fractious Cabinet to back a draft divorce agreement with the European Union on Thursday, a decision that triggers the final steps on the long and rocky road ...

Minnesota’s Omar faces criticism over Israel sanction issue

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, set to be one of the first two Muslim women in Congress next year, is facing criticism from groups that say she's reversing her position on Israel. The Minneapolis Star Tribune report ed Omar told several websites this week that she ...

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