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Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:42:29 GMT2018-02-22T05:42:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won't be traveling solo....

US stock market on pace to snap two-day losing streak

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:45:33 GMT2018-02-22T20:45:33Z

U.S. stocks were moving mostly higher Thursday after a two-day losing streak. Industrials stocks accounted for a big slice of the rally. Energy companies also notched solid gains as crude oil prices recovered from an early slide. Banks and health care stocks lagged. Bond yields declined after spiking to four-year highs a day earlier amid rekindled fears of higher inflation and interest rates....

European Central Bank puts onus on Latvia in graft probe

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:39:42 GMT2018-02-22T15:39:42Z

RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- The European Central Bank said Thursday it doesn't have the power to investigate money laundering in individual nations, a thinly veiled hint that it is up to member state Latvia to clear up its ongoing corruption scandal....

Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:01:49 GMT2018-02-22T20:01:49Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay....

How to buy a house that hasn't been built yet

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:05:04 GMT2018-02-22T16:05:04Z

Trisha and Dennis Rawlings, a couple in their early 30s, are moving to suburban Chicago and leaving their over-60-year-old first home in the St. Louis area behind....

Ford names Lincoln chief to replace ousted N. American head

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:04:11 GMT2018-02-22T18:04:11Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A veteran executive who has led Ford's Lincoln luxury brand will now head American operations, replacing an executive who was ousted this week over allegations of inappropriate behavior....

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:16:28 GMT2018-02-22T20:16:28Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all....

Top Greek court backs key bailout-linked development project

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:17:56 GMT2018-02-22T18:17:56Z

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's supreme court has approved a large private urban development project on the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport, which is a key element of the country's bailout program....

Satellites see big fishing's footprint on the high seas

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:10:26 GMT2018-02-22T19:10:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists tag sharks to see where they roam in the high seas, but until now they couldn't track the seas' biggest eater: Humans....

Woman who scammed Victoria's Secret online gets probation

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:48:05 GMT2018-02-22T20:48:05Z

NEW DERRY, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman who stole about $30,000 from Victoria's Secret through an online scam has been spared a prison term....