• As global economic picture dims, solutions seem out of reach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As global leaders gather on two continents to take account of a darkening economic outlook, this is the picture they face:

    Updated: 4:30 pm

  • World powers increasingly see icy Arctic as a hot property

    TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland’s brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole population wouldn’t fill a football stadium — are poor, with a high rate of substance abuse and suicide.

    Updated: 4:16 pm

  • Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and public records and demanding steep ransoms.

    Updated: 3:13 pm

  • The Latest: US legislators warn UK over Good Friday deal

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s effort to reopen Brexit talks on European trip (all times local):

  • Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported.

  • Trump says lower interest rates key to economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had “a strong economy.”

  • Germany’s Merkel dangles possibility of negotiated Brexit

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain from the European Union might still be possible even as the clock is ticking on a deal that would satisfy both sides.

  • Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change.

  • Vice president keeps up pressure for Mexico trade deal

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence stepped up pressure on Congress to support the Trump administration’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, taking his pitch Wednesday to a congressional swing district in New Mexico.

  • Retailers’ results show sharp divide between losers, winners

    NEW YORK (AP) — The divide between retail winners and losers is widening.