• Energy and technology companies lead US stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — Energy and technology companies are advancing Monday as U.S. stocks continue to rise, and smaller companies are also making gains after the Senate reached a short-term deal to end the government shutdown. High-dividend stocks are also higher as bond yields decline, but industrial companies are falling. Yields had climbed to their highest level in more than three years last week.

  • Women’s marches organizers hope to keep building momentum

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women’s marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that participants hope will continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment.

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  • Jury selection to start in trial of NY governor’s ex-aide

    NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime aide to New York’s governor is going on trial on charges he used his relationship with him to collect bribes from two companies doing business with the state.

  • Deportation fears have legal immigrants avoiding health care

    MIAMI (AP) — The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and deport relatives living in the U.S. illegally, according to health advocates across the country.

  • The Latest: Nevada marchers happy to be part of history

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  • Corruption trial of ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo aide to begin

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother.

  • Trial set for man accused of making bomb parts for jihadists

    PHOENIX (AP) — A decade ago, military police raiding a Baghdad apartment during the Iraq War discovered bomb-making materials that authorities say contained the fingerprints of a Syrian man now accused of making a key component for improvised explosive devices for a jihadist group that attacked American soldiers.

  • Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped last year after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.