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VX nerve agent used to kill North Korean in Malaysia, police say

KUALA LUMPUR -- A nerve agent known as VX was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, in Malaysia last week, police said Friday.

Kim Jong Nam was allegedly poisoned by two women who wiped the highly ...Read More


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Nordstrom has strong fourth quarter, but full-line stores continue slide

SEATTLE -- Nordstrom handily beat Wall Street expectations for its fourth quarter, with both profits and revenues up from a year ago.

The Seattle-based upscale retailer reported earnings per share of $1.15 for the quarter that ended Jan. 28. That...Read More

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Day after call with Merkel, PSA chief talks jobs with May

LONDON -- With German and U.K. car jobs on the line, which leader would get to PSA Group Chief Executive Officer Carlos Tavares first?

After two days of trying to find a suitable time to meet in person, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally ...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Emerging tight money may hit the mortgage market...

Rising interest rates reduce the demand for housing by increasing the monthly payment on the mortgage most borrowers need to finance a purchase. In today's market, a consumer with good credit and the capacity to put 20 percent down, looking to ...Read More


On Gardening: Dutch iris, a showy, camera-ready bloomer

The word on the street (I've always wanted to say that) is that the Dutch iris is a short-lived perennial. Tell that to Romano an incredible showy bloomer that we have in the garden which was planted in the late 1990's. I've led a life comparable ...Read More


Annette Bening explores motherhood and mood swings in her latest gem, '...

'Sometimes I have an almost involuntary, intuitive reaction about a character -- a light goes off in my head," said Annette Bening, confessing that she didn't have that response when she first read Mike Mills' script for "20th Century Women."

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Science & Technology

Scientists study ways to preserve world heritage sites damaged in armed ...

Ancient heritage sites caught in the crossfire of war are, in many ways, little different from civilian populations trapped in the midst of armed conflict: Even when they continue to stand, they are crumbling inside.

A new study set out to re-...Read More


Why it's raining so much in California

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Why is it raining so much this year in California?

Two words: Pineapple Express.

In a typical year, California has between 10 to 15 "atmospheric river" storms -- the fire hoses that rampage in from Hawaii and account for up ...Read More


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Trump supporter Caitlyn Jenner calls rollback of transgender rights a '...

LOS ANGELES -- Caitlyn Jenner sent out a message Thursday calling out President Donald Trump for dropping federal protections for transgender students.

"I have a message for the trans kids of America: You're winning. I know it doesn't feel like ...Read More