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Castro freezes Cuban private sector, throws future in doubt

HAVANA (AP) - Two years after taking office, President Raul Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba’s state-dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring...

Bean progress this year challenging long-held beliefs

By SHAWN P. CONLEY, LINDSAY CHAMBERLAIN  and JAMES SPECHT University of Wisconsin MADISON, Wisc. — Every agronomist has been ingrained with the “knowledge” that soybean is considered...

Mnuchin dismisses reports of any tech restrictions on China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is dismissing as “fake news” media reports that the Trump administration is readying restrictions this week on...

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

By JEFF KAROUB and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion...

Ex-DCS chief now working for AG

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Wednesday that he is hiring the state’s former child welfare chief, who...

Ukraine demands Russia release vessels, sailors as tensions build

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and vessels seized in a standoff around Crimea that...

U.S.-Russia arms control treaty dies

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States plans to test a new...

California wildfires claim more lives but crews make progress

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands more fled their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town...

Portage mayor seeks dismissal of federal corruption probe

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An indicted northwest Indiana mayor has asked a federal judge to dismiss his corruption case because prosecutors viewed dozens of...

Across the nation, some tune in, others tune out

By STEPHEN GROVES and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Cattle rancher Jeffery...