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WeChat expands in Europe in bid for global advertisers, payments

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. WeChat, China’s most popular social media and messaging service, has launched a new bid in Europe and the U.S. to develop its payments offering and win new advertisers. Owned by Tencent Holdings, WeChat is looking to launch an office in the U.K. and another European country,...


Government

Casino mogul Phil Ruffin among Trump's closest friends

Trump Ruffin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin has never been to the White House. On Thursday, he’ll have dinner there with his friend, Donald Trump. “It’s a lonely job, and I have been friends with him for a long time. It’ll be nice to catch up,” Ruffin said. Trump has had a...


Business

Haier boss looks far beyond appliances

China Haier's Future

QINGDAO, China (AP) — After Haier Group bought the General Electric Co. appliance unit last year, the Chinese company’s chairman says he gave its American managers unusual orders: Ignore me. Zhang Ruimin built Haier from a failing refrigerator factory in the 1980s into the biggest maker of major...


Government

Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal

United States Bahrain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama. If finalized, the approval would allow the Gulf island to...


Government

Amid US' Afghanistan uncertainty, Russia resurrects interest

US Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America’s 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan’s future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing...


Government

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

AP Poll Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don’t like your approach to overhauling America’s health care. If you’re hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump’s handling...


State

Hayward helps Jazz knock off Kings 112-82

Jazz Kings Basketball

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bothered by injuries and missing some key backcourt personnel, the Utah Jazz still managed an impressive victory Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings. Gordon Hayward scored 20 points, Rodney Hood had 18 and the Jazz beat the Kings 112-82 to keep pace with two other...


Business

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

AP Poll Health Overhaul-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don’t like your approach to overhauling America’s health care. If you’re hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump’s handling...


State

Jazz-Kings, Box

UTAH (112) Hayward 8-14 1-1 20, Gobert 5-8 6-8 16, Diaw 5-9 0-0 11, Exum 0-6 0-0 0, Hood 6-8 1-2 18, Ingles 4-7 2-2 12, Johnson 4-10 0-0 9, Lyles 1-3 0-0 2, Withey 3-3 1-1 7, Mack 5-8 3-3 14, Burks 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 42-79 15-19 112. SACRAMENTO (82) Labissiere 4-8 1-4 9, Cauley-Stein 3-9 1-2 7,...


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Body of missing fisherman pulled from Utah reservoir

MANILA, Utah (AP) — Authorities say they have recovered the body of a man who went missing while fishing at a northern Utah reservoir more than two months ago. The Daggett County Sheriff’s Office reported 59-year-old Phil Sabey was pulled from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir on Tuesday. His body had...


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