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UK credit rating slashed, Cameron insists economy is robust

| | Jun 28 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Monday that Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union won’t send the economy into a tailspin, even as the country was stripped of its top credit rating and stock markets and the pound continued a downward spiral.

  • | Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Stocks plunged in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what will come next for Britain, Europe and the global economy.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 8:21pm

    WASHINGTON — An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 11:15am

    At night, just after the full moon, teams of scientists dive beneath the waves to study one of the planet’s most prolific and mysterious rites of reproduction.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 11:13am

    HOUSTON — Lola Lathon couldn’t afford to buy the leafy greens or lean meat displayed so alluringly at the grocery store. Instead, she ate cheap staples like white rice and potatoes, and occasionally went hungry for days before her next paycheck because she needed gas money to get to work.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 10:21am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How has the Orlando shooting slaughter affected the politics of gun control in Congress? A bipartisan House measure barring firearms sales to some suspected terrorists nicely captures the mix of new and familiar forces in play.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 10:19am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The top North Korean official for U.S. relations told The Associated Press on Friday that his country is now a nuclear threat to be reckoned with, and Washington can expect more nuclear tests and missile launches like the ones earlier this week as long as it attempts to force his government’s collapse through a policy of pressure and punishment.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 10:16am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to reassure Britons Friday that the special relationship between Washington and London would withstand an impending and likely messy divorce from Europe, as his administration scrambled to assess the fallout.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 9:36am

    WASHINGTON — Exhausted but exuberant, House Democrats vowed to fight on for gun control Thursday as they ended their high-drama House floor sit-in with songs, prayers and defiant predictions of success. Republicans offered a dose of political reality, denying House Democratic demands and holding a Senate vote designed to show a bipartisan gun compromise can’t pass.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 12:05am

    BALTIMORE — It was supposed to be an open-and-shut case: The 25-year-old black man was healthy before his arrest and arrived at the nearby station dying from a broken neck.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 10:02am

    BEIJING (AP) — A powerful tornado and hailstorm struck the outskirts of an eastern Chinese city on Thursday, killing at least 78 people and destroying buildings, smashing trees and flipping vehicles on their roofs.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 10:01am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Weary but jubilant House Democrats ended their extraordinary sit-in on the chamber’s floor Thursday more than 24 hours after it began, a protest that let them broadcast their demands around the world for gun-control votes in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 9:36am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to new information from the Census Bureau.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 9:15am

    WASHINGTON — Dozens of House Democrats on Wednesday staged a sit-in on the floor of the House chamber to demand that the Republican majority hold a vote on a gun-control measure before a weeklong recess for Independence Day.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed the first major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules in 40 years into law on Wednesday, calling it proof that Washington can function despite intense polarization.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    LOS ANGELES — For the first time, scientists have produced a computer image showing huge sections of California rising and sinking around the San Andreas Fault.