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Questions and answers about Saudi land purchases in the US

The Associated Press Almarai Co., Saudi Arabia’s largest dairy company, has bought about 14,000 acres in drought-stricken Southern California and Arizona in an effort to grow hay for its massive…

US lawmakers condemn attacks in Brussels

(BRUSSELS, AP) — The Latest on the attacks in Brussels and related investigations (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The U.S. House of Representatives in Washington has approved a resolution condemning the attacks…

Report: HealthCare.gov logged 316 cybersecurity incidents

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — A government report says the web portal for health insurance coverage under President Barack Obama’s law logged 316 security incidents during a period of…

Security beefed up across world after Brussels attacks

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and VANESSA GERA Associated Press (MOSCOW, AP) — Authorities in Europe and across the world tightened security at airports, railway stations, government buildings and other key sites after deadly…

US eases security for ships visiting Cuba

By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The United States is removing Cuba from its list of countries deemed to have insufficient security in their ports, eliminating a major impediment to…

Questions, answers on new rules for Americans visiting Cuba

By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Cuba is bracing for an influx of American visitors in the years following the Obama administration’s move to do away with the last meaningful…

Investigators in Amtrak derailment looking at rail condition

By ROXANA HEGEMAN and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associate Press (CIMARRON, Kan., AP) — Investigators looking into the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in southwest Kansas will review rail conditions and other factors to determine…

Former EPA official defends actions on Flint water crisis

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Washington, AP) — The former Environmental Protection Agency official who resigned as the Flint, Michigan water crisis worsened rejected criticism that she failed to act and insisted…

Pricey tea a growing niche crop in US, even Canada

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press (BROOKHAVEN, Miss., AP) — After Hurricane Katrina wiped out his timber 11 years ago, Jason McDonald wanted a crop less susceptible to Mississippi’s potentially powerful storms. Low…

After false start, new GM ignition switch trial set to start

By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press (NEW YORK, AP) — Weeks after the first New York trial over General Motors’ faulty ignition switch controversy ended prematurely, a new one is set to start.…