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  • Oakland Teachers to Walk Out Thurs.

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Teachers in Oakland, California, planned to raise picket signs Thursday in the country's latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay.

  • 81 Dead in Bangladesh Fire

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 81 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday.

  • 150+ IS Militants Handed Over to Iraq

    OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) -- U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, the first batch of several to come, an Iraqi security...

  • US Remains from Korea War Nearing ID

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The remains of more American soldiers killed decades ago in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by the North Korean army, the lead scientist...

  • MS Woman Pleads to Pharmacy Fraud

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi woman charged in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others pleaded guilty Wednesday.

  • House Dems to File Resolution Friday

    House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over...

  • Group: Migrant Families Still Separated

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics...

  • Muslim Group Seeks Congressional Probe

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) -- A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S. government has shared access to parts of its terrorist watchlist with...

  • Japan Spacecraft Tries Asteroid Landing

    TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

  • Feds:Coast Guard Lt. Domestic Terrorist

    A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a "domestic terrorist" who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media...

  • Global Stocks Higher Thursday

    Most global stock markets rose Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle.

  • US Stocks Post Modest Gains

    Wall Street capped another day of listless trading Wednesday with a slight gain, extending the market's winning streak to a third day.

  • Oil Rallies, WTI Expires at High

    Nearest delivered oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange rallied Wednesday.

  • One of the charts shown to members of the crop insurance industry at their annual meeting highlighted that net farm income in 2018 was the third lowest over the last 20 years in inflation-adjusted terms. (Graphic courtesy of the American Farm Bureau Federation)

    Tariffs Slow Export Projections

    Net farm income in 2018 was the third lowest over the last 20 years in inflation-adjusted terms, with income down in all regions of the country, a Farm Bureau economist told crop insurers. Meanwhile, the impact from...

  • Stocks Edge Higher Early Wednesday

    U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Wednesday, extending modest gains from a day earlier, as investors reviewed the latest batch of company earnings reports.

  • UK Presses EU for Brexit Compromise

    Britain's foreign secretary said that securing an orderly Brexit is "of paramount importance" as he visited Germany on Wednesday, and insisted the UK can leave the European Union on March 29 as planned if a...

  • Trump Orders Space Force Creation

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted.

  • Trump: CA Must Pay Back Train Funds

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has...

  • MI Gov Blocks Immigrant Detention Plan

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blocked the sale of a former state prison that was proposed as the site of a privately operated federal immigration detention center, drawing praise from...

  • Trump: No Rush for NKorea on Nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are...

  • IL Gov Signs $15 Minimum Wage Deal

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure Tuesday gradually hiking the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, an early victory for the Democrat on the eve of his first annual budget...

  • Afghan Envoy: Council to Discuss Peace

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan president's special peace envoy says a traditional council of Afghan political and tribal leaders, known as Loya Jirga, will be held next month to discuss negotiations with the...

  • Trump Picks Rosen for Deputy AG

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general.

  • Civilians Evacuated From IS Holdout

    BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) -- A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of civilians, including men, women and children, left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Wednesday, signaling a possible end...

What DTN Is Watching

Markets

In terms of news for grain markets, Thursday is the quiet before Friday's storm of new estimates and export sales data from USDA. Thursday's financial reports include weekly jobless claims, durable goods orders, existing home sales and leading indicators. The U.S. Energy Department releases inventory data, starting at 9:30 a.m. CST.

Weather

Thursday features moderate to locally heavy rain in the southeastern U.S. and heavy rain and snow for the region in the southwestern U.S. Dry conditions will be in place elsewhere. Temperatures will be cold north and warm southeast once again. The southwestern U.S. storm system migrates into the Plains and Midwest during the coming weekend.