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  • Alaska Ballot:Governor, US House Spots

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Primaries for governor and U.S. House top the ticket in Alaska Tuesday.

  • States Aim to Stop 3D Gun Plan Release

    SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet.

  • Trump Fears Interview Perjury Charge

    President Donald Trump is expressing concern that anything he tells special counsel Robert Mueller under oath could be used to charge him with perjury as part of Mueller's ongoing investigation into coordination...

  • Australia PM Survives Leadership Vote

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on his government to unite behind him after he survived an internal leadership challenge Tuesday. But several ministers who backed the failed challenger offered their...

  • Malaysia: China Projects Cancelled

    BEIJING (AP) -- Multibillion-dollar China-financed projects in Malaysia have been canceled because they aren't needed and will saddle the country with an unsustainable amount of debt, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters on the final...

  • Iran Sandstorm Sends 95 to Hospital

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency says 95 people were taken to hospitals after suffering breathing problems during a sand-and-dust storm in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan.

  • States Invest in Election Security

    Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter registration rolls and improve communication between county and state election...

  • US Approves Generic Version of EpiPen

    U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag.

  • US Firms Tell Trump No More Tariffs

    Hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing tariffs on nearly 40 percent of imported Chinese goods: Don't do it.

  • Asian Shares Mixed Tuesday

    Asian shares were mixed Tuesday amid doubts on the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

  • Retailers, Airlines Lift Stock Higher

    Retailers and airlines helped lift U.S. stocks broadly higher Monday, extending the market's gains from last week.

  • Oil Up Ahead of Tuesday's WTI Expiry

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and the front-month Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange settled higher Monday.

  • Oil Futures Edge Higher Early Monday

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange edged higher early Monday.

  • Afghan Forces Free 149 Hostages

    Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern Kunduz province on Monday, rescuing 149 people, including women and children, abducted by the Taliban just hours earlier, officials said.

  • Venezuelans Await Economic Reforms

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan shopkeepers and consumers nervously awaited the launch of dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a new currency and a more-than-3,000 percent...

  • South Sudan Claims Civil War Over

    NYAL, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan's government claims a shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but skepticism soars. It wasn't helped by the sight of President Salva Kiir refusing to shake the hand of rival Riek Machar after they signed a...

  • Smoky Skies, Poor Air Return to NW

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region, forecasters and regulators said.

  • 3rd Day of Deliberations for Manafort

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Jury deliberations are expected to resume in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

  • New Pakistan Cabinet Sworn In

    ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's 21-member Cabinet was sworn in Monday, a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged to cut government spending, end corruption and repatriate public funds.

  • Quake Swarm Jolts Indonesia Islands

    SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) -- Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

  • Trump: Russia Probe 'McCarthyism'

    President Donald Trump insists that his White House counsel isn't a "RAT" like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he is blasting the ongoing Russia investigation as "McCarthyism."

  • Russian Military Braces for War Games

    MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's defense minister says the military forces in the country's east have been put on high alert in the run-up to massive war games that also involve China and Mongolia.

  • 8-Year Greek Bailout Era Ends

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- There'll be no dizzy dancing in the moonlit streets of Athens.

  • India Begins Massive Flood Cleanup

    ALAPPUZHA, India (AP) -- Thousands of people in flood-ravaged south India waded Monday through muck and mud to begin the immense task of cleaning their homes and businesses.

What DTN Is Watching

Markets

Weather and this week's trade talks with China continue to be the main topics of interest on Tuesday with no major reports on the schedule.

Weather

Showers and some rain will linger over the northeast and far east areas of the Midwest early Tuesday before moving into the northeast and east-central areas of the U.S. and eventually into the southeast U.S. areas as well later in the day or at night. The balance of the key central U.S. growing areas continue dry during the daytime hours of Tuesday. Showers may develop in Colorado before moving into western Kansas Tuesday night. Rainfall during the past 24 hours has mostly favored filling crops in the Midwest region, except in areas where very heavy rains have caused some flooding of fields. Strong winds may have been some problem for crops in the western Midwest yesterday.