Hiring surge added 313K jobs in February, most in 1½ years

FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, photo, work continues on a new development in Fair Lawn, N.J. On Friday, March 9, the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs in February, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market.

Sunlight helps ID Hearst Castle painting as 17th century

In this undated photo provided by Hearst Castle/California State Parks are guides Laurel Rodger and Carson Cargill posing below the "Annunciation" painting hanging at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif. The painting, that has been hanging at California's landmark Hearst Castle for decades, has been identified as a 17th century work thanks to two guides who noticed a previously undetected monogram and inscription when it was illuminated by late afternoon sunlight last fall. (Victoria Garagliano/Hearst Castle/California State Parks via AP)

SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — A painting that has been hanging at California’s landmark Hearst Castle for decades has been identified as a 17th century work after two guides noticed a previously undetected monogram and inscription when sunlight illuminated them last fall.

Caring for ‘chosen family’ gains ground in sick-leave laws

In this March 2, 2018 photo, Yee Won Chong, far right, poses with his "chosen family" in their home in Portland, Ore. When Chong was diagnosed with cancer, Chong's longtime housemate Brooks Nelson, middle left, used his own sick days to take time off to care for Chong during chemotherapy and surgery. Also pictured are Nelson's partner, Jeannie LaFrance, top left; her daughter, Avalon LaFrance, 5; and the family dog, Fred. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

NEW YORK (AP) — Yee Won Chong had just been diagnosed with cancer. His relatives were half a world away in Malaysia and couldn’t care for him. So he turned to the friends he considers his “chosen family.”

What could go wrong? Pitfalls pose risks in Trump, Kim talks

FILE - This combination of two file photos show U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaking in the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington on Feb. 26, 2018 and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending in the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea on May 9, 2016. President Donald Trump has accepted an offer of a summit from the North Korean leader and will meet with Kim Jong Un by May, a top South Korean official said Thursday, March 8, 2018, in a remarkable turnaround in relations between two historic adversaries. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Wong Maye-E, File)

TOKYO (AP) — So President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planning a summit. What could possibly go wrong?

UK military aiding spy probe; Russia says it’s not to blame

Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd talks with Wiltshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Kier Pritchard during a visit to the scene at the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill after exposure to a nerve agent, Friday March 9, 2018. Three people remain hospitalized Friday after the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, his daughter Yulia and British police officer Nick Bailey who tried to help them.(Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — British police asked the military on Friday to help investigate the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy, as investigators’ attention increasingly focused on the victim’s house in a quiet suburban street.

Brutal answer to 1968 Polish youth revolt shown in exhibit

Visitor explore a new exhibition devoted to an anti-Semitic campaign in Poland in 1968 that was the main reaction of the communist regime in power at the time to a student rebellion in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, March 9, 2018. The exhibition is titled "Estranged: March '68 and its Aftermath" and is on display at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews through Sept. 24.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new exhibition opened Friday in Warsaw that looks at how 1968, a year of youthful rebellion across much of Europe and America, played out behind the Iron Curtain in Poland.

Crew with seeds, corals restore environment in Puerto Rico

In this In Feb. 28, 2018, photo, diver and Force Blue Co-Founder Rudy Reyes handles a crate full of coral to replace corals ripped off the reef during Hurricane Maria, as part of a nearly $1.5 million coral reef restoration effort largely funded by the federal government, off the coast of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The group is focusing on the island's northeast region, where swaths of mostly elkhorn and staghorn corals received the brunt of large swells generated during the hurricane. (Jim Hellemn via AP)

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico (AP) — As crews re-string electric lines and clear debris from Hurricane Maria, a small group of Puerto Rican and international conservationists is working on rebuilding natural wonders destroyed by the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century.

Watchdog: Western tech used for hacking in Turkey, Syria

Procera offices are seen on Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Fremont, Calif. Researchers have found evidence that the company's hardware - now sold by Canadian firm Sandvine - is being used to hack internet users along Turkey's border with Syria. Forbes has reported that engineers at the firm were so troubled at the prospect of supplying surveillance hardware for use by a Turkish telecoms company that six of them quit in protest. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

PARIS (AP) — A Canadian company’s hardware is being used to hack internet users along Turkey’s border with Syria, researchers said Friday, adding that there were signs that Kurdish forces aligned with the United States might have been targeted.

Trump discusses violence with video game execs and critics

In this March 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump plans to meet with representatives from the video game industry on Thursday, March 8. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised concerns about the graphic depiction of violence in video games at a White House meeting Thursday with members of the industry and some of their most vocal critics.

Trump announces stiff trade tariffs, unswayed by warnings

Container ships wait to be unloaded at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The U.S. trade deficit rose in January to the highest level since October 2008, defying President Donald Trump's efforts to bring more balance to America's trade with the rest of the world, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unswayed by Republican warnings of a trade war, President Donald Trump ordered steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. on Thursday, vowing to fight back against an “assault on our country” by foreign competitors. The president said he would exempt Canada and Mexico while negotiating for changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.



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