Richard Thaler wins Nobel for work in behavioral economics


STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people's choices on economic matters — whether on savings or game shows like "Deal or No Deal" — are not always rational.

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  • Written by By DAVID KEYTON and JIM HEINTZ , Associated Press

Police: At least 12 dead in capsizing of boat of Rohingya


COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the confluence of a river and the Bay of Bengal and at least 12 people died, police said Monday. Five of the dead were children.


Protesters rally across Russia on Putin's 65th birthday


MOSCOW (AP) — In a challenge to President Vladimir Putin on his 65th birthday, protesters rallied across Russia on Saturday, heeding opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to pressure authorities into letting him enter the presidential race.


  • Written by By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and IRINA TITOVA , Associated Press

Trump lists demands on immigration in exchange for DACA


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told congressional leaders that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange for extending protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press