Navalny: a savvy and determined Kremlin foe

MOSCOW (AP) — The 15-day jail sentence imposed Monday on Alexei Navalny is nothing new for the Kremlin's most visible domestic foe, and is unlikely to be more than a brief interruption of his campaign against what he calls "the party of crooks and thieves." He's repeatedly been jailed, endured a year of house arrest and three convictions that could have brought him significant prison time.

  • Written by JIM HEINTZ , Associated Press

Stocks dip as 'Trump trade' heads in reverse

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world dipped Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. Many of the trends that have been in place since Election Day moved in reverse: The dollar's value sank against other currencies, as did bank stocks, while prices rose for Treasury bonds.

  • Written by STAN CHOE , AP Business Writer

AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

  • Written by EMERY P. DALESIO and JONATHAN DREW , Associated Press