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The Latest: South Africa recognizes new Gambia leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:21am

The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):

Ex-UK Treasury chief George Osborne joining BlackRock

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:01am

Former British Treasury chief George Osborne is to join investment management firm BlackRock as an adviser.

New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:52am

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators.

Ford expects $2B net income drop due to pension change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:51am

Ford says that a change in the way it values pension obligations will cut its 2016 net income by $2 billion.

Utah unemployment rate holds steady at 3.1 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:31am

New state numbers show Utah's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.1 percent.

Melania Trump's hometown in Slovenia marks inauguration

Darko Bandic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:11am

The inauguration of Donald Trump is a big thing for a small town in Slovenia where the future U.S. first lady traces her roots.

Grain mostly higher, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:41am

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly higher, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:41am

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Analysis: Trump to take oath of office amid deep uncertainty

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:41am

Just before noon, Donald Trump will stand in front of the U.S. Capitol, place his hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible and take the oath of office as the next president of the United States.

Marathon bombing film productions won't detail tax credits

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:20am

Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts.

The Latest: UK's Hammond puts some Brexit blame on Blair

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:12am

The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

Correction: Davos-The Latest story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:00am

In a story Jan. 19 about the World Economic Forum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo said Britain would leave the trade body once it exits the European Union. In fact, he said it would have to renegotiate its obligations with WTO members, not the trade body itself.

Despite campaign to-do list, Trump team coy about his plans

Ken Thomas and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:31am

Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it.

Former head of southern fleet appointed to lead China's navy

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:20am

China's increasingly powerful navy received a new commander on Friday with the appointment of the former head of the southern fleet responsible for securing the disputed South China Sea.

China's growth in 2016 slumps as Trump trade struggle looms

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:00am

China's economic growth sank to a three-decade low in 2016 as its struggling exporters brace for a possible trade battle with President-elect Donald Trump.

Global shares steady ahead of Trump's inauguration

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:20am

Global shares were steady in cautious trading Friday ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. China's report that its economy grew at a 6.8 percent pace in October-December was in line with expectations.

Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:30am

U.S. authorities say billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to settle a foreign corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China.

China's growth edges up but 2016 weakest year since 1990

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:12am

China's economic growth ticked up in the final quarter of 2016 but its full-year performance was the weakest in three decades as it heads into a potential trade battle with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:32pm

A federal judge will decide if "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller should be sentenced to prison or probation for concealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of income during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy.