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Italy's political landscape after referendum

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:51am

The outcome of the referendum on constitutional reforms in Italy has prompted Premier Matteo Renzi to announce his resignation after 2 ½ years in office. Here is a look at the political landscape in Italy following the result.

Dallas mayor files lawsuit to stop pension withdrawals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:50am

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has filed a lawsuit to stop the Dallas Police and Fire Pension system from allowing retirees to pull their deferred retirement funds from the ailing system.

Report: train carrying BMWs derails, 97 automobiles damaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:50am

Authorities say a train carrying BMWs from an automaking plant in South Carolina has derailed and that 97 of the vehicles were damaged.

The Latest: Trade group appeals to Trump to approve pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:50am

The Latest on the protest against the construction of the final section of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. (all times local):

The Latest: GOP leader warns against Trump plan for tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:50am

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Paris to implement 24-hour crackdown on vehicle emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:40am

Paris' Police authority is again cracking down on the city's rocketing air pollution with a 24-hour traffic-regulating scheme that aims to halve the day's emissions from road vehicles.

US services firms grow at fastest pace since October 2015

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:33am

U.S. services companies expanded last month at their fastest pace in more than a year, an encouraging sign for the economy.

87 escape Kenya psych hospital as medics strike nationwide

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:31am

At least 87 patients escaped from Kenya's only psychiatric hospital after they were left unattended when medical workers at public hospitals went on strike nationwide, officials said Monday.

Tyson announces plans for $150 million venture fund

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:30am

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. announced plans Monday to create a venture fund aimed at developing innovations in food production.

Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opening outside Washington

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:30am

Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation's capital this week, advertising a gambling floor "bigger than the White House" and an art collection that includes a large welded collage by Bob Dylan.

New VW firm to focus on mobility services like ride sharing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:20am

Volkswagen is launching a new company dedicated to car sharing and other "mobility services" in which people may need a ride but don't necessarily want to own the car.

Iran seeks more cooperation with Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:20am

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says the Islamic Republic and its regional rival Saudi Arabia can and should cooperate to resolve regional crises.

Amazon Go store is checkout free

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:40am

Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:40am

President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Trump's inauguration to test nation's ability to heal

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:40am

One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up — whether it's to celebrate or commiserate.

Chicago-Florida flight lands in Indiana due to fuel issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:21am

Frontier Airlines says one of its planes flying from Chicago to Florida was diverted to Indianapolis after an issue was reported with its fuel system.

Government won't permit oil pipeline under Missouri River

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:10am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has refused to grant permission for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. American Indians say it's a major victory in their push to reroute construction of the pipeline that they say could harm Standing Rock Sioux cultural sites and drinking water supply. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners says the 1,200-mile pipeline through the Dakotas, Iowa and Illinois will be safe and that the Corps' decision is politically motivated.

Greek unions call general strike, ferry crews extend walkout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:50am

Greece's biggest labor unions have called a general strike for Thursday, to protest further tax hikes and labor reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors.

Markets Right Now: Dow at another high in early US trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:40am

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Train dispatcher in Germany jailed over crash that killed 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:11am

A train dispatcher was convicted of negligent homicide and bodily harm on Monday over his role in the collision of two commuter trains in southern Germany earlier this year that killed 12 people and injured nearly 90. He was sentenced to 3½ years in prison.