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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.

The Latest: Turkey says Syria settlement needs Assad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:03am

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

New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:30am

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

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.

Analysis: Trump to take oath of office amid deep uncertainty

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:40am

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.

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.

Marathon bombing film productions won't detail tax credits

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:31pm

Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location at the finish line and other landmarks 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.

Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:13pm

Paramount Pictures said Friday it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years.

Asian markets mixed ahead of Trump's inauguration

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:31pm

Asian markets were mixed 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.

Trump expects 'big results' from his choice to lead USDA

Jonathan Lemire and Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:46pm

Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, will "deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land."

After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do list

Ken Thomas and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:31pm

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.

Samsung to announce cause of Galaxy Note 7 fire on Jan. 23

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:21pm

Samsung Electronics said Friday it will announce on Jan. 23 the reason why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and caught fire.

Company that HHS pick invested in faced criminal penalty

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 7:41pm

A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed this month to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case.

Alaska opens trade, pipeline office in Tokyo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 7:31pm

The state of Alaska has opened an office in Tokyo to help promote trade and advance a long hoped-for natural gas pipeline project.

China's economic growth rises to 6.8 percent in last quarter of 2016; full-year growth 6.7 percent, weakest since 1990

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 7:01pm

China's economic growth rises to 6.8 percent in last quarter of 2016; full-year growth 6.7 percent, weakest since 1990.

Facebook CEO trying to buy out land near his Hawaii estate

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:51pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went to court to gain ownership of isolated pockets of land tucked away within his sprawling estate in Hawaii, many of which are less than an acre and could be split between hundreds of owners in a situation unique to the islands.