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Senate nears final votes on bill speeding federal drug OKs

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:11pm

The Senate is set to remove the last hurdles to legislation bolstering disease research and simplifying the government's pathway for pharmaceutical and medical device approvals as Congress heads toward closing out the year.

Bank of England chief: Prosperity must be better distributed

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:01pm

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned that governments and industry must do their part to spur growth and ensure that prosperity is more equally distributed to counter a rising tide of insecurity and anxiety.

Pennsylvania district attorney's office is hit by cybercrime

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:52pm

A Pennsylvania prosecutor's office and two businesses were among hundreds of thousands of victims of an international cybercrime operation disabled by federal authorities and the European Union last week.

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:50pm

President-elect Donald Trump, moving closer to filling his Cabinet, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Latest: Tribal leader: Pipeline opponents should go home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:45pm

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

Doyle Owens, founder of unclaimed baggage store, dies at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:41pm

The Alabama businessman who started a one-of-a-kind store selling the contents of unclaimed airline baggage has died.

Dallas mayor files lawsuit to stop pension withdrawals

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:40pm

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

Trump's tariff plan hits a hurdle: Congressional Republicans

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:40pm

President-elect Donald Trump's plan to use steep tariffs to punish companies that move overseas is running into an obstacle: Congressional Republicans.

The Latest: Jesse Jackson says Carson an unknown quantity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:40pm

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

Appeals court agrees to delay GOP lawsuit over health law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:30pm

A federal appeals court has agreed to delay consideration of a lawsuit from Republican lawmakers over the Obama health care law. President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress plan to repeal and replace the law.

St. Louis-area businessman faces federal kidnapping charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:21pm

A St. Louis-area businessman and three other men will have a hearing Tuesday in federal court after being accused of kidnapping and beating a man over three days.

Italy's president asks Premier Renzi to delay stepping down until Parliament passes a budget law this month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:11pm

Italy's president asks Premier Renzi to delay stepping down until Parliament passes a budget law this month.

Black film studio in Florida given historic landmark status

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:11pm

A north Florida movie studio that produced silent-era films catering to an African-American audience has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

French presidential race heats up: A look at the candidates

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:10pm

France's presidential campaign is heating up, as candidates from the anti-immigrant far right to the Trotskyist far left join the race for election five months away.

Amazon Go store is checkout free

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:01pm

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

Dow hits another record as banks and oil continue to climb

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:43am

U.S. stocks are resuming their climb Monday, led by gains in energy companies and banks, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to another record high. Technology companies, which have weakened since the presidential election, recovered some of their recent losses. European stocks were mostly higher, but Italy's market slipped after Italian voters rejected constitutional changes and the country's premier said he would resign.

USGS records 5 earthquakes overnight in northern Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:41am

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 3.9 temblor near Pawnee where the state's largest earthquake was recorded in September.

Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:53am

Protesters who celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline vowed to remain camped on federal land as they wait to find out whether President-elect Donald Trump might seek to overturn a decision that delayed the $3.8 billion project.

Walmart agrees to $7.5M settlement in discrimination suit

Shannon Gupta, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:47am

Walmart has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a suit that alleged the chain discriminated against gay employees.

Republican success opens door to amending US Constitution

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:42am

The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level of power that gives the party an unprecedented opportunity: change the U.S. Constitution.