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EU chief: 1 type of European chopper, tank to stop waste

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:41am

The chief of the European Union's executive branch said Friday he wants to streamline defense procurement and industries in member states to make them more efficient and less dependent on U.S. military protection.

The Latest: Dakota Access court battle to linger longer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:41am

The Latest on the protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):

The Latest: Effort to protect immigrant children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:30am

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Gov't: Takata air bag recalls to cover 42M cars when done

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:21am

The U.S. government says automakers will end up recalling 42 million vehicles with potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp.

Coastal Commission fines Malibu owners over beach access

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:11am

The California Coastal Commission has imposed a $4.2 million fine on owners of an expensive oceanfront rental on the Malibu coast for failing to remove a gate, fence, stairway and deck that block public access to the beach.

Stocks set more records as health care companies join rally

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:11am

U.S. stocks are rising for the sixth day in a row Friday as major indexes continue to set records. The largest gains are going to industries that have been mostly left out of the post-election rally, including health care companies and makers of household goods. Banks, which have led that surge, are slipping.

Big business warns Trump against mass deportation

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:00am

Still grappling with Donald Trump's surprise election, the nation's business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hard-line immigration policies that some large employers fear would hurt the economy.

Michigan lets autonomous cars on roads without human driver

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:50am

Companies can now test self-driving cars on Michigan public roads without a driver or steering wheel under new laws that could push the state to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development.

The Latest: Un envoy hopeful ahead of Geneva Aleppo meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:50am

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McConnell to coal-state Dems: Accept 4-month deal for miners

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:50am

Coal-state Democrats who are threatening a government shutdown over health benefits for retired miners should "take yes for answer" and stop stalling a short-term spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday.

EPA: Tests show lead in some East Chicago drinking water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:32am

Environmental Protection Agency officials say the federal agency's tests have discovered elevated levels of lead in drinking water in a northwestern Indiana city where contamination already has forced some residents to move.

Greece ferry strike hits island supplies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:31am

Greek ferry workers on Friday extended a nationwide strike into the weekend, hitting supplies to the country's islands and triggering violent protests on Crete.

Shares in troubled Italian bank plunge amid bailout fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:31am

Shares in troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena have plunged after news reports that the bank's request for more time to raise new capital from investors has been rejected by regulators.

Markets Right Now: US indexes move higher, remain a records

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:22am

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GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences.

USA Luge signs 2-year sponsorship with World Financial Group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

USA Luge has signed a two-year sponsorship with World Financial Group, Inc.

Report: UK Brexit chief not interested in transitional deal

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:12am

British Brexit Secretary David Davis told London financial-sector bosses that he is "not really interested" in seeking a transitional deal with the European Union to soften the process of the U.K.'s exit from the bloc, the Financial Times reported Friday.

Washington state suing agrochemical giant over PCB pollution

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:04am

Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case "lacks merit."

New coalition will push back on repeal of Obama health law

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:01am

Supporters of the 2010 health care law will launch a political coalition Friday to block its repeal. They're targeting Republican lawmakers whose constituents may now be at risk of losing health insurance.