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Report: Company sold turf product after learning of defects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:11am

The country's leading maker of artificial sports turf sold more than 1,000 fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide after its executives knew they were falling apart faster than expected and might not live up to lofty marketing claims, according to an investigation by a news organization.

The Latest: Snowden says Petraeus leak for personal benefit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:11am

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Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:04am

In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives.

Veterans begin to assemble near Dakota Access protest camp

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:52am

Military veterans started to gather Sunday near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp, where they'll join the several hundred people who are against the four-state, $3.8 billion project that's largely complete.

US, China, EU, others fail to reach environmental goods deal

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:20am

Forty-six countries including the U.S., China and European Union nations failed Sunday to agree on a list of "environmental goods" like solar-powered air conditioners or LED light bulbs that could be targeted for lower tariffs.

McDonald's CEO: Chain still plans to expand in the US again

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:10am

Artisan burger buns, cage-free eggs and table service are some of the changes McDonald's is promising in the U.S. as it scrambles to update its image and win back customers.

Right-wing Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer concedes election in a Facebook message.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:00am

Right-wing Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer concedes election in a Facebook message.

First official results in Austria: Left-leaning candidate takes unbeatable lead in presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:20am

First official results in Austria: Left-leaning candidate takes unbeatable lead in presidential election.

Ex-utility executive set for trial for aiming gun at deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:10am

A 57-year-old former utility company executive is scheduled for trial Monday on charges he pointed a gun at an Ada County sheriff's deputy in February.

For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:20am

He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.

Venezuela to issue larger bill as currency continues to melt

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:10am

Venezuela said it will issue higher-denominated bills as triple-digit inflation and a currency meltdown leave the country's largest note worth just around 2 U.S. cents on the black market.

UK foreign secretary downplays EU payment suggestions

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 7:00am

Britain's foreign secretary dismissed as "speculation" suggestions that the U.K. would pay for tariff-free trade with the European Union after it leaves the bloc.

Still grieving, French man seeks clues to Flight 370 mystery

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 6:40am

A Frenchman whose wife and two of his three children were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 said Sunday that he was still trying to find out what happened to the aircraft partly as a way of dealing with the emotional cost of his loss.

Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:51am

President-elect Donald Trump is threatening heavy taxes as retribution for U.S. companies that move their business operations overseas and still try to sell their product to Americans.

Still grieving, French man seeks clues to Flight 370 mystery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:30am

A French man whose wife and two of his three children were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 says he is still trying to find out what happened to the aircraft partly as a way of dealing with the emotional pain of his loss.

German finance minister holds out against Greek debt cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:50am

Germany's finance minister is underlining his opposition to a debt cut for Greece and urging Athens to push ahead with reforms before a meeting with his eurozone counterparts.

Iran's president submits proposed budget to parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:20am

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that President Hassan Rouhani submitted a $83 billion budget bill to parliament for the next fiscal year, beginning in March.

Death toll in China's 2nd coal mine blast rises to 32

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:31pm

Thirty-two miners were confirmed dead Sunday in the second coal mine explosion in a week in China, state-run media reported.

Timeline of China-Taiwan relations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:01pm

China and Taiwan have been separately ruled since the Chinese civil war of the 1940s, but China claims sovereignty over the island and insists the two sides eventually unify. The status of Taiwan became an issue this weekend after President-elect Donald Trump broke with long-standing tradition and directly spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, drawing an irritated response from China.