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More private college presidents top $2M in pay, study finds

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:16pm

Presidents of eight private colleges in the U.S. were paid more than $2 million in 2014, the most ever to hit that mark, according to a new study.

The Latest: Sheriff's office lifts blockade at protest camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:01pm

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

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

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:51pm

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 see lower tariffs.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:41pm

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:11pm

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.

AP EXPLAINS: How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:50pm

President-elect Donald Trump threatened in a series of early-morning tweets Sunday to punish American companies that move plants and jobs to other countries.

The Latest: Trump accuses Green Party recount as a 'scam'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:41pm

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

Fidel Castro's final resting spot revealed

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:11pm

About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti.

Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:11pm

President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.

Report: Company sold turf product after learning of defects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:01pm

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.

Trump's inauguration set to test nation's readiness to heal

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:01pm

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.

New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:51am

New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts.

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.