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

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:10am

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

Russia sees Trump as conduit for eased sanctions

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:50am

Russia's government denies that it tampered in the U.S. election or even took sides. But now that the results are in, members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party aren't holding back.

Coal mine explosion in northern China kills 17, traps dozens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 5:20am

A coal mine explosion in a northern Chinese region killed 17 people Saturday and left 10 others trapped, state media and officials said.

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

Tami Abdollah and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 5:20am

A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject — weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Website seeks to match migrants with employers in Germany

Jona Kallgren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:30am

A startup company in Berlin is trying to help integrate last year's flood of migrants into the German workforce with a tailor-made online job market for new arrivals.

Death threats and abuse for woman leading Brexit court fight

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:10pm

Gina Miller is paying the price for going to court.

21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:01pm

Twenty-one miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine have been confirmed dead, and four people have been arrested in connection with the disaster, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday.

Broadcasting industry veteran Bob Bennett dies at 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 7:20pm

Robert "Bob" Bennett, a broadcasting industry veteran who guided a TV station group that became the initial core of the Fox network, has died. He was 89.

Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:40pm

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a video just days before a federal deadline, calling on all parties in the Dakota Access pipeline dispute to avoid violence.

US approves flights by Norwegian Air Shuttle subsidiary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:11pm

Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has won permission from federal authorities for its disputed plan to expand flights to the U.S.

EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:02pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill.

66-year-old man was driver in Iowa Wal-Mart store crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:32pm

A 66-year-old southern Iowa man was identified as the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a southeast Iowa Wal-Mart, killing three and injuring himself and another man in what officials believe was an accident.

Judge says Dallas police and fire pension vote can happen

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:31pm

A Texas judge Friday denied a request to stop members of the ailing Dallas Police and Fire Pension system from voting on benefit reductions.

Maisie Williams: Stop going to dolphin shows

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:23pm

"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams wants everyone to stop buying tickets to marine shows. She says it's the best way to stop the capture and killings of dolphins in Japan.

Wastewater leaks at plant destroying chemical weapons

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:20pm

About 450 gallons of hazardous wastewater leaked from a tank at a Colorado plant where chemical weapons are being destroyed, the Army said Friday.

Casino opening marks start of NY's bet on upstate gambling

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:20pm

The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling aimed at reversing decades of upstate decline.

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

Tami Abdollah and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:10pm

A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject — weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Ex-Defense Department employee sentenced to 6 years

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:00pm

A retired Department of Defense contracting supervisor was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for accepting bribes from a Malaysian businessman nicknamed "Fat Leonard" who is at the center of the Navy's worst corruption case.

United to pay $2.4M to settle with SEC over NJ to SC flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:52pm

United Airlines is paying $2.4 million to settle civil charges stemming from allegations the airline reinstated a direct flight from New Jersey to South Carolina as a personal favor to an official with a nearby vacation home.