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Brexit dominates UK politics, from Supreme Court to Commons

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:42am

The drama of Britain's exit from the European Union was being acted out this week on two of London's grandest stages: the Supreme Court and the House of Commons chamber. The plot is gripping, but the ending is still a mystery.

Coca-Cola's new push: Pair Coke with lobster, paella, ramen

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:42am

What beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke wants you to think of soda.

Britain's finance chief sees more trade with South Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:41am

The finance chief of Britain says he sees big opportunities to build on trade ties with South Africa, which is Britain's biggest export market in Africa.

Gains for banks and tech lead stocks to all-time highs

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:41am

U.S. stocks edging higher in late morning trading Thursday, keeping major market indexes at record highs. Banks, technology and materials companies are leading the way higher. Defense contractors and other industrial companies are taking losses. Bond yields rose.

Navy's futuristic-looking USS Zumwalt arriving in homeport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:31am

The Navy's most technologically advanced destroyer is arriving at its homeport after dealing with some glitches along the way.

US 30-year average mortgage rate rises to 4.13 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:31am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed for the sixth straight week in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election win, marking new highs for the year.

Egypt's president says economic reforms are no 'picnic'

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:31am

Egypt's president on Thursday defended the tough economic measures undertaken by his government, saying there was no alternative in the face of a financial crisis.

Judge denies Aaron Schock's request to move case to Peoria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:30am

A federal judge in Illinois has refused to move Aaron Schock's corruption case from Springfield to Peoria at the former congressman's request.

Congress scrambles to finish defense, stopgap spending bills

Andrew Taylor and Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:30am

In typical last-minute fashion, Congress scrambled Thursday to wrap-up unfinished business that includes a vote in the Senate on a sweeping defense policy bill and final action on a must-do spending measure to keep the government from shutting down at midnight Friday.

Energy company plans to close Michigan nuclear plant in 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

An energy company announced plans Thursday to permanently close the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan in 2018, which could mean hundreds of job cuts for a major employer in the region if regulators approve the closure.

Banking on change: Tech startups target financial services

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

It may not be much longer before bank branches join video-rental stores and record shops as relics of a bygone era.

Turkey's leader renounces foreign currencies to boost lira

Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:04am

Turkey's leader has renounced foreign currencies in favor of the ailing lira currency in keeping with his appeal to Turkish citizens to do the same, his spokesman said Thursday, as a new measure was unveiled to help struggling businesses.

APNewsBreak: Fishing groups seek Atlantic wind farm delay

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:03am

Commercial fishing companies, trade groups and three fishing-based municipalities are seeking to delay the lease sale of an Atlantic Ocean site between New York and New Jersey that federal officials envision as the home of a massive offshore wind energy project.

Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:01am

A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:51am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:50am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

EU puts Iran's Aseman Airlines on its air safety blacklist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:50am

The European Union has added Iran's Aseman Airlines to its blacklist of companies banned from European skies due to safety concerns.

European Central Bank adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:50am

The European Central Bank will pour another half-trillion euros ($579 billion) in newly printed money into the eurozone economy to support its recovery as the currency union heads into what could be a tumultuous election year.

Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47

Munir Ahmed and Asif Shahzad, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:40am

Pakistan said Thursday it will open an investigation into a plane crash the day before in the country's northwest that killed 47 passengers and crew, as military helicopters ferried the remains of victims to the capital.

The Latest: Reid bids farewell to Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:40am

The Latest on the final days of the congressional session (all times EST):