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87 escape Kenya psych hospital as medics strike nationwide

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:31am

At least 87 patients escaped from Kenya's only psychiatric hospital after they were left unattended when medical workers at public hospitals went on strike nationwide, officials said Monday.

The Latest: Trump's daughter, Ivanka, to meet with Al Gore

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:21am

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New VW firm to focus on mobility services like ride sharing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:20am

Volkswagen is launching a new company dedicated to car sharing and other "mobility services" in which people may need a ride but don't necessarily want to own the car.

Iran seeks more cooperation with Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:20am

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says the Islamic Republic and its regional rival Saudi Arabia can and should cooperate to resolve regional crises.

The Latest: Standing Rock leader heralds pipeline decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:00am

The Latest on the protest against the construction of the final section of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. (all times local):

Amazon Go store is checkout free

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:40am

Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.

Trump's inauguration to test nation's ability to heal

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:40am

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.

Chicago-Florida flight lands in Indiana due to fuel issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:21am

Frontier Airlines says one of its planes flying from Chicago to Florida was diverted to Indianapolis after an issue was reported with its fuel system.

Government won't permit oil pipeline under Missouri River

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:10am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has refused to grant permission for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. American Indians say it's a major victory in their push to reroute construction of the pipeline that they say could harm Standing Rock Sioux cultural sites and drinking water supply. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners says the 1,200-mile pipeline through the Dakotas, Iowa and Illinois will be safe and that the Corps' decision is politically motivated.

Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opening outside Washington

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:10am

Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation's capital this week, advertising a gambling floor "bigger than the White House" and an art collection that includes a large welded collage by Bob Dylan.

Lufthansa, GE invest in Polish aircraft engine plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:03am

Lufthansa and General Electric will jointly invest some 250 million euros ($270 million) in Poland to build a plant that will service aircraft engines starting in 2018, authorities said Monday.

Greek unions call general strike, ferry crews extend walkout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:50am

Greece's biggest labor unions have called a general strike for Thursday, to protest further tax hikes and labor reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors.

Markets Right Now: Dow at another high in early US trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:40am

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Train dispatcher in Germany jailed over crash that killed 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:11am

A train dispatcher was convicted of negligent homicide and bodily harm on Monday over his role in the collision of two commuter trains in southern Germany earlier this year that killed 12 people and injured nearly 90. He was sentenced to 3½ years in prison.

North Dakota pipeline protesters vow to stay despite victory

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:51am

Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave.

Air Berlin sells stake in Austria's NIKI to Etihad for $319M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:40am

German airline Air Berlin says it is selling its stake in Austrian carrier NIKI to Etihad for 300 million euros ($319 million).

Trump's Taiwan call, tweets point to flashpoints with China

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:31am

Donald Trump's unprecedented phone conversation with Taiwan's president and tweets criticizing China point to the possibility of major friction between the world's two largest economies.

Italy faces political, economic uncertainty after referendum

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:00am

Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a resounding rebuke by rejecting his proposed constitutional reforms, plunging Europe's fourth-largest economy into political and economic uncertainty Monday.

China appeals to US to stop disrupting acquisitions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 5:40am

China urged Washington on Monday to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Barack Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment as a security risk.