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EU's Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on Britain

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:24pm

Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all.

Maker of vehicle involved in Seattle crash to pay up to $1M

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:21pm

The Missouri company that manufactured a duck boat involved in a deadly crash in Seattle last year has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties under a consent order, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday.

Spokesman: Coalition accidentally bombed Yemen hospital

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:21pm

An internal investigation committee said on Tuesday that the Saudi-led military coalition accidentally bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen, which killed 19 people and forced the international group to pull out from northern Yemen.

Documents: Jay Z's company wanted to manage Prince's music

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:21pm

Court documents show that Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by rap mogul Jay Z, tried but failed to get chosen to manage Prince's musical assets in the weeks after the rock superstar's death.

Poll: Racial vulnerability linked to youth vote choice

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:15pm

Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month's election.

Markets Right Now: Dow, Russell at new highs as stocks gain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:12pm

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NYC touts UN benefits in new report

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:11pm

The New York mayor's office is touting the benefits of hosting the United Nations headquarters with a new report examining the world body's economic impact on the city.

Mindful of Amazon, malls take the Santa experience high-tech

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:02pm

Hop on a virtual sleigh ride to the North Pole. Stand on the "Naughty or Nice O'Meter." Snap a selfie and see your face on a dancing elf. The Santa experience has gotten a makeover as many malls install shows and games they hope will lure shoppers who are buying more online.

HP Enterprise countersues Rhode Island over computer project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:01pm

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has countersued Rhode Island over an unfinished project to build a new computer system for the state's Division of Motor Vehicles.

Q&A: A look at Trump's call to cancel new Air Force One

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:01pm

President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging Reagan-era models that currently shuttle the president around the world. Trump cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!"

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:01pm

The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

Grain higher,livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:52pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher,livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:51pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly higher,ivestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:51pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence

Julie Pace and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:51pm

President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off.

In age of Trump, GOP learns to embrace government activism

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:43pm

After eight years of denouncing President Barack Obama as a big-government activist, congressional Republicans suddenly appear eager to welcome a big-government activist to the White House.

Top job placement firm sued for alleged bias against blacks

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:42pm

A national job-placement company systematically discriminated against blacks in favor of Hispanic workers to comply with racially based criteria of some clients looking for employees, according to allegations in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of several African-Americans.

Pipeline opponents ride out storm in shelters, casino

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:41pm

Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they're committed to maintaining the camp through the winter.

Money for Trump Tower security part of stopgap spending bill

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:32pm

Lawmakers are tacking on money for security around Trump Tower in New York and funds for health care for retired coal miners to a stopgap spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown at week's end.

Gold, silver decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:31pm

The December gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1167.60 an ounce -- down $6.40.