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St. Louis-area businessman faces federal kidnapping charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:21pm

A St. Louis-area businessman and three other men will have a hearing Tuesday in federal court after being accused of kidnapping and beating a man over three days.

Feds: Business nearly lost $387,500 to world cybercriminals

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:11pm

A Pennsylvania business nearly lost more than $387,000 in an international cybercrime operation disabled by federal authorities and the European Union last week.

Italy's president asks Premier Renzi to delay stepping down until Parliament passes a budget law this month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:11pm

Italy's president asks Premier Renzi to delay stepping down until Parliament passes a budget law this month.

Black film studio in Florida given historic landmark status

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:11pm

A north Florida movie studio that produced silent-era films catering to an African-American audience has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

French presidential race heats up: A look at the candidates

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:10pm

France's presidential campaign is heating up, as candidates from the anti-immigrant far right to the Trotskyist far left join the race for election five months away.

The Latest: Tribal leader: Pipeline opponents should go home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:03pm

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 - 12:01pm

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

Bank of England Carney chief warns on globalization

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:51am

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned that government and industry must do their part to spur growth and ensure that prosperity is more equally distributed to counter a rising tide of insecurity and anxiety.

Dow hits another record as banks and oil continue to climb

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:43am

U.S. stocks are resuming their climb Monday, led by gains in energy companies and banks, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to another record high. Technology companies, which have weakened since the presidential election, recovered some of their recent losses. European stocks were mostly higher, but Italy's market slipped after Italian voters rejected constitutional changes and the country's premier said he would resign.

USGS records 5 earthquakes overnight in northern Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:41am

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 3.9 temblor near Pawnee where the state's largest earthquake was recorded in September.

The Latest: Al Gore calls meeting with Trump 'productive'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:21am

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

Dallas mayor files lawsuit to stop pension withdrawals

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:11am

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to stop the Dallas Police and Fire Pension system from allowing retirees to pull their deferred retirement funds from the ailing system.

Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:53am

Protesters who celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline vowed to remain camped on federal land as they wait to find out whether President-elect Donald Trump might seek to overturn a decision that delayed the $3.8 billion project.

Walmart agrees to $7.5M settlement in discrimination suit

Shannon Gupta, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:47am

Walmart has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a suit that alleged the chain discriminated against gay employees.

Republican success opens door to amending US Constitution

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:42am

The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level of power that gives the party an unprecedented opportunity: change the U.S. Constitution.

Italy faces political, economic uncertainty after referendum

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:41am

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.

Will Italy's political drama spawn a new eurozone crisis?

Carlo Piovano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:34am

Italy's political upheaval has raised questions of whether the eurozone is headed for a new financial crisis that could once again put in doubt the future of the euro and roil global markets.

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Report: train carrying BMWs derails, 97 automobiles damaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:23am

Authorities say a train carrying BMWs from an automaking plant in South Carolina has derailed and that 97 of the vehicles were damaged.