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Israeli court sentences tycoon to 2 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:30am

An Israeli court has sentenced one of the country's most prominent businessmen to two years in prison for securities fraud.

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

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:30am

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.

New cross-border stock link widens access to China's Nasdaq

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:20am

Trading began Monday on a new cross-border stock link between Hong Kong and the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen, widening access to China's markets for global investors.

Fukushima reactor briefly loses cooling during inspection

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:10am

One of the melted reactors at tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant had a temporary loose of cooling when a worker accidentally bumped a switch while passing through a narrow isle of switch panels during an inspection and turned off the pumping system.

Retrial starts for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:00am

A retrial of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for embezzlement opened Monday in the provincial city of Kirov after the original 2013 guilty verdict was overturned by the Supreme Court.

After major victory, ND pipeline protesters to defy deadline

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:40am

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.

Cars without drivers scoot around Nissan plant, towing cars

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:01am

Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships.

AP Explains: What resignation of New Zealand's leader means

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:11pm

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key unexpectedly resigned on Monday. His departure will affect New Zealand's relationship with the U.S., its free-trade agenda and its role on the world stage. The country's new leader will face an opposition buoyed by Key's departure as it heads into elections next year.

Should convicted former House speaker get his pension back?

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:51pm

Thomas Finneran was once the most powerful politician in Massachusetts, ruling the state House of Representatives with an authoritarian style that earned him the nickname "King Tom" from some critics.

Economists: US growth will pick up, hiring will slow in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:41pm

but they see a slowdown in hiring.

Hong Kong tycoon Li offers $5.4B for Australia energy firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:20pm

Australian energy company Duet Group said Monday it's considering a multibillion dollar takeover offer from the infrastructure arm of Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing's business empire.

The Latest: Company slams pipeline ruling as political

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:30pm

The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline protest (all times local):

Asian shares tumble after Italy rejects constitution changes

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:20pm

Asian shares tumbled Monday after Italian voters' rejected constitutional changes, raising questions over whether Italy will stay in the European Union and keep using the euro.

New cross-border stock link widens access to China's Nasdaq

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:51pm

Trading began Monday on a new cross-border stock link between Hong Kong and the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen, widening access to China's markets for global investors.

Failed GOP candidate for Idaho contests election results

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:23pm

An unsuccessful Republican candidate for the Idaho Senate is formally contesting the election results in Bannock County.

New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:42pm

New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts.

Plane landing gear collapses on landing in San Antonio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:31pm

Authorities say everyone was safely evacuated from a United Express plane after its nose gear collapsed when it landed at San Antonio International Airport.

More private college presidents top $2M in pay, study finds

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:16pm

Presidents of eight private colleges in the U.S. were paid more than $2 million in 2014, the most ever to hit that mark, according to a new study.

The Latest: Sheriff's office lifts blockade at protest camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:01pm

The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline protest (all times local):