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Merchant Marine Academy alumni report questions abuse risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:50am

A U.S. Merchant Marine Academy alumni task force is calling for reinstatement of a cadet training program.

Washington state suing agrochemical giant over PCB pollution

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:42am

Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case "lacks merit."

Grain higher, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:42am

Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent to step down next year

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

Coca-Cola says Muhtar Kent will step down as CEO next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer James Quincey.

The Latest: McConnell urges coal-state Dems to back down

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:40am

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

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent to step down next year

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:40am

Coca-Cola said Friday that CEO Muhtar Kent will step down as CEO next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer James Quincey.

Paris pollution: Medics on alert, outdoor sports not advised

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

With more asthmatic children needing hospital treatment in Paris amid exceptional air pollution, France's government put medics on alert Friday and warned residents to limit outdoor activity over the weekend.

Women sue groom, event company after being hit by drone

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

Two women are suing a groom and the event company that ran his wedding reception after they allege he flew a drone that hit them in the head at the New Hampshire event.

S. Korean impeachment sales: Goodbye Park, hello free room

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:30am

For many South Korean business owners, President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday was a moment to celebrate — with a sale.

Syrian civilians leave crumbling rebel enclave in Aleppo

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:20am

Hundreds of Syrian civilians streamed out on foot from the eastern part of the city of Aleppo on Friday in the wake of the relentless campaign by government troops and their allies to drive rebels from their rapidly crumbling enclave.

British journalist says detained in Kenya without charge

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

A British journalist for The Times of London newspaper says he is being detained at a Nairobi airport without explanation or charge after entering Kenya.

Court orders Swiss prosecutors to open VW criminal probe

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

Swiss prosecutors say they have seized documents at a large Volkswagen dealer after a court ordered them to open a criminal investigation.

Health stocks rebound as US indexes keep setting records

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:10am

U.S. stocks are opening higher Friday morning as major indexes continue to set records. Technology companies are rising on company earnings. Health care and household goods companies also trading higher after lagging the market over the last few weeks.

US wholesalers cut stockpiles, clearing way for new orders

AP Economics Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:01am

U.S. wholesale businesses cut back their stockpiles while sales rose in October. That's a trend that could boost demand for factory goods in the months ahead.

Chocolate bar made in Serbia triggers trouble in Croatia

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:51am

Even a small bar of chocolate can trigger a big row in the Balkans.

EU chief: 1 type of European chopper, tank to stop waste

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:50am

The chief of the European Union's executive branch wants to streamline defense industries in member states to make them more efficient and less dependent on U.S. military protection.

In Denmark, Apple loses court case over refurbished phone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:20am

Apple Inc. has violated a consumer law in Denmark by giving a customer a refurbished iPhone with used components in replacement for his new one that wasn't working properly, a Danish court ruled.

Celebrate closer EU union? Not with all that division

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:20am

Instead of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the summit that reinforced the goal of an ever-closer union, the European Union's Commission chief lambasted some member states that refuse to apply common rules and said the bloc needs to rethink a looser relationship for those not fully committed.

Germany says Aixtron case 'closed' after Chinese bid blocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:01am

The German government says it has stopped the vetting process for a Chinese firm's purchase of chipmaker Aixtron SE after the U.S. government nixed the takeover.

Coca-Cola Co. CEO Muhtar Kent will step down in May, to be succeeded by James Quincey, company president.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:51am

Coca-Cola Co. CEO Muhtar Kent will step down in May, to be succeeded by James Quincey, company president. .