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Key takeaways from Boris Johnson's sweeping election victory

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:44am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has led his Conservative Party to a landslide victory in Britain’s election that was dominated by Brexit. Here are five takeaways from the British election:

Attorney: Video of Baltimore officer shows pattern of abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:14am

Body camera video belonging to a veteran city police sergeant charged with forcibly arresting someone without justification has revealed a pattern of similar abuses, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday.

UK vote eases corrosive uncertainty hurting businesses

Carlo Piovano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:37am

The British election result is a boost to the economy and financial markets in the short term as it will ease some of the uncertainty over Brexit that has hobbled business confidence during the past three years.

Taylor Swift calls out Scooter Braun during Billboard speech

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:16am

Taylor Swift used the Billboard Women in Music stage to address a series of issues including her ongoing beef with Scooter Braun.

EU leaders debate Brexit as UK election indicates a way out

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:29am

European Union leaders on Friday debated Britain’s departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured a parliamentary majority that should allow him to push the long-stalled Brexit divorce deal through parliament.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:25am

The British pound surged today as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party claimed a robust majority in Parliament, while talk of China-U.S. trade deal buoyed share prices in Asia.

A Chinese government spokeswoman says trade deal with Washington must be "mutually beneficial, a win-win"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:44am

A Chinese government spokeswoman says trade deal with Washington must be "mutually beneficial, a win-win".

Pound and stocks jump on UK election, talk of US-China deal

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:35am

Stock markets and the British pound rose Friday after Britain's Conservative Party claimed a big win in the country's general election, easing uncertainty over Brexit, and amid talk of a China-U.S. trade deal.

Mass opioid abuse is `destabilizing’ world’s poorest nations

Emily Schmall and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:21am

Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists.

The Latest: Merkel voices leaders' relief at clear UK vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:49pm

The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local):

China says trade deal with US must be 'mutually beneficial'

Joe McDonald and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:23pm

Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose Friday, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be “mutually beneficial.”

'Shop early': US Christmas trees supplies tight, prices up

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:08pm

Customers searching for the perfect Christmas tree typically glance at Sandy Parsons’ limited offerings, then keep walking.

Democratic candidates unite against Trump but little else

Will Weissert and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:48pm

Democratic White House hopefuls agree President Donald Trump must be defeated next year. But the unity ends there.

China leaders promise to shore up 2020 growth amid trade war

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:32pm

China's leaders are promising to shore up economic growth next year in the face of a tariff war with Washington and to reduce poverty and pollution.

Koch network group thanks Torres Small for Farmworkers Bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:23pm

A group funded by the powerful conservative-leaning Koch network is praising a Democratic congresswoman in New Mexico for joining a bipartisan effort to pass a farmworkers residency bill.

Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all

Mari Yamaguchi and Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:19pm

The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors.

Former NBA Commissioner Stern has emergency brain surgery

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:33pm

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday and had emergency surgery.

Japan's 'tankan' economic survey shows sentiment souring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:09pm

A closely watched economic survey by the Bank of Japan showed sentiment among major manufacturers soured for the fourth straight quarter, sapped by trade tensions and damage from a typhoon.

Mexican Senate ratifies changes to USMCA trade pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:19pm

Mexico's Senate voted Thursday to approve the modifications negotiated this week to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as the USMCA.