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Average US price of gas drops 1 penny per gallon to $2.65

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 12:11pm

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dipped 1 penny per gallon (3.8 liters) to $2.65 over the past two weeks.

America’s influence, once so dominant, waning under Trump

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 11:16am

France, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mexico, Turkey, Germany and more — have quietly edged away from Washington over the past three years.

'Frozen 2' leads box office again; 'Playmobil' flops

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:21am

“Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Bosnian capital of Sarajevo hit by dangerous air pollution

Sabina Niksic, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:01am

Authorities say air pollution in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has reached dangerous levels in recent days, prompting officials to ban freight vehicles from the roads, cancel all outdoor public events and warn citizens to remain indoors.

3 Nobel winners will donate prize money to support research

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 9:55am

The three winners of the Nobel Prize in economics are donating their prize money to fund grants that will support economic research for the next 15 years.

Gannett: ‘Frontline’ reporting jobs will be last to get cut

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 9:52am

In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the merger, which was funded in part by a high-interest, $1.8 billion loan from a private equity firm, have pledged significant cost cuts, but say they are aiming to shield reporting jobs as much as possible.

Saudi restaurants no longer need to segregate women and men

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:59am

Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to use separate entrances from men or sit behind partitions at restaurants in the latest measure announced by the government that upends a major hallmark of conservative restrictions that had been in place for decades.

Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:42am

Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreement on a new $5.5 billion program to boost the country's growth and economic reforms.

New Delhi fire victims lived and worked in unsafe spaces

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:11am

Mehboob Alam’s phone rang at 5:04 a.m. Sunday. It was his 38-year-old nephew, Mohammad Imran, pleading to be saved.

France braces for even worse travel woes, govt seeks answers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 5:20am

France braced for even worse transportation woes when the new work week begins Monday due to nationwide strikes over the government's redesign of the national retirement system. French President Emmanuel Macron convened top officials to strategize for the high-stakes week ahead.

Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 3:51am

When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes couldn't be higher.

Germany: Merkel party criticizes ally's call for concessions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 3:46am

The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says she would have liked a clear signal from its junior governing partner that it intends to stay in Merkel's coalition, and is deeply skeptical about its calls for new concessions.

Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 12:11am

Iran's president said on Sunday his country will depend less on oil revenue next year, in a new budget that is designed to resist crippling U.S. trade embargoes.

China's trade with US sinks in November amid tariff war

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 11:42pm

China's trade with the United States sank again in November as negotiators worked on the first stage of a possible deal to end a tariff war.

Students keep driving protests demanding change in Chile

Eva Vergara, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:00pm

Nearly two months ago, Catalina Santana jumped a turnstile in the Santiago metro and helped launch a movement that changed the course of Chilean history.

Hospital identifies man who survived Pearl Harbor shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:36pm

A hospital has identified the man who was wounded in Wednesday's shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:08pm

A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's “red flag" law.

New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:21pm

Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives.

Protests erupt as Russia seeks closer ties with Belarus

Yuras Karmanau and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 11:40am

The leaders of Russia and Belarus spent more than five hours Saturday in sensitive talks on deepening ties between the two allies — a meeting that triggered a protest in the Belarusian capital among those who fear Russia's intentions.