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

The 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.

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.

Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:01am

The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election flared anew Saturday after the social media platform Reddit concluded that people from Russia leaked confidential British government documents on Brexit trade talks just days before the general U.K. vote.

Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians

Evens Sanon and Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 9:34am

The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti’s capital, but hundreds of thousands of people are now suffering deep economic aftershocks after more than two months of demonstrations.

Q&A: Does a manufacturing slump threaten the US economy?

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 8:52am

Defying fears and predictions, the U.S. economy is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts.

Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 7:27am

The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do.

French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound

Nadine Achoui-Lesage and Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:00am

Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul of France's retirement system, as highway blockades and train stoppages by other protesters disrupted weekend travel around the country.

Venice tide barriers pass another test but skeptics remain

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:31am

Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice’s perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego.

Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:49pm

Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech in a troubled region.

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 9:30pm

Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announces $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:48pm

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announces $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims.

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:00pm

Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play Ӏngels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82.

'Typo' may have overvalued Utah home at nearly $1B

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:40pm

Utah officials say a possible dropped phone resulted in a typo that overvalued a home for almost $1 billion.

'Mexico, US, Canada trade talks continue in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:39pm

Mexico’s top trade negotiator wrapped up an 11-hour meeting with his U.S. counterpart Friday night, saying they had not finalized a new trade agreement for Mexico, United States and Canada.

Buttigieg calls on McKinsey to release list of his clients

Ashley Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:24pm

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is calling on his former employer McKinsey & Co. to release a list of the clients he served and to free him from a nondisclosure agreement he signed when he worked there a decade ago.

Ericsson will pay over $1 billion to resolve fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:35pm

Sweden-based telecommunications company Ericsson will pay over $1 billion as part of a deal to resolve bribery conspiracy charges, prosecutors in New York said Friday.