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Gobble gobble: Low turkey prices cut Thanksgiving meal cost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:29pm

Low food prices have driven the cost of a Thanksgiving feast down to its lowest level since 2010.

Hong Kong starts trial for 9 accused in 2014 Occupy protests

Violet Law, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 7:52pm

Three protest leaders and six others went on trial Monday for their involvement in the "Occupy Central" demonstration that paralyzed Hong Kong's financial district for more than two months in 2014.

Asian shares mostly up, cheered by Wall Street buying spree

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 7:34pm

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday after a buying spree on Wall Street sustained investor optimism into the new week, despite continuing worries over trade tensions.

Japan exports up in October, but not enough to erase deficit

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 7:02pm

Japan's trade deficit grew to its largest since July 2015 in October as a gain in exports was outpaced by a nearly 20 percent jump in imports.

Shareholders support major Australian media merger

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 6:18pm

Shareholders on Monday gave final approval to the merger of television network Nine Entertainment and newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into an Australian media giant to be known only as Nine despite one shareholder's late bid to stop the deal.

Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 6:12pm

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.

Bloomberg donates 'unprecedented' $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 2:52pm

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he's donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students.

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:02pm

There's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.

'Fantastic Beasts' flies to top of weekend box office

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 12:04pm

"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Turkey warns ExxonMobil against drilling with Greek Cypriots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:25am

Turkey's Foreign Ministry has cautioned an international energy company against cooperating with the government of Cyprus in its search for gas.

Average US price of gas drops 12 cents per gallon to $2.72

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:25am

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 12 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.72.

Scattered tax protests persist in France; injuries up to 409

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:06am

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, standing firm against a wave of grassroots protests, said Sunday that fuel tax hikes would remain in place despite nationwide agitation.

Report: Iran arrests 4 workers protesting unpaid salaries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 9:03am

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's authorities have detained four workers protesting not having been paid their salaries for months in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.

A few honorary Oscars firsts at this year's Governors Awards

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:36am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Governors Awards may be in its 10th year, and the honorary Oscar itself in its 60th, but that doesn't mean there isn't still room for a few firsts.

Union: Workers ratify contract, end Boston hotel strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:31am

A labor union says a 45-day strike by Marriott hotel workers in Boston is over after workers ratified a new contract agreement.

Time to get a watch? What to know about buying preowned

Amir Bibawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:08am

Luxury watches have long been a symbol of the wealthy. That's changing thanks to a booming trade in preowned luxury watches, driven by a growing number of specialized retailers. Established luxury watchmakers and dealers are also getting into the trade.

Watch geeks drive booming trade in preowned pieces

Amir Bibawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:01am

Around two dozen traders sit in an open-layout second floor of a building in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by computer monitors, loud conversation and ringing phones, the energy on this trading floor is high and the commodity is blingy.

The Latest: Macron addresses Germany's parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 5:12am

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The Latest: Labour leader: New EU vote 'not for today'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 4:48am

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UK leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 3:46am

Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to bullying from European Union officials.