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The Latest: 1 killed, 47 injured in France gas protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:58am

The Latest on protests in France against rising fuel taxes (all times local):

French officials say woman killed when driver accelerates during fuel tax protest as demonstrators block roads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:43am

French officials say woman killed when driver accelerates during fuel tax protest as demonstrators block roads.

Man-made Czech waterways help save carp, a Christmas treat

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:14am

Czechs will have to pay more for their traditional Christmas delicacy this year after a serious drought devastated the carp population this year.

UK leader fights back against critics, defends Brexit deal

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:06am

British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back Saturday against critics of her Brexit deal, telling her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work.

Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov't

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 2:05am

Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.

1 dead, dozens injured in French fuel taxes protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:22am

One protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron.

Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:22am

Iraq's President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

The Latest: Pence meets Taiwan's delegation at APEC summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:44pm

The Latest on the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local):

Pence, Xi trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

Jim Gomez and Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:04pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer.

North Korea's stable exchange rates confound economists

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:54pm

It's a question that nags at North Korea economy watchers: How has the country been able to maintain stable exchange rates — and avert hyper-inflation — despite intense sanctions, political tensions and a swelling trade imbalance?

Pulitzer Board tells Junot Diaz he is 'welcome' to remain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:40pm

The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided not to remove fiction writer Junot Diaz over sexual harassment allegations.

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:16pm

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down.

Colombia president snagged by protests, congressional revolt

Manuel Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:08pm

Ivan Duque was sworn in as Colombia's president in August after an easy election victory in which he promised to boost the sluggish economy by decreasing corporate taxes, while bringing order to rural areas that have long been plagued by drug trafficking and violence between armed groups.

Nevada regulators approve deal with sports books operator

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:08pm

Nevada gambling regulators have approved a $2 million offer to settle a complaint with a troubled sports books operator that acknowledged taking unlawful bets and making inaccurate payouts.

US to accuse Iran of violating chemical weapons treaty

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:46pm

The Trump administration is poised to accuse Iran of violating an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, two U.S. officials said Friday.

Nvidia, Nordstrom fall; PG&E, Sprint rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:37pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Gold, silver higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:13pm

The November gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,220.80 an ounce -- up $8.00.

Dollar mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:11pm

The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It's worth 1.32 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Thursday. And the dollar is trading at 20.12 Mexican pesos, down from late Thursday.

Oil unchanged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:07pm

Crude oil futures prices finished flat after a two-day winning streak. Benchmark U.S. crude oil was unchanged at $56.46 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

California utility shares rise as regulator calms investors

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:28pm

Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. soared Friday after California's top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires.