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Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:22am

Genoa's mayor is promising his city will have a new bridge by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed, killing 43 people.

German rail operator, union agree on new wage package

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 4:07am

Germany's rail operator says it has reached a new wage agreement with workers, averting the possibility of more strikes during the Christmas travel crunch.

The Latest: Paris police fire tear gas on Champs-Elysees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 2:21am

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Suspected food poisoning kills 11 at Indian temple ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:33am

Police on Saturday arrested three people after at least 11 died of suspected food poisoning following a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple in southern India.

Scuffles with police in Paris but protest largely peaceful

Raphael Satter and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:23am

Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in central Paris on Saturday on the sidelines of a largely peaceful demonstration, during the fifth straight weekend of protests by the "yellow vest" movement.

Afghanistan hosts Pakistan, China for wide-ranging talks

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:56pm

The foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met Saturday in Kabul to discuss trade, development and ways to end Afghanistan's 17-year war.

Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:27pm

Nothing says, "Is it over yet?" quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him.

Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:14pm

Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country.

Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:48pm

A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.

The Latest: PG&E says it's acted to meet pipeline standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:24pm

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Walmart enlisting customers in push to raise alcohol limit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:50pm

Walmart is enlisting their customers in a new public push to sell higher-alcohol beer in Utah.

Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:04pm

Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump's border wall. But you wouldn't know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House's next move.

Trump club is in tax break zone, but is unlikely to benefit

Bernard Condon and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:03pm

President Donald Trump's company owns a golf club in an Opportunity Zone offering developers massive tax breaks, but experts say it is unlikely it could take advantage of them.

The Latest: College: School welcomes withdrawal request

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:48pm

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California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety records

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:44pm

Regulators on Friday accused one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco.

California regulators: PG&E falsified safety records for natural gas pipelines years after deadly blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:37pm

California regulators: PG&E falsified safety records for natural gas pipelines years after deadly blast.

Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize records

Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:14pm

Nicaraguan police have raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow.

The Latest: 10 fishermen plead guilty in shark fin case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:54pm

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Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:43pm

Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.