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Missing Canadians raise stakes in China-US-Canada dispute

Christopher Bodeen and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:19pm

The apparent detentions of two Canadian men in China this week have raised the stakes in a three-way international dispute with the United States.

US seeks to counter growing Chinese influence in Africa

Maria Danilova and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:47pm

The Trump administration wants to see an increase in U.S. investment and trade in Africa as part of a new strategy aimed at countering China's growing influence on the continent

Asian shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:43pm

Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a strong overnight finish on Wall Street. Traders were encouraged by a Wall Street Journal report saying the Chinese government might make changes to its "Made in China 2025" economic development plan.

Oil pipeline opponents look past Minnesota regulators

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:11pm

Opponents of Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement may turn their attention to fighting the project on other fronts as a Minnesota regulatory panel prepares to take one of its final steps to allow it to proceed.

Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:41pm

The surprise arrest of Nissan's former chairman on charges of falsifying financial reports is providing a window into possible corporate intrigue at the Japanese automaker.

The Latest: Official IDs Canadian missing in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:17pm

The latest on the frictions between Canada and China over the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive (all times local):

Official: Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:04pm

Official: Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor.

Authorities say 3 people who had been missing since weekend found alive at a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:56pm

Authorities say 3 people who had been missing since weekend found alive at a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia.

The Latest: US suspects China in Marriott data breach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:19pm

The Latest on cyber threats from China (all times local):

Jailed former Venezuela oil minister dies in state custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:59pm

Nelson Martinez, the jailed former head of Venezuela's state-run oil giant PDVSA who was arrested last year as part of anti-corruption purge, died in state custody Wednesday, authorities said.

National Enquirer owner admits it buried stories for Trump

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:50pm

The parent company of magazines including the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and In Touch has admitted to engaging in a journalistically dubious practice known as "catch-and-kill" in order to help Donald Trump become president.

5 charged with running massive movie piracy ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:49pm

A Los Angeles federal grand jury has indicted five men who allegedly ran an international piracy ring that offered hundreds of stolen movies and TV shows online, including "Fifty Shades of Grey," ''Godzilla" and "The Walking Dead."

United CEO: No more pilot training needed on new Boeing jet

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:46pm

The CEO of United Airlines says his pilots don't need any additional training on the new Boeing jet that is at the center of the investigation into a deadly crash in Indonesia.

Woman sues Royal Caribbean over husband's zip line death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:39pm

A woman claims Royal Caribbean Cruises is responsible for a zip line accident that killed her husband on the Honduran island of Roatan.

Study: Valve hole set off refinery blast, fire in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:44pm

A hole in a valve was the source of an April explosion at a Husky Energy refinery in northwestern Wisconsin that injured 36 people and required the evacuation of a large part of the city of Superior, according to findings of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board presented Wednesday.

Mexico raids lab producing fentanyl in capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:34pm

Federal agents said Wednesday that they detained four people in a raid on a clandestine lab that apparently produced the synthetic opioid fentanyl in Mexico City.

Deutsche Bank, United Rentals and Twitter surge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:31pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:23pm

After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.

House passes bill to reauthorize farm programs and food aid, sending it to President Trump for his signature

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:19pm

House passes bill to reauthorize farm programs and food aid, sending it to President Trump for his signature.

The Latest: Trump order boosts Opportunity Zones program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:24pm

The Latest on the Opportunity Zone program (all times local):