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McDonald's sales rise globally, but dip in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:31am

McDonald's global sales rose 2.7 percent at established locations as growth overseas offset a drop in the U.S.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:30am

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

The Latest: Dutch skaters ignoring thin ice warnings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:01am

The Latest on severe weather in Europe (all times local):

UK to actively help industry as country leaves EU

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:00am

Britain's prime minister has pledged to help U.K. industry grow and compete as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

Protesters who blocked Polish premier's car being questioned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:31am

Polish prosecutors have started questioning 21 anti-government protesters whose images have been posted by police over allegations they violated "legal order."

French presidential hopeful Valls suggests tax on US imports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:10am

France's presidential hopeful Manuel Valls, who seeks the Socialist nomination, has pledged to tax U.S. imports if President Donald Trump pulls his country out of the global climate deal reached in Paris in 2015.

Trump begins first week in office with outreach

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:00am

President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises.

Global stocks slip amid concern over Trump policies on trade

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:50am

Major global stock markets mostly fell on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised "America first" policies, adding to concern about possible trade protectionism.

Heavy fog causes flight delays, cancellations in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:40am

Thick fog has caused numerous flight delays and cancellations at London Heathrow and other area airports.

Ex-exec admits stealing $850K from health care giant UPMC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:20am

A former executive with Pittsburgh-based health care giant UPMC has admitted he stole nearly $850,000 from the company by arranging to hire his wife and a friend as ghost workers.

China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:11am

China is beefing up a campaign to root out services that circumvent the government's internet censorship with a 14-month-long "clean-up" of the internet industry.

United computer glitch cancels 6 flights, delays 200 more

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:00am

United Airlines says six flights were cancelled and 200 more were delayed because of a computer problem that forced a ground stop for all domestic flights that lasted about 2 ½ hours Sunday.

For India's typewriters, the ribbon may have finally run out

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:30am

The end is coming, though admittedly it may not look that way at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, when dozens of young Indians have arrived for morning classes at Anand Type, Shorthand and Keypunch College, and every battered Remington is clattering away.

Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, delays new phone

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:10am

Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, not its hardware or software, made it prone to catch fire.

Star Chinese stock trader jailed for manipulating prices

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50am

A star Chinese stock trader who was arrested after a market collapse in 2015 was sentenced Monday to 5½ years in prison on charges of manipulating prices and insider trading.

Hungary marks day of mourning for victims of fiery bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:41am

Hungary's national flag has been raised and then lowered to half-staff on a towering flagpole outside parliament as the country marked a day of mourning for the victims of a fiery bus crash in Italy involving students and teachers from a Budapest high school returning from a ski trip.

Trump White House ringed by 'swamp' denizens despite pledge

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:40am

Mike Pence has returned to Washington. So has his closest political ally, Bill Smith.

Judge set to sentence PG&E in criminal case tied to blast

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:20am

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it is prepared to pay the maximum fine of $3 million after a jury convicted the company of deliberately violating pipeline safety regulations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Trump's biggest campaign promises face 'Day 1' test

Josh Boak and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:10am

As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting.

Rubio faces moment of truth on secretary of state vote

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:33am

All eyes are on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a Senate committee is poised to vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state.