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Ex-union official sentenced in federal corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:57pm

A former United Auto Workers official convicted of accepting bribes from Fiat Chrysler executives has been sentenced to a year in prison.

President Trump to attend economic forum in Switzerland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:40pm

President Donald Trump will be attending the World Economic Forum next month in Davos, Switzerland.

Belgian premier resigns as coalition comes under pressure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:16pm

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has resigned amid pressure on his government after the biggest party in his coalition quit over his support for the U.N. global compact on migration.

White House announces President Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next month for second time.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:10pm

White House announces President Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next month for second time.

49 people smugglers arrested in Interpol-led operation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:43am

Interpol says a police operation targeting migrant smugglers has led to the arrest of 49 people across the Americas.

US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:37am

The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico.

5 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:34am

The Federal Reserve is poised Wednesday to raise its key interest rate for the fourth time this year. But beyond that, the Fed's plans are shrouded in uncertainty.

Some advertisers leave Carlson show after immigrant comments

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:34am

Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks that immigrants could make the U.S. "poorer and dirtier."

The Latest: Officials wanted say in Trump charity closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:15am

The Latest on a deal to dissolve President Donald Trump's charitable foundation (all times local):

French protesters' motives are in eyes of many beholders

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:36am

While flaming barricades, shattered glass and skirmishes have occupied Paris during six weeks of anti-government protests, English-speaking observers have fallen back on a favorite pastime: reflecting on France's revolutions.

Department of Justice: Bump stocks fit definition of 'machine-guns'

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:15am

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced Tuesday that the Department of Justice has amended regulations clarifying that bump stocks fall within the definition of “machine-gun” under federal law.

Plunging oil prices pull energy stocks lower, erasing gains

Stan Choe and Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:01am

U.S. stocks are broadly lower Tuesday afternoon, and energy companies are falling after the price of crude oil plunged another 7 percent. The market gave up an early gain following two steep losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1,004 points over the previous two days.

Saudi spending to hit record high as oil prices resume slide

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:48am

Saudi Arabia's expenditures will hit a record-high in 2019, with plans to increase state spending by 7 percent to reach $295 billion, even as declining oil prices have forced the kingdom to adopt austerity measures.

Greek lawmakers to vote on new budget _ with more austerity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:44am

Greek lawmakers are debating the heavily-indebted country's draft budget for 2019, the first since Greece exited an eight-year bailout program.

Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve amid lawsuit

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:36am

President Donald Trump's charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to go out of business, even as Trump continues to fight allegations he misused its assets to resolve business disputes and boost his run for the White House.

Genoa announces $229M project to replace collapsed bridge

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:28am

Genoa's mayor on Tuesday announced that a 202-million-euro ($229 million) project by hometown architect Renzo Piano inspired by a naval ship has been chosen to replace the Morandi Bridge that collapsed last summer, killing 43 people.

Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve amid lawsuit with New York's attorney general

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:25am

Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve amid lawsuit with New York's attorney general.

Vatterott College system closes all 15 campuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:56am

A for-profit college that operates several Midwestern campuses has suddenly closed, citing mounting financial problems.

Czech government office stops using Huawei mobile phones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:55am

The Czech Republic's prime minister has ordered his government office to stop using mobile phones by Chinese telecoms company Huawei.

The Latest: Trump signs order to create US Space Command

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:38am

The Latest on the Pentagon's new Space Command (all times local):