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Ford recalls big pickups; tailgates can open unexpectedly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:07am

Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 262,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada because the tailgates can open unexpectedly.

Lyft driver charged with raping rider in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:43am

A driver for a the ride-hailing company Lyft has been charged with raping an intoxicated woman after picking her up in downtown St. Louis.

Italy's Salvini drops Nutella due to Turkish ingredients

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:36am

Italy's right-wing opposition leader, Matteo Salvini, says he is no longer a fan of Nutella after discovering that the chocolate-and-hazelnut spread contains Turkish, rather than Italian, nuts.

US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:34am

Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off global trade conflicts and added 266,000 jobs.

US employers add robust 266,000 jobs in November; unemployment falls to 50-year low of 3.5%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:31am

US employers add robust 266,000 jobs in November; unemployment falls to 50-year low of 3.5%.

Stocks advance as investors eyes jobs report, trade talks

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:04am

Global shares rose Friday as investors awaited what's expected to be a healthy U.S. jobs report, while monitoring the China-U.S. trade talks as more tariffs are due to go into effect this month.

Massive Polish coal mine sparks international dispute

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:37am

Polluted air, noise, dry wells.

Caroline Kennedy to christen carrier named after her father

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:24am

John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline will participate in the christening of a new aircraft carrier that's named after the 35th U.S. president.

Sanders announces $150B plan to expand broadband access

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:07am

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is promising to invest $150 billion to bring high-speed internet to “every household in America” while breaking up and better regulating monopolies he says currently limit access to drive up their profits.

France’s Macron faces decisive test over economic policies

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:29am

Massive strikes against a planned overhaul of the pension system are sending a powerful warning to French President Emmanuel Macron. Half-way through his term, the 41-year-old centrist is still determined to push through the reform and keep remodeling the French economy.

Business partner acquitted in $85M Mississippi Ponzi scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:29am

The former business partner of a Mississippi man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme in which investors lost more than $85 million has been found not guilty of assisting in the crime.

US jobs data to give clues to economy amid trade uncertainty

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:18am

Friday’s November jobs report will provide insight into whether steady hiring remains a source of strength for the U.S. economy even as the Trump administration’s trade conflicts have heightened uncertainties for employers.

UN office: Iranian forces were ‘shooting to kill’ protesters

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:00am

Iranian security forces were “shooting to kill” in their deadly crackdown against protesters in recent weeks, according to credible video footage, the U.N. human rights chief said Friday.

'Dark money' ties raise questions for GOP Sen. Ernst of Iowa

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:23am

An outside group founded by top political aides to Sen. Joni Ernst has worked closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects, a degree of overlap that potentially violates the law, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

China waiving tariff hikes on US soybeans, pork

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:11am

China is waiving punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans and pork while the two sides negotiate a trade deal, the Ministry of Finance said Friday.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:39am

Shares have swung higher in Asia after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street.

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

Rachel Lerman and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 12:52am

Uber, as part of a long anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018.

A locker, a chirp: How tiny clues help solve child sex cases

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 10:44pm

It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye.

Texas woman fights to keep name out of lawsuit alleging rape

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 10:05pm

A Texas woman is fighting for anonymity in a lawsuit alleging she was sexually assaulted by a co-worker, but a federal judge who plans to dismiss the case has ordered that her name be made public first.