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Mexico aims to boost crude output by 45 percent before 2025

Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:42pm

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador detailed plans Saturday to "rescue" the national oil industry by boosting crude production at the state-owned oil company by 45 percent before 2025.

Investigations look at Trump's life from all angles

Calvin Woodward and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:24pm

Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination.

Loyalty among attributes Mulvaney brings to White House job

Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 3:46pm

Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport.

Guam governor-elect wants cockfighting to remain legal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 2:14pm

Cockfighting is an important Guam tradition that must remain legal, the U.S. territory's governor-elect said in vowing to work to repeal a likely ban imposed by the U.S. government.

Utah charges accused California man of securities fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:47am

A California man who was the founder and president of a natural gas and oil company in Utah faces charges in that state alleging he defrauded investors.

New Nevada attorney general: Background check law a priority

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:05am

Nevada's new attorney general wants to find a way to implement a stalled, voter-approved gun background check law when he takes office early next year after his predecessor said the measure couldn't be enforced.

Ukrainian fighter jet crashes on landing, pilot is killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:36am

Ukraine's military says a Ukrainian air force pilot has died when his Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet crashed while attempting to land at a base in the northern region of Zhytomyr.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:36am

President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth tends to be borderline, at best, when it comes to the border.

Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019

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

Genoa's mayor is promising that his city will have a new bridge by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed in the summer, 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: French official reports 8th protest death

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

The Latest on France protests (all times local):

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.

Tear gas in Paris, but fewer protesters and bigger demands

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:23am

A protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron lost momentum in its latest nationwide outcry, but the smaller crowds pushed fervently for one of their expanding demands, a citizen's referendum to help define policy.

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

The Latest on a California utility accused of falsifying records (all times local):

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.