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Day 7 of French transport strikes, PM to offer proposals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:24am

France's prime minister is expected to unveil proposals on pension reforms that might calm tensions on the seventh straight day of a crippling transport strike.

Spain: Residents told to stay indoors as fire engulfs plant

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:15am

Spanish emergency services have advised residents in and around a northeastern town to stay indoors after a major fire engulfed a nearby chemical plant, sending huge flames and clouds of black smoke into the sky.

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Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:00am

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UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:44am

Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report released Wednesday by UN agencies.

Saudi Aramco starts trading, gaining 10% and reaching $1.8T

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:36am

Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco began trading for the first time on Wednesday, gaining 10% in its first moments on the market in a dramatic debut that pushed its value to $1.88 trillion, higher than any other listed company in the world.

World's most valuable company, Saudi Aramco, starts trading after record-setting $25.6 billion initial public offering

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:32am

World's most valuable company, Saudi Aramco, starts trading after record-setting $25.6 billion initial public offering.

Rescuer describes horror of New Zealand's silent eruption

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:45pm

The eruption was so silent that Lillani Hopkins didn't hear it over the hum of the boat’s engines. She didn't turn around until her dad whacked her.

Chinese officials lash out at US over new legislation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:19pm

Chinese officials lashed out at the U.S. on Wednesday over recent legislation passed by Congress criticizing Beijing for its policies in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang region in western China, as well as ongoing trade disputes.

House leaders racing the clock on government spending bill

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:49pm

House leaders are racing the clock and bracing for inevitable blowback on an emerging government-wide spending bill that's likely to largely maintain President Donald Trump's tactical ability to fund his much-sought border wall.

Texas inmate faces execution for killing prison supervisor

Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:03pm

A Texas inmate is set to be executed Wednesday evening for killing a supervisor at an Amarillo state prison shoe factory nearly 17 years ago.

Man injured in Pearl Harbor shooting released from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:47pm

A civilian worker injured in a shooting at Pearl Harbor’s shipyard last week was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

3 charged with running $722M cryptocurrency scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:49pm

Three men were charged with running a cryptocurrency mining operation that officials labeled a “high-tech Ponzi scheme" that bilked investors out of $722 million, federal officials announced Tuesday.

Amid climate change concern, GM rolls out big new Chevy SUVs

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:01pm

Global concerns about climate change are not stopping General Motors from making large SUVs for U.S. drivers.

Wynn lawyers raise jurisdiction issue in Nevada license case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:21pm

Attorneys for former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn say Nevada gambling regulators can’t discipline Wynn over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer licensed by the state or has any ties to the company that carries his name.

Jury: Lawmaker didn't lie to FBI, hung on 2 other charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:15pm

A federal jury in western Michigan on Tuesday cleared a Republican state lawmaker of lying to federal authorities but was hung on two other charges against him.

Pelosi offers some trade policy with that impeachment

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:02pm

For the House progressives: a pair of impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. For the vulnerable Democratic freshmen: charges that are narrowly focused on Ukraine. And for the whole House Democratic majority — and, however backhandedly, Trump himself: a sweeping new trade deal.

Chevron will write down assets by at least $10 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:50pm

Chevron Corp. said Tuesday it will book a charge of at least $10 billion because lower long-term prices for oil and natural gas will reduce the value of its assets.

NFL, NCAA football fuel Fox TV's win of the prime-time week

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:34pm

Fueled by both college and pro football, Fox won a rare title as champ of the broadcast week among networks.

New judge to decide on removing life support for Texas baby

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:33pm

A new judge will consider if a Texas hospital can take a 10-month-old girl off life support despite her family's opposition after the impartiality of the previous judge was questioned.