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The Latest: Minnesota regulators reject attempt to stop line

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:39am

The Latest on Minnesota regulators taking one of their final looks at planned Enbridge Line 3 replacement pipeline (all times local):

Senate passes overhaul of sexual harassment claim process

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:31am

The Senate has passed a bill to overhaul the process for handling sexual assault and harassment claims in Congress.

IMF says it is reviewing data provided by Venezuela

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:25am

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that it is reviewing delayed economic data provided by Venezuela.

The Latest: Rescued man says mine ordeal was 'life changing'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:49am

The Latest on the rescue of three adults at an abandoned coal mine in West Virginia (all times local):

US mortgage rates fall to 3-month low; 30-year at 4.63 pct.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:48am

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest level in three months, an inducement to prospective homebuyers in a haltingly recovering market.

Renault: no wrongdoing by Ghosn in compensation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:46am

Renault says an internal investigation has found no wrongdoing in the awarding of compensation to CEO Carlos Ghosn, who has been indicted in Japan on charges of falsifying financial reports.

'Secret Santa' pays off layaways at New Jersey Walmart

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:39am

Christmas came early this year for some customers at a New Jersey Walmart.

US stocks rise again; tech and high-dividend companies climb

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:36am

U.S. stocks are mixed in morning trading Thursday as technology and health care companies rise. Safer, high-dividend stocks in real estate and utilities are also climbing. Banks are falling, and smaller companies continue to lag their larger rivals.

Court nixes pension law that prompted teacher protests

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:08am

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems, a victory for teachers who shut down schools across the state to protest the law earlier this year.

Veteran investigative journalist Ron Nixon joins AP

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:59am

Ron Nixon, an acclaimed reporter, editor and data journalist, will join The Associated Press as its international investigations editor, based in Washington.

Markets Right Now: Stocks turn mixed on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:44am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Man rescued in coal mine: Four-day ordeal was 'terrible'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:36am

Their faces covered in black soot, three adults safely rescued after several days in an abandoned West Virginia coal mine were mobbed by loved ones in a teary reunion, then they thanked the crews that got them out.

EU finance official says new Italian budget insufficient

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:59am

Italy's populist leaders say they back a revised budget submitted by Premier Giuseppe Conte to the EU Commission, following comments by the EU's top finance official that the changes are "insufficient."

UK leader seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:45am

British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a Brexit lifeline from European Union leaders Thursday after winning a no-confidence vote among her own Conservative lawmakers at home — a victory won only after she put a time limit on her leadership.

The Latest: Low rates expected to support European economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:42am

The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local):

SeaWorld says DOJ probe into 'Blackfish' statements is over

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:04am

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. says it has been notified that the U.S. Department of Justice is ending its probe into whether company officials misled investors about the negative impact the documentary "Blackfish" was having on its business.

European Central Bank says its bond-buying monetary stimulus program will stop at year end

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:49am

European Central Bank says its bond-buying monetary stimulus program will stop at year end.

May Day: British leader's respite won't end Brexit mess

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:29am

Prime Minister Theresa May is safe, for now. She has survived a no-confidence vote engineered by her own Conservative Party, and can't be challenged again for a year. But that hasn't brought Britain's Brexit battle any closer to resolution.

AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuke workers, US officials

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:23am

As U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them, The Associated Press has found — another sign of how deeply cyberespionage is embedded into the fabric of U.S.-Iranian relations.