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China welcomes preliminary deal in trade war it blames on US

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:27am

China put a positive face Saturday on a first-step trade agreement that dials down a trade war it blames the U.S. for starting.

Santa Monica hotel built without permits can remain open

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:02pm

A Santa Monica beachfront hotel built without proper permits and fined nearly $15.6 million will be allowed to remain open.

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:43pm

Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system.

Authorities recover body of girl swept away by creek

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:54pm

Authorities in rural Arizona on Friday recovered the body of a 6-year-old girl swept away two weeks ago when her family tried to cross surging creek waters.

California governor rejects $13.5 billion PG&E settlement

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:36pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas & Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation's largest utility into bankruptcy.

Wisconsin governor: No tax credits for new Foxconn plant

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:52pm

Gov. Tony Evers' top aide warned Foxconn Technology Group last month that a scaled-down factory in Wisconsin won't qualify for tax credits unless the Taiwanese electronics giant renegotiates with the state, letters Evers' administration released Friday show.

State mounts largest crackdown on illegal pot shops in LA

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:42pm

California regulators mounted dozens of raids against illegal marijuana retailers in Los Angeles this week, the largest crackdown to date against the city's thriving black market, officials announced Friday.

Documents: Mining company writing own environmental report

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:16pm

Documents show the U.S. Forest Service allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on its proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho after the Trump administration became involved.

Large hospital system says it was hit by ransomware attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:10pm

New Jersey’s largest hospital system said Friday that a ransomware attack last week disrupted its computer network and that it paid a ransom to stop it.

US officials downgrade Venezuelan aviation safety rating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:08pm

U.S. authorities downgraded Venezuela's aviation rating Friday, saying the crisis-torn nation isn't able to meet basic international standards for airline safety.

US approves fish oil-based drug for cutting heart risks

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:35pm

U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering pills.

College official gets 6 years for stealing $7.5 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:17pm

A former St. Louis Community College employee was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for stealing more than $7.5 million from a program designed to provide job training.

Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:03pm

Touting his leadership role as an asset for Middle America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for reelection Friday as the Kentucky Republican seeks a seventh term next year.

Supreme Court justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:34pm

The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.

Swarovski crystals, $900 cabernet and a Buttigieg fundraiser

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:28pm

The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900.

‘Rise of Skywalker’ is almost here, but a dark side looms

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:06pm

When Disney bought Lucasfilm for more than $4 billion in 2012, there were lofty expectations of reviving “Star Wars” in spectacular hyper-speed fashion with a new trilogy that continued the story of Luke Skywalker and other beloved characters.

Wells Fargo to get millions for U. of Iowa utility deal

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:59pm

One of the world's largest banks will reap a windfall from the University of Iowa's multi-billion-dollar plan to outsource its utility operations before students or faculty see any benefit from the deal.

In surprise decision, US approves muscular dystrophy drug

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:28pm

U.S. health regulators approved a second drug for a debilitating form of muscular dystrophy, a surprise decision after the medication was rejected for safety concerns just four months ago.

Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

Cedar Attanasio and Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:28pm

Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis.