Associated Press News

The Latest: UN sec-gen says MBS, Yemen president aided truce

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks that are wrapping up in Sweden (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...
Dec. 13, 2018

Diageo to build new whiskey distillery in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Spirits giant Diageo is taking a deeper plunge into bourbon and American whiskey production with plans for a new distillery in Kentucky. The company says the...
Dec. 13, 2018

Colombian ex-official sentencing delayed in bribery scheme

MIAMI (AP) — Sentencing has been postponed for a former Colombian anti-corruption official who pleaded guilty to U.S. money-laundering conspiracy charges as part of a bribery scheme. A sentencing hearing...
Dec. 13, 2018

Yemen's warring sides agree on truce in key port city

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides agreed Thursday to an immediate cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida, where fighting has disrupted vital aid deliveries and left the...
Dec. 13, 2018

Tuareg leader: Suspected jihadists on motorcycles kill at least 42 in Mali's eastern Menaka region

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Tuareg leader: Suspected jihadists on motorcycles kill at least 42 in Mali's eastern Menaka region.
Dec. 13, 2018

Banks, retailers take stocks lower; smaller companies sink

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping Thursday as banks and retailers fall and smaller companies continue to take steep losses. Safer, high-dividend stocks in real estate and utilities...
Dec. 13, 2018

Recalled California judge asks for help to pay legal debt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge who was recalled after sentencing a former Stanford student to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman is asking people...
Dec. 13, 2018

EU leaders agree to prolong Russia sanctions over Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says EU leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia over its destabilization of Ukraine. The measures targeting Russia's economy were...
Dec. 13, 2018

Solar industry blames tariffs for canceled, delayed projects

NEW YORK (AP) — The solar industry is blaming tariffs for delays and cancellations of major solar energy projects. A new report estimates $8 billion worth of utility-scale projects were...
Dec. 13, 2018

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hemp is about to become legal nationwide. A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the list...
Dec. 13, 2018

Florida Supreme Court upholds conviction of FAMU band member

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is upholding the conviction of a former Florida A&M University band member who was convicted of killing a fellow band member from...
Dec. 13, 2018

The Latest: Russian lawmaker thinks Butina pressured on plea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Maria Butina, accused by the United States of being an Russian secret agent (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Russian lawmaker says he's...
Dec. 13, 2018

Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved an overhaul Thursday of its process for handling sexual harassment claims, capping a tumultuous year that saw more than a half-dozen lawmakers resign amid allegations...
Dec. 13, 2018

Apple deepens Austin ties, expands in other tech hotbeds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, in a decision expected to bring at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to sales...
Dec. 13, 2018

Man who killed teen in road rage shooting gets 20-40 years

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a recent high school graduate in a fit of road rage will spend at least 20...
Dec. 13, 2018

Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has invalidated a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. A three-judge...
Dec. 13, 2018

Feds: US fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government says U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, a total about in line with trends of recent years...
Dec. 13, 2018

A move to ban many vacation rentals in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans City Council member has released a long-awaited proposal that would ban short-term rentals of whole houses in residential areas. Thursday's move by Kristen...
Dec. 13, 2018

Report: Walker strikes Kimberly deal his successor couldn't

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker planned Thursday to announce a $25 million deal with paper-products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. using a power that his Democratic successor would not...
Dec. 13, 2018

Judge tosses lawsuit by GOP congressman who lost election

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A federal judge rejected a lawsuit Thursday by a Republican incumbent from Maine who lost the nation's first congressional election held under a candidate-ranking system. Democrat...
Dec. 13, 2018

Negro League bobbleheads part of fundraising campaign

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fans of the former Negro League are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league — with a...
Dec. 13, 2018

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the...
Dec. 13, 2018

House GOP leader: Government shutdown would be "stupid"

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says a looming government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border...
Dec. 13, 2018

Brazil police serve warrants in case of slain councilwoman

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they have served several arrest, search and seizure warrants in connection with the murder of a councilwoman nine months ago. Marielle Franco...
Dec. 13, 2018

Oil pipeline foes look past regulators after another loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opponents of Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement are turning their attention to fighting the project on other fronts after a Minnesota...
Dec. 13, 2018

Pages