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Pompeo condemns China's detention of 2 Canadians

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the arrest of two Canadians in China and called on Beijing to release them after a high stakes meeting Friday...
Dec. 14, 2018

Ex-Chicago officer's sentencing date set in McDonald murder

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has set a Jan. 18 sentencing date for a white former Chicago police officer convicted of murder in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan...
Dec. 14, 2018

The Latest: State regulators vote to OK $15B utility merger

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina regulators' votes on issues concerning the fallout from a $9 billion nuclear construction project failure (all times local): 2:45 p.m. South...
Dec. 14, 2018

South Carolina regulators approve deal to rescue utility company after multibillion-dollar nuclear construction failure

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina regulators approve deal to rescue utility company after multibillion-dollar nuclear construction failure.
Dec. 14, 2018

Dow drops 500 as traders worry about slowing economic growth in China, disarray surrounding Britain's plans to exit EU

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow drops 500 as traders worry about slowing economic growth in China, disarray surrounding Britain's plans to exit EU.
Dec. 14, 2018

Trump asserts China's economy feeling his tariff pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says China's economy is feeling the pressure of his tariffs, and he thinks a "big and very comprehensive deal" could happen. Trump asserts in...
Dec. 14, 2018

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social...
Dec. 14, 2018

Missouri city to pay $1.2M to settle police shooting lawsuit

REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri city has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an epileptic man who was killed by...
Dec. 14, 2018

Fallen officer shot repeatedly; wounded police dog 'stable'

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia police officer gunned down after a traffic stop and foot chase east of Atlanta was shot multiple times by an assailant who also opened fire...
Dec. 14, 2018

Bear the dog credited with helping woman survive bear attack

Family members of a Pennsylvania woman who survived being severely bitten by a black bear say she's crediting her Chihuahua mix dog named Bear with helping save her life. Hospital...
Dec. 14, 2018

Stocks sink to 8-month lows on China fears; J&J nosedives

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are staggering Friday after weak economic data from China has investors worrying about the global economy again. China's government said industrial output and retail sales...
Dec. 14, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan reveals part of Khashoggi killing audio

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says he has heard an audio recording in which a suspected killer of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi allegedly says: "I know how to cut well."...
Dec. 14, 2018

Students at Iowa college drop union organizing effort

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students at an Iowa college have ended their effort to expand a union representing student workers because of fear a federal board would reject their...
Dec. 14, 2018

US says 7-year-old who died in custody had not appeared ill

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration officials on Friday defended their actions in the detention of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died two days after she and her father were taken...
Dec. 14, 2018

The Latest: 40 nations urge "ambition" at UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate meeting (all times local): 8:05 p.m. A group of countries have appealed for an ambitious outcome at the U.N. climate...
Dec. 14, 2018

Reports: Federal prosecutors probe Trump inaugural committee

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners made illegal contributions to its events. The Wall Street Journal...
Dec. 14, 2018

Japanese boat owners charged with helping smuggle shark fins

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. prosecutors in Hawaii are accusing the owners and officers of a Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins, worth about $58,000...
Dec. 14, 2018

Venezuela's El Nacional publishes last print edition

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper has published its final print edition. The front page of El Nacional on Friday led with an article quoting the...
Dec. 14, 2018

The Latest: Walker staying in Wisconsin after leaving office

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on lame duck legislation signed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (all times local): 1 p.m. Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to remain in...
Dec. 14, 2018

The Latest: State regulators support $15B utility merger

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina regulators' votes on issues concerning the fallout from a $9 billion nuclear construction project failure (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A...
Dec. 14, 2018

Comedian Lange avoids jail time despite positive drug test

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has spared comedian Artie Lange jail time even though he tested positive for cocaine and amphetamine. Despite the positive test Friday in Newark, the...
Dec. 14, 2018

The Latest: Pompeo condemns China's detention of 2 Canadians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on talks between the U.S. and Canada (all times local): ___ 1:50 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the detention of two Canadian...
Dec. 14, 2018

The Latest: Officer shot multiple times; police dog stable

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local): 1:55 p.m. State investigators say a gunman shot a police officer multiple times...
Dec. 14, 2018

The Latest: Attorney: Fiance of missing woman is cooperating

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a police investigation into a Colorado woman's disappearance (all times local): 11:50 a.m. An attorney for a man engaged to a missing Colorado woman...
Dec. 14, 2018

J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is forcefully denying a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of trace amounts of asbestos in its baby powder...
Dec. 14, 2018

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