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Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensionsPresident-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China. It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to ...

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:01:07 -0500
Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation

In this Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, photo provided by Christina Korp, right, Buzz Aldrin lies in a hospital bed in Christchurch, New Zealand. Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was hospitalized in stable condition. (Christina Korp via AP)CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:58:46 -0500
Chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken has died

FILE- In this July 22, 2004 file photo, Tong Xian Mei, of Ollie's Restaurant, samples from a plate of General Tso's Chicken in New York. Chef Peng Chang-kuei, the chef who has been credited with inventing world-famous Chinese food staple that is not served in China, has died, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. He was 98. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) The chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died in Taiwan at 98.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:50:26 -0500
Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

A man waves a Gambian flag while he celebrates the victory of Gambia's opposition candidate Adama Barrow during the Presidential Elections on December 2, 2016, in Serekunda, BanjulOpposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a "new Gambia" Friday after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Official results earlier showed Barrow, a businessman and political unknown until six months ago, comfortably winning Thursday's poll with 45.54 percent, capping a remarkable rise to prominence. Jammeh took 212,099 votes (36.66 percent) and third party candidate Mama Kandeh 102,969 votes (17.80 percent), the Independent Electoral Commission said.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:25:11 -0500
No verdict in motorist death after 16 hours deliberation

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, center, is escorted from the courthouse during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The case of a former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist is now before the jury. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:21:54 -0500
2 arrested in New Orleans shooting that killed 1, wounded 9

Friends and relatives of Demontris Toliver participate in a vigil at Bourbon Street and Iberville Street for Toliver, who was killed in a shooting in the early morning, in the French Quarter section of New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. Police had already increased patrols in New Orleans' bustling French Quarter before gunfire erupted early Sunday, leaving at least one man dead and several other people wounded in the tourist district known for its bars, bright lights and live music. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) A second suspect in the Bourbon Street shooting that left one person dead and nine others injured was arrested Friday.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:12:33 -0500
US approves flights by Norwegian Air Shuttle subsidiary

Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has won permission from federal authorities for its disputed plan to expand flights to the U.S. The decision was a defeat for several large U.S. airlines and their ...

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:07:20 -0500
China's state-run Xinhua News Agency says 21 miners trapped for four days have been confirmed dead; 1 missing

BEIJING (AP) China's state-run Xinhua News Agency says 21 miners trapped for four days have been confirmed dead; 1 missing.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:02:28 -0500
APNewsBreak: Union backed out of deal to add 26th player

FILE - At left, in a March 17, 2015, file photo, Major League Baseball Players Association executive and former Detroit Tigers first baseman Tony Clark talks to the media before a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla. At right, in a May 19, 2016, file photo, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to reporters during a news conference at Major League Baseball headquarters in New York. Negotiators for baseball players and owners are meeting this week in Irving, Texas, in an attempt to reach agreement on a collective bargaining agreement to replace the five-year contract that expires Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed away in the final stages of collective bargaining.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:41:38 -0500
LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2012, file photo, Southern California pays against Arizona State in an NCAA college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics is projecting a $5.3 billion budget, a number that would be less than half the cost of the recently completed Rio de Janeiro Games and about a quarter of where Tokyos ballooning budget for 2020 currently stands. Bid officials say they can do this because more than 30 venues already exist and those that don't will be built as temporary structures. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics released details of a nearly unheard-of budget plan Friday, insisting $5.3 billion will be enough to cover both operational and infrastructure costs for an Olympics that won't need any new, permanent stadiums.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:39:45 -0500
James makes good on bet with Wade, shows up in Cubs uniform

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, and Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade smile as they walk on the hallway before an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) LeBron James dressed like a champion a World Series champion.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:34:19 -0500
Gambia's president concedes defeat after election loss

Gambians celebrate the victory of opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow by tearing down a poster of longtime President Yahya Jammeh in the streets of Serrekunda, Gambia, Friday Dec. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)BANJUL, Gambia (AP) Gambia's president of 22 years acknowledged his election defeat on state television Friday night, vowing to step down hours after news of the results prompted thousands to celebrate in the streets in an unprecedented display of disdain for his rule.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:31:42 -0500
Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, center, D-Minn., listens with Jamie Harrison, back, chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, as Ray Buckley, chair of the party in New Hampshire, speaks during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, featuring candidates running to be the next chair of the Democratic National committee on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Denver. The candidates spoke during the Association of State Democratic Chairs session. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee, warning that the race could become contentious but vowing to support whoever is elected.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:30:01 -0500
Apparent tax arrangements of top soccer players released

A group of European media outlets on Friday published what it claims are details of tax arrangements made by several top soccer players and coaches, including Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester ...

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:27:18 -0500
US moves to block Chinese purchase of German tech firm Aixtron

The headquarters of chip equipment maker Aixtron pictured in Herzogenrath, western Germany on October 25, 2016US President Barack Obama on Friday moved to block a Chinese company's purchase of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron by rejecting the inclusion of Aixtron's US business in the deal. The US Treasury Department said a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) chaired by Obama found the risks posed by the deal, which could place sensitive technology with potential military applications in Chinese hands, were too great.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:27:14 -0500
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