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  • Asian stocks follow Dow higher, European shares tepid Associated Press - 4 minutes 49 seconds ago
    Asian stocks follow Dow higher, European shares tepid

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday following another record day on Wall Street, while European stocks wobbled in early trading, buffeted by more political and economic uncertainty.

  • South Korea's Park would leave economy mired in challenges Associated Press - 5 minutes ago
    South Korea's Park would leave economy mired in challenges

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heir to the Samsung empire and other tycoons took a public drubbing by lawmakers Tuesday over deep-rooted ties between politics and business that helped drive South Korea's economic ascent but are central to its political crisis.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 5:00 a.m. EST Associated Press - 8 minutes ago

    Germany says it is still reviewing a bid by China's Fujian Grand Chip to buy German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron SE

  • Court: Star Chinese investor pleads guilty in stock case Associated Press - 10 minutes ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A celebrity Chinese stock trader who was arrested after last year's market collapse has pleaded guilty to insider trading and manipulating share prices, a court announced Tuesday.

  • Syrian government: Aleppo truce must include rebel pullout Associated Press - 17 minutes ago
    Syrian government: Aleppo truce must include rebel pullout

    The Syrian government says it rejects any cease-fire for embattled Aleppo unless it includes the departure of all rebels from the eastern part of the city. Syria's Foreign Ministry says in a statement ...

  • French premier steps down to focus on presidential election Associated Press - 31 minutes ago
    French premier steps down to focus on presidential election

    PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stepped down Tuesday to focus on running for president in next year's election and was replaced by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a man who embodies the fight against Islamic extremism.

  • German court paves way for nuclear compensation claims Associated Press - 33 minutes ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has opened the way for compensation claims from electricity companies over the government's abrupt decision in 2011 to shut down several nuclear reactors and accelerate the closure of the rest.

  • AP Interview: Matt Damon defends being cast for 'Great Wall' Associated Press - 42 minutes ago
    AP Interview: Matt Damon defends being cast for 'Great Wall'

    Matt Damon criticized "outrageous" stories in the era of fake news as he responded Tuesday to accusations that his role in the new China-Hollywood co-production "The Great Wall" should ...

  • UK finance minister stresses London's importance to EU Associated Press - 51 minutes ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain's finance minister says the country may continue paying into European Union coffers for access to the single market after leaving the bloc.

  • Longtime Lego CEO to be replaced Associated Press - 53 minutes ago

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Lego, the Danish company famous for its popular colored toy blocks, says its top boss for the past 12 years will be replaced by the group's current chief operating officer.

  • Indonesia takes new step to combat loss of forests, fires Associated Press - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
    Indonesia takes new step to combat loss of forests, fires

    Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group says will help prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country's carbon ...

  • Recovery of fire victims winds down; investigation looms Associated Press - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
    Recovery of fire victims winds down; investigation looms

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some people were able to text loved ones goodbye and "I love you" before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives, officials said, as heart-rending reports of victims' last moments emerged from the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade.

  • Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up Associated Press - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
    Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickening its pace toward adjourning late this week, marching toward a final vote on legislation boosting medical research and speeding drug approvals and readying a separate stopgap spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend.

  • Trump heads back out on road for 'thank you' tour Associated Press - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
    Trump heads back out on road for 'thank you' tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is taking his show back on the road.

  • Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online Associated Press - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
    Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.

  • After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident Associated Press - 1 hour 41 minutes ago
    After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident

    Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder ...

  • Officials: Potential for violence from fake news troubling Associated Press - 1 hour 41 minutes ago
    Officials: Potential for violence from fake news troubling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

  • Dunham and Coates, mutual admirers, talk writing and Trump Associated Press - 1 hour 59 minutes ago
    Dunham and Coates, mutual admirers, talk writing and Trump

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Girls" creator Lena Dunham and author-essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates, strangers until Monday night, found they had a lot in common.

  • Ransomed: The freeing of 226 Christians from Islamic State Associated Press - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
    Ransomed: The freeing of 226 Christians from Islamic State

    The millions in ransom money came in dollar by dollar, euro by euro from around the world. The donations, raised from church offerings, a Christmas concert, and the diaspora of Assyrian Christians on Facebook, ...

  • German factory orders beat forecasts, up strongly in October Associated Press - 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders were up a far stronger-than-expected 4.9 percent in October compared with the previous month, led higher by orders for cars and vehicle parts.

  • World leaders face risks in reconciling with past enemies Associated Press - 2 hours 29 minutes ago
    World leaders face risks in reconciling with past enemies

    Reconciliation can be tricky. It took 70 years for an American president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and nearly 75 for a Japanese leader to announce he would visit Pearl ...

  • Chinese volleyball game in the crosshairs of development Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Chinese volleyball game in the crosshairs of development

    BOSTON (AP) — A modest asphalt court that served as a nursery for a unique style of volleyball played by Chinese immigrants across the country now stands in the way of development, touching off a battle over preservation.

  • The Latest: Officials release names of 10 more fire victims Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    The Latest: Officials release names of 10 more fire victims

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):

  • Can't buy love? Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Can't buy love? Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach

    Imagine not being able to afford one of life's great pleasures — sex. That's true for many older couples, doctors say. Soaring prices for prescription medicines for impotence and other problems have put ...

  • Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a priority when he takes office next month, but a spokesman for Trump isn't offering many clues about how the incoming president might act.

  • Spokesman offers few clues on Trump's pipeline stance Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump isn't offering many clues about how the incoming administration will act regarding the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline. Spokesman Jason Miller told The ...

  • Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied? Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied?

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Army's refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but several other options already have been considered and rejected as being more risky and expensive.

  • News guide: Prosecutors can use Cosby's deposition at trial Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    News guide: Prosecutors can use Cosby's deposition at trial

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia judge settled one of two key pretrial issues in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial when he ruled on Monday that the jury could hear Cosby's damaging testimony from a decade-old civil deposition. The defense had argued that Cosby only gave the testimony after being assured he would never be charged in the case. But Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill concluded that Cosby had no such guarantee. O'Neill has vowed to bring the case to trial by June. The 79-year-old Cosby is charged with felony sexual assault.

  • Luck throws for 4 TDs, Colts rout Jets 41-10 Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    Luck throws for 4 TDs, Colts rout Jets 41-10

    Boys just want to have fun. Andrew Luck certainly didn't have any when he sat out a Thanksgiving night loss with a concussion. He made up for it very nicely Monday night in a 41-10 romp past the inept ...

  • Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone.

  • Ikea to offer expanded parental leave in stronger job market Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    Ikea's U.S. division is offering longer parental leave to employees who are new parents, following similar overtures from tech companies like Netflix as it strives to keep good workers in an improving ...

  • Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends

    HAVANA (AP) — Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous normality.

  • Live on TV: Samsung heir grilled by South Korean lawmakers Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    Live on TV: Samsung heir grilled by South Korean lawmakers

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's a rare moment of public reckoning for South Korea's most powerful business leaders and possibly the worst day for Samsung's billionaire heir, courtesy of the country's biggest political scandal in years.

  • Rohingya who fled Myanmar recount killings, rapes, burnings Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    Rohingya who fled Myanmar recount killings, rapes, burnings

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The Myanmar soldiers came in the morning, the young mother says. They set fire to the concrete-and-thatch homes, forcing the villagers to cluster together. When some of her neighbors tried to escape into the fields, they were shot. After that, she says, most people stopped running away.

  • Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners

    After putting on a show in Death Valley back in October, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Louisville's Lamar Jackson will face off again. This time in New York with the Heisman Trophy on the line. The Atlantic ...