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Customs officers searching more travelers' devices

Dec. 10, 2018 3:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found. The report made public Monday found there were 29,000 devices searched at a port of entry out of 397 million...

Wells Fargo tops government report on fees paid by students

Dec. 10, 2018 3:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo charges students the most in fees on average to have a bank account, according to a government report. The report authored by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and released late Friday showed that students paid an average of $46.99 in fees to Wells Fargo over 12 months....

Stocks turn higher as markets remain volatile; oil drops

Dec. 10, 2018 2:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks remain volatile Monday as major indexes swung from sharp losses in morning trading to modest gains in the afternoon. Energy and financial companies are falling and technology companies are rising. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost as much as 507 points in early trading...

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

Dec. 10, 2018 2:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It's still not clear what's causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after the...

The Latest: Red Cross: Migrant policy mustn't add suffering

Dec. 10, 2018 2:45 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. migration conference (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A top humanitarian leader admits governments have a right to set migration policy, but insist they shouldn't increase suffering or play into a recent trend toward the "criminalization of compassion."...

China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

Dec. 10, 2018 2:43 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing resumed Monday for a top Chinese technology executive in a case that has fueled U.S.-China trade tensions and roiled financial markets. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese...

Nearly 85 percent of UN nations back migration deal; not US

Dec. 10, 2018 2:18 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defying fierce opposition from the U.S. and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of U.N. member states agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration. The debate over the Global Compact for Migration, the first of its kind, has...

Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips

Dec. 10, 2018 2:01 PM EST

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is halting production in Venezuela, making it the latest international corporation to abandon a South American nation in economic crisis, officials said Monday. Spokesman Eduardo Arguelles told The Associated Press that Goodyear-Venezuela had made...

The Latest: Lawyer for Chinese exec seeks monitored release

Dec. 10, 2018 1:59 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on the arrest in Canada of Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou. (all times local): 10:58 a.m. The lawyer for a top Chinese executive who faces fraud charges in the U.S. says his client will hire a surveillance company that should be provided with the ability to...

Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

Dec. 10, 2018 1:26 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers arrived in Venezuela on Monday, a deployment that comes amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions. Russia's Defense Ministry said a pair Tu-160 bombers landed at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas on Monday following a 10,000-kilometer (6,200-mile) flight....