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Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

Dec. 10, 2018 4:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. The high-profile hiring search comes at a pivotal time as the president looks to prepare his White House for the twin...

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

Dec. 10, 2018 4:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other...

China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

Dec. 10, 2018 3:06 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive was set to resume Monday in Vancouver, British Columbia. A headline in a Communist Party newspaper called Canada's treatment of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of...

Ghosn, Kelly, Nissan charged with underreporting pay

Dec. 10, 2018 3:16 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo prosecutors have charged Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly underreporting income. The charges imposed Monday involve allegations Ghosn's pay was underreported by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015. The prosecutors...

Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

Dec. 9, 2018 5:20 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country. The president...

Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit

Dec. 10, 2018 3:51 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Monday that Britain can change its mind over Brexit, boosting the hopes of people who want to stay in the EU that the process can be reversed. The European Court of Justice ruled that when an EU member country has notified its intent to leave, "that...

Roma mothers held in Slovak hospitals against their will

Dec. 10, 2018 3:25 AM EST

KEZMAROK, Slovakia (AP) — Monika Krcova did not want to follow the official guidelines and remain in the hospital for four days after her third baby's birth. And so she escaped. Like many other Roma, she tells horror stories about giving birth in the hospital: How doctors at the Kezmarok hospital in...

Winter storm causes icy roads across swath of South

Dec. 9, 2018 6:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of...

Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Islamic State

Dec. 10, 2018 2:59 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Monday celebrated the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks. The government declared victory last December after a grueling three-year war in which tens of...

Goldman, dominant defense leads Bears over Rams 15-6

Dec. 10, 2018 1:25 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears harassed Jared Goff and squashed the Los Angeles Rams' high-powered offense while shuffling their way to a surprising victory over the team that came in with the NFL's best record. In a season of huge strides, this might be their biggest one yet. Eddie Goldman led a...

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164 countries agree by acclamation on UN migration accord spurned by the United States and several other countries

Dec. 10, 2018 4:26 AM EST
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — 164 countries agree by acclamation on UN migration accord spurned by the United States and several other countries.

New mothers and babies often detained in Slovak hospitals

Dec. 10, 2018 4:23 AM EST

KEZMAROK, Slovakia (AP) — Monika Krcova saw no reason why she should stay in the hospital for four days after her third baby's birth — she was healthy and her family needed her at home. So she escaped. Like many Roma, she tells horror stories about giving birth in the hospital: How doctors at the...

SoftBank's mobile unit's share price set for Dec. 19 IPO

Dec. 10, 2018 4:16 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — SoftBank Group Corp. says the price for the initial public offering of its Japanese mobile subsidiary has been set at 1,500 yen ($13) a share. The IPO, set for Dec. 19 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, will likely raise more than 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) and will be one of the world's biggest...

Rail strike leads to traffic jams in Germany

Dec. 10, 2018 4:10 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German train workers have gone on strike, leading to cancellations in the country's long-distance and commuter rail system and making tens of thousands of employees and school children late. Employees of Deutsche Bahn, the country's biggest rail system, went on strike Monday morning for...

Hearing set for man seeking appeal in Auburn student slaying

Dec. 10, 2018 4:10 AM EST

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A hearing has been set for an Alabama man seeking a new trial over his death sentence for kidnapping and killing an Auburn University student. News outlets report U.S. Army veteran Courtney Lockhart has a Dec. 17 hearing in Opelika, Alabama, prompted by a 2015 appeal request. Lockhart...

Jury to recommend sentence for white nationalist

Dec. 10, 2018 4:01 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The same jury that convicted a man of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally will now decide his punishment. The jury in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. will reconvene Monday to hear additional evidence and come up...

In Zimbabwe's crisis, 'we cannot talk of Christmas anymore'

Dec. 10, 2018 3:59 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Dressed as Father Christmas, a man dozes off while sitting in a supermarket in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. No one seems to care. The holiday mood is not catching on in a country where a currency crisis has forced people to risk jail time to buy basics such as medicine and food. Many...

The Latest: UN chief presses support for migration accord

Dec. 10, 2018 3:56 AM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. migration conference (all times local): 9:50 a.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sought to dispel "falsehoods" and "myths" over an international agreement on safe, humane and orderly migration. The U.N. chief spoke at the start of a...

S. Korea charges 4 with illegally importing N. Korean coal

Dec. 10, 2018 3:52 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have charged four people with illegally importing North Korean coal via Russia in violation of U.N. sanctions. Monday's indictment came four months after customs authorities accused three of the four of using forged documents to illicitly import 35,000...

Police: Eighth-graders arrested in school shooting threat

Dec. 10, 2018 3:52 AM EST

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say two eighth-graders have been arrested over a fake school shooting threat. The Baltimore Sun reports Aberdeen police say a parent told the school this month that a social media post warned students not to come to school because another student had threatened a...