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Mon. 10:02 a.m.: Top auto awards go to Hyundai and Ram

DETROIT (AP) — The Hyundai Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona and the Ram pickup have received North American car, sport utility and truck of the year awards. The awards were announced this morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This year's car finalists also included ...

Mon. 9:48 a.m.: Jury selection underway in Hoerig murder trial

WARREN — Jury selection is underway this morning in the murder trial of Claudia Hoerig, accused of shooting her husband to death in 2007 in their Newton Falls home. Instead of orange jail coveralls that she wore to court for various pretrial hearings over the last several months, Hoerig is ...

Mon. 9:07 a.m.: Congress to face same question: When will shutdown end?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington today for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, but lawmakers will be confronted with the same lingering question: When will the partial government shutdown end? President Donald Trump ...

Mon. 8:54 a.m.: US tells Saudis to hold Khashoggi’s murderers accountable

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Trump administration expects Saudi Arabia to hold "every single person" responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today after talks with senior Saudi officials that also focused on Mideast ...

Mon. 8:52 a.m.: Julian Castro visits Puerto Rico in bid for presidency

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro is joining dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico to talk about how to mobilize voters ahead of the 2020 elections and increase Latino political representation. The group is condemning President Donald Trump's plan ...

Mon. 8:46 a.m.: Croatia nixes F-16 purchase from Israel after US objection

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's government has formally canceled a $500 million deal to buy 12 used fighter jets from Israel after it collapsed over U.S. objections. State TV says the government made the decision at today's session. Israel and Croatia reached a tentative deal in March ...

Mon. 8:44 a.m.: China sentences Canadian man to death in drug smuggling case

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death in a drug smuggling case. A court in Dalian in northeastern Liaoning province announced today that it has given Robert Lloyd Schellenberg the death penalty. The sentence comes after China detained two Canadians in December ...

Mon. 8:16 a.m.: UK leader mounts last-ditch bid to win Brexit deal backing

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May offered both a promise on workers' rights and a reassuring letter from European Union leaders today as she implored British lawmakers to support her floundering Brexit deal. But the British leader had few concrete measures up her sleeve a day ...

Fri. 9:24 a.m.: California fight on Trump birth control rules goes to court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge will hear arguments today over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women. Judge Haywood Gilliam previously blocked an interim version of those ...

Fri. 8:51 a.m.: US official says withdrawal from Syria has started

UPDATE: 10:09 A.M.: WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense official says no U.S. troops have withdrawn from Syria but equipment is being pulled out. XXXXX BAGHDAD (AP) — After days of back and forth over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pullout American troops from Syria, a U.S. military ...

Fri. 8:48 a.m.: Cheaper gas sends US consumer prices down 0.1 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices slipped 0.1 percent last month, pulled down by sharply lower gas prices and cheaper air fares, used cars, and mobile phone plans. The Labor Department said this morning that the consumer price index rose just 1.9 percent in December from a year earlier, the ...

Fri. 8:38 a.m.: Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

BANGKOK (AP) — Several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the U.N. refugee agency on accepting a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family, Thai police said today. Thailand's immigration police chief, Surachate Hakparn, told reporters the U.N. was ...

Fri. 8:32 a.m.: UPDATE: Wis. girl missing since parents’ deaths found

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive barely an hour's drive away, by a woman who stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and pounded on her neighbors' door shouting: "This is Jayme Closs! Call ...

Thu. 10:21 a.m.: Trump says he might skip world forum, declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he might skip the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, if the partial government shutdown is not resolved before he's scheduled to leave on Jan. 21. He also says it would be "very surprising" for him not to declare a national emergency if ...

Thu. 9:19 a.m.: Trump’s border visit today comes as shutdown talks fall apart

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking the shutdown battle to the U.S.-Mexico border today, seeking to bolster his case for the border wall after negotiations with Democrats blew up over his funding demands. Trump stalked out of his meeting with congressional leaders — "I said ...

Thu. 9:12 a.m.: Stock market rally fades as US-China trade talks wrap up

LONDON (AP) — The rally in global stock markets faded today after U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of trade talks in Beijing without any significant breakthrough. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX dipped 0.1 percent to 10,881 while France's CAC 40 was 0.5 percent lower ...

Thu. 8:34 a.m.: Liberal lawmakers challenge Trump with drug cost legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging the Trump administration on a high-profile consumer issue, leading congressional liberals plan to unveil a package of bills today designed to radically reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower costs in other countries. The ...

Thu. 8:29 a.m.: Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen's Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies today near the southern port city of Aden, killing at least six people in a brazen attack that threatened U.N.-brokered peace efforts to end the ...

Thu. 8:23 a.m.: Louisiana police officer fatally shot while leaving for work

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A uniformed Louisiana police officer has been fatally shot as she was preparing to go to work on the night shift. A police spokesman in Shreveport says it happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside a home. Cpl. Marcus Hines says one person has been detained ...

Thu. 8:21 a.m.: Judge dismisses part of Judd’s lawsuit against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has reportedly dismissed part of Ashley Judd's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein. Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of United States District Court in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday that the actress' sexual harassment claim does not fall within the scope of a ...