Under pressure, Hallmark pulls gay-themed wedding ads
NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar.
Mexico objects over US bill on ratifying trade pact
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just days after a landmark agreement on a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico objected Saturday to legislation introduced in the U.S.
Banker, New York City savior Felix Rohatyn dies at 91
NEW YORK (AP) — Felix Rohatyn, the financier and government adviser who was credited with helping to save New York City from ruin during the 1970s as chairman of the agency that oversaw the city's finances, died Saturday.
Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen.
China welcomes preliminary deal in trade war it blames on US
BEIJING (AP) — China expressed cautious optimism Saturday about a first-step trade agreement that dials down a trade war it blames the U.S.
California governor rejects $13.5 billion PG&E settlement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas & Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation's largest utility into bankruptcy.
Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.
Swarovski crystals, $900 cabernet and a Buttigieg fundraiser
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900.
Florida city mum on ransom demands by cyberattackers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whether they will pay a reported $1 million ransom.
Wisconsin governor: No tax credits for new Foxconn plant
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' top aide warned Foxconn Technology Group last month that a scaled-down factory in Wisconsin won't qualify for tax credits unless the Taiwanese electronics giant renegotiates with the state, letters Evers' administration released Friday show.
Documents: Mining company writing own environmental report
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Documents show the U.S. Forest Service allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on its proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho after the Trump administration became involved.
US approves fish oil-based drug for cutting heart risks
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering pills.
Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) — All seven Democratic presidential candidates who qualified for next week's debate threatened on Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it.
How US-China trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot
WASHINGTON (AP) — The limited trade deal that the Trump administration and Beijing announced Friday means Americans will avoid a holiday tax increase on imported toys, clothing and smartphones.
How tramadol, touted as safer opioid, became 3rd world peril
KAPURTHALA, India (AP) — Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists.
General Motors to invest $1.5 billion in Missouri plant
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — General Motors will invest $1.5 billion to make what it calls the “next generation” of mid-sized pickup trucks at its plant near St.
AP FACT CHECK: Bloomberg says he's killing coal. He's not
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg broadly, repeatedly — and wrongly — took a huge amount of credit Friday for driving the U.S.
The Latest: UK's Conservatives end up with majority of 80
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The community of St. Ives in southwest England has formally brought an end to the British general election and it was another victory for the Conservative Party.
UK vote eases corrosive uncertainty hurting businesses
LONDON (AP) — British businesses that have been hobbled for three years by fear and confusion over Brexit are getting a break. The U.K.
Bloomberg plan to reduce carbon emissions by 50% in 10 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a broad plan to eliminate all coal power plants and slow the expansion of the natural gas sector as part of a policy to fight climate change that he says would cut carbon emissions across the U.S.
Holiday shopping off to slow start, US retail sales up 0.2%
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in November as the holiday shopping season appeared to have a slow start.
Pound and stocks jump on UK election, talk of US-China deal
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets and the British pound rose Friday after Britain's Conservative Party claimed a big win in the country's general election, easing uncertainty over Brexit, and amid talk of a China-U.S.
'Shop early': US Christmas trees supplies tight, prices up
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Customers searching for the perfect Christmas tree typically glance at Sandy Parsons’ limited offerings, then keep walking.
Key takeaways from Boris Johnson's sweeping election victory
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has led his Conservative Party to a landslide victory in Britain’s election that was dominated by Brexit.
Johnson victory means Brexit is coming, tough talks loom
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson campaigned on one theme alone — “Get Brexit done.” His sweeping victory in Thursday's election means that could now happen within weeks.