AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump's tariffs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Doug Jones says President Donald Trump's talk of tariffs is sparking questions and anxiety back home in Alabama, including from soybean farmers who are "scared to death."
UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote from her party
LONDON (AP) — British Conservative lawmakers forced a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May for Wednesday, throwing U.K.
Global stocks jump as technology and energy companies rise
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock indexes jumped Wednesday to reverse some of their big losses from the week before. In the U.S., technology companies rallied and energy companies rose along with crude oil prices.
Croatia's purchase of Israeli jets stalled over US approval
ZGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia says a deal to buy 12 used F-16 jets from Israel worth $500 million could be in jeopardy if the US does not approve of the sale.
Correction: Kushners-Opportunity Zones story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 11 about an Opportunity Zone tax break promoted by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the couple jointly own a stake in the real estate investment firm Cadre that is launching a series of Opportunity Zone funds.
Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves
The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents.
US consumer prices flat in November as energy plunges
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, the best performance since prices actually fell eight months ago.
AP: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed
WASHINGTON (AP) — At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration's new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities.
US-China trade hopes help shore up global stock markets
LONDON (AP) — Global shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks while U.K. markets took in stride the news that British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote among her party's lawmakers later.
China mum on detained Canadian, queries status of employer
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry denied knowledge Wednesday of the detention of a former Canadian diplomat but said the organization he was working for, the International Crisis Group, is not registered in China and so any of its work in the country would be illegal.
Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with tampering with the final audit report on a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections.
Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn's co-accused
TOKYO (AP) — Lawyers for Greg Kelly, the American executive arrested last month with Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn's pay, unsuccessfully protested Wednesday his prolonged stay in Japanese detention.
Analysis: China plays hardball with ex-diplomat's seizure
BEIJING (AP) — China is playing hardball with the detention of a former Canadian diplomat days after Canada arrested a leading Chinese executive.
China says no information on detained ex-Canadian diplomat
BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that it had no information about a former Canadian diplomat detained in Beijing in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a leading Chinese executive.
Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomat
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks.
Hopes for US-China trade talks help push Asian shares higher
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for U.S.-China trade talks. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.7 percent in early trading to 21,501.95.
Ex-Bloomberg LP executive among those arrested in fraud case
NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of construction at Bloomberg LP cooked up a lucrative side business, prosecutors say: an electrical contractor that he kept humming with $250 million worth of business from the global media and financial information company.
Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says.
Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen.
Chao announces $1.5 billion in infrastructure grants
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department announced Tuesday that it will disperse $1.5 billion to fund 91 infrastructure projects around the country.
With new board in place, CBS to decide Moonves' exit pay
NEW YORK (AP) — The newly elected CBS board faces daunting tasks: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves gets a $120 million exit package following a sexual-misconduct investigation and charting a path for CBS to recover after the scandal.
Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program.
Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of the House in three weeks.
China and US discuss plans for trade talks
BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating that negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive.
Stumbling bloc: How did Brexit become such a mess?
LONDON (AP) — Tuesday was supposed to be the day that Britain's battle over Brexit was resolved. Parliament was supposed to approve a plan painstakingly worked out by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union for Britain's orderly departure from the 28-nation bloc.

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