- Right to the end, Trump campaign spent less than Clinton's
Donald Trump's campaign spent about $94 million in its final push for the White House, according to new fundraising reports filed Thursday. The Republican continued his campaign-long trend of spending ...
- Indonesia president visits quake survivors, vows to rebuild
- 3 'Bailey kids' from 'It's A Wonderful Life' at NY festival
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — An annual festival that celebrates a New York village's purported connections to "It's A Wonderful Life" is featuring the appearance of all three surviving actors who played the Bailey children in the 1946 Christmas classic.
- Price loses cool, wins game; Canadiens beat Devils 5-2
- Alabama executes man convicted of killing store clerk
A man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk more than two decades ago in Alabama was put to death Thursday night, the state's second execution this year. Ronald Bert Smith Jr., 45, was pronounced ...
- The Latest: Alabama executes man who killed clerk in 1994
- Spurs fall to Bulls 95-91 after winning first 13 road games
- Authorities: Alabama executes man convicted of 1994 murder of convenience store clerk
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities: Alabama executes man convicted of 1994 murder of convenience store clerk.
- Somali political leaders OK presidential polls for Dec. 28
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's political leaders say they have agreed to hold presidential polls on Dec. 28 after three delays and amid allegations of bribery, fraud and voter intimidation.
- The Latest: Debris in lake may be from missing Alaska plane
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on missing Alaska plane with four on board (all times local):
- Tsunami warnings are cancelld after big Pacific earthquake
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tsunami warnings for several Pacific islands, including those in Hawaii, were canceled Friday after authorities determined that a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck near the Solomon Islands did not pose a broad tsunami threat.
- Factbox: U.S. labor secretary nominee's book lays out his job creation theory
Fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, nominated to head the U.S. Department of Labor by President-elect Donald Trump, lays out a free-market formula for low regulation and taxes in his book, "Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesn't Understand It." The nomination of Puzder, chief executive of Carl's Jr. hamburger chain owner CKE Restaurants, drew criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. The nomination requires U.S. Senate confirmation.
- Reports: Tibetan Buddhist monk self-immolates in west China
BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in western China in what appeared to be the latest such radical protest against Beijing's rule, a U.S. government-backed radio station and rights monitoring group said.
- Jackson, Watson divvy up wins at College Football Awards
- Australia's Rinehart, China group win cattle empire bid
Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart and a Chinese consortium won final approval Friday to buy one of the world's biggest cattle estates, ending a lengthy and fraught sale process. The green light came more than a year after Treasurer Scott Morrison blocked an all-Chinese offer by Shanghai Pengxin for S. Kidman and Co, Australia's biggest private land owner, as being against the national interest. Australia's richest woman Rinehart entered the fray in October, backed by Chinese property developer Shanghai CRED, offering Aus$386.5 million (US$295 million) for Kidman, with the tycoon holding a majority interest.
- Trump picks fast food executive Andrew Puzder for Labor
President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary. Puzder heads CKE ...
- Factbox - What happens if British government loses Brexit trigger case?
What happens if the British government loses its appeal against a High Court ruling that said ministers could not start the process of leaving the European Union without parliament's approval? All 11 Supreme Court judges sat on the appeal, the first time they have done so since its formation in 2009, and its president said on Thursday it would reach a decision as quickly as possible. IF GOVERNMENT LOSES One suggestion is that both houses of parliament would debate and vote on a short motion giving Prime Minister Theresa May authority to trigger Article 50, kick-starting the process.
- UK Supreme Court to decide Brexit trigger case as quickly as possible
By Estelle Shirbon and Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court will decide as quickly as possible whether Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger Britain's exit from the European Union by the end of March without parliament's assent, its president said on Thursday. Last month, the High Court decided that May could not invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU's exit clause, using executive powers known as the "royal prerogative". "We are not being asked to overturn the result of the EU referendum," Supreme Court President David Neuberger said at the end of a four-day appeal in which the government sought to overturn the High Court ruling.
- Raffl scores late, Flyers beat Oilers for 7th straight win
- Washington state suing agrochemical giant over PCB pollution
Washington on Thursday became the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people ...
- The Latest: McMahon donated $7m to pro-Trump super PACs
- Biden says world will look to liberal Trudeau
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hailed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as genuine leaders during a time when they are in short supply at a state dinner in his honor in Canada on Thursday night.
- Nicosia derby -- more than just a football game
The Nicosia derby between AC Omonia and APOEL FC is the biggest event on Cyprus's sporting calendar but it's more than just a football game on an island divided by politics. Passions run high when the island's two most decorated teams come up against each other as they did this week when APOEL won 4-1 in a match that deepened the feud between clubs representing opposing political ideologies. Omonia sees itself as the 'team of the people' whose supporters are associated with the left, especially the communist party.
- South Korea's President Park faces historic impeachment vote
By Tony Munroe and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - President Park Geun-hye faces an impeachment vote in parliament on Friday over an influence peddling scandal that could lead to her becoming South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be removed from office in disgrace. There have been mass rallies every Saturday for the past six weeks calling for Park to quit, and opinion polls show overwhelming public support for her impeachment. Parliament is expected to vote in favor of impeachment, with support from some members of Park's conservative Saenuri Party, according to opposition parties but the Constitutional Court must decide whether to uphold the motion, a process that could take up to 180 days.
- Lee scores 2 to lift Islanders to 3-2 win over Blues
- Chaos, desperation at first U.N. aid distribution inside Mosul
By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi police fired shots in the air and threatened to whip crowds with a hose as residents tried to overrun the first distribution of aid by UN agencies inside Mosul on Thursday, a scene of the desperation in areas retaken from Islamic State. Fifty-six year old Saad Salih came in an electric wheelchair but the battery was flat and there is no power in Mosul to re-charge it, so a neighbor pushed him along.
- John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.
- US Supreme Court says Alabama can proceed with execution of man convicted of killing convenience store clerk
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — US Supreme Court says Alabama can proceed with execution of man convicted of killing convenience store clerk.
- Chiefs' Johnson leaves game vs Raiders with Achilles injury
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs' Derrick Johnson left Thursday night's game against the Oakland Raiders late in the first half after falling to the turf untouched and immediately grabbing his left Achilles — an eerily familiar sight for the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker.
- Oakland city workers visited warehouse, did not flag fire hazard
In the two years leading up to the fire at an Oakland, California warehouse that killed 36 people at a dance party late last week, city officials had entered the building on numerous occasions and had multiple opportunities to see that residents were illegally living there in hazardous conditions. The Oakland Police Department received dozens of complaints about the warehouse, and went inside at least half a dozen times, according to police reports and accounts from former tenants and visitors. Neighbors and former tenants also say city fire officials were in the building at least twice.