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Post offices to be named for Marilyn Monroe, Ritchie Valens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:42am

President Donald Trump has signed resolutions renaming two post offices in the Los Angeles area in honor of Marilyn Monroe and rock ’n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens.

EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:59am

European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-dependent countries.

Historic Detroit power plant demolished to aid Jeep factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:58am

A Detroit power plant that was more than 100 years old was demolished Friday to accommodate a Jeep factory.

China deputy trade envoy says China, U.S. have reached trade deal, will reduce punitive tariffs on each other’s goods

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:33am

China deputy trade envoy says China, U.S. have reached trade deal, will reduce punitive tariffs on each other’s goods.

Bloomberg plan to reduce carbon emissions by 50% in 10 years

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:30am

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. economy by 50% over the first 10 years.

Markets have muted reaction to long-awaited China trade deal

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:44am

After months of waiting, markets had a muted reaction to news that the US and China had reached an initial deal on trade. The agreement means that the US won't impose new tariffs on Chinese goods that had been set to kick in this weekend. Technology companies rose. British stocks rose after a resounding victory for the Conservative Party eased uncertainty over the nation’s exit from the European Union. The S&P 500 fell 5 points, or 0.2%, 3,163. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 47 points, or 0.2%, to 28,086. The Nasdaq rose 7 points, or 0.1%, to 8,725.

Macron pushes ahead with pension reform despite strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:21am

France's president said Friday that he wants the government to push ahead with an overhaul of the nation's pension system despite more than a week of damaging strikes.

Dart Container Corp. says 1 person has been shot at a plant outside Atlanta; building has been evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:57am

Dart Container Corp. says 1 person has been shot at a plant outside Atlanta; building has been evacuated.

Holiday shopping off to slow start, US retail sales up 0.2%

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:38am

U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in November as the holiday shopping season appeared to have a slow start.

Norway's Telenor drops Huawei for Ericsson in 5G contract

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:35am

Norway's biggest wireless carrier, Telenor, on Friday chose Sweden's Ericsson to supply part of its new 5G network, ending its cooperation with Chinese tech giant Huawei after a decade.

Key takeaways from Boris Johnson's sweeping election victory

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:44am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has led his Conservative Party to a landslide victory in Britain’s election that was dominated by Brexit. Here are five takeaways from the British election:

Attorney: Video of Baltimore officer shows pattern of abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:14am

Body camera video belonging to a veteran city police sergeant charged with forcibly arresting someone without justification has revealed a pattern of similar abuses, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday.

UK vote eases corrosive uncertainty hurting businesses

Carlo Piovano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:37am

British businesses that have been hobbled for three years by fear and confusion over Brexit are getting a break.

Taylor Swift calls out Scooter Braun during Billboard speech

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:16am

Taylor Swift used the Billboard Women in Music stage to address a series of issues including her ongoing beef with Scooter Braun.

EU relief as UK polls signal Brexit may soon be done

Lorne Cook and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:29am

European Union leaders on Friday congratulated British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his sweeping election victory amid optimism that his clear majority should finally allow him to push the long-stalled Brexit divorce deal through a reluctant parliament and end years of political wrangling.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:25am

The British pound surged today as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party claimed a robust majority in Parliament, while talk of China-U.S. trade deal buoyed share prices in Asia.

A Chinese government spokeswoman says trade deal with Washington must be "mutually beneficial, a win-win"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:44am

A Chinese government spokeswoman says trade deal with Washington must be "mutually beneficial, a win-win".

Pound and stocks jump on UK election, talk of US-China deal

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:35am

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. trade deal.

`Safer opioid’ has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries

Emily Schmall and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:21am

Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists.