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Stocks jump as Trump promises to 'go big' on aid for economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks jumped Tuesday as President Donald Trump promised he's “going big” with plans to blunt th...

Updated 3 months ago
Man accused in fire that killed 36 expected to plead guilty

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man facing a second trial after a fire killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse he’s accused of illegally converting into a cluttered artists enclave is expected to plea...

Updated 3 months ago
Public officials charged in Flint water crisis, allegations

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Here are the former Michigan and state-appointed officials

Updated 3 months ago
Google muscles up with Fitbit deal amid antitrust concerns

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, a deal that could help the internet company grow even stronger while U.S. government regulators pursue an...

Updated 3 months ago
Madrid digs way out of post-storm garbage, damaged trees

MADRID — (AP) — With piles of ice and snow still covering most streets of Madrid, the Spanish capital began Thursday grappling with the problem of garbage piled in the streets and tens of thousands of trees and b...

Updated 3 months ago
The Latest: Retired firefighter arrested over Capitol attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on

Updated 3 months ago
Correction: Automobile Mileage story

DETROIT (AP) — In a story January 6, 2021, about gas mileage and pollution on new vehicles in the 2019 model year, The Associated Press erroneously reported in the second paragraph that the mileage increased inst...

Updated 3 months ago
Afghan intel agency says it killed council member in battle

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces killed a provincial council member suspected of ties with the Taliban during a gunbattle in western Ghor province, the Afghan intelligence service said late Thursday.

Updated 3 months ago
French man wanted in homicide arrested in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A French citizen wanted in his home country in connection with a homicide has been arrested in Colombia, authorities in the South American nation announced Thursday.

Updated 3 months ago
AP News Digest 2 p.m.

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Updated 3 months ago
Heartbeat abortion ban may finally pass in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are again considering a bill that would ban most abortions in the state and it seems much more likely to pass this time thanks to conservative gains in the General A...

Updated 3 months ago
Texas megachurch pastor sent to prison for fraud scheme

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas megachurch pastor and former spiritual adviser to two U.S. presidents has been sentenced to six years in prison for bilking investors out of millions of dollars.

Updated 3 months ago
Toyota fined for failing to report, fix emissions defects

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota will pay $180 million to settle U.S. government allegations that it failed to report and fix pollution control defects in its vehicles for a decade.

Updated 3 months ago
Jill Biden to name director for military families program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before Joe Biden becomes president, incoming first lady Jill Biden is taking a step toward fulfilling a campaign promise to revive a support program for military families that she once led ...

Updated 3 months ago
MIT professor charged with hiding work for China

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor was charged Thursday with hiding work he did for the Chinese government while he was also collecting U.S. dollars for his nanotechnology research.

Updated 3 months ago
Biden taps Jaime Harrison to serve as Democratic chairman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jaime Harrison, the failed South Carolina Senate candidate and longtime Democratic Party official, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the national party, according to multiple p...