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Japan's SoftBank invests in US office space-sharing WeWork

American office space-sharing company WeWork says it has obtained $3 billion from Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank

Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal's last gasp

Friend of suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter arrested on gun charge

Pence says US committed to Indo-Pacific, not seeking control

Experts: California wildfire is deadliest in last 100 years

Michigan routs Villanova in championship rematch

Idris Elba's daughter named Golden Globe Ambassador

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  Bitter Florida recount: Lawsuits pile up, machines overheat

Mattis: War-trophy bells' return to help US, Philippine ties

Dramatic dash cam video shows moment fleeing murder suspect was hit by police vehicle

Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcry

Sour Patch Kids flavored cereal is real and it’ll be here next month

A look at what's in Amazon's new deal with Virginia

Bangladesh ready to return Rohingya, who say they'll refuse

Bangladesh authorities say they are ready to begin repatriating some of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from army-led violence in Myanmar since last year. But refugees say they will refuse to go because of fears for their safety

’Tis the season: Company gives all its employees guns

Everybody at BenShot was given gift cards to buy their handguns.

Serhii Plokhy wins nonfiction book prize for Chernobyl story

A book about the causes and consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has won Britain's leading nonfiction literary award

Trump backs 1st major rewrite of sentencing laws in decades

President Donald Trump says he supports the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation.

  Judge rules on requests by Abrams campaign

Magic come back to beat 76ers 111-106 in Butler's debut

Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

Firefighters begin to see progress against deadly California blazes, as death toll rises to 59

The Latest: Avenatti released after domestic violence charge

Chris Stapleton wins big at CMAs, Keith Urban nabs top prize

  Police arrest Michael Avenatti on domestic violence allegation

The alleged incident happened Tuesday and Avenatti was arrested Wednesday.

Trump aide departs West Wing after rebuke from first lady

Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump's office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal

Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence

Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit

Snap Inc. has received federal subpoenas related to a class-action lawsuit stemming from its 2017 initial public offering

EU trade chief says hit list of US products being developed

EU trade chief says target list of US products being prepared if Trump imposes auto tariffs

FIFA boss says he doesn't know why prosecutor was suspended

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role

As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions

Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush and burying spark-prone power lines underground would give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, experts say

Uber loss grows in 3Q; company says it's investing in future

Uber's net loss widened by $177 million in the third quarter as the ride-hailing giant continued to invest ahead of a planned public stock offering next year

Powell sees potential threats from global slowdown

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the U.S. economy is performing well but he's eyeing potential risks ahead

Mana to be honored as Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

Mexican rock band Mana will be honored in a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas in the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony

Incentives to Amazon could top $2.8 billion in NYC

New York City and state officials are offering Amazon nearly $3 billion in grants and tax breaks to locate one of its new headquarters in the Long Island City section of Queens

Steinbrenner on Machado comments: 'That ain't going to sell'

Yankees owner Hal Steinrenner says Manny Machado's comments that he's "not the type of player that's going to be Johnny Hustle" needs are troubling to New York "because that ain't going to sell where we play baseball."

Nazi flag comes down after community protests, but Confederate flags stay

Protesters marched after a Colorado homeowner starting flying Nazi and Confederate flags outside his home.

Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees

A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant has sold for more than $36 million at a rare auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction

PG&E says it contacted resident about shut-off power line

A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire says it contacted a customer about a power line on her property

Judge, ballot counters racing to election finale in Maine

A federal judge has heard arguments aimed at stopping Maine's ranked-balloting system, even as election staffers scanned votes to determine the winner of last week's congressional race

Mets' deGrom gets Cy with record-low wins; Snell takes AL

Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets has easily won the National League Cy Young Award, and Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays has edged out two past winners for the American League prize

Mexicans disappointed with NFL decision to move Chiefs-Rams

The NFL's decision to move the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Rams back to Los Angeles left many Mexicans disappointed.

Hasbro introduces Monopoly for millennials

The new version centers around people born between 1981-1996.

Games on? Calgary vote shakes up Olympic bid game again

Games on? With Calgary rejection, the question remains: Does anyone want to host the Winter Olympics?

Dozens plead with Trump administration to keep air rules

People who live near oil and gas wells are pleading with the Environmental Protection Agency not to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution, while industry representatives say the proposed changes should go further

Buffett's firm invests in JP Morgan Chase, drops Walmart

Investor Warren Buffett's company picked up nearly 36 million shares of JP Morgan Chase stock in the third quarter and eliminated its stake in Walmart as part of a number of changes in its portfolio

Food safety officials stress safe handling of raw turkey

With Thanksgiving approaching, food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices as a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey expands

Draft EPA study finds newer nonstick compound may be harmful

Draft report by the Environmental Protection Agency says long-term exposure to a chemical compound currently used for making nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous, even in minute amounts

How wildfire smoke affects the body, and how to protect yourself

Most people know smoke inhalation is bad, but here are the medical reasons why – and tips to avoid illness and injury from smoke.

Stung by Amazon's rejection, cities look on the bright side

The 18 North American cities that were not picked by Amazon for its new headquarters are bearing the rejection with a mix of reflection, disappointment and some optimism

Challenger: Mississippi senator's 'hanging' comment harmful

A black Democratic challenger says a white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi needs to fully explain her comment about a "public hanging."

After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?

Like white smoke from the Vatican announcing a new pope, the signal from Britain's Cabinet table says: We have a decision

California's PG&E rocked as wildfire liability concerns rise

PG&E's stock has lost more than 20 percent of its value Wednesday after the utility said it does not have nearly enough insurance coverage if it is found liable for a Northern California wildfire

Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

North Dakota water officials say a company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer

Funeral set for victim of Southern California mass shooting

Funerals are being scheduled for victims of last week's mass shooting in a Southern California bar

Watson reinstated to Predators' roster after suspension

Forward Austin Watson has been reinstated to the Predators' active roster after serving an 18-game suspension for domestic abuse, and he issued a statement apologizing to everyone for the June incident that cost him the start of the season

Penguins star Crosby skips practice with upper-body injury

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skips practice while being evaluated for upper-body injury

Hate letters sent to 10-year-old Muslim girl at school

A handwritten note reading “you are a terrorist” and another saying “I will kill you” were both found in the child's cubby at the school.

The Latest: Dead identified in bus crash near Memphis

Mississippi official identifies two women killed in a tour bus crash on an icy road near Memphis, Tennessee

Video: Mississippi basketball coach uses sign language in pep talk to deaf team

The video shows Bulldogs coach Sekoe White passionately communicating to the team in American Sign Language during a timeout, as they tried to mount a comeback against Jackson Preparatory School

Utah Republican behind in tight race sues to halt vote count

Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love is suing to halt vote counting in the race where she is trailing her Democratic challenger

Freshman class of 116th Congress invades Washington

The freshman class is in Washington learning how to govern in the nation’s capital and how to navigate the halls of power ahead of their official start in January.

FBI examining more video in search for Wisconsin teen

The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the Wisconsin home where a couple was shot and killed and their 13-year-old daughter was apparently abducted

Retired government worker revealed as $343M Powerball winner

A retired government worker from Harlem has been revealed as the winner of over $343 million from the Oct. 27 Powerball drawing. It's the biggest jackpot in New York state lottery history.

‘I just want him to fight’: Parents of Chris Watts question plea deal in murders of wife, daughters

Donnie and Cindy Watts said they are unhappy with their son’s counsel. They are currently seeking a new attorney to take over his case.

As many as 9 SEC schools could have 1st-round draft picks

Alabama set an SEC record with 12 players taken in the 2018 NFL draft including four in the first round, and this season as many as 9 SEC schools could have players drafted in 1st round

Newcomer Andy Kim beats GOP Rep. MacArthur in New Jersey

A Democratic former national security aide to Barack Obama and political newcomer has defeated two-term Republican U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur in New Jersey

Catholic bishops' meeting nears end, no vote on abuse plan

U.S. Catholic bishops voice frustration as national assembly focused on clergy sex-abuse nears end without strong new steps to combat the crisis

US government: 3 SKorean firms to pay $236M in bid-rig plot

The Justice Department says three South Korean companies have agreed to pay $236 million to settle allegations they were part of a bid-rigging scheme that overcharged the U.S. military for fuel at bases in South Korea

Mrs. Oleson of 'Little House' Katherine MacGregor dead at 93

Katherine MacGregor, who played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on "Little House on the Prairie," has died at age 93

University professor in Texas calls police on black student for putting her feet on chair

“A girl had her feet up and the professor called the police after calling our class uncivil,” Rawal tweeted. “Mind you she wasn’t talking or interrupting lecture

Witness didn't hear officer order security guard to drop gun

A security guard at a suburban Chicago bar where a black co-worker was fatally shot by a white police officer says he never heard the officer order the other man to drop his gun

The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

The European Parliament's Brexit point-man Guy Verhofstadt is welcoming the draft withdrawal agreement governing Britain's departure but says he still regrets that the country is leaving

ESPN has to scramble its traveling circus with site switch

ESPN's equipment trucks already were headed for Mexico when the network found out next Monday night's mega-matchup between the Chiefs and Rams was being switched to Los Angeles. And the scramble was on

New allegations that Colombia prosecutor covered up bribes

A dramatic recording from beyond the grave has led to allegations that Colombia's chief prosecutor tried to cover up bribery payments that were part of Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, prompting calls for his resignation

Castle on the square: Sand to star in Vatican Nativity scene

Vatican's Nativity scene to be made of sand sculpted by an international set of artists

Jutanugarn looks to close out huge 2018 with CME Globe

Ariya Jutanugarn is occasionally fearful on the golf course, which might seem peculiar given her resume

Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team

Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup

After midterms, Democratic hopefuls eye early-voting states

Following the midterm elections, Democrats pondering 2020 presidential bids are pivoting from campaigning for other candidates across the country to refocusing on their own efforts, including making moves in early-voting states like South Carolina

Cartel member testifies against 'El Chapo' at US trial

An admitted Mexican cartel member has testified about how he first met the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman when he helped him evade a manhunt

Study: Neanderthals faced risks, but so did our ancestors

Skull fossils suggest Neanderthal life was no more risky than what our own species faced in ancient times

Pelosi unfazed as unhappy Dems claim votes to block her rise

Nancy Pelosi is challenging fellow Democrats trying to block her from becoming the new House speaker to produce a nominee who could defeat her