Thursday, December 8, 2016

Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

A challenge is reviewed on a ballot during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The recount comes...

Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump's Michigan win

Election workers recount votes on Flint ballots, as they begin the process of a statewide recount on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Genesee County...

Rescuers comb Indonesia earthquake rubble for second day

Map locates earthquake near Aceh, Indonesia; 2c x 1 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 44 mm; MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue workers, soldiers and police...

DiCaprio meets with Trump on green jobs to boost economy

President-elect Donald Trump is introduced during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio and...

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Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

Rescuers search for victims at a market collapsed in Wednesday's earthquake in Meureudu, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Rescue workers, soldiers and...

Cubs get Davis, Yankees get Chapman, Nats trade 3 young arms

Washington Nationals Manager Dusty Baker, left, and General Manager Mike Rizzo announce the acquisition of outfielder Adam Eaton during Major League Baseball's winter meetings...
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Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

Rescuers search for victims at a market collapsed in Wednesday's earthquake in Meureudu, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in...

Cubs get Davis, Yankees get Chapman, Nats trade 3 young arms

Washington Nationals Manager Dusty Baker, left, and General Manager Mike Rizzo announce the acquisition of outfielder Adam Eaton during Major League Baseball's winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff...

Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after years-long case

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, NBA basketball legend Michael Jordan waves during the match of Charlotte Hornets against the Los Angeles Clippers at the 2015 NBA Global Games in Shenzhen,...

The Latest: Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 102

Map locates earthquake near Aceh, Indonesia; 2c x 1 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 44 mm; MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local): ___ 11:10 a.m. A...

Rescuers comb Indonesia earthquake rubble for second day

Map locates earthquake near Aceh, Indonesia; 2c x 1 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 44 mm; MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's...

DiCaprio meets with Trump on green jobs to boost economy

President-elect Donald Trump is introduced during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald...

The Latest: Wedding party among Indonesia quake victims

Map locates earthquake near Aceh, Indonesia; 2c x 1 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 44 mm; MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local): ___ 10:15 a.m. Hajj...

Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump's Michigan win

Election workers recount votes on Flint ballots, as they begin the process of a statewide recount on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Genesee County Administration Building in Flint, Mich. A federal judge could decide...

Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list

A giraffe bends over to take food pellets from Kenyan visitors at the Giraffe Centre in Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, in Kenya Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Statuesque giraffes, overlooked because they seem...

No. 1 UConn beats No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 for 83rd win in row

Notre Dame's Kathryn Westbeld, left, picks up a charging violation as she runs into Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in...

Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

A challenge is reviewed on a ballot during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The recount comes at the request of Green Party candidate Jill Stein who...

Campus police officer shoots teen at Nevada high school

Parents wait outside Hug High School after a shooting on campus caused a lockdown, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A campus police officer...

Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

Homeland Security patrol the streets outside the Federal Courthouse Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Charleston,S.C., during Dylann Roof's trial. Roof, a white man, is accused of killing nine black people at a church. (Grace...

NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks

FILE- This undated photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Glenn Chappell. Chappell the driver of a school bus involved in a deadly crash on Nov. 1, 2016 in Baltimore, had a history...

Renzi quits; search on for new leader to guide Italy to vote

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, center, arrives at the Quirinal presidential palace in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Renzi addressed his bickering party Wednesday shortly before he was due at the Quirinal presidential palace to...

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

FILE - In this Thursday, May 14, 2015, file photo, former U.S. senator and astronaut John Glenn speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at the Ohio Statehouse, in Columbus, Ohio. On...

Congress approves biomedical bill as leaders eye adjournment

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., flanked by Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., left, and Senate Minority Leader-elect Charles Schumer of N.Y., answers questions from the media after the Democratic policy...

Trumps taps retired Marine general John Kelly for DHS

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump talks to media as he stands with retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster,...

Trump a winner in spending bill; retired miners out of luck

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis stands backstage as he waits to be announced by President-elect Donald Trump as his Defense Secretary at a rally at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec....

Iowa Gov. Branstad is Trump's pick for ambassador to China

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks to members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad,...

APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

FILE - In this June 30, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. Top military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating...

Trump's search for diplomat revives Romney, Huntsman rivalry

FILE - In this July 4, 2011 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, greets fellow candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr., prior to the start the Fourth of...

Maryland's 'Sen. Barb' and veteran Sen. Boxer bid farewell

This image provided by C-SPAN2 shows Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.. giving her farewell speech on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (C-SPAN2 via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Democratic...

UK steel jobs safe after multinational commits to plants

FILE - This is a Oct. 20, 2015 file photo of a Tata Steel sign. Steel unions said Wednesday Dec. 7, 2015 that they've secured a commitment from Tata Steel to keep jobs and...

Innovation or monopoly? Panel looks at ATT-Time Warner deal

FILE - In this March 30, 2011 file photo, Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York. The CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner are heading to...

US employers post fewer jobs, though openings stay healthy

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo, a job applicant attends a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, the Labor Department reports on job openings and...

UK govt agrees under pressure to divulge Brexit plan details

Gina Miller who won a High Court ruling forcing the British government to seek Parliamentary approval before leaving the European Union, arrives at The Supreme Court in London, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. May's government...

Dividend-paying stocks pull US indexes up; drugmakers dive

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, an American flag flies in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed early Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, as large drugmakers...

Democratic states wary as Trump embarks on victory tour

In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., Browns nominee for California Attorney General, listen to a reporter's questions during a news conference in...

Warehouse fire recovery effort complete; death toll at 36

Oakland fire deputy chief Darren White, left, speaks next to Oakland Police officer Johnna Watson at a news conference near the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The...

Ex-Sen. Dole facilitated Trump call with Taiwan's leader

FILE - In this July 18, 2016 file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Sen. Bob Dole arrives at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The New York Times is reporting that last week's telephone...

Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

President-elect Donald Trump shades his eyes while looking at supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) WASHINGTON (AP) — Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its Person...

Thousands take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake

Map locates earthquake near Aceh, Indonesia; 2c x 1 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 44 mm; MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh took refuge for the night in...

Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard

An airport security officer patrols the entrance to the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Pakistani media and others gathered at the airport following a report that a passenger...

Starbucks to boost number of shops by almost 50 percent

Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz presents during the Starbucks 2016 Investor Day meeting, in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks plans to open 12,000 new locations...

Merkel's conservatives back tougher rules on dual citizens

German chancellor Angela Merkel votes at the general party conference of the Christian Democratic Union, CDU, in Essen, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Merkel has won a new term as the leader of Germany's...

UN prosecutors demand life sentence for Gen. Ratko Mladic

Former Bosnian Serb military chief General Ratko Mladic looks across the court room at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague Netherlands in this image taken from video Monday Dec....

In Greece's tobacco culture, passive smoke a serious problem

FILE - This is a Sunday, July 12, 2015 file photo of a man as he smokes a cigarette as he looks at daily newspapers displayed at a kiosk in central Athens. Nearly two-thirds...

Pfizer fined for hiking epilepsy drug price 2,600 pct in UK

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, a woman passes Pfizer's world headquarters, in New York. British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds...

Iraqii special forces capture new land in eastern Mosul

A group of Iraqi kids stand near some Iraqi Army soldiers near the frontline in Shyma district in Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Iraqi forces, backed the U.S.-led international coalition, launched a campaign...

As Syrian troops gain ground, Aleppo rebels propose truce

In this picture taken Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, a Syrian man walks by posters of Syrian President Bashar Assad with Arabic that read "Homeland, honor, fidelity. Together we will build it," in Aleppo, Syria....

The Latest: Syrian rebels in Aleppo propose 5-day cease-fire

In this picture taken Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, smoke rises in a east Aleppo neighborhood during a battle between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels in Aleppo, Syria. A Syrian war...

NATO chief urges West to keep pressuring Russia over Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, second right, and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, left, arrive for a round table meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at foreign ministers level at NATO headquarters in Brussels on...

Italian director clarifies 'Last Tango' butter rape scene

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2016, file photo, director Bernardo Bertolucci poses for photographers during a photo call at the Rome Film festival in Rome. A recently unearthed video interview with Bertolucci from...

The Latest: Syria: Israel fired missiles at Damascus airport

In this picture taken Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, smoke rises in a east Aleppo neighborhood during a battle between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels in Aleppo, Syria. A Syrian war...

IS launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul

A group of Iraqi kids stand near some Iraqi Army soldiers near the frontline in Shyma district in Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Iraqi forces, backed the U.S.-led international coalition, launched a campaign...

The Latest: Hospital in Indonesia quake zone overwhelmed

Map locates earthquake near Aceh, Indonesia; 2c x 1 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 44 mm; MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local): 5 p.m. The...

Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scores

Earthquake victims receive medical treatment at a makeshift a hospital in Pidie, Aceh province, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing a number of...

The Latest: Indonesia quake death toll jumps to 97

Map locates earthquake near Aceh, Indonesia; 2c x 1 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 44 mm; MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local): 4 p.m. The...

Syrian rebels pull back further as military gains in Aleppo

Smoke rises after rebel fighters launch a mortar shell on residential neighborhood in west Aleppo, Syria, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The government seized large swaths of the Aleppo enclave under rebel control since 2012...

Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire

Oakland Fire Department Operations Chief Mark Hoffman, center, speaks at a news conference near the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The fire erupted Friday, Dec. 2, killing...

AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, part of the hull of the capsized USS Oklahoma is seen at right as the battleship USS West Virginia, center, begins to sink after suffering...

Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas

Screens show the feeds from traffic cameras at the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada's FAST traffic management center, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Las Vegas. Audi debuted a technology in Las Vegas that...

Trump promises to heal divisions, plans visit to Ohio State

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to members of the media in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump promised to "heal...

The Latest: Thousands deployed in quake rescue effort

Map locates earthquake near Aceh, Indonesia; 2c x 1 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 44 mm; MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Indonesia's National...

Mistrial in 'open and shut' police shooting stuns observers

Judy Scott, Walter Scott's mother, holds a press conference after the mistrial was declared for the Michael Slager trial Monday Dec. 5, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. Former patrolman, Slager, was charged with murder in...

Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack

In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 photo, about 30 Pearl Harbor Survivors with the "Greatest Generation" vets meet and greet with visitors at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in Honolulu. Lt. Dawn Stankus, left,...

Frantic rescue after quake kills dozens in Indonesia's Aceh

Earthquake victims receive medical treatment at a makeshift a hospital in Pidie, Aceh province, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing a number of...

Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing

A challenge is reviewed on a ballot during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The recount comes at the request of Green Party candidate Jill Stein who...

The Latest: More victims in Oakland fire publicly identified

Emergency crews stand in front of the site of a warehouse fire Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The death toll in the fire climbed Monday with more bodies still feared buried in...

Time to reconcile: 2 cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2015 file photo, Fireworks from Nagaoka City, Japan, explode over Ford Island to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II at Joint Base Pearl...

Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to members of the media in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer...

Mark Melancon knew Giants were the perfect fit right away

FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Mark Melancon throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the eighth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National...

Heisman winner Salaam found dead in Colorado park

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bears running back Rashaan Salaam breaks through the line against the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL game in Cincinnati. Salaam had a terrific rookie...

Tim Tebow could play for Mets in spring training

FILE - In a Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 file photo, Tim Tebow practices his swing during batting practice, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. NY Mets manager Terry Collins said he�™d like Tebow to play...

The Latest: Crews have searched 90 percent of warehouse

Emergency crews stand in front of the site of a warehouse fire Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The death toll in the fire climbed Monday with more bodies still feared buried in...

AP Power Rankings: Cowboys still No. 1 as top 6 stays same

Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) greets fans after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Atlanta. The Chiefs won 29-28. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) NEW YORK (AP)...

Man arrested in ex-NFL player's death; sheriff defends probe

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand speaks at a press conference in Gretna, La., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, where he announced the arrest of Ronald Gasser, in connection with the road rage shooting of former...

Utley enters College Football Hall of Fame with no regrets

FILE - In a Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 file photo, former Detroit Lions guard Mike Utley talks with reporters in Detroit. Utley was paralyzed in 1991 during a game against the Los Angeles Rams....

Pipeline opponents ride out storm in shelters, casino

A motorist checks the condition of an exit ramp before attempting to drive out of the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D.,...

Scientists develop robotic hand for people with quadriplegia

In this undated grab taken from video, a patient uses a robotic hand to drink from a cup, in Badalona, Spain. Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types...

The Latest: Rebel shelling in north Syria kills at least 10

A Russian soldier checks a burned medical tent after rebels launched a mortar shell at a field hospital in west Aleppo, Syria, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Rebel shelling of the government-held part of Syria's...

LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack

A morning commuter has her bag checked by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy at the Universal City Red Line station in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Heavily armed sheriff's deputies are...

Female DJ, music promoter, among warehouse fire victims

This undated photo provided by Devin Askounis shows Ben Runnels and Nicole Renae Siegrist, also known as "Denalda," in Oakland, Calif. Both died in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire that started in Oakland on...

Trump son-in-law's family donated to Israeli settler groups

File - In this Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Jared Kushner, son-in-law of of President-elect Donald Trump walks from Trump Tower, in New York. Tax records show the family of U.S. president-elect Donald...

Lebanese women protest against rape law

A dozen Lebanese women, dressed as brides in white wedding dresses stained with fake blood and bandaging their eyes, knees and hands stand in front of the government building in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday,...

Pipeline delays cost builder millions, risking contract loss

In this Nov. 25, 2016 satellite image taken by DigitalGlobe, the construction site of the the Dakota Access pipeline is seen near Cannon Ball, N.D. (DigitalGlobe via AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The completion...

Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test

The latest global snapshot of student performance. WASHINGTON (AP) — American students have a math problem. The latest global snapshot of student performance shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and...

Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

Iraqi soldiers open fire towards Islamic State militant positions in the Al-Intisar district in Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, is the last major Islamic State extremist urban bastion in...

Baylor names Temple's Matt Rhule as new football coach

Temple head coach Matt Rhule, left, meets with Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo, right, after the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. Temple won 34-10.(AP...

Chopper crash in Rio flashpoint with police in 'City of God'

In this Nov. 23, 2016 photo, a light armored vehicle drives across a bridge during a patrol in the City of God slum, during an anti-drug operation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The community...

Death toll stands at 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

This March 12, 2015 booking photo provided by the Glendale, Calif., Police Department shows Derick Ion Almena. Almena is an operator of the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland, in which dozens of people died...

The Latest: Sheriff defends probe of slain ex-NFL player

The body of former NFL player Joe McKnight lies between the shooter's vehicle at left and his Audi SUV at right as the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigates the scene in Terrytown, La., Thursday,...

Merkel is last of Obama's key European allies still standing

German Chancellor and Chairwomen of the CDU, Angela Merkel, waves after her speech as part of a general party conference of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Essen, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Merkel...

Michigan recount expands, Pennsylvania awaits federal ruling

A challenge is reviewed on a ballot during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The recount comes at the request of Green Party candidate Jill Stein who...

Yankees to retire Jeter's No 2 on May 14, last single digit

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter speaks during a news conference, in Tampa, Fla. Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New...

IOC: Rio Olympics were 'most perfect imperfect games'

International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach, center, from Germany, speaks at the opening of the first day of the executive board meeting of the IOC, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.(Laurent Gillieron/Keystone...

Watson's trip to Heisman Trophy stage bumpier than 2015

FILE - In a Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 file photo, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks to pass during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football gam against Virginia...

Fake news rings alarm bells from restaurant to White House

Police secure the scene near Comet Ping Pong in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of...

After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident

The Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III, with the National Action Network, speaks during a prayer vigil in front of the Charleston County Courthouse as the jury deliberates in the Michael Slager trial Monday, Dec....

Longtime Lego CEO to be replaced next year

Danish toys group LEGO's out going CEO Joergen Vig Knudstorp, Tuesday Dec. 6. 2016 speaks at an press conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.. Lego said Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016 that chief operations officer Bali Padda...

Russell Westbrook crafting 1 of NBA's greatest seasons

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Atlanta. Oklahoma City won 102-99....

Paris bans half of cars to tackle new peak of pollution

The Invalides dome is seen from a hot air balloon as Paris suffers a pollution spike, Monday Dec. 5, 2016. Paris authorities have adopted measures to limit traffic speed after high levels of pollution...

LEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings

FILE - In a Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, Boston Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski looks on during practice in Cleveland. The big-spending Boston Red Sox could be far more conservative this...

AP Interview: Matt Damon defends being cast for 'Great Wall'

Actors and actress from right, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu, applaud on stage as movie director Zhang Yimou arrives for a news conference for the movie "The...

Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

In this image from video from Senate Television, Vice President Joe Biden presides over the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals...

Indonesia takes new step to combat loss of forests, fires

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 file photo a fireman sprays water to extinguish forest fire at a peatland field in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on...

Merkel seeks new term as leader of German conservatives

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, is standing with the board members at a meeting prior to the general party conference of the Christian Democratic Union, CDU, in Essen, Germany, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Merkel...

Chinese volleyball game in the crosshairs of development

In this Nov. 29, 2016 photo, people tour a MassDOT district building with views of land parcels slated for development, including Reggie Wong Park and a steam plant at right. The fate of the...

The Latest: Officials release names of 10 more fire victims

Emergency crews perform clean up in the aftermath of a warehouse fire Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday, after a deadly fire tore...