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  • Soldiers mutiny in 3 Ivory Coast cities over pay

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Soldiers launched mutinies in three cities across Ivory Coast on Friday, authorities said, demanding higher pay and bringing the threat of unrest back to Africa’s fastest-growing economy. Gunfire rang out across Bouake, the second-largest city in this West African nation, starting around 1 a.m., according to residents. Similar mutinies erupted […]
  • FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, British chef Jamie Oliver during a book signing session in London. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is shutting six of his 42 Jamie’s Italian restaurants in Britain, according to a statement issued Friday Jan. 6, 2017, amid tough trading conditions and a lower pound following Britain’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union.(AP Photo/Sang Tan, FILE)

    Jamie Oliver to shut 6 UK restaurants in tough Brexit market

    LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is shutting six of his 42 Jamie’s Italian restaurants in Britain amid tough trading conditions and a lower pound following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group said Friday that five restaurants in England and one in Scotland would close in the first […]
  • FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, the logo of Yahoo appears on a smartphone in Frankfurt, Germany. Yahoo Finance deleted a tweet that accidentally included a racial epithet Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

    Yahoo deletes tweet that included racial slur

    Yahoo Finance says it accidentally tweeted out a racial epithet when promoting a story about the cost of President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to increase the size of the U.S. Navy. The headline for the story on Yahoo Finance is, “Trump Wants a Much Bigger Navy: Here’s How Much It’ll Cost.” But when it was tweeted […]
  • The buildings of the banking district are reflected in a glass railing while a man watches from a skyline outdoor restaurant in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Eurozone economy sees more evidence of a pickup

    LONDON (AP) — Further evidence emerged Friday to show that the 19-country eurozone economy ended 2016 strongly and that it’s poised for a period of faster growth, at least until a run of elections that have the potential to cloud confidence. In a wide-ranging survey across the single currency bloc, the European Union found business […]
  • FILE - In the Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, people watch TV screens show the live broadcast of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's address to the nation at the Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea. A lawyer for South Korea's disgraced president has compared her impeachment to the "unjust" deaths of Jesus Christ and the ancient Greek thinker Socrates. That might be over the top, but the country’s second impeachment trial will have major implications on the world’s 11th largest economy and its tense standoff with nuclear-armed North Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    S. Korea president faces test of her political life in trial

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A lawyer for South Korea’s disgraced president has compared her impeachment to the deaths of Jesus Christ and the ancient Greek thinker Socrates. While that may be over the top, the impeachment trial of President Park Geun-hye is of critical importance for the world’s 11th largest economy as the government […]
  • FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

    Sessions’ record a source of different depictions of senator

    CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — Upperclassmen on the Wilcox County High School football team sometimes harassed the freshmen of 1964. But linebacker Jeff Sessions, a senior who was barely bigger than his younger schoolmates, didn’t join in. “One of my friends was a football manager and they were picking on him. Jeff stood up and said, […]
  • This Sept. 17, 2015, image made from video provided by NOAA Fisheries, shows a fish farm off the shore of Hawaii's Big Island near Kona. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is creating a plan for managing commercial fish farms, known as aquaculture, in federal waters around the Pacific - a program similar to one recently implemented by NOAA in the Gulf of Mexico.  The farms in the Gulf and the Pacific would be the only aquaculture operations in U.S. federal waters. (Paul B. Hillman/NOAA Fisheries via AP)

    NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming

    HONOLULU (AP) — As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean. The government sees the move toward aquaculture as a promising solution to feeding a hungry planet. But some environmentalists say the industrial-scale farms could do […]
  • FILE- In this March 13, 2015, file photo, Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corp. stock is skidding in Tokyo trading after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 on Twitter that the Japanese automaker faces a "big border tax" if it goes ahead with plans on a new Mexico plant. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Toyota stock dips after Trump tweet on planned Mexico plant

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is a “good corporate citizen” and intends to work with President-elect Donald Trump to help make America strong, the Japanese automaker’s president, Akio Toyoda, says. Trump said on Twitter that Toyota would face a “big border tax” if it goes ahead with a plans for a new plant in […]
  • A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Asian shares wavered Friday, with the dollar's recent weakness dampening sentiment among investors, who are also staying away from risky positions before the release of key U.S. jobs data. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Stocks, dollar get lift from US wage news

    LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded modestly higher on Friday after some encouraging wage news from the U.S. even as monthly jobs figures came in slightly lower than anticipated. The dollar was rising again as traders think that the overall tone of the economic figures makes it more likely that the Federal Reserve will […]
  • FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Home Depot in Alexandria, Va. The last major economic report card for Obama arrives Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, with the release of the December jobs figures. The report will cap a long record of robust hiring after the Great Recession, though one that left many people feeling left out. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Final jobs report for Obama presidency expected to be solid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The last major economic report card for President Barack Obama arrives Friday with the release of the December jobs figures. The report will cap a long record of robust hiring after the Great Recession, though one that left many people feeling left out. When Obama took office in January 2009, the economy […]
  • Alfredo Martinez, left, a 22-year-old robot technician at General Motors, and Angel Rodriguez, 19, who had hoped to find work at the now-cancelled Ford plant, get their hair cut at the barbershop of Omar Rojas, right, in Villa de Reyes, outside San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Rojas and fellow barber Juan Manuel said many young people in the area, particularly from the farming communities, had been hoping to find work at Ford. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Mexican Ford plant workers blame Trump for dashed dreams

    VILLA DE REYES, Mexico (AP) — Word spread quickly through cellphone messages and shouts between co-workers that Ford Motor Co. had canceled its new $1.6 billion car plant at its sprawling 700-acre high desert site in north-central Mexico. “When I saw it on the phone, (I thought), ‘Well, no, it can’t be,'” said Higinio Salazar, […]
  • An injured passenger is assisted by an EMS worker as he lies on a gurney outside Atlantic Terminal after a Long Island Rail Road incident, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Officials said a commuter train either hit something or derailed as it arrived at the terminal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Officials to probe train’s erratic speed just before crash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators will be looking into why a packed Long Island Rail road commuter train was traveling erratically at twice the speed limit when it crashed at a rail terminal, injuring more than 100 people. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Ted Turpin said Thursday the train had been traveling at least […]
  • Victims and their families of toxic humidifier disinfectants hold a press conference against a court's sentence at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. A South Korean court has sentenced the former head of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser to seven years in prison after the company's disinfectant for humidifiers killed scores of people. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    South Korean executives jailed for humidifier cleaner deaths

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court sentenced the former head of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser to seven years in prison Friday after the company’s disinfectant for humidifiers killed scores of people and left hundreds with permanent lung damage. The Seoul Central District Court ruled that Shin Hyun-woo, Oxy chief from 1991-2005, was guilty […]
  • House renews focus on curbing government regulations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Thursday approved a bill that would require congressional approval before any major regulation can take effect, a reflection of GOP frustration with what they consider onerous rules from eight years of the Obama administration. The House passed the measure overwhelmingly along party lines, 237-187. The vote is just […]
  • FILE- In this March 13, 2015, file photo, Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corp. stock is skidding in Tokyo trading after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 on Twitter that the Japanese automaker faces a "big border tax" if it goes ahead with plans on a new Mexico plant. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Toyota stock dip after Trump tweet on planned Mexico plant

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. stock fell 2 percent in early Friday morning trading after President-elect Donald Trump said on Twitter that the Japanese automaker faces a “big border tax” if it goes ahead with plans on a new Mexico plant. Toyota in Japan had no further comments beyond what it released in the […]