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Thu. 9:47 a.m.: Lebanon receives Interpol wanted notice for Nissan ex-Chair

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's justice minister said today that Lebanon has received an international wanted notice from Interpol for Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn, four days after he fled Japan to Lebanon before a trial on financial misconduct charges. Albert Serhan told The Associated Press in ...

Thu. 9:41 a.m.: Poll: White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy

White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on how the government should act on two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll of Americans from various faith backgrounds. Asked about ...

Thu. 9:13 a.m.: Global stocks rise on optimism about US-China deal

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose today on optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal and the Chinese government's efforts to boost its economy. France's CAC 40 rose 1.4 percent to 6,058 on the new year's first day of trading, while Germany's DAX was 1 percent higher at 13,382. Britain's FTSE ...

Thu. 9:02 a.m.: Battery factory collapses in fire in New Delhi, killing 1

NEW DELHI (AP) — A factory manufacturing batteries in the Indian capital caught fire and collapsed today, killing one firefighter and injuring 19 others, officials said. A fire official said three people were rescued from the debris of the building in the Peera Garhi area in western New ...

Thu. 8:54 a.m.: Marriage-proposal fireworks cause panic, theater evacuation

HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — A man who set off fireworks near a movie theater as his friend made a marriage proposal created panic among moviegoers who mistook the fireworks for gunshots, leading to 911 calls and an evacuation, authorities said. Howell Township police responded to the Xscape Theater ...

Tues 4:50 p.m.: GM Dorsey, Browns part ways after disappointing 6-10 season

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns “mutually parted ways” with general manager John Dorsey two days after the team fired coach Freddie Kitchens following a disappointing season. Dorsey's stunning departure today came after he refused to take a reduced role within the organization ...

Tue. 8:53 a.m.: Revelers around the world usher in the new decade

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. Here's a look at how the world is ushering in 2020 in places where it already is ...

Tue. 8:38 a.m.: Israeli top court hears case on Netanyahu’s political future

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court began deliberations today on whether an indicted parliament member can form a new government, hearing a petition that could potentially abruptly end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political career after March elections. If the court decides ...

Tue. 8:36 a.m.: China’s Xi urges Hong Kong stability in New Year’s address

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. In a New Year's address today, Xi said a peaceful, harmonious environment was key to the Asian financial hub's prosperity. "Hong Kong's prosperity and ...

Tue. 8:29 a.m.: Militiamen breach US Embassy in Baghdad; Trump blames Iran

BAGHDAD (AP) — Dozens of Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad today, smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, angered over deadly U.S. airstrikes targeting the Iran-backed militia. U.S. guards fired tear gas and palls ...