Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs
President Barack Obama is celebrating the World Series champion Chicago Cubs before he leaves office. On what usually is a sleepy federal holiday at the White House, Cubs players filed into the White House ...
Ivory Coast stumbles, another big team held at African Cup
OYEM, Gabon (AP) ? Ivory Coast's Europe-based stars stumbled in the heat of northern Gabon in its African Cup of Nations opener, with the defending champion held by Togo to 0-0 on Monday in another twist to start the tournament.
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UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South SudanKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) ? South Sudanese government and opposition soldiers "blatantly ignored" international law during clashes in July that killed hundreds of people, according to a United Nations human rights investigation.
Wife of Orlando nightclub shooter arrested by FBI
The wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was arrested by the FBI on Monday at her home in California, a law enforcement official said, following questions over whether she was aware of his plans to carry out the attack. Mateen gunned down 49 people at the Pulse gay nightclub on June 12, 2016, in the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Mateen, whose parents had immigrated from Afghanistan, had apparently become radicalized after watching online jihadist propaganda.
Ice threat lingers for some Midwest states
Royals, Duffy agree to $65M, 5-year contractKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ? The Royals and Danny Duffy have agreed to a $65 million, five-year contract that will keep the popular left-hander in Kansas City.
China will 'take off the gloves' if Trump continues on Taiwan, state media warns
By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - China will "take off the gloves" and take strong action if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Friday, Trump said the "One China" policy was up for negotiation. China's foreign ministry, in response, said "One China" was the foundation of China-U.S. ties and was non-negotiable.
Bank of England's Carney says UK economy reliant on buoyant consumers
By David Milliken and Andy Bruce LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday that he would keep a close eye on British consumers this year to see if their buoyant mood since June's Brexit vote persists in the face of higher inflation. Britain had one of the world's fastest-growing advanced economies last year, but the central bank has forecast growth will slow in 2017 as inflation rises above target in response to sterling's slump since the European Union referendum. In his first speech of 2017, to be delivered at the London School of Economics, Carney said there were increasing signs that British growth was relying on consumer spending - rather than investment or exports - which boded poorly for the future.
American Apparel starts layoffs: sources
Gildan won the rights to American Apparel's brand with an $88 million bid in a bankruptcy auction last week. "The company issued a WARN Act notice several months ago, letting employees know that depending on the buyer of the business, a sale could result in eventual shrinkage of some business areas," American Apparel said in a statement. Last week, American Apparel reached a preliminary deal to sell its Garden Grove manufacturing site to textile manufacturer Broncs Inc, re-launching it as a knitting and dying facility.