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WASHINGTON | AP source: Wizards acquire Ariza from Suns for Oubre, Rivers

WASHINGTON— A person familiar with the deal says the Washington Wizards have an agreement in principle to acquire Trevor Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because it had not been announced by either team. The Wizards landed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: Wizards acquire Ariza from Suns for Oubre, Rivers

The Latest: Dobbs in for Roethlisberger (rib) as Steelers QB

The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST): 6:15 p.m. Pittsburgh is playing the second half at Oakland with Joshua Dobbs at quarterback in place of Ben Roethlisberger, who’s been announced as questionable to return to the game because of a rib injury. Roethlisberger went to the locker room a few … Continue reading The Latest: Dobbs in for Roethlisberger (rib) as Steelers QB

NEW YORK | Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

NEW YORK — New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can’t-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century. “This is a big moneymaker … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

WASHINGTON | Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department’s decisions during the 2016 presidential election. Comey, who appeared under subpoena, announced after the meeting that he would return for more questioning Dec. 17. Appearing annoyed, he said “we’re … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | ‘Significant’ announcement expected in Calif. bar shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Authorities planned Friday to announce what they call a “significant development” in their investigation of last month’s shooting that killed 12 people at a popular Southern California country music bar. The development was to be announced at a news conference at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Station in Thousand Oaks, Detective Eric … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | ‘Significant’ announcement expected in Calif. bar shooting

NEW YORK | Marlboro maker leaps into the cannabis trade with $2.4B

NEW YORK — One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $2.4 billion investment in Cronos Group, a Canadian medical and recreational marijuana company. Altria, which makes Marlboro cigarettes, is taking a 45 percent stake in the Toronto company. Cronos said Friday that the Richmond, Virginia, tobacco company … Continue reading NEW YORK | Marlboro maker leaps into the cannabis trade with $2.4B

NEW YORK | Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations

NEW YORK— Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” swooped in to lead nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, narrowly edging Bradley Cooper’s tear-jerking revival “A Star Is Born,” the interracial road-trip drama “Green Book” and the period romp “The Favourite.” “Vice” topped all contenders Thursday with a surprising six nominations, including best picture, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Urban Meyer news conference set

COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Latest on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer‘s retirement: (all times Eastern): 1:40 p.m. Rutgers coach Chris Ash was defensive coordinator for Urban Meyer for two seasons at Ohio State, including the 2014 national championship team. He says Meyer was a great leader and was clear with both his expectations and the “culture … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Urban Meyer news conference set

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: 5 banks work to reduce greenhouse emissions

KATOWICE, Poland  — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Five international banks are pledging to use the billions at their disposal to steer clients away from businesses that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases. The banks, led by ING of the Netherlands, announced the plan Tuesday on … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: 5 banks work to reduce greenhouse emissions

KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president has announced a call-up of reservists amid tensions with Russia. Relations between the two neighbors have strained further following the Nov. 25 incident in which Russia fired upon and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko responded by introducing martial law for 30 days in … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: German official says coal deadline is premature

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks taking place in Katowice, Poland (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The governor of Germany’s most populous state says it’s premature to set a firm date for phasing out the use of coal-fired power plants, as environmental campaigners are demanding. North Rhine-Westphalia state governor Armin Laschet … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: German official says coal deadline is premature

Vonn plans to return next season for races at Lake Louise

Lindsey Vonn can’t bring herself to say goodbye to ski racing without one final run at her favorite course. So she intends to extend her farewell tour into next season. The all-time winningest women’s World Cup racer announced on her new YouTube channel Friday that she plans to come back for one more series of … Continue reading Vonn plans to return next season for races at Lake Louise

LOS ANGELES | ‘SpongeBob’ creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

LOS ANGELES— Stephen Hillenburg, who created SpongeBob SquarePants and the absurd undersea world he inhabited, has died at age 57, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday. Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS, the cable network said in a statement. He was 57. Hillenburg had announced he had the disease in March 2017. His … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘SpongeBob’ creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

WASHINGTON | Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is estimating the cost of the military’s mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans. The total includes about $72 million for the 5,900 active-duty troops providing support to Customs and Border Protection, plus $138 million so far for 2,100 National Guard troops who have been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

WASHINGTON | CNN’s Acosta back at White House after judge’s ruling

WASHINGTON— A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials’ revocation is continuing. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, announced his decision at a hearing Friday morning. The judge said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CNN’s Acosta back at White House after judge’s ruling

NEW YORK |APNewsBreak: Obama’s memoir sells more than 700,000 copies

NEW YORK — Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” is already well on its way to selling a million copies. Crown Publishing tells The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady’s memoir had sold more than 725,000 copies after its first day of publication. “Becoming” was released on Tuesday, the same day Mrs. Obama launched a … Continue reading NEW YORK |APNewsBreak: Obama’s memoir sells more than 700,000 copies

The Latest: Teams start TD run early; 6 scored on 1st drive

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 1:25 p.m. Six teams reached the end zone on the opening possession of their games Sunday to get Week 10 off to a high-scoring start. Kansas City, which lost the coin toss for the first time all season, went 75 yards in 56 seconds. … Continue reading The Latest: Teams start TD run early; 6 scored on 1st drive

WASHINGTON | Trump says 7 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth. Trump will also posthumously recognize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Medals are going to Miriam … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says 7 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Djokovic back at No. 1; replaces Nadal, whose season is over

Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence and is assured of becoming the first man in the history of the ATP rankings to finish a season at the top spot after being outside the top 20 during that season. That’s because the man he overtook, Rafael Nadal, is done for … Continue reading Djokovic back at No. 1; replaces Nadal, whose season is over

NEW YORK | Ludacris, Migos to perform at pre-Super Bowl concert

NEW YORK — Ludacris and Migos will represent Atlanta and hip-hop culture when they perform at the EA SPORTS BOWL days before the Super Bowl next year. Electronic Arts Inc. and OnLocation Experiences announced Monday that Lil Yachty and Lil Baby will also hit the stage at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Jan. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ludacris, Migos to perform at pre-Super Bowl concert

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: Saudi investigators worked to remove evidence

ANKARA, Turkey — Members of a team from Saudi Arabia sent to help Turkish authorities investigate the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi worked instead to remove evidence of the slaying, a senior Turkish official said Monday. The official confirmed a report in Turkey’s Sabah newspaper that an 11-member team of Saudi investigators that arrived in … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: Saudi investigators worked to remove evidence

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Giants housecleaning: Snacks traded to Lions for 5th rounder

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Pressthe New York Giants are trading star defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to the Detroit Lions. The person says the Giants will receive a fifth-round pick in 2019 for the stalwart in the middle of the defensive line. The person spoke … Continue reading EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Giants housecleaning: Snacks traded to Lions for 5th rounder

JOHANNESBURG | AP Explains: Why Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

JOHANNESBURG  — The World Health Organization has announced that Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is not yet considered a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a war zone, resistance to health workers sometimes turning … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | AP Explains: Why Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

YEREVAN, Armenia— Armenia’s prime minister stepped down Tuesday, a political maneuver aimed at forcing an early election. Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor, has pushed for an early parliamentary election this fall in a bid to unseat foes who maintain a majority. … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

PARIS | Aircraft maker Airbus names Guillaume Faury as new CEO

PARIS — A new chief executive has been named at Airbus. The European aircraft maker’s board picked insider Guillaume Faury to replace CEO Tom Enders in April. The 50-year-old Faury currently serves as president of Airbus’ commercial aircraft division. He was CEO of Airbus Helicopters from 2013 until February 2018. Board Chairman Denis Ranque praised … Continue reading PARIS | Aircraft maker Airbus names Guillaume Faury as new CEO

WASHINGTON | Capitals winger Tom Wilson banned 20 games for preseason hit

WASHINGTON  — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was banned 20 games by the NHL on Wednesday for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during the preseason, a punishment reflecting what the league called an “unprecedented” series of suspensions for the physical player. Wilson’s fourth ban in less than 13 months will cost … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Capitals winger Tom Wilson banned 20 games for preseason hit

BANGKOK | Thailand keeping ‘The Beach’ of movie fame closed for rehab

BANGKOK— Authorities in Thailand say they have decided to indefinitely extend the closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Beach” until it recovers from years of environment damage caused by too many tourists. They had announced in March that tourists would be barred from Maya Bay from June 1 … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thailand keeping ‘The Beach’ of movie fame closed for rehab

NEW YORK | Global stocks dip on report US, China call off trade talks

NEW YORK — Global stocks are down Monday after the U.S. and China officially put new tariffs on each other’s goods. China also reportedly pulled out of a meeting to discuss trade. Oil prices are jumping after OPEC decided not to produce more oil. Several major deals were announced over the weekend. Cable and internet … Continue reading NEW YORK | Global stocks dip on report US, China call off trade talks

LAS VEGAS | Celine Dion to end Las Vegas concert residency next year

LAS VEGAS— Celine Dion has announced she will end her Las Vegas residency next year. The singer announced on social media Monday that she will leave Caesars Palace in June 2019. Dion says the decision brings mixed emotions as the Colosseum venue has been a big part of her life for the past 20 years. … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Celine Dion to end Las Vegas concert residency next year