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SoftBank's mobile unit begins trading in 1 of biggest IPOs

TOKYO (AP) - SoftBank Group Corp.'s Japanese mobile subsidiary began trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday in one of the world's biggest share offerings.

New Zealand warns Google over naming murder accused
New Zealand warns Google over naming murder accused

New Zealand warned Google to "take responsibility" for its news content Wednesday, after the internet giant broke a court order suppressing the name of a man charged with murdering a British backpacker. An Auckland court granted the man interim name suppression this month but Google revealed his identity in an email to subscribers of its "what's trending in New Zealand?" service. Justice Minister Andrew Little said the breach was unacceptable and he had made his views known to Google executives at a meeting in parliament on Tuesday night.

Cher ditches Facebook, Google for 'conspiring with Russia to destroy our democracy'
Cher ditches Facebook, Google for 'conspiring with Russia to destroy our democracy'

Cher, 72, vowed to boycott the two tech giants Tuesday because she says Facebook and Google's alleged love of money trumps their "(love) of country."

Seattle-area tornado damages homes
Seattle-area tornado damages homes

A tornado touched down in Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State on Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported, tearing off roofs in its path. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Martha McSally to fill McCain Senate seat after losing race
Martha McSally to fill McCain Senate seat after losing race

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for the state's other spot in the Senate.

Trump ex-security chief Flynn sold country out, says judge
Trump ex-security chief Flynn sold country out, says judge

A federal judge accused President Donald Trump's former national security chief Michael Flynn Tuesday of selling out the United States but agreed to delay his sentencing for lying over secret communications with Russian officials. Judge Emmet Sullivan said Flynn had behaved in a "traitorous" manner while he was in the White House in early 2017 and threatened to impose a stiff prison sentence, rejecting a recommendation by prosecutors that the retired three-star general benefit from cooperating and receive no jail time. It was a sharp and unexpected rebuke to the highest-ranked Trump aide so far to face a judge in the Russian collusion investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Comey
Comey's second testimony transcript is released

Transcripts of former FBI director's closed-door testimony have been released; Catherine Herridge has the latest.

Michael Flynn's Rough Day in Court Showed Political Arguments Aren't Working With Judges
Michael Flynn's Rough Day in Court Showed Political Arguments Aren't Working With Judges

President Donald Trump's political arguments about Robert Mueller's investigation didn't hold up in a D.C. courtroom.

Judge excoriates Trump ex-adviser Flynn, delays Russia probe sentencing
Judge excoriates Trump ex-adviser Flynn, delays Russia probe sentencing

A U.S. judge fiercely criticized President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday for lying to FBI agents in a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and delayed sentencing him until Flynn has finished helping prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan told Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, that he had arguably betrayed his country. Sullivan also noted that Flynn had operated as an undeclared lobbyist for Turkey even as he worked on Trump's campaign team and prepared to be his White House national security adviser.

US bans
US bans 'bump stocks' on semi-automatic weapons

The US government said Tuesday it was banning bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and that were used in a mass shooting in Las Vegas in October 2017. The devices, which harness the recoil of a semi-automatic rifle's discharge to make the trigger fire faster, effectively turn the weapons into machine guns, which are illegal, the Justice Department said. Bump stocks allow a "shooter of a semi-automatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger," the department said in a statement.

The 14 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2019
The 14 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2019

Flynn
Flynn's Risk of Prison Resurfaces

The startling turn of events in a Washington federal court came after the sentencing judge, Emmet Sullivan, pressed prosecutors for more details about Flynn's illegal deeds and expressed "disgust" and "disdain" for the seriousness of Flynn's offenses. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying during an early 2017 FBI interview about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.

Carnival Says a Passenger Is Missing From a Ship Currently in Mexico
Carnival Says a Passenger Is Missing From a Ship Currently in Mexico

Authorities are searching for a man who went missing from a cruise ship bound for Mexico.

The 25 Best-Selling Cars, Trucks, and SUVs of 2018
The 25 Best-Selling Cars, Trucks, and SUVs of 2018

British Airways to resume Pakistan flights after a decade
British Airways to resume Pakistan flights after a decade

British Airways will resume flights to Pakistan next year after a 10-year absence following an Islamist militant truck bomb that killed more than 50 people at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. As Pascale Davies reports, BA will be the first Western carrier to restart flying to Pakistan.

'I Don't Know Where My Fish Is At.' Airline Bans Student's Pet From Flight
'I Don't Know Where My Fish Is At.' Airline Bans Student's Pet From Flight

Here's what you need to know

GOP Representative McSally Chosen for Arizona U.S. Senate Seat
GOP Representative McSally Chosen for Arizona U.S. Senate Seat

McSally, a blunt-talking former Air Force combat pilot, ran unsuccessfully for Arizona's other Senate in November, losing narrowly to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. McSally is a favorite of Senate leadership including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who had urged her appointment.

Putin: Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty
Putin: Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty

MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday rejected the U.S. claim that Russia developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty, arguing that Russia has no need for such a land-based weapon because it already has similar missiles on its ships and aircraft.

Vatican committee: Church credibility at risk over sex abuse
Vatican committee: Church credibility at risk over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Organizers of an upcoming Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention are warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the abuse scandal and are urging participants to meet with victims personally before coming to Rome.

Carnival Panorama: Construction of giant new Carnival ship hits milestone
Carnival Panorama: Construction of giant new Carnival ship hits milestone

The construction of cruise giant Carnival's next new ship has hit a major milestone as the vessel's exterior outfitting has come to an end.

Russia slashes Syria military flights
Russia slashes Syria military flights

Russia has cut its military flights in Syria from more than 100 per day to fewer than four a week, the defence minister said Tuesday, in another sign the country's conflict is winding down. Russia launched air strikes in Syria in support of long-term ally President Bashar al-Assad in September 2015. Russian support helped Assad's forces reclaim swathes of territory once in the hands of opposition fighters and Islamic extremists.

Milwaukee airport adds unlimited free Wi-Fi service
Milwaukee airport adds unlimited free Wi-Fi service

Milwaukee County executive says free Wi-Fi has been one the of the most requested passenger amenities at Mitchell International.

Giant ships, new destinations: The biggest cruise stories of 2018
Giant ships, new destinations: The biggest cruise stories of 2018

From the debut of the biggest cruise ship ever built to the unveiling of innovative new ship features and itineraries, it was a year of milestones in the cruise world.

Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study finds
Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study finds

If you're a woman with an opinion on Twitter, chances are you've been harassed, abused, or even threatened. "We found that, although abuse is targeted at women across the political spectrum, women of colour were much more likely to be impacted, and black women are disproportionately targeted.

Putin says Russia can easily make intermediate-range missiles if U.S. quits nuclear treaty

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia could easily make and deploy land-based intermediate-range missiles if the United States made good on a threat to quit a landmark nuclear arms control treaty. The United States has accused Russia of flouting the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Washington and Moscow during the Cold War and has said it will quit it unless Russia comes back into compliance.

Every Photo You Need to See of the 2019 Ford Ranger Pickup
Every Photo You Need to See of the 2019 Ford Ranger Pickup

How To Make Edible Cookie Dough, The Ultimate Holiday Food Gift
How To Make Edible Cookie Dough, The Ultimate Holiday Food Gift

Sneaking a bite of raw cookie dough is undoubtedly one of the best parts of

Former Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI
Former Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI

A judge will decide whether the ex-national security adviser should be sent to jail for lying to the FBI in a case stemming from the Russia collusion probe.

Afghanistan sends team to join Taliban peace talks in UAE
Afghanistan sends team to join Taliban peace talks in UAE

An Afghan peace negotiations team has arrived in Abu Dhabi, an official said Tuesday, a day after talks attended by US and Taliban representatives were held in the city aimed at ending the 17-year conflict. The team, led by chief negotiator Abdul Salam Rahimi, "arrived in Abu Dhabi to begin proximity dialogue with the Taliban delegation and to prepare for a face-to-face meeting between the two sides", the Afghan presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri tweeted. The 12-person team was first announced in November by President Ashraf Ghani as part of a diplomatic effort to bring the Taliban to the table for peace talks with the government in Kabul.

Fleeing home alone: the migrant children blocked at Mexican border
Fleeing home alone: the migrant children blocked at Mexican border

Guatemalan children caught in Mexico while trying to migrate into the US, queue before climbing into a minibus at Aurora international airport in Guatemala City. For years, Dora waited impatiently to turn 15, the age her mother had agreed she would be old enough to leave their home in El Salvador - where she suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather - and head to the US, in search of a new life. "Seeing them leave together … that gave me hope and gave me the courage to finally leave," said Dora, who is now living at a children's shelter in Tijuana, on the border with California.

Elon Musk's Boring Co. to show off Los Angeles transportation tunnels
Elon Musk's Boring Co. to show off Los Angeles transportation tunnels

Musk has been trying to find faster, more efficient ways to dig tunnels as a way of overcoming urban traffic congestion

Fox News Legal Analyst Warns Trump Of
Fox News Legal Analyst Warns Trump Of 'Doomsday' Scenario In Mueller Probe

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano predicted that President

Xi warns no one can
Xi warns no one can 'dictate' China's path, 40 years on from reforms

President Xi Jinping warned Tuesday that no one can "dictate" China's economic development path as the Communist Party marked 40 years of its historic "reform and opening up" policy amid a stern challenge from the United States. In a speech at the grandiose Great Hall of the People, Xi vowed to press ahead with economic reforms but made clear that Beijing will not deviate from its one-party system or take orders from any other country. "The leadership of the Communist Party of China is the most essential feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the greatest advantage of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics," he said.

Congress told it can't interview agents who detained 7-year-old migrant girl who died
Congress told it can't interview agents who detained 7-year-old migrant girl who died

Members of Congress will visit a Border Patrol station in New Mexico where a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant was detained before she died, but Homeland Security says the members cannot interview the agents involved.

Redacted portions of FBI interview with Michael Flynn released ahead of sentencing
Redacted portions of FBI interview with Michael Flynn released ahead of sentencing

The documents show that FBI agents interviewed Flynn about his contacts with Russia, including past trips to the country.

Sanders Lashes Comey For 'Corruption' After He Slams Spineless GOP On 'Lying' Trump
Sanders Lashes Comey For 'Corruption' After He Slams Spineless GOP On 'Lying' Trump

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders launched a scathing,

No Affordable Care Act could cause chaos in healthcare system, local expert says
No Affordable Care Act could cause chaos in healthcare system, local expert says

In the latest blow to the Affordable Care Act, a Texas judge has called it unconstitutional and said it should be scrapped.

Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision
Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision

Chili's social media department is getting ribbed after it weighed in on North

Anti-government protesters mass for 5th day in Hungary
Anti-government protesters mass for 5th day in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - A few thousand demonstrators gathered in freezing temperatures outside Hungary's state broadcaster Monday night in a fifth day of protests against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

The Latest: Car driver charged in North Carolina bus crash

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on a North Carolina bus crash that injured 13 students (all times local):

Serbia and Kosovo trade accusations over Kosovo's new army

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo traded accusations Monday at the U.N. Security Council over Kosovo's decision to transform its 4,000-strong security force into a regular army and Serbia's threat of armed intervention - but both expressed their readiness for dialogue.

Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen's missing 1979 Pontiac Trans Am pulled from Illinois barn

Steve McQueen's final on-screen car - a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am from 1980's The Hunter - has been liberated from an Illinois barn after 39 years in storage

Michael Che of 'Saturday Night Live' says president 'is supposed to know the law'
Michael Che of 'Saturday Night Live' says president 'is supposed to know the law'

The late-night comics talk all things Trump in Best of Late Night.

Correction: Vatican-Bulgaria-Macedonia story
Correction: Vatican-Bulgaria-Macedonia story

VATICAN CITY (AP) - In a story Dec. 13 about the pope's May travel schedule, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bulgaria is a former Soviet republic. During the Cold War, Bulgaria was one of the Soviet allies that formed the Warsaw Pact.

Michael Flynn associate charged with illegal lobbying for Turkey
Michael Flynn associate charged with illegal lobbying for Turkey

The former national security adviser Michael Flynn is due to be sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. A one-time business partner of the former national security adviser Michael Flynn has been arrested and charged with illegally lobbying to have a Turkish exile returned from the US. Bijan Rafiekian, who also goes by the name Bijan Kian, made an initial appearance on Monday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

Trump Defender Alan Dershowitz Argues That Lying To The FBI Isn't A Crime
Trump Defender Alan Dershowitz Argues That Lying To The FBI Isn't A Crime

On the eve of Michael Flynn's sentencing for lying to the FBI, retired Harvard

160-strong classic car collection on sale due to museum closure
160-strong classic car collection on sale due to museum closure

From (a replica of) the first production car in the world through to a 12-mile Dodge Viper, the 160-strong Tupelo collection has some fine pickings

Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuse
Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuse

Jesuit authorities for 20 US states on Monday released the names of 89 priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse dating as far back as 1950. The disclosures by the Jesuit provinces of Maryland and USA Midwest are the latest chapter in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal roiling the Catholic Church and come after 153 Jesuits were publicly identified by two other provinces earlier this month. "On behalf of the Midwest Jesuits, I apologize to victim-survivors and their families for the harm and suffering you have endured.

US accepts Assad staying in Syria -- but won
US accepts Assad staying in Syria -- but won't give aid

James Jeffrey, the US special representative in Syria, said that Assad needed to compromise as he had not yet won the brutal seven-year civil war, estimating that some 100,000 armed opposition fighters remained in Syria. It's not regime change -- we're not trying to get rid of Assad," Jeffrey said at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank.

Could a Grand Jury subpoena be issued for Trump by Mueller?
Could a Grand Jury subpoena be issued for Trump by Mueller?

Trump lawyer rules out Mueller interview; Judge Napolitano weighs in.

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