Brazil president denies illegal campaign contributions
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:15:27 -0500
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer is denying allegations that a construction company linked to a sweeping corruption scandal made illegal campaign contributions to him and his political party.
Advocates call Alabama execution an 'avoidable disaster'
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:15:04 -0500
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Defenders of a condemned inmate in Alabama are calling his execution an "avoidable disaster," but the state prison commissioner says there was no visible evidence that he suffered during a lethal injection.
John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:14:49 -0500
PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is now an officer in France's Legion of Honor.
Gambian election row triggers calls for calm
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:10:38 -0500
Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow on Saturday called on longtime leader Yahya Jammeh to drop his challenge to last week's election and appealed for calm following the dramatic political U-turn. Jammeh on Friday declared he no longer accepted the results of the December 1 vote, in a stunning turnaround that sapped hopes for a peaceful political transition for the west African state. Jammeh, 51, cited "unacceptable errors" by election authorities and called for new polls.
Syrians stream out of eastern Aleppo as fighting rages
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:05:56 -0500
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds more civilians fled what remained of the Syrian opposition's enclave in Aleppo on Saturday as rebels and government forces exchanged artillery and mortar fire across the northern city.
Prudential investigating Wells Fargo partnership after scandal
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:05:28 -0500
U.S. insurer Prudential Financial is investigating whether Wells Fargo employees signed up customers for its life insurance policies without their knowledge, a spokesman said on Saturday. Prudential has a partnership with Wells Fargo to sell a low-cost life insurance policy, known as MyTerm, to the bank's retail customers. According to a wrongful termination suit filed in New Jersey state court this week by three former managers in Prudential's corporate investigation division, Wells Fargo employees appear to have signed up bank customers for the Prudential policies without the customers' knowledge or permission.
Suicide bomber kills 23 in southern Yemeni city of Aden
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:01:51 -0500
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide bomber on Saturday blew himself up inside an army base in the southern city of Aden, killing 23 soldiers and wounding another 30, security officials said.
The Latest: Trump cleans up his spelling in tweet
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:52:22 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest developments on Donald Trump's transition to the presidency (all times local):
ConAgra to finalize plea deal in tainted peanut butter case
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:49:22 -0500
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Food giant ConAgra faces a court hearing to finalize an $11.2 million settlement — including the largest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case — to resolve federal charges in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds who ate tainted Peter Pan peanut butter.
OPEC seeks cuts from non-members at Vienna talks
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:48:19 -0500
OPEC officials met Saturday with Russia and other oil producers to try to persuade them to lower production under a pact to stem a global glut and lift prices. Under the deal, OPEC also wants oil-producing nations which are not members of the group to lower their output by 600,000 barrels a day. Arriving shortly before the start of the one-day talks, OPEC's secretary general, Mohammed Barkindo of Nigeria, spoke positively about reaching an agreement to cut output by 600,000 bpd "and even more".