Trump heads to Long Island for lavish costume party
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:43:07 -0500
HEAD OF THE HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, still mulling key Cabinet positions, attended a lavish costume party Saturday night hosted by some of his biggest donors at their palatial Long Island mansion.
Coe ushers in brave new world for IAAF
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:41:35 -0500
Sebastian Coe has taken the first successful step to dragging an IAAF riddled with corruption into a brave new world of transparency. Since taking charge of the International Association of Athletics Federations in August 2015, Coe has often found himself in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. While some federation members bristled at the open nature of the vote, with results published for all to see, Coe was defiant.
Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:40:30 -0500
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday that his government will prohibit the naming of streets or public monuments after his brother Fidel in keeping with the former leader's desire to avoid the development of a personality cult.
Warehouse gutted by blaze was home to Bohemian art space
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:29:41 -0500
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The warehouse gutted by a blaze that killed at least nine people was home to musicians, painters, woodworkers, dancers and other artists who came together to make art and hold dance performances and parties. It was also a source of many complaints from neighbors.
Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:28:52 -0500
Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green ...
Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:23:36 -0500
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes.
No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:15:36 -0500
ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
Uzbekistan has first election since Soviet-era ruler's death
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:07:20 -0500
MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in Uzbekistan are casting ballots Sunday in the tightly controlled, ex-Soviet nation's first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the authoritarian leader who ruled for 27 years.
Death toll in China's 2nd coal mine blast rises to 32
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:04:01 -0500
BEIJING (AP) — Thirty-two miners were confirmed dead Sunday in the second coal mine explosion in a week in China, state-run media reported.
AmCham in China says new U.S. administration needs to get up to speed quickly
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:02:29 -0500
BEIJING (Reuters) - (This December 2 has been refiled to change headline to clarify AmCham.) The American Chamber of Commerce in China said on Saturday the incoming U.S. administration is still formulating positions but needs to get up to speed quickly on historical tensions, after Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. "The chamber has long supported maintaining stability in the region, and we expect the new administration to respect the status quo.