• Malaysian PM leads protest against ‘genocide’ of Rohingya

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, holds hands with other leaders during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, at a stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Najib led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a genocide of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority and urged the international community to help halt the atrocities. (AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a “genocide” of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, as he urged Asian neighbors and the world to step up the pressure to stop the violence.

  • Timeline of China-Taiwan relations

    In this Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 photo released by Taiwan Presidential Office Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump through a speaker phone in Taipei, Taiwan. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)

    BEIJING (AP) — China and Taiwan have been separately ruled since the Chinese civil war of the 1940s, but China claims sovereignty over the island and insists the two sides eventually unify. The status of Taiwan became an issue this weekend after President-elect Donald Trump broke with long-standing tradition and directly spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, drawing an irritated response from China.

  • Death toll in China’s 2nd coal mine blast rises to 32

    BEIJING (AP) — Thirty-two miners were confirmed dead Sunday in the second coal mine explosion in a week in China, state-run media reported.

  • Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest-Lynch story

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story Dec. 2 about Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s video statement on the Dakota Access pipeline protests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lynch did not refer to her call with the Morton County sheriff. Her written statement did refer to that call.

  • As transit fares soar, NYC advocates push for discounts

    Samuel Santaella, 23, from the Queens borough of New York, speaks during an interview the offices of Riders Alliance, in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.  The Riders Alliance,  a commuter advocacy group, along with the anti-poverty group Community Service Society of New York, has been calling on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to include an estimated $200 million in the city’s preliminary budget plan this January that would help pay for discounted subway and bus rides.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NEW YORK (AP) — For most New Yorkers, subways and buses are necessities of city living that fall right behind food, clothing and shelter. But with the price of 30-day MetroCard transit pass at $116.50, and possibly primed to rise as high as $121, they’re also on the verge of becoming unaffordable for the 1.7 million city residents living in poverty.

  • Emergency officials: We won’t let pipeline protesters freeze

    A woman watches the sunset at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The head of North Dakota’s emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis.

  • For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker

    President-elect Donald Trump reacts after speaking at Carrier Corp Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.

  • Death threats and abuse for woman leading Brexit court fight

    In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 photo, Gina Miller, a founder of investment management group SCM Private, pauses, during an interview with The Associated Press in London. The financial entrepreneur says she has received death threats and racial and sexual abuse since she won a High Court ruling forcing the British government to seek Parliamentary approval before leaving the European Union. She’s hired bodyguards and made “different arrangements’’ for her children at school. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    LONDON (AP) — Gina Miller is paying the price for going to court.

  • 21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead

    BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine have been confirmed dead, and four people have been arrested in connection with the disaster, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday.

  • EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing the bill.