• Biloxi sues Shuckers’ owners over baseball stadium payments

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The city of Biloxi has filed a lawsuit against Biloxi Baseball and Overtime Sports Management, owners of the Biloxi Shuckers.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Emergency crews stand in front of the site of a warehouse fire Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The death toll in the fire climbed Monday with more bodies still feared buried in the blackened ruins, and families anxiously awaited word of their missing loved ones. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • South Korea’s Park would leave economy mired in challenges

    Lee Jae-yong, a vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. arrives for hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. South Korea's most powerful business leaders from Samsung, Hyundai Motor and six other companies face grilling as lawmakers probe their links to a corruption scandal involving South Korea's president and her confidante. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heir to the Samsung empire and other tycoons took a public drubbing by lawmakers Tuesday over deep-rooted ties between politics and business that helped drive South Korea’s economic ascent but are central to its political crisis.

  • Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to the media after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. From left are, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., McConnell, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a stopgap spending bill that would also expedite the likely confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary next year.

  • Rhode Island School of Design works with NASA on Mars suit

    In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 photo, Andrzej Stewart, the chief engineering officer on a year-long Mars simulation mission that ended in August, puts on a new space suit at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, R.I. RISD created the new space suit for scientists to wear on the next Mars simulation mission in 2017 in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When scientists are trying to figure out how to live in near-isolation in a dome to simulate a Mars mission, the last thing they’ll need is an ill-fitting space suit. So one of the nation’s top design schools has come to the rescue.

  • Volleyballers vs. bulldozers: A Chinatown’s history at stake

    In this Aug. 14, 2016 photo provided by Virginia Tow, players of the Boston Knight A volleyball team, front, go up for a spike against the Boston Hurricanes Black team during the August Moon Festival at Reggie Wong Park in the Chinatown neighborhood in Boston. The fate of a modest asphalt court where Chinese immigrants developed a unique style of volleyball is uncertain. The state of Massachusetts is seeking proposals to develop a prime slice of real estate near Boston's Chinatown that was a nursery for nine-man volleyball. (Virginia Tow via AP)

    BOSTON (AP) — On the streets, alleyways and parking lots of Boston’s Chinatown, immigrants developed a unique style of volleyball now played in Chinatowns across the country. Now, an asphalt court where the game still thrives stands in the way of development.

  • Indians look for solutions only when toxic pollution soars

    In this Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 photo, people ride a motorcycle carrying air purifiers at a traffic intersection surrounded by a thick layer of smog in New Delhi, India. The news that the Indian capital is one of the dirtiest cities in the world, having surpassed Beijing for that dubious record, is three years old. But the awareness that it's toxic enough to leave its citizens chronically ill and requires long-term lifestyle changes is relatively nascent. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The truth of New Delhi’s toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her 3-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year. She bought air purifiers for her home. When a thick, gray haze turned the view outside her home into a scene from a bad science fiction film last month, she bought pollution masks.

  • Red Sox conscious of new luxury-tax penalties this offseason

    In a Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, Boston Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski looks on during practice in Cleveland. The big-spending Boston Red Sox could be far more conservative this offseason because of baseball’s new luxury tax rules. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, that the new collective bargaining agreement’s stricter penalties for spending above a certain payroll threshold could factor in to the team’s plans. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The big-spending Boston Red Sox could be far more conservative this offseason because of baseball’s new luxury tax rules.

  • Cars without drivers scoot around Nissan plant, towing cars

    Nissan Motor Co.'s Leaf,  with no one inside, scoots during a demonstration of their Intelligent Vehicle Towing system at Nissan Oppama plant in Yokohama, near Tokyo Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Nissan Motor Co. is testing out self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan to tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading without anyone behind the steering wheel.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships.

  • Utah counties sue over halt to new coal leases on fed land

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah counties have filed a lawsuit challenging a federal halt to granting new coal leases, arguing the moratorium is blocking a mine expansion that could pump millions of dollars into the local economies.