• Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

  • NYC subway to use gender-neutral terms during announcements

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the New York City subways, there’s no such thing as ladies and gentlemen.

  • Correction: Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil

    AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — In a Nov. 16 story about the Keystone pipeline oil spill, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that it was smaller than 17 other leaks of oil or petroleum products in the U.S. since 2010. It was smaller than 16 and the same size as one other.

  • Mugabe makes 1st public appearance amid talks on departure

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, even as the military announced progress on talks for his departure and arrested some of his allies, and branches of the ruling party began to pass no-confidence votes in the world’s oldest head of state.

  • Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

    DETROIT (AP) — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

  • Nuclear oversight included in defense spending bill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A measure aimed to bolstering oversight of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex has been passed by Congress as part of a $700 billion defense spending plan.

  • World Anti-Doping Agency keeping headquarters in Montreal

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency is keeping its headquarters in Montreal until at least 2031.

  • Former Pilot exec: Haslam ‘loved’ trucking rip-off scheme

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A government witness has testified that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam “loved it” when the sales team ripped off customers at the trucking company controlled by his family.

  • Bangkok firefighters on front line of city’s snake scourge

    BANGKOK (AP) — When the latest distress call came into Phinyo Pukphinyo’s fire station in Bangkok, it was not about a burning home or office building. Instead, the caller needed urgent help with a far more common problem facing Thailand’s capital: snakes.

  • Business chiefs from EU, UK ask May to speed up Brexit talks

    LONDON (AP) — Business leaders from both sides of the English Channel urged Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday to accelerate talks on Britain’s exit from the European Union as uncertainty about future trade relations threatens jobs and investment.