Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National…

Tulip growers in the Netherlands have beaten back winter, if only for a day, with a riotous explosion of color in an Amsterdam square

Rare coin of Britain's King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

A rare gold coin bearing the image of Britain's King Edward VIII before his love-inspired abdication has sold for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million), a new record for a British coin

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Splits in France's strike movement trigger fears…

As some French workers return to their jobs after six weeks of strikes, more radical groups are trying to keep a protest movement against proposed pension changes going

Delta and its pilots ask mediator for help in contract talks

Delta Air Lines and its pilots want Washington to help them agree on a new contract for the pilots

China's Xi ends Myanmar visit with flurry of agreements

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ended a two-day state visit to Myanmar after attending the signing a raft of agreements buttressing bilateral relations and advancing Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, in which his host country is a key player

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's compulsive claims of…

President Donald Trump has been sizing up a pair of recently achieved U.S. trade deals, one with China and the other with Canada and Mexico

Billionaire Bloomberg is granted financial…

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won't have to publicly disclose his finances until late March, well after voters take to the polls on Super Tuesday

Best Buy says it is reviewing allegations made…

Best Buy says it is investigating CEO Corie Barry after receiving an anonymous letter making allegations against her

UK announces plan to mark the Brexit moment on Jan. 31

The British government has announced plans for gala events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union after a prolonged political stalemate

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Report: Disney dropping the 'Fox' from movie…

Published reports say Disney is dropping the word “Fox” from movie studios it acquired as part of last year's $71 billion purchase of Fox's entertainment business

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Friday as solid gains by technology and communications companies pushed major U.S. indexes to more record highs

BMW recalls about 357K vehicles for Takata air bag inflators

BMW is recalling nearly 357,000 older vehicles in the U.S. to replace dangerous Takata front air bag inflators

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass…

Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise this past fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia

Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no…

Defense lawyers argue a senior executive of the Chinese tech giant Huawei should not be extradited to the U.S. because her actions would not be considered crimes under Canadian law

Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost

Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico

Comcast, State Street rise; Gap, J.B. Hunt fall

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Comcast, State Street rise; Gap, J

Cruise line: Grandpa leaned out window before girl's fall

Royal Caribbean Cruises says an Indiana man charged with negligent homicide in his young granddaughter’s fatal fall from a cruise ship window leaned out of that window for several seconds before he lifted the child up to it and she fell

Boeing is working on a new software issue on the…

Boeing has found a new software problem on its grounded 737 Max jetliner

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Atlantic City mayor: Tear down 'eyesore' of ex-Trump casino

Atlantic City's mayor wants to demolish the former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino

Employers post fewer jobs in November

The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level

AP Explains: The Justice Department's new quarrel with Apple

The deadly December shooting of three U.S. sailors at a Navy installation could reignite a long-simmering fight between the federal government and tech companies over data privacy and encryption