Entertainment

Macy's Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

Nov 23, 2017

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured balloons, bands, stars and heavy security on its annual march through Manhattan.

Raisman embraces role as 'Fierce' advocate for abuse victims

Nov 23, 2017

Olympic champion Aly Raisman is using her platform to become an advocate for sexual abuse victims

Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

Nov 23, 2017

Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died

Russian dancer challenges centuries of ballet tradition

Nov 23, 2017

Diana Vishneva, an acclaimed dancer with a career on both sides of the Atlantic, is promoting contemporary dance in Russia with her annual festival which departs from the stiff academic tradition of Russian classical ballet

George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

Nov 23, 2017

George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98

Heat top Celtics 104-98, snap Boston's 16-game win streak

Nov 23, 2017

Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98, snapping the Celtics' 16-game winning streak

Corporate News

Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change

Nov 24, 2017

Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change; 'He has a long past'

Trump SoHo to shed 'Trump' amid reports of sagging business

Nov 22, 2017

The Trump Organization is ending its licensing deal with the Trump SoHo hotel amid reports that the property has struggled to attract business.

China criticizes unilateral action after NK sanctions

Nov 22, 2017

China has criticized unilateral sanctions and 'long-arm jurisdiction' by other governments after Washington penalized Chinese companies accused of trading with North Korea

China's CEFC denies links to alleged Africa bribery plot

Nov 22, 2017

Chinese energy company denies links to alleged bribery scheme in Africa

12 arrested in Thailand in soccer match-fixing investigation

Nov 22, 2017

Football Association of Thailand president Somyot Poompanmuang says five players and two match officials from the top-flight national league are among 12 people arrested for alleged match fixing

AT&T suit may herald a new antitrust era - or Trumpian pique

Nov 22, 2017

Federal opposition to the AT&T-Time Warner merger could mark expanded antitrust efforts -- unless it's just a Trumpian one-off

Economy

'Macron effect' fuels Paris bid for post-Brexit business

Nov 23, 2017

U.S. businesses are more eager to invest and hire in France than they have been in years _ but want to see more progress first in President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to reduce labor costs and simplify taxes

Ruling party assured Mugabe he wouldn't face prosecution

Nov 23, 2017

Zimbabwe party assured Mugabe he wouldn't be prosecuted; 'His status as a hero ... is assured'

Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

Nov 23, 2017

Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters; widespread anger at corruption

China stock slump weighs on global markets

Nov 23, 2017

European stock markets were weighed down Thursday by the earlier slump in China's main stock market to its lowest level since September. Trading levels were relatively modest though with U.S. markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Eurozone economy heading for strongest quarter since 2011

Nov 23, 2017

Eurozone economy heading for strongest quarter since 2011, new survey says

Angola's new leader shakes up old order after dos Santos

Nov 23, 2017

Angola's new leader shakes up old order after dos Santos, including firing his daughter

Industries

'Macron effect' fuels Paris bid for post-Brexit business

Nov 23, 2017

U.S. businesses are more eager to invest and hire in France than they have been in years _ but want to see more progress first in President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to reduce labor costs and simplify taxes

Court case exposes rift in Germany's secretive Aldi family

Nov 23, 2017

A court deferred ruling Thursday in a case that has exposed a rift within Germany's secretive Albrecht family, owners of the discount supermarket chain Aldi

Lebanese PM Hariri assures bankers stability comes first

Nov 23, 2017

Lebanese PM Hariri assures regional banking conference that Lebanon's stability remains his primary concern

Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

Nov 23, 2017

Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters; widespread anger at corruption

China stock slump weighs on global markets

Nov 23, 2017

European stock markets were weighed down Thursday by the earlier slump in China's main stock market to its lowest level since September. Trading levels were relatively modest though with U.S. markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

Nov 23, 2017

George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98

Media

Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network

Nov 23, 2017

Nearly a year after the signing of Colombia's peace accord, a media network launched by former guerrillas is aiming to become a major news outlet

Facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in Germany

Nov 23, 2017

Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech

The Latest: Russell Simmons writes response to allegations

Nov 22, 2017

The Latest: Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons has been accused by a model of sexual misconduct in 1991 and has penned an essay in response

Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in

Nov 22, 2017

Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in ... up to a point

Small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

Nov 22, 2017

The smallest retailers will tug at shoppers' heartstrings during the holidays, aiming for an emotional experience big chains don't provide

Mexico's program to protect journalists struggles to work

Nov 22, 2017

Candido Rios became the first reporter in Mexico's program to protect journalists to be slain, sending a chilling message to anyone else relying on it to stay safe

Religion

Pope prays for 'seeds of peace' for South Sudan, Congo

Nov 23, 2017

Pope Francis has led a special prayer service to sow "seeds of peace" for South Sudan and Congo

Towering Christmas tree arrives at Vatican from Poland

Nov 23, 2017

Towering Christmas tree arrives at Vatican from Poland, a survivor of a lightning strike

Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

Nov 22, 2017

Theo's journey: Transgender teen is still finding himself, years after he first starting grappling with gender dysphoria

Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children

Nov 22, 2017

Sexual abuse is pervasive at Islamic schools in Pakistan, but the problem is seldom acknowledged and even more seldom prosecuted, an Associated Press investigation finds

China widens personality cult around 'unrivaled helmsman' Xi

Nov 22, 2017

Entering his second term as Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping sits at the helm of China's most lavish cult of personality since the founder of the People's Republic, Mao Zedong

Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50

Nov 21, 2017

At least 50 killed as teenage suicide bomber attacks mosque in northern Nigeria, police say

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