Obama creates 'resilience area' to protect Bering ecosystem
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:18:42 -0500
President Barack Obama responded to appeals from Alaska Native villages and gave them more of a say in the federal management of marine resources of the Bering Sea. Obama signed an executive order Friday ...
Canada reaches carbon agreement with provinces
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:17:50 -0500
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that his government and the majority of Canada's provinces had come to an agreement on a national carbon pricing plan. Trudeau has been working on a national ...
Trump names Dow Chemical CEO Liveris to head Manufacturing Council
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:15:03 -0500
(Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump said on Friday he would name Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical Co, to head the Manufacturing Council, a private sector group that advises the U.S. secretary of commerce.
'Days of Our Lives' bad guy Joseph Mascolo dies at 87
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:08:36 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Mascolo, who played bad guy Stefano DiMera on NBC's daytime serial "Days of Our Lives," has died. He was 87.
Longtime Gambian ruler now refuses to step aside
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:04:44 -0500
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's ruler of more than 22 years announced late Friday that he no longer accepts defeat in the country's presidential election, reversing course a week after he conceded to his rival.
Judge finalizes Khloe Kardashian's divorce from Lamar Odom
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:04:30 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Khlomar is officially no more.
Trump returns to campaign trail in Louisiana and Michigan
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:01:34 -0500
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Appearing jovial and relaxed, Donald Trump plunged back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, thanking Michigan voters and prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for Saturday's Senate runoff election.
Exxon CEO is now Trump's secretary of state favorite: transition official
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:51:00 -0500
By Steve Holland GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Trump met Tillerson on Tuesday and may talk to him again over the weekend, the official said. Trump appears to be in the final days of deliberations over his top diplomat with an announcement possible next week.
S. Korea protests take on celebratory mood after Park ouster
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:45:08 -0500
A day after South Korean lawmakers successfully impeached scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye, hundreds of thousands of people were expected to take to the streets of Seoul on Saturday for a scheduled protest turned celebration. For the seventh straight week, the capital braced for one of the huge candle-lit rallies that have become the signature of a mass movement aimed at removing the deeply unpopular Park from office. Although the national assembly voted to strip Park of her executive powers on Friday, activists say they intend to keep up the pressure with the impeachment still requiring final approval from the Constitutional Court -- a process that could take months.
Obama orders review of election-season hacking
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:41:03 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday.