AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the people he forgets he knew

WASHINGTON (AP) — When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. Various figures from the Russia investigation and the Ukraine ma...

Pro-government protesters denounce Hong Kong 'rioters'

HONG KONG (AP) — Only after finding safety in numbers, joining hundreds of other pro-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday, did Reddy Lin drum up the courage to slip into her red T-shirt mark...

Reddit bans accounts linked to leaked Brexit trade dossier

LONDON (AP) — The social media platform Reddit says a dossier leaked days before Britain's general election is linked to a Russian campaign, banning 61 accounts suspected of violating policies against...

Truckers block roads as French strikes hit weekend travel

PARIS (AP) — Strikes disrupted weekend travel around France Saturday as truckers blocked highways and most trains remained at a standstill because of worker anger at President Emmanuel Macron's polici...

Friday Sports in Brief

NBA NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have made another coaching change, firing David Fizdale after barely 100 games on the job. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale...

No. 20 Colorado out to end long skid at No. 2 Kansas

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The last time Colorado beat Kansas at storied Allen Fieldhouse, Buffaloes 56-year-old head coach Tad Boyle was playing for the Jayhawks. Boyle's Buffs are off t...

Taiwan donates NT$3.3 million to help Venice recover from catastrophic flooding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday (Dec. 7) that the Taiwanese government has donated approximately NT$3.3 million (US$110,000) to the city of Venice aft...

Anthony Davis has 39 and Lakers rout the Blazers 136-113.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 39 points, LeBron James added 31 and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 136-113 on Friday night. It was the 11th str...

Vrana's goal gives Capitals 3-2 victory over Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal less than two minutes into the third period and the Washington Capitals beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in a physical battle Friday night. ...

Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days ...

Taiwan issues yellow cold advisory for 5 cities and counties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time this winter, the Central Weather Bureau is issuing a "yellow" cold advisory, meaning that the minimum temperature is expected to dip below 10 ...

No malarkey: Biden courts Iowans, balances national campaign

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Minutes after Joe Biden met Cathy Buxengard, he commandeered her cellphone to talk with her 99-year-old mother about her service as a World War II nurse and how worried she is ...

Biden: 'Best people' for posts, but they could be donors

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden declined Friday to rule out appointing political donors to ambassadorships or other posts if he wins the 2020 presidential election. But he pledged that his nominees, re...

Butler's triple-double helps Heat past Wizards, 112-103

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and had his second triple-double of the week, Bam Adebayo had a career-high 24 points and the Miami Heat beat the Washington Wizards 112-103 on Friday night....

No. 4 Michigan tops Iowa 103-91 despite 44 points from Garza

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Franz Wagner led a balanced scoring effort for No. 4 Michigan with 18 points, and the Wolverines opened Big Ten play with a 103-91 victory over Iowa on Friday night, overcoming...