Florida city mum on ransom demands by cyberattackers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whe...

Negotiators announce deal on government-wide spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior lawmakers announced a tentative agreement Thursday on an almost $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill that would stave off a federal shutdown next weekend and split the ...

EU to boost measures to protect trade after WTO impasse

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it is taking measures to protect its trade interests in the ongoing row with the United States over the shutdown of the World Trade Organization's appellate bod...

Strong anti-citizenship bill protests in India for 2nd day

NEW DELHI (AP) — Protesters burned tires and blocked highways and rail tracks in India's remote northeast for a second day Wednesday before the upper house of India’s Parliament debates legislation th...

House leaders racing the clock on government spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders are racing the clock and bracing for inevitable blowback on an emerging government-wide spending bill that's likely to largely maintain President Donald Trump's tactica...

Judge halts some military spending on border wall

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from spending some Defense Department money to build a border wall with Mexico, the latest twist in a long-running leg...

EU: Trade’s ultimate court demise is "very serious blow"

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says the upcoming shutdown of the World Trade Organization's appellate body is “a very serious blow" for the global trading system, and plans to set up alternative a...

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics ca...

Indian protesters stage shutdown against citizenship bill

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators closed down streets in northeastern India on Tuesday as part of an 11-hour shutdown in protest of legislation that would grant citizenship to persecuted...

Rams defense looking dominant down stretch in playoff chase

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — With one enormous asterisk, the Los Angeles Rams defense has been a dominant force ever since cornerback Jalen Ramsey arrived two months ago. This surge ...

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics ca...

U.N. expert urges Ethiopia to stop shutting down internet

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A United Nations expert on the freedom of expression said he has urged Ethiopian officials to stop shutting down the internet. David Kaye, the U.N.'s spe...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2019. There are 23 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1980...

French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound

PARIS (AP) — Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul of France's retirement system, as highway blockad...

Hawaii team returns from measles vaccination trip in Samoa

HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Hawaii health care workers have returned to their homes across the state after voluntarily providing measles vaccinations to thousands of Samoan residents, officials said. ...