News archive from 7 December 2016, page 12

After concession, next N Carolina governor gets to celebrate

After concession, next N Carolina governor gets to celebrate

RALEIGH, N.C. — Democrat Roy Cooper finally Tuesday got to bask in his victory in the close race for North Carolina governor, telling supporters his narrow triumph over Republican incumbent Pat McCrory is a victory for the middle class and for the...

 
Mistrial in S. Carolina police shooting mystifies observers

Mistrial in S. Carolina police shooting mystifies observers

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away. But a South Carolina jury was unable to agree on a verdict in one of the nation's ghastliest police shootings, with a...

 
Trump offers Iowa Gov. Branstad ambassador to China post, sources say

Trump offers Iowa Gov. Branstad ambassador to China post, sources say

President-elect Donald Trump has offered the key post of U.S. Ambassador to China to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, two GOP sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Fox News early Wednesday.  Branstad met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York...

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Critics worry after Trump security chief fuels conspiracies

Critics worry after Trump security chief fuels conspiracies

WASHINGTON — On issues of national security and intelligence, no one is likely to have more influence in Donald Trump's White House than retired Gen. Michael T. Flynn. Yet Flynn, Trump's incoming national security adviser, has gained prominence in...

 
Obama defends counterterrorism plan before handover to Trump

Obama defends counterterrorism plan before handover to Trump

TAMPA, Fla. — Closing out two terms as a president at war, Barack Obama staunchly defended his counterterrorism strategy as one that rejected torture, held to American values and avoided large-scale troop deployments, in an implicit effort to shape...

 
Alaska Airlines gets US approval to buy Virgin America

Alaska Airlines gets US approval to buy Virgin America

WASHINGTON — Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines. Parent company Alaska Air Group Inc. said Tuesday that it expects to close the $2.6...

 
Man arrested in ex-NFL player's death; sheriff defends probe

Man arrested in ex-NFL player's death; sheriff defends probe

HARVEY, La. — The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily defended the investigation Tuesday, saying authorities "strategically" waited for...

 

Macedonia to hold early vote after corruption allegations

SKOPJE, Macedonia –  Macedonia is holding an early general election after a nearly two-year political crisis that has roiled the government and threatens the Balkan nation's ambitions of joining NATO and the European Union. Sunday's vote was called as...

 

Arctic sea ice hits record monthly low for 7th time in 2016

WASHINGTON — Though this is when the Arctic is supposed to be refreezing, scientists say sea ice there hit record low levels for November. In the crucial Barents Sea, the amount of floating ice decreased when it would be expected to grow. Arctic sea...

 

UN agency says Iran no longer in violation of nuclear deal

VIENNA –  A U.N. agency says Iran is no longer in violation of its nuclear agreement with six world powers because it has reduced its store of heavy water. Heavy water cools reactors that can produce substantial amounts of plutonium used to make the...

 

Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain...

 

Mayor backs tax break for homeowners

A new tax break backed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh aims to help soften the blow of rising property taxes for homeowners at a time when real estate values are soaring in the city. “The city of Boston has been rapidly growing and expanding over the past...

 

Charlie Baker’s $98M in budget cuts blasted by Dem lawmakers

Gov. Charlie Baker’s $98 million in unilateral budget cuts yesterday — aimed at a similar-sized spending gap — drew sharp criticisms from leading lawmakers in a growing rift over Beacon Hill’s economic outlook. The cuts, which Baker can make without...

 

Citgo logo maker sees a landmark

The man who created the Citgo logo has joined the campaign to win the iconic sign in Kenmore Square landmark status and protection. Arthur King, speaking last night at a Fenway Park pitch to protect the sign, was a designer in 1954 assigned to remake...

 

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Dunkin’ Donuts signs sponsor deal with NHL Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multimillion-dollar deal to become the official U.S. coffee, doughnut and breakfast sandwich partner of the National Hockey League. It’s the first national sports league tie-up for...

 

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