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  • Longtime Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh reverses course, now refuses to step aside after officials said he lost election
  • DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? Longtime Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh reverses course, now refuses to step aside after officials said he lost election.

  • AP Sources: FAU pursuing Lane Kiffin to coach
  • BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) ? Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is being pursued by Florida Atlantic to become the Owls' next head coach, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday night.

  • Post-election, Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia
  • President-elect Donald Trump arrives for a rally in a DOW Chemical Hanger at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) ? President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware.



  • Wisconsin recount goes ahead, judge mulls Pennsylvania case
  • Michigan residents walk towards the Michigan State Supreme Court for a rally to speak out against the courts decision to shut down Michigan's recount on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 in Lansing. Michigan's recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots. The recount lasted three days in more than 20 of the state's 83 counties. (Samantha Madar /Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? A federal judge allowed Wisconsin's presidential recount to move forward Friday as a another federal judge in Pennsylvania planned to take the weekend to decide on a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots and examine election computer systems for signs of hacking.



  • The Latest: CBS to interview Trump during Army-Navy game
  • President-elect Donald Trump takes off his coat while speaking at a rally in a DOW Chemical Hanger at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):



  • Missing plane likely crashed into Alaska lake, officials say
  • File - In this July 5, 2013, file photo is a glacier in Lake Clark Pass near Port Alsworth, Alaska. Authorities were searching Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, for a small plane with four people on board missing in the narrow, mountainous valley believed to be part of the airplane's flight path. (AP File Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? A small airplane ferrying a father and his two teenage children to Anchorage presumably plunged into an expansive Alaska lake shortly after taking off from a nearby rural community, officials said Friday.



  • Wasteland revealed after battle for Aleppo's Old City
  • By Laila Bassam ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - At the side of the road sat a woman in her late 20s, veiled, dressed in black, and weeping as she cradled her baby. "My milk is dry from fear and panic." After the Syrian army fought rebels in Aleppo's Old City, hungry and terrified civilians have emerged from their cellars into a wasteland of ruins. The rubble and shrapnel on the streets around Bab al-Hadeed district on Friday revealed the ferocity of the battle this week that gave Syria's army control of the historic area, bringing it close to its biggest victory after nearly six years of war.

  • Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo
  • A member of Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Asaad is seen atop of an armoured vehicle in a government held area of AleppoBy Laila Bassam and Lisa Barrington ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on Friday with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city's rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian army and its allies had recaptured 32 of east Aleppo's 40 neighborhoods, about 85 percent of the area, he said. There were no reports the Syrian army had made significant gains.



  • Hibbing struggles with how it should honor Bob Dylan
  • FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. The city of Hibbing, Minn., has few things honoring its most famous son and Nobel laureate, Bob Dylan, and some residents think the city should do more. The singer-songwriter will be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature Saturday. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Saturday Nov. 11, 2016 as Bob Dylan Day in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)HIBBING, Minn. (AP) ? The city of Hibbing has long struggled with how it should honor its most famous son, Bob Dylan. There is a street sign, a small exhibit in the public library, but little more.



  • School boss changes ruling, bans Confederate flag clothes
  • PLUM, Pa. (AP) ? A school district where a black student was upset that a classmate was allowed to wear a sweatshirt depicting the Confederate flag said on Friday that after more students went to class wearing Confederate flag clothing it must be banned.

  • Sources: Cuba, Google strike deal to hike internet speed
  • HAVANA (AP) ? Google and the Cuban government have struck a deal giving Cubans faster access to the internet giant's content, two people familiar with the deal say.

  • Giuliani removes himself from State Department consideration
  • FILE- In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives at Trump Tower in New York. On Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that Giuliani has removed his name from consideration for a cabinet position in the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department.



  • Ghana TV: President concedes defeat to opposition leader
  • Ghana President elect Nana Akufo-Addo, of the New Patriotic Party, smiles on being declared the winner of the presidential election in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Ghana's longtime opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidency late Friday on his third run for the office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy in this long stable democracy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)ACCRA, Ghana (AP) ? Ghana's longtime opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidency late Friday on his third run for the office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy in this long stable democracy.



  • US close to solving mystery of alleged hacking of Georgia
  • WASHINGTON (AP) ? The U.S. Homeland Security Department moved closer Friday to solving the mystery about why the state of Georgia believed the federal government was trying to hack its election systems.

  • Gambia's President Jammeh says rejects outcome of December 1 election
  • Gambian President Jammeh holds a copy of the Quran while speaking to a poll worker at a polling station during the presidential election in BanjulGambia's President Yahya Jammeh said on Friday he rejects the outcome of last week's election that he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow and called for fresh elections. The announcement made on state television throws the future of the West African country into doubt after an unexpected election result that ended Jammeh's 22-year rule and was widely seen as a moment of democratic hope. Human rights groups said Jammeh's government detained, tortured and killed opponents during his rule and his defeat sparked wild celebrations.



  • Trump team memo on climate change alarms Energy Department staff
  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump removes his coat as he speaks during a "Thank You USA" tour rally in Baton RougeBy Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team sent the agency a memo this week asking for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers, alarming employees and advisors. The memo sent to the Energy Department on Tuesday and seen by Reuters on Friday, contains 74 questions including a request for a list of all department employees and contractors who attended the annual global climate talks hosted by the United Nations within the last five years. It asked for a list of all department employees or contractors who have attended any meetings on the social cost of carbon, a measurement that federal agencies use to weigh the costs and benefits of new energy and environment regulations.



  • Ford CEO says Trump threats won't change small car plans
  • DETROIT (AP) ? Ford Motor Co. is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico despite President-elect Donald Trump's recent threats to impose tariffs on companies that move work abroad.

  • Madonna, Kesha get emotional when accepting Billboard honors
  • Madonna attends the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music honors at Pier 36 on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New York. Billboard Women in Music 2016 will air Dec. 12 on Lifetime. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) ? The annual Billboard Women In Music event featured emotional and heartfelt speeches about the uphill battles women face in the music industry, including personal stories from top honoree Madonna and pop singer Kesha.



  • The Latest: Michigan high court denies vote recount appeal
  • Diane Petryk of Lansing, Mich., holds a sign that says, "Let the Recount continue" to rally and speak out against the courts decision to shut down the recount, at the plaza in front of Michigan State Supreme Court on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 in Lansing. Michigan's recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots. The recount lasted three days in more than 20 of the state's 83 counties. (Samantha Madar /Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP) /Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)LANSING, Mich. (AP) ? The Latest on efforts for recounts of the presidential race in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all times local):



  • OBJ fined for verbal abuse of official on the field
  • New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham talks to reporters during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants will play the Dallas Cowboys, who are 11-1, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) ? Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $12,154 for verbal abuse/excessive profanity toward an official following the Giants' 24-14 loss at Pittsburgh last weekend.



  • The world's oldest known seabird is expecting _ again
  • This Dec. 3, 2016, photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows the world's oldest known seabird, tending to an egg she laid, with her mate, at Midway Atoll, a wildlife refuge about 1,200 miles northwest of Honolulu. Biologists spotted the Laysan albatross called Wisdom at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge earlier this month after she returned to the island to nest. She was incubating an egg at the same nest she uses each year with her mate. She's believed to be 66 years old. She's also the world's oldest known breeding bird in the wild. (Dan Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)HONOLULU (AP) ? The world's oldest known seabird is expecting ? again.



  • Official: Refrigerator ruled out as source of Oakland fire
  • A pair of Oakland fire officials walk past the remains of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? A refrigerator was ruled out as the cause of a fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, but investigators were still looking at electrical systems as possible ignition sources, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Friday.



  • Critics: Alabama execution helps case against sedative
  • FILE - This undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Ronald Bert Smith Jr.. Smith Jr., an Alabama inmate coughed repeatedly and his upper body heaved for at least 13 minutes during an execution, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, using a drug that has previously been used in problematic lethal injections in at least three other states. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)ATMORE, Ala. (AP) ? An Alabama execution in which a prisoner heaved his chest, coughed and appeared to move offers more evidence that a drug used to sedate inmates before they are put to death should not be used in lethal injections, critics of the drug said Friday.



  • Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox bids $14 billion for UK's Sky
  • The flag of the Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is seen waving at the company headquarters in the Manhattan borough in New YorkBy Jessica Toonkel, Kate Holton and Pamela Barbaglia NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. The proposed offer of 10.75 pounds a share in cash, which is backed by Sky's independent directors, would strengthen the position of James Murdoch - who is both chief executive of Fox and chairman of Sky - in his 85-year-old father's media empire. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June sent the pound down about 14 percent against the U.S. dollar and Sky's share price tumbling.



  • John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio
  • A Sept. 1966 edition of LIFE Magazine bearing the likeness of John Glenn rests in a showcase at the John & Annie Glenn Museum, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New Concord, Ohio. Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth, piloting Friendship 7 around the planet three times in 1962. Glenn, as a U.S. senator at age 77, also became the oldest person in space by orbiting Earth with six astronauts aboard shuttle Discovery in 1998. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.



  • The Latest: No deal yet but gov't shutdown unlikely
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. talks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, Congress scrambled to wrap-up unfinished business, voting decisively to send President Barack Obama a defense policy bill but facing obstacles on a stopgap spending measure. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Latest on the final days of the congressional session (all times local):



  • Former top draft pick Phil Bickford suspended 50 games
  • FILE - In this July 10, 2016, file photo, U.S. Team's Phil Bickford throws against the World Team during the sixth inning of the All-Star Futures baseball game in San Diego. Bickford, the 18th overall pick in baseball's 2015 amateur draft, has been suspended for the first 50 games of next season following a second positive test for a drug of abuse under the sport's minor league drug program. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? Milwaukee right-hander Phil Bickford, the 18th overall pick in baseball's 2015 amateur draft, has been suspended for the first 50 games of next season following a second positive test for a drug of abuse under the sport's minor league drug program.



  • Q&A: Questions and answers in dispute over miners benefits
  • FILE In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Coal-state Democrats waged a fight for health benefits for thousands of retired miners, pointing to President Harry S. Truman?s promise 70 years ago guaranteeing a lifetime of coverage. The stopgap spending bill contains a short-term fix and the issue will be revisited next spring. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Coal-state Democrats waged a fight for health benefits for thousands of retired miners, pointing to President Harry S. Truman's promise 70 years ago guaranteeing a lifetime of coverage. The stopgap spending bill contains a short-term fix and the issue will be revisited next spring.



  • Fowler gets $82.5 million, 5-year deal with Cardinals
  • St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, right, watches as Dexter Fowler puts a Cardinals jersey during a baseball news conference announcing the signing of the free agent center fielder Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) ? Dexter Fowler is headed from the World Series champions to their biggest rival.



  • Red tape halts new Southwest flights to Mexico after 3 days
  • DALLAS (AP) ? Southwest Airlines has stopped new flights between Los Angeles and Mexico because Mexican authorities haven't finished the paperwork formally authorizing the service.

  • Heisman Trophy: Sooner teammates are rare pair of finalists
  • Heisman Trophy finalists from Oklahoma Baker Mayfield, left, and Dede Westbrook, pose with the award in New York, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) ? Together, Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook were practically unstoppable for Oklahoma.



  • Senate pushes to avert gov't shutdown over miners' benefits
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks on Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, during the signing ceremony for the 21st Century Cures Act. From left are, McConnell, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Max Schill, 7, who suffers from Noonan Syndrome. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate pushed to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats evoked President-elect Donald Trump in pleading for a more generous extension of health care benefits for retired miners.



  • 'I had to do it,' accused gunman says of South Carolina church attack
  • Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof into the courthouse in ShelbyRoof told investigators after his arrest for the June 17, 2015, massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston that he estimated he had killed five people as retribution for perceived racial grievances. "I had to do it because somebody had to do it," Roof said in the taped confession.



  • Rodney, Diamondbacks finalize $2.75M, 1-year contract
  • FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016, file photo, Miami Marlins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney throws during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in Miami. Closer Fernando Rodney and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, because the agreement is subject to a physical. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)PHOENIX (AP) ? Closer Fernando Rodney and the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized a $2.75 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $4 million in performance bonuses.



  • 24-diamond 'Field of Dreams' baseball complex gets go-ahead
  • FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, teams play at the "Field of Dreams" during a fall tournament in Dyersville, Iowa. An Iowa Supreme Court ruling Friday Dec. 9, 2016, cleared the way for a baseball complex at the "Field of Dreams" movie site in Dyersville, as the state's highest court upheld a lower court's decision that the City Council acted properly when it rezoned the property from agricultural to commercial. The ruling came on an appeal by some Dyersville residents who object to the City Council's decisions in 2012 and 2013 approving the rezoning. (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ? The Iowa Supreme Court seems to agree with Kevin Costner that there's no better place to play baseball than on fields cut out of the corn.



  • Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team
  • Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic teamIn the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant. He slammed ...



  • Fresh records for US stocks; European shares mostly up
  • All three Wall Street stocks surged to fresh records December 9, 2016, reaching new highs for the second straight sessionNew York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks surged to fresh records yet again Friday, with all three major indices jumping to new highs for the second straight session.



  • Funeral service held for Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam
  • Khalada Salaam, center, the mother of the late Heisman Trophy winner and former Colorado running back Rashaan Salaam, mourns at her son's funeral at the Islamic Center of Boulder, in Boulder, Colo., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. About 250 people gathered for a funeral prayer for Salaam at the Islamic house of worship near Folsom Field, where Salaam carved his name into the University of Colorado record book from 1992 to 1994. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)BOULDER, Colo. (AP) ? Former teammates joined family and friends to say goodbye to 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam on Friday, remembering his warm heart and peaceful spirit.



  • Trump's ties to 'Apprentice' raises conflict issues for NBC
  • President-elect Donald Trump throws a hat into the audience while speaking at a rally in a DOW Chemical Hanger at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)NEW YORK (AP) ? Donald Trump's continued stake in television's "Celebrity Apprentice" adds to questions about potential conflicts between his personal and public responsibilities, while raising new ones about NBC.



  • South Africa company to buy Stillwater Mining Co. for $2.2B
  • The company that owns Montana's largest mining complex announced Friday that it will be acquired by a South African company for $2.2 billion in a deal that requires U.S. government approval. Sibanye Gold ...