The Latest: EU Parliament's top Brexit official backs deal
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The top Brexit official at the European Parliament has welcomed the draft Brexit deal with Britain as "the best agreement we could obtain."
Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees
NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters beware: New York and Washington's clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas where Amazon will open new headquarters.
EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit
LONDON (AP) — Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU — a major blow to her authority and her ability to get the deal through Parliament.
The Latest: Singapore PM says China-US rivalry 'awkward'
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 6:40 p.m.
China says talks with US on trade battle have resumed
BEIJING (AP) — Washington and Beijing have resumed talks over their spiraling trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, China's Commerce Ministry said Thursday.
Global stocks higher after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rebounded Thursday after Britain's Cabinet endorsed a plan to leave the European Union but the pound sagged after discord emerged with the resignation of the Brexit minister.
Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used computer
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.
Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show
DETROIT (AP) — Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.
Japan's SoftBank invests in US office space-sharing WeWork
TOKYO (AP) — American office space-sharing company WeWork has obtained $3 billion in funding from Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp.
Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight
There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks.
Chinese automaker Zotye plans to sell vehicles in US in 2020
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese automaker Zotye Auto says it plans to start selling vehicles in the United States in 2020. Zotye says it will work with an American partner, HAAH Automotive Holdings.
Asian stocks lower after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain's Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union.
PG&E says it contacted resident about shut-off power line
CHICO, California (AP) — A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire said it contacted a customer about a power line on her property but that sparks were not part of the discussion.
Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit
NEW YORK (AP) — Snap Inc. has received federal subpoenas related to a class-action lawsuit stemming from its 2017 initial public offering.
White House claims right to exclude 'grandstanding' Acosta
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House "hard pass."
Dozens plead with Trump administration to keep air rules
DENVER (AP) — Dozens of people who live near oil and gas wells pleaded with the Trump administration Wednesday not to roll back rules for methane pollution, while industry representatives said the changes should go further.
California's PG&E rocked as wildfire liability concerns rise
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PG&E's stock lost more than 20 percent of its value Wednesday after the utility said it does not have nearly enough insurance coverage if it is found liable for a Northern California wildfire that has left at least 48 people dead and destroyed about 7,700 homes.
Buffett's firm invests in JP Morgan Chase, drops Walmart
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company picked up nearly 36 million shares of JP Morgan Chase stock in the third quarter and eliminated its stake in Walmart as part of a number of changes in its portfolio.
Stung by Amazon's rejection, cities look on the bright side
Sometimes losing is winning. Or at least that's what some of the 18 North American cities passed up by Amazon for its new headquarters are telling themselves.
EU trade chief says hit list of US products being developed
WASHINGTON (AP) — The European Union is preparing a target list of American products it will hit with punitive tariffs if the Trump administration goes through with its threat to impose tariffs on European auto imports, the bloc's trade chief said Wednesday.
May wins Cabinet backing for Brexit deal but pitfalls remain
LONDON (AP) — In a hard-won victory, British Prime Minister Theresa May persuaded her fractious Cabinet to back a draft divorce agreement with the European Union on Thursday, a decision that triggers the final steps on the long and rocky road to Brexit.
Incentives to Amazon could top $2.8 billion in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — The total value of the incentive package New York is using to lure Amazon could top $2.8 billion. Amazon announced Tuesday that it would build new headquarters in New York City and Washington D.C.'s Virginia suburbs, each of which would host around 25,000 workers.
Key points in the draft EU-UK Brexit deal
LONDON (AP) — The draft divorce agreement between Britain and the European Union has two parts: a legally binding withdrawal agreement, which runs more than 580 pages, and a looser political declaration on future relations.
Awaiting Amazon, 2 quiet real estate markets turn white-hot
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon has just sparked a real estate frenzy to rival Cyber Monday. A three-bedroom condo with Manhattan views that had sat on the market for months, priced at $1.7 million, is suddenly drawing would-be buyers now that Amazon has announced plans to build part of its new second headquarters in Long Island City.
After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?
LONDON (AP) — Like white smoke from the Vatican announcing a new pope, the signal from Britain's Cabinet table says: We have a decision.

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