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NEW YORK (AP) " The chef who has been credited with inventing General Tso's chicken " a world-famous Chinese food staple that is not served in China " has died. He was 98. Chef Peng Chang-kuei (chang-KWAY') brought the sticky, sweet-and-sour dish to New York 40 years ago. It became a favorite of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the chef's Manhattan restaurant and spread to menus across the country. Peng's son, Chuck Peng, told The Associated Press that his father died...

Updated at 8:08 PM

MONACO (AP) " The world's fastest man is slowing down. Usain Bolt again said he doesn't plan to run the 200 meters in his final season, realizing that his world record of 19.19 seconds is now likely beyond him. Speaking Friday in...

Updated at 8:06 PM

MONACO (AP) " Usain Bolt is track and field's male athlete of the year, winning the award from the sport's governing body for a sixth time. Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia won the women's award, after her world-record run to win Olympic gold in the...

Updated at 8:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 3:50 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump's move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and experts struggle to...

Updated at 7:57 PM

GATLINBURG, Tennessee (AP) " The wildfire that popped up on a steep, rugged peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was just one of a dozen that fire crews had been fighting over the last month because of the drought. But the Nov.

Updated at 7:54 PM

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) " Clashes continued for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, vying for power and control over the city, with one dislodging another in at least two posts, a five-star hotel and a...

Updated at 7:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, based on policy and not the billionaire businessman's investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline,...

Updated at 7:52 PM

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) " So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota...

Updated at 7:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday. The growth of 5.8...

Updated at 7:43 PM

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) " Gambia President Yahya Jammeh has congratulated opposition coalition leader Adama Barrow, who won the most votes in an election that will remove Jammeh from power after 22 years. Speaking on state television Friday...

Updated at 7:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T and Verizon for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers' cellphones. This may not result in any changes in how the wireless carriers operate, however, as agency leaders...

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