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BEIJING (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China. The U.S. severed diplomatic ties with the self-governing island in 1979 but has maintained close unofficial relations and a commitment to support its defense. Trump's conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen drew an irritated, although understated,...

Updated at 1:55 AM

HEAD OF THE HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump, still mulling key Cabinet positions, attended a lavish costume party Saturday night hosted by some of his most influential donors at their palatial Long Island mansion. Trump,...

Updated at 1:32 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " The Latest on a deadly fire in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Authorities say nine bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a warehouse gutted by a fire during...

Updated at 1:32 AM

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) " The American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday. Carter said the U.S.

Updated at 1:31 AM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) " Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness. The 86-year-old adventurer, who was the second man to walk on...

Updated at 1:30 AM

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) " After a week of national mourning that reached near-religious peaks of adulation, Cuban President Raul Castro announced Saturday that his government would prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel...

Updated at 11:58 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) " Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential...

Updated at 11:20 PM

LOS ANGELES " Sammy Lee, the son of Korean immigrants who overcame discrimination to become the first Asian American to win an Olympic medal and the first diver to win back-to-back gold medals in two different Olympics, has died. He was...

Updated at 3:24 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a late-night electronic music party, killing at least 9 people and making the charred structure...

Updated at 3:07 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes. "I don't even like saying all that," he said. So, yes, just like his coach who...

Updated at 1:53 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A graduate student arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death the professor who oversaw his work at the University of Southern California was quiet and didn't seem to have many friends but never showed any signs that something...

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