Stocks, dollar get lift from US wage news

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded modestly higher on Friday after some encouraging wage news from the U.S. even as monthly jobs figures came in slightly lower than anticipated.


US adds 156K jobs; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit from President Barack Obama.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Classified report on Russia, election hacking going to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top intelligence officials are making their most detailed and persuasive case yet to President-elect Donald Trump that Russia interfered in this year's U.S. political process.

  • Written by JULIE PACE and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

Police: Beating on video began after friendly encounter

CHICAGO (AP) — The two 18-year-old men had been schoolmates, police say. After meeting at McDonald's, they spent two days together, driving around visiting friends. Then a pretend fight escalated into a brutal beating of one of the men, a mentally disabled teenager, in an attack that stirred racial tensions and outrage after being broadcast on Facebook Live.

  • Written by CARLA K. JOHNSON and DON BABWIN , Associated Press