China astronauts return from monthlong space station stay

BEIJING (AP) — Two Chinese astronauts returned Friday from a monthlong stay aboard the country's space station, China's sixth and longest crewed mission and a sign of the growing ambitions of its rapidly advancing space program.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

China, US militaries stage joint humanitarian relief drill

KUNMING, China (AP) — Chinese and U.S. commanders on Friday stressed the importance of maintaining military-to-military exchanges under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, saying they are crucial for building confidence between the two armed forces that remain deeply wary of each other.

  • Written by PENG PENG, Associated Press

Iraqi forces advance into Mosul under fire, 1 soldier killed

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops advanced cautiously into eastern districts of Mosul on Friday, facing stiff resistance from Islamic State militants a day after they paused their assault due to poor visibility, officers said.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

DuPont to end pension contribution for active employees

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont says it will soon stop contributing to active employees' pension plans, a move that will affect the retirement of 13,000 U.S. workers, including 2,800 in Delaware.