China warns after Cruz, Abbott meet Taiwan's president

BEIJING (AP) — China reiterated its opposition Monday to any contacts between U.S. officials and Taiwan's government following a meeting between Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott and the self-governing island's president, Tsai Ing-wen.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Europe's deep freeze causes deaths, disrupts traffic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Heavy snow and frigid temperatures have gripped large parts of Europe, leading to dozens of deaths, freezing rivers, the grounding of planes and traffic accidents:

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McDonald's sells China business in deal worth up to $2.1B

HONG KONG (AP) — Fast-food giant McDonald's is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic in a deal worth up to $2.1 billion, the companies said Monday.

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Gunman picked off passengers, sent crowds fleeing at airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Without a word, the gunman moved through the baggage claim picking off travelers until his handgun ran out of ammunition, leaving five dead and eight wounded in Fort Lauderdale's airport.

  • Written by DAVID FISCHER, Associated Press

Report on election hacking says Russia plans to do more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new, declassified report on Russian efforts to influence the presidential election has a troublesome prediction: Russia isn't done intruding in U.S. politics and policymaking.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN, EILEEN SULLIVAN and JULIE PACE, Associated Press