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Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'
If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed. A longer impasse, economists say, could rattle consumer and investor confidence, pulling stocks lower and dragging down the economy....



Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A former oil executive has been sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official has received a lengthy prison term in a major corruption case....



'Jumanji'
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures....



Q&A: Samsung's Alex Hawkinson on smart-home evolution
NEW YORK (AP) -- Many everyday appliances are connecting to the internet these days, allowing people to control them with apps and voice commands. More homes are embracing this, especially as people get comfortable using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home....



Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery
TORONTO (AP) -- There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead inside their mansion, reportedly hanging from a railing at the edge of their indoor pool....



Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown....



Asian stocks mixed after US government shutdown
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after global investors shrugged off the latest U.S. government shutdown....



AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today's unemployment rate. He'd be calling the whole thing a "hoax."...



Amazon to debut cashier-less store in downtown Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store?...