BERLIN/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - German police are looking for an asylum-seeker from Tunisia after finding an identity document under the driver's seat of a truck that plowed into aBerlin Christmas market and killed 12 people, officials and security sources said on Wednesday. The federal prosecutor's office offered a reward of up to 100,000 euros ($104,000) for information leading to the capture of the suspect, whom it identified as 24-year-old Anis Amri.
LOS ANGELES - Wealthy real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to several slayings were chronicled last year in the HBO documentary "The Jinx," appeared in court on Wednesday, Dec. 21, where his attorney and a prosecutor sparred over the admissibility of documents seized in a murder case against him in Los Angeles. Durst, 73, is charged with fatally shooting writer and longtime confidante Susan Berman in December 2000. Prosecutors say he killed her because of what she knew about the death of Durst's wife in New York two decades earlier.
WASHINGTON—A Bumble Bee tuna executive has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to fix the prices of canned tuna, the second Bumble Bee executive to do so in a month, the Justice Department said on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Kenneth Worsham agreed to plead guilty to one count of felony price fixing between 2011 and 2013 but did not identify the company he works for, the Justice Department said. Related civil lawsuits alleging tuna price fixing identify Worsham as a senior vice president of marketing for Bumble Bee.
BOSTON -- Maine voters have made the state the eighth in the United States to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, state officials said on Wednesday, following a recount of votes on a ballot initiative. The measure passed by 3,995 votes with the support of 381,768 people, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said in a statement. That was a slightly narrower margin of victory than the 4,073 vote gap reported following the Nov. 8 election.
CALGARY, Alberta—Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, Dec. 21, that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was "very supportive" of TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline in their first conversation after the U.S. election. The 830,000-barrel-per-day Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil sands crude from Alberta to the U.S. Midwest, but the Obama administration rejected it last year.
Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington D.C. owned by President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday they have entered into collective bargaining agreements with some of their workers, who will drop claims that the hotels violated federal labor law. The four-year contracts effective Jan. 1 will provide employees of Trump International hotels in those cities with annual raises and pension and health care benefits, Trump Hotels and four unions said in a joint statement.
WASHINGTON — U.S. home resales unexpectedly rose in November, reaching their highest level in nearly 10 years, likely as buyers rushed into the market to lock in low interest rates in anticipation of further increases in borrowing costs. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday, Dec. 21, existing home sales increased 0.7 percent to an annual rate of 5.61 million units last month. That was the highest sales pace since February 2007.
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump pounced on a reported comment from Bill Clinton, the former president and husband of his Democratic rival in the Nov. 8 election, in an usual exchange on Tuesday between future and former U.S. presidents. Clinton, whose wife, Hillary, lost last month's election after spending millions of dollars more than her Republican rival, was spotted at a bookstore near the couple's hometown a suburb of New York City earlier this month. One person asked him, "Is Trump smart?" according to the editor of a local newspaper.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, in one of his last environmental pushes before he leaves office next month.
ZURICH (Reuters) - A gunman who shot three worshippers in a Zurich mosque on Monday evening was a 24-year-old Swiss man with Ghanaian roots and no apparent links to Islamist...