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Trump declares NKorea still poses "extraordinary threat"

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that North Korea still poses an “extraordinary threat” to the United States. In an executive order, the president extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, re-authorizing economic...


Business

Facebook's battle against fake news now extends to Mexico

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - This spring, a doctored image claiming that the wife of the leading Mexican presidential candidate was the granddaughter of a Nazi ricocheted across Facebook and its messaging service, WhatsApp. The post, shared 8,000 times before it was disproved, was...


Government

Trump pushes back against border separation uproar

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing “phony stories of sadness and grief” while asserting the real victims of the nation’s immigration crisis are Americans killed by those...


World

US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from mom

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials said Friday that a girl who is pictured on the cover of this week’s Time magazine was not separated from her mother, despite the poignant image of the child standing alone, weeping. Time attached a correction to the story, saying “The original version...


Business

Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cradling her four-month-old daughter, Nour Obeid scans the car showroom and heads to the mid-sized SUVs. In the past, a woman looking to buy a car in Saudi Arabia would focus on the features in the back, but Obeid is checking out the driver’s seat, picturing herself...


Business

The Latest: Auto trade group decries Trump's tariff threat

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on America’s disputes with its trading partners (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A trade association representing a dozen automakers doing business in the United States says President Donald Trump’s threat to slap 20 percent tariffs on vehicles imported from Europe is “not...


World

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to...


Business

Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses

Bourbon Warehouse Collapse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000...


Business

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

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PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in...


Business

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

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LONDON (AP) — Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the government is moving too slowly. Airbus, which employs about 14,000 people at 25 sites in...


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