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    Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday they had failed to reach a deal that would exempt Japan from new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as Abe had wanted. Instead, the leaders announced they had agreed to start talks on a new “free, fair and reciprocal” […]
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    Feud erupts between utility, US states over Colorado River

    DENVER (AP) — Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused an Arizona utility of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening the river’s future. The four states said the Central Arizona Project was trying to avoid a reduction in its share of the river while others are […]
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    A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again. At least one bought in-flight Wi-Fi as the jet descended so […]
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    Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country’s online world in what critics call a heavy-handed — and so far unsuccessful — attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram. The head of the communications watchdog acknowledged Wednesday that millions of IP addresses unrelated to Telegram have been blocked since […]
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    Recreational pot sales back on table along NV-UT line

    WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (AP) — The legal sale of recreational marijuana on the Nevada-Utah line may not be banned after all. The mayor of West Wendover, Nevada is using his veto power to put the question back on the table. The City Council voted earlier to ban recreational pot sales in the town along U.S. […]
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    ‘Poop Train’ full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town

    PARRISH, Ala. (AP) — A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the “poop train” is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states’ waste. In Parrish, Alabama, […]
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    First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and ‘Black Panther’

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood’s blockbuster “Black Panther” premiered in Saudi Arabia’s first movie theater. Though it was a private, invitation-only screening, for many Saudis it marked one of the clearest moments of change to sweep […]
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    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO SECRETLY MET WITH KIM JONG UN CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea, sources tell AP, a highly unusual visit as Washington and Pyongyang prepare for a first-ever summit after six decades of hostilities. […]
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    Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet. The move by the Federal Aviation Administration comes nearly a year after the engine manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after […]
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    Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

    LONDON (AP) — Facebook is enhancing privacy safeguards for users around the world as it complies with new European rules designed to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. Facebook is introducing the new policies this week in Europe, but eventually everyone on the social network […]