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September 24, 2017 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated spy comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has taken over the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated $39 million debut. The 20th Century Fox release pushed the Stephen King sensation "It" into second place in its third week of release. But "It" still...
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September 24, 2017 - 11:42 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — In the parched northern Plains, where the worst drought in decades has withered crops and forced some ranchers to begin selling off their herds, a cloud-seeding program aimed at making it rain would seem a strange target for farmer anger. But some North Dakota growers are trying...
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In this Sept. 5, 2017 photo, David Blittersdorf, right, and Charlie Moore pose in Barre, Vt., in front of one of a dozen passenger rail cars Blittersdorf bought to try to jump-start a commuter rail system in Vermont. Moore, a long-time rail expert in the state, is working to make that happen. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
September 24, 2017 - 11:29 am
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — An energy entrepreneur wants to set up a commuter rail system to further his vision of weaning Vermont from fossil fuels and getting cars off the highways, and he has taken the first step toward moving it beyond the theoretical by buying a dozen rail cars. David Blittersdorf spent...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2010, file photo, Joe Chan, chief chef of Sun Tung Lok Chinese Cuisine in Hong Kong prepares shark fin for cooking. Shark fins are most often used in a soup considered a delicacy in Asia. Environmentalists and animal advocates have long blamed the soup for the decline of some shark species. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
September 24, 2017 - 10:50 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — As lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the U.S., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the effort might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a bill this year designed to prevent...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2010, file photo, Joe Chan, chief chef of Sun Tung Lok Chinese Cuisine in Hong Kong prepares shark fin for cooking. Shark fins are most often used in a soup considered a delicacy in Asia. Environmentalists and animal advocates have long blamed the soup for the decline of some shark species. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
September 24, 2017 - 10:50 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — As lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the U.S., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the effort might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a bill this year designed to prevent...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during an election campaign for Sunday's general election, in Heppenheim, Germany, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 24, 2017 - 6:10 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Sunday's national election in Germany will sound the starting gun for a renewed debate on fixing flaws in Europe's shared currency to prevent future crises. France's new president Emmanuel Macron has made it clear he is willing to push for change to strengthen the euro and...
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September 24, 2017 - 12:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Saturday he will stop flying private planes on official business while an internal review of the flights is being done and that he welcomes the review. Price defended the practice of using private planes on Fox News. A spokeswoman...
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In this Sept. 22, 2017, photo President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala. Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan. But negotiators must grapple with the reality that any handouts to Democrats quickly could turn into turn-offs for the GOP. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 23, 2017 - 10:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan but negotiators must deal with the reality that any handouts to Democrats could quickly turn into turnoffs for the GOP. The White House and tax-writing Republican...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally for U.S. Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 23, 2017 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of...
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September 23, 2017 - 9:30 pm
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — The main pipeline that delivers jet fuel to New Zealand's largest airport is operational again after a rupture was repaired. That should soon end a fuel shortage that has caused about 140 flights to be cancelled and disrupted the plans of thousands of travelers...
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