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An agricultural building is collapsed during a heavy storm in Meimbressen, central Germany, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. A powerful storm lashed Europe with high winds and snow, killing at least four people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks. (Uwe Zucchi/dpa via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least seven people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks. The Dutch national weather service recorded wind gusts of up...
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January 18, 2018 - 1:35 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines will begin operating hourly shuttle flights between Chicago and New York this spring. That's a highly competitive route favored by business travelers. American said Thursday that it will run 15 shuttle flights each weekday between Chicago's O'Hare Airport...
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January 18, 2018 - 12:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — HuffPost is shutting down its contributor platform, which has allowed more than 100,000 people to post opinions on its site since it was introduced in 2005. The site's top editor, Lydia Polgreen, says HuffPost needs to take ownership of what it publishes. HuffPost will cast a wide...
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This Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, shows an existing home for sale in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 18, 2018 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on long-term home loans rose this week. The rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage hit the highest level since May 2017. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the 30-year rate rose to 4.04 percent this week from 3.99 percent last week. The rate on 15-year,...
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FILE - In this June 18 2015 file photo, vapor forms across the wings of an Airbus A380 as it performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Emirates airline said in a statement Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that they are purchasing 20 A380 aircraft with the option for 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
January 18, 2018 - 10:28 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, is throwing Airbus a lifeline for its troubled A380 jumbo jet. The carrier said Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to buy 20 of its A380 double-decker jets, with the option to buy 16 more, in a deal worth $16 billion...
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January 18, 2018 - 10:05 am
Here's a list of the 20 places still in contention for Amazon's second headquarters: Atlanta Austin, Texas Boston Chicago Columbus, Ohio Dallas Denver Indianapolis Los Angeles Miami Montgomery County, Maryland Nashville, Tennessee Newark, New Jersey New York Northern Virginia, Virginia Philadelphia...
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Rescue workers are busy at the site where a car was hit by a falling tree during a storm in Moers, western Germany, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The driver was seriously injured in the accident. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 9:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a storm affecting parts of Europe (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A falling tree has killed a 59-year-old man at a camping site near the Dutch-German border as a gusty storm lashed parts of Europe. The German news agency dpa reported that police said the man died...
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January 18, 2018 - 6:01 am
PARIS (AP) — The Catholic church is going digital in Paris. The city's diocese will introduce a system allowing contactless card payments during Sunday's mass at Saint Francois de Molitor, a church located in an upscale and conservative Paris neighborhood. The diocese explained Thursday that five...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo shows a laptop computer screen displaying the website of Alibaba's Taobao main site at an office in Beijing. China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment. Among the Chinese online markets listed was e-commerce giant Alibaba’s online marketplace Taobao, which has struggled for years to shed its reputation as an Internet emporium for fake goods. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 18, 2018 - 4:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized recent moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks "objectivity" in its approach to Chinese businesses. Separately, the foreign ministry sought to deflect accusations that China is requiring...
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In this Feb. 6, 2017 photo, workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China’s economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years, the government reported Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 3:25 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years, the government reported Thursday. The numbers beat economists' forecasts for the world's second largest economy and the Chinese government's own official...
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