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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint press conference with the Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
January 18, 2018 - 3:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel has defied many forecasts of her looming political demise in 12 years as German chancellor. And nearly four months into post-war Germany's longest political impasse, she's likely to emerge on top again for the time being — whatever happens. Opponents have argued that...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Shares were broadly higher in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 18, 2018 - 1:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, with some indexes erasing earlier gains that had echoed a rally on Wall Street. Traders are awaiting the release of Chinese GDP figures later Thursday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to finish at 23,763.37. Australia's S...
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A woman walks past a display showing symbols for world currencies on the exterior of a bank in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Financial regulators in China say cross-border capital flows hit a turning point in 2017 as foreign currency reserve levels stabilized after two years of declines. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 18, 2018 - 12:27 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's cross-border capital flows hit a turning point in 2017 as foreign currency reserve levels stabilized after two years of declines, the country's foreign exchange regulator said Thursday. The supply and demand of foreign exchange "have shifted to a basic equilibrium" thanks...
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January 17, 2018 - 9:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg were excited to see the wedding programs they ordered for their big day. But when the package arrived, the gay couple was horrified to instead find religious pamphlets with messages about temptation and sin, according to a federal lawsuit against...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, Aziz Ansari arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of the sexual advances of the comedian. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 17, 2018 - 8:21 pm
What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some...
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In this March 13, 2017, photo, Chinese security officials stand outside of a Lotte Mart supermarket that was closed under orders from the municipal fire department in Beijing. Politics weighs more heavily on foreign companies in China than it has in nearly three decades, as companies face pressure on many sides from Chinese President Xi Jinping's more nationalistic stance and twin campaigns to tighten the ruling Communist Party's political control and have it play a more direct role in business. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 8:17 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Politics weighs more heavily on foreign companies in China than it has in nearly three decades. The latest flashpoint was Beijing's fury last week at hotel keeper Marriott and other companies that labeled self-ruled Taiwan a country on websites or customer materials. But companies...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, buildings and a tour boat are reflected on the mirror behind an Apple logo during a preview event at a new Apple Michigan Avenue store, in downtown Chicago. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Apple announced it is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after...
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This March 29, 2017, photo obtained by the Associated Press, shows Robert Murray of Murray Energy, right, meeting with Energy Secretary Rick Perry at the Department of Energy headquarters in Washington. (Simon Edelman, Dept. of Energy via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former photographer at the Department of Energy says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and a coal baron peddling a wish list of policy initiatives that would directly benefit his company. Simon Edelman has filed a...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewership for the NFL's divisional round playoff games was down 16 percent compared to last year, offering ammunition to critics of the football league, but there are a couple of compelling explanations. The weekend's four games averaged 30.43 million viewers, off from...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. College Football Championship: Alabama vs. Georgia, ESPN, 27.7 million. 2. NFL Playoff: Tennessee at New England, CBS, 26.69 million. 3. "NFL Playoff Post-Game,"...
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