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December 12, 2017 - 8:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top Brexit legislator is criticizing British negotiator David Davis for his comments that last week's agreement between the EU and Britain was merely "a statement of intent." The EU Parliament's top Brexit official, Guy Verhofstadt, said it was an "unacceptable...
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December 12, 2017 - 8:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts have been suspended after a former employee alleged sexual misconduct in a lawsuit. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Tuesday identified the three as Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans. He says they have been "...
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This image released by Lucasfilm shows Chewbacca, left, and a Porg in a scene from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." (Lucasfilm via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 8:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry are due on the red carpet Tuesday for the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," in which the royal siblings reportedly make a cameo appearance. Royal officials refuse to comment on reports that the princes played stormtroopers in the sci-fi saga...
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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones speaks during a rally Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones is facing Republican Roy Moore. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 12, 2017 - 8:37 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters headed to the polls Tuesday in Alabama's special Senate election and faced two choices: Either continue the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allow "decency" to prevail back home. At the center is Roy Moore — "Judge Moore," to his supporters. The 70-year-old...
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Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov attends an Russian Olympic committee meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Russia's Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the 2018 Winter Games despite a ban on the national team. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
December 12, 2017 - 8:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Despite Russia's ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games. Under International Olympic Committee sanctions announced last week, all Russians must compete under the Olympic flag as "Olympic...
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This undated photo provided by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission shows Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ullah is suspected of strapping a pipe bomb to his body and setting off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, injuring himself and a few others. (New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 7:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the blast in the New York City subway system (all times local): 9 a.m. Bomb-sniffing dogs are part of the police presence as commuters resume their daily activities in the wake of the blast in a New York City subway passageway. A passageway connecting the Port...
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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 12, 2017 - 7:48 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Alabama's U.S. Senate election (all times local): 7:45 a.m. More than two dozen people stood in line in the chilly morning air at Legion Field, a predominantly black precinct in Birmingham, after polls opened at 7 a.m. Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and other country's market prices at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors stepped back after several days of advances, erasing early gains. Markets are awaiting the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and the outcome of a major Chinese planning conference. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 12, 2017 - 7:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — World stocks turned higher in European trading hours on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a slew of central bank decisions, including the Federal Reserve, which was expected to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 13,146 and the CAC 40 of France...
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The author of the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling poses after she was made a Companion of Honour during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017. The Duke of Cambridge conducted the investiture for the honour. (Andrew Matthews/Pool via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 7:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling can add another magic moment to her list of achievements — she has been made a royal Companion of Honor. Rowling received the honor from Prince William on Tuesday at a Buckingham Palace ceremony. Rowling said she was "deeply honored and proud" to...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg waits for the start of a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday , Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 12, 2017 - 7:24 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is giving Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg two more years at the head of the world's biggest military alliance. NATO said in a statement Tuesday that the 29 NATO nations decided to prolong the former Norwegian prime minister's term until Sept. 30, 2020. It said the allies "...
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