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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 22, 2017 - 2:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers questioning Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation are asking about something called "Chevron deference." For the record, it is not about letting someone ahead of you in line at the gas station. But it is a legal concept Gorsuch has addressed as a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, a cargo is loaded onto a freight vessel at the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan reports it logged its biggest monthly trade surplus since 2010 in February, as exports to China surged by 28 percent. Preliminary customs data released Wednesday, March 22 show overall exports rose 11 percent and imports edged up 1 percent. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
March 21, 2017 - 9:02 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan logged its biggest monthly trade surplus since 2010 in February, as exports to China surged by 28 percent from a year earlier. Preliminary customs data released Wednesday show overall exports rose 11 percent to 6.35 trillion yen ($56 billion) and imports edged up 1 percent to 5.5...
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March 21, 2017 - 8:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports it logged its biggest monthly trade surplus since 2010 in February, as exports to China surged by 28 percent. Preliminary customs data released Wednesday show overall exports rose 11 percent and imports edged up 1 percent. Partly thanks to seasonal factors, the trade...
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In this March 20, 2017 photo released by Mahaska County Sheriff's Office, burned damage on the pipeline at an above-ground safety valve site southeast of Des Moines near Oskaloosa, Iowa is seen. Authorities in South Dakota and Iowa on Tuesday confirmed incidents of vandalism against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in which someone burned a hole through an empty section of pipe. (Mahaska County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 21, 2017 - 4:56 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's almost ready to carry oil. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn't give details, but experts say Dakota Access and the rest of the nearly...
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March 21, 2017 - 3:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards. The announcement was made by Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan on Tuesday at an employee town hall in Orlando. While banks like...
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FILE--In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson sits in his corner office overlooking downtown Everett, Wash. Stephanson is suing pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, becoming the first city to try to hold the maker of OxyContin accountable for damages to his community. Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma argued in court documents filed Monday, March 20, 2017, there is no legal basis for such a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
March 21, 2017 - 2:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The maker of the pain medication OxyContin has asked a federal judge in Seattle to throw out a Washington city's lawsuit that seeks to hold the drugmaker responsible for allowing its pills to flood the black market and into Everett. Purdue Pharma argued in court documents filed...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017 file photo, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks at the White House in Washington. The White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials not to elaborate on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts beyond what was in the relatively brief submission, a move Democrats decried as a gag order. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 21, 2017 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials not to elaborate on President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts beyond what was in a relatively brief submission, a move Democrats decried as a gag order. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney wrote in a memo late last...
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This image provided by Google shows a screen grab of a smartphone demonstrating the use of a new search feature by Google called Shortcuts. Shortcuts are a new row of icons that appear below the Google search box that can be tapped so people can see the latest weather in the area, movie times, suggestions on places to eat or scores of their latest teams without typing anything into the search box. (Google via AP)
March 21, 2017 - 11:00 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine. Its new feature, called "shortcuts ," will appear as a row of icons below the Google search box. Instead of having to ponder...
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March 21, 2017 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting that Sotheby's hails as one of the most important pieces by Diego Rivera to go to auction in recent years will headline its Latin American art sale in May, the auction house said. "Portrait of Senorita Matilde Palou" (1951) depicts Matilde Palou, a Chilean actress and...
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FILE - This May 8, 2014 file photo shows Emirates passenger planes at Dubai airport in United Arab Emirates. The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing most types of electronics in their carry-on luggage. A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that the ban beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017, affects airports in 10 cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul in Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 21, 2017 - 9:00 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States (all times local): 4 p.m. A former Jordanian aviation security official says...
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