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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan listens during a proclamation signing with President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. Top defense leaders will face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon listed military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 26, 2019 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall. A...
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March 26, 2019 - 10:42 am
SAN ONOFRE, Calif. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is fining the Southern California Edison utility $116,000 for violations in its handling of nuclear canisters at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The decision announced Monday in an online town hall meeting involves the...
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March 26, 2019 - 10:40 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's comptroller says the average bonus paid to Wall Street security industry employees dipped by more than $30,000 despite an 11 percent increase in securities industry profits in 2018. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's (dee-NAP'-uh-lee) annual estimate of the average...
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March 26, 2019 - 10:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — The United States has blocked a meeting of the World Trade Organization's dispute body, gumming up its operations over the Trump administration's refusal to recognize the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. The U.S. delegation refused to approve the agenda of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, is Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter smiles during an interview in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid epidemic. The state's highest court handed down the decision Monday, a week after attorneys for drugmakers and the state made oral presentations on the request to delay the trial's scheduled May 28 start. Hunter sued 13 opioid manufacturers in 2017, alleging they fraudulently engaged in marketing campaigns that led to thousands of overdose addictions and deaths. Several states have filed similar lawsuits, but Oklahoma's is expected to be the first to go to trial. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
March 26, 2019 - 10:31 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against manufacturers of opioid pain medications (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Oklahoma's attorney general has called a press conference to announce a settlement in the state's lawsuit against the nation's leading manufacturers of opioid pain...
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March 26, 2019 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," struck down. In a filing Monday with the New Orleans court, the administration said the entire law should be struck as unconstitutional. It's rare for the...
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FILE- In this June 20, 2016, file photo, a jet skier passes in front of the Carnival Sensation cruise ship as it leaves PortMiami, in Miami Beach, Fla. On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Carnival reports financial results. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 26, 2019 - 10:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Carnival slashed its profit expectations for the year with rising fuel costs and a strong dollar squeeze the cruise company. Shares slumped 7 percent Tuesday after the pessimistic outlook overshadowed an otherwise strong first quarter. Crude prices have jumped 30 percent this year...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:54 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a measure to abolish the twice-yearly time change in 2021. The proposal now goes to European Union member states for further negotiations. EU legislators voted 410-192 with 51 abstentions on Tuesday to scrap changing the...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:49 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he will announce a "breaking development" in the state's lawsuit against the nation's leading manufacturers of opioid pain medications. Hunter said in a statement that he will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Tulsa, but...
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A man stands outside his home during a power outage in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 25, 2019. A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 26, 2019 - 8:15 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Much of Venezuela remains without electricity as a new power outage spread across the country in what many fear will be a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout. The outage began around midday Monday and appeared to have affected...
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