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FILE- This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows a Ford logo on the grill of a car on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. Ford is recalling nearly 1.3 million Focus compact cars in the U.S. because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 25, 2018 - 1:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million Focus compact cars in North America because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning. The recall covers cars from the 2012 through 2018 model years with 2-liter four-cylinder engines. Ford says a valve in the fuel...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, a Russian Soyuz-2 booster rocket takes off from the Plesetsk launch facility in northwestern Russia. The Russian Soyuz-2 rocket put a military satellite in orbit on Thursday Oct. 25, its first successful launch since a similar rocket failed earlier this month to deliver a crew to the International Space Station.(Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 1:10 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Major European countries are backing a new generation of home-grown space launchers amid growing competition from private space companies and developing nations such as India and China. Ministers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland on Thursday signaled their "full...
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FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo a sign for a Sears appliance outlet store is displayed in Kansas City, Mo. Since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Sears Holdings Corp. has been trying to convince suppliers to keep shipping it merchandise by touting the $300 million in financing it has secured so that its business can continue operating through the holidays. But a growing number of manufacturers who themselves got hurt or watched others get burned by Toys R Us’ quick demise are still nervous. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
October 25, 2018 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Sears Holdings Corp. has been trying to convince suppliers to keep shipping it merchandise by touting the $300 million in financing it has secured so that its business can continue operating through the holidays. But a growing number of...
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October 25, 2018 - 1:06 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A candidate for statewide office in Rhode Island told supporters not to volunteer or donate to his campaign: It was pointless since he had little chance of winning. A candidate for Congress in Connecticut disappeared from his own campaign, saying he'd rather spend time...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, a firefighting helicopter flies above a forest fire near the village of Charneca, in the Sintra national park, west of Lisbon. Portugal's government said Thursday Oct. 25, 2018, that its measures to fight wildfires paid off, with fewer blazes, a smaller charred area and no fatalities during 2018, after catastrophic wildfires killed 106 people in 2017. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, FILE)
October 25, 2018 - 12:13 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government says its measures to fight wildfires have paid off, with fewer blazes, a smaller charred area and no fatalities this year after catastrophic wildfires killed 106 people in 2017. The government said Thursday that in comparison with the average of the...
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Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi, center, arrives to the parliament building, in the heavily guarded Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Iraq's parliament is convening to vote on Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi's ministry appointments, and the parliament must confirm the appointments for the government to be sworn in. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 25, 2018 - 12:11 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister is moving his offices outside Baghdad's highly secure Green Zone, saying he wants to bring his government closer to the people. Adel Abdul-Mahdi held his first news conference Thursday in a rehabilitated government compound opposite Baghdad's iconic central...
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October 25, 2018 - 12:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Women can now serve in all roles in Britain's military, including front-line combat units and the special forces. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the change Thursday, saying "the idea that we are excluding half the population from some of these most vital roles...
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U.S. National security adviser John Bolton gestures as he speaks to the media after his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Bolton said that Russia has hurt itself by meddling in the U.S. elections, effectively blocking the prospects for improving U.S.-Russia ties. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 25, 2018 - 12:03 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Thursday that Russian arms supplies to both Azerbaijan and Armenia have hampered the settlement of their conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Speaking on a visit to the Armenian capital, Bolton told reporters that...
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October 25, 2018 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Karen, a former TV pitchman who later worked with Buster Keaton and made memorable appearances in "Poltergeist" and "Return of the Living Dead," has died. He was 94. Karen's friend Bruce Goldstein told The Associated Press that he died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He...
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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows Megyn Kelly on the set of her show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in New York. Kelly is apologizing to her NBC News colleagues for questioning why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. She faced a swift backlash for her morning show segment on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, and wrote later that she realized that such behavior is wrong. She says she’s never been a “PC” kind of person, but does understand that she needs to be more sensitive on issues of race and ethnicity. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 25, 2018 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly was absent from her NBC News morning show on Thursday following this week's controversy over her comments about blackface, amid indications that her time at the network could be ending after less than two years. An NBC spokeswoman said that "given the circumstances," the...
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