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Toyota-Mazda plant: Alabama bids to become a major auto hub

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:47pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama, seeking the fast lane in its bid to become a major auto making hub in the South, has landed a coveted $1.6 billion joint venture plant by Japanese car giants Toyota and Mazda that will eventually employ 4,000 people....
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China's modern Silk Road hits political, financial hurdles

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:47pm
BEIJING (AP) -- China's plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan....
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WWE wants UFC star Rousey to jump from octagon to ring

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:47pm
UFC star Ronda Rousey's next fight could come in a WWE ring....
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Dems say Trump action on Florida drilling guided by politics

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 4:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Opposition to the Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling mounted Wednesday as Democrats from coastal states accused President Donald Trump of punishing states with Democratic leaders and a second Republican governor asked to withdraw his state from the plan....
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Immigration agents descend on 7-Eleven stores in 17 states

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:45pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seven immigration agents filed into a 7-Eleven store before dawn Wednesday, waited for people to go through the checkout line and told arriving customers and a driver delivering beer to wait outside. A federal inspection was underway, they said....
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Cold snap exposes cracks in upkeep of timeworn schools

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:45pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The recent spell of cold weather exposed the poor state of school buildings in many big-city districts, including Baltimore, where the failure of heating systems closed dozens of institutions after children were left shivering in frigid classrooms....
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Italy: Modigliani art exhibit found to be full of fakes

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:45pm
ROME (AP) -- Consumer advocates in Italy demanded refunds for ticketholders Wednesday after an expert concluded that almost all the paintings in a Genoa exhibition devoted to Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani were fakes....
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Pakistan reporter says he escaped kidnapping attempt

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:44pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- When armed men tried to kidnap and threatened to kill him, Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui said he feared he would become another statistic in a growing list of activists and bloggers who have disappeared in Pakistan after criticizing the country's powerful military or advocating peace with hostile neighbor India....
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NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:42pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City is taking on the oil industry on two fronts, announcing a lawsuit Wednesday that blames the top five oil companies for contributing to global warming and saying the city will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds....
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Dutoit steps down from Royal orchestra amid sex allegations

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:42pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Charles Dutoit has stepped down as artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra following multiple allegations of sexual assault, the orchestra said Wednesday....
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Diet Coke gets new look, new flavors amid sinking sales

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:42pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales....
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Dog meet dog: American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:42pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack....
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Immigration agents descend on dozens of 7-Eleven stores

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:41am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven convenience stores before dawn Wednesday to begin checking on employees' immigration status in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency....
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For moms of boys, mixed emotions over sexual misconduct saga

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:41am
Of the many American women dismayed by the wave of sexual misconduct scandals, there's a subgroup with distinctive hopes and fears: mothers of boys....
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Serena Williams says she had health scare after baby's birth

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:41am
Serena Williams tells Vogue that she dealt with a medical scare right after the birth of her daughter....
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AP sources: Trump to extend sanctions relief for Iran

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran as part of the nuclear deal, citing progress in amending U.S. legislation that governs Washington's participation in the landmark accord, according to U.S. officials and others familiar with the administration's deliberations....
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Less than meets eye: Bonuses, not raises, from US tax cuts

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American Airlines is handing out $1,000 bonuses to its employees. So are AT&T, Bank of America and Nationwide Insurance. The same for Comcast, JetBlue Airways and US Bancorp....
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Death threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffed

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:41am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Louisiana school board's office went on temporary lockdown after getting death threats from around the world in response to widely viewed video of a teacher screaming while being handcuffed at a school board meeting....
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African elephant, hippo, rhino populations shrink in wartime

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- War is hell for wildlife, too. A new study finds that wartime is the biggest threat to Africa's elephants, rhinos, hippos and other large animals....
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