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November 14, 2017 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and minority television directors made modest gains last season, but the majority of television episodes are still directed by white men, the Directors Guild of America found in a study released Tuesday. The guild's study states that 62 percent of nearly 4,500 television...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks, right, speaks to the media during a news conference as U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr., rear right, Commander of the U.S. 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Brigadier Gen. Sean Gainey, left, Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, director of the United States Missile Defense Agency, second from left, Gen. John Hyten, commander of the United States Strategic Command, third from left, listen in front of PAC-3 launching station at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. House Republicans and Democrats have joined forces to overwhelmingly approve an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon and orders a rapid buildup of the nation’s missile defenses. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
November 14, 2017 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats joined forces Tuesday to decisively approve a defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion to restock what lawmakers have described as a depleted U.S. military and counter North Korea's advancing nuclear weapons program. Lawmakers voted 356-70...
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FILE - In this April 3 2016, file photo, Amtrak investigators inspect the deadly train crash in Chester, Pa. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board is set to review the findings of an investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers. The board is meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington to determine a probable cause of the deadly crash. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal investigators said Tuesday they found major lapses in how Amtrak deals with safety, including more than two dozen hazardous conditions at the work zone near Philadelphia where a train slammed into a maintenance backhoe last year and killed two workers. Chief among them,...
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FILE - In this April 3 2016, file photo, Amtrak investigators inspect the deadly train crash in Chester, Pa. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board is set to review the findings of an investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers. The board is meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington to determine a probable cause of the deadly crash. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the National Transportation Safety Board's ruling that safety lapses led to a crash that killed two Amtrak maintenance workers near Philadelphia (all times local): 4 p.m. Amtrak says it has taken steps to improve its safety culture since two maintenance workers...
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Ian Hockley, front left, father of Dylan Hockley, one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Hartford, Conn., following an appeal hearing on whether gun maker Remington Arms should be held liable for the 2012 school massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the shooting are trying to sue the North Carolina company that made the AR-15-style rifle used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators at the school in Newtown, Conn. A lower court dismissed the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
November 14, 2017 - 3:05 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza heard the message loud and clear when gun-maker Remington Arms marketed an AR-15-style rifle as an overpowering weapon favored by elite military forces, a lawyer for relatives of some victims of the massacre told the Connecticut Supreme Court...
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The original manuscript of "The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage," a scandalous and pornographic novel written by French writer Marquis de Sade while jailed in the Bastille prison is displayed prior to the auction of the Aristophil Collections, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, west of Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Thousands of French private investors, victims of a vast pyramid scheme, hope to get some of their stake back when a huge collection of rare and valuable manuscripts begin to be auctioned in Paris next month by court order. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 14, 2017 - 2:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French investors are hoping to recover some of the money they lost in an alleged pyramid scheme when a collection of rare manuscripts goes up for auction starting next month. The 130,000-piece collection has been estimated to be worth a sum that could run eight or nine...
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November 14, 2017 - 2:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — French financial prosecutors say the Swiss-based HSBC Private Bank has agreed to pay 300 million euros ($352 million) to France to close a tax fraud case, a first in the country. In a written statement, prosecutors said a Paris court on Tuesday approved the agreement under a 2016 anti-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, file photo, visitors are silhouetted by the morning sun as they walk along the beach at Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Young parents are often torn between two savings goals: college for their kids and their own retirement. There are strategies that can help satisfy both goals. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 14, 2017 - 12:53 pm
Millennials know student loan debt. Borrowers under 30 are carrying more than $376 billion in student loans and those ages 30 to 39 hold more than $408 billion, according to 2015 data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Consumer Credit Panel/Equifax. For the parents in that group, it's a...
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A plane of Al Fursan, or the Knights, a UAE Air Force aerobatic display team, performs during the Dubai Air Show, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 14, 2017 - 10:28 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing Co. inked a $1.3 billion deal on Tuesday to sell four 777 freighters to Ethiopian Airlines as an aircraft provider to a Kuwaiti carrier resuming operations tentatively agreed to buy 25 Airbus A320neos. Chicago-based Boeing and Ethiopian, Africa's largest...
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Members of The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna, attend the opening session of the 25th meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Nations from around the Atlantic and Mediterranean are starting to assess how much more of the prized Bluefin tuna can be caught in the next years amid signs that stocks of the iconic fish are continuing to recover. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
November 14, 2017 - 9:23 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Nations fishing the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea have started assessing how much more prized Bluefin tuna can be caught in the next few years amid signs that stocks of the iconic fish are recovering. The 50-nation International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic...
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