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FILE - In this Jan. 30 2018 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his New Year speech to civil servants and constitutional bodies at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Macron's office is closing the press room inside the presidential palace, amid broader efforts by the French leader to control his public image. Advisers for Macron announced Wednesday Feb.14, 2018 that journalists will be moved to a new site off the territory of the presidential Elysee Palace with less access to presidential activity. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:03 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's office is closing the press room inside the presidential palace amid broader efforts by the French leader to control his public image. Advisers for Macron announced Wednesday that journalists will be moved to a new site out of the presidential Elysee...
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Sarah Sherbert poses for a photo in Anderson, S.C., on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, holding photos of her children when they were infants. The two babies, born 15 months apart when she was overcoming opioid addiction, got two very different treatments at two different South Carolina hospitals. The different approaches highlight the fact that no one knows the best way to treat the opioid epidemic's youngest patients. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
February 14, 2018 - 10:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Jesus Reyes pushes a television down an aisle as he shops at a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kan. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for January. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back on purchases of cars, furniture and a variety of other products in January, pushing retail sales down by 0.3 percent, the biggest decline in 11 months. The January decline, following no change in December, was the largest setback since a 0.5 percent fall in...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Asian shares were mixed Wednesday amid a wait-and-see mood ahead of Lunar New Year holidays as well as the release of U.S. inflation indicators later in the day. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 14, 2018 - 6:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks turned higher Wednesday as investors awaited the release of U.S. inflation data. Trading was winding down in China ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.8 percent to 5,148, while Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to 12,281. Britain's...
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South African police exit after a raid on a home in Johannesburg, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The police raided the home of a business family linked to President Jacob Zuma as the nation awaited word from the embattled leader on whether he will obey a ruling party order to quit. (AP Photo)
February 14, 2018 - 6:48 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling party moved to replace the defiant President Jacob Zuma as early as Thursday while police raided his business associates at the center of corruption scandals that have infuriated the country. African National Congress leaders said they want parliament to...
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In this Feb. 13, 2018 photo the lights of the skyline of the Frankfurt, Germany, banking district are reflected in the river main after the sun set. (Boris Roessle/dpa via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 6:47 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European finance officials are underlining their skepticism toward virtual currencies like bitcoin, saying they are risky for investors and inefficient as a way to pay for things. A top monetary official, Jens Weidmann, said in a speech Wednesday that virtual currencies...
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February 14, 2018 - 5:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has appealed to President Donald Trump to settle trade disputes over steel and aluminum through negotiation after Trump said he would soon decide whether to impose tariffs or quotas. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, on Wednesday asked Trump to avoid possible...
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FILE- In this June 9, 2015, file photo, Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol speaks during an interview at The Associated Press in New York. Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, that its Board of Directors has appointed Niccol as chief executive officer and a member of the Board, effective March 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 13, 2018 - 6:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle, hoping to rebuild its business after a series of food safety scares, has named an executive from fast-food chain Taco Bell as its next CEO. Brian Niccol, chief executive at Taco Bell chain for three years, will start at Chipotle next month. He'll be tasked with helping...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, left, shakes hands with real estate developer Steve Roth as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The prominent New York City developer who has advised the Trump administration on infrastructure refuted reports he was cheering on the president's decision not to pay for half of the estimated $13 billion price tag for a new commuter rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 13, 2018 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York City developer who has advised the Trump administration on infrastructure denied Tuesday that he cheered the president's decision not to pay half of the $13 billion price tag for a new commuter rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey. Vornado Realty Trust...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump’s budget even as the sickest patients save money. That may make it harder to sell the complex plan to Congress in an election year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 13, 2018 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year. In budget documents,...
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