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FILE - In a Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster speaks to a reporter during an interview, in Columbia, S.C. McMaster told reporters Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, that he is seeking an exemption from the Trump administration's offshore drilling expansion. (AP Photo/Seanna Adcox, File)
January 10, 2018 - 6:15 pm
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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The central hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center is evacuated after a power outage during CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens to all those internet-connected refrigerators, robots and other devices when the power goes out? Thousands of people attending the world's biggest consumer technology show got a chance to test the battery life of the latest gadgets Wednesday when some showrooms and...
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FILE- In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, logos of Toyota Motor Corp., bottom, and Mazda Motor Corp., top, are placed prior to a news conference in Tokyo. Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda have picked Alabama as the site of a new $1.6 billion joint-venture auto manufacturing plant, a person briefed on the decision said Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
January 10, 2018 - 4:57 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda on Wednesday announced plans to build a huge $1.6 billion joint-venture plant in Alabama that will eventually employ about 4,000 people. Several states had competed for the coveted project, which will be able to turn out 300,000 vehicles...
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People wait in line to enter the Google booth at CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 10, 2018 - 4:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Organizers of the CES gadget show in Las Vegas say the power company has "addressed" the outage causing a blackout at the world's biggest consumer technology show. Some showrooms and hallways went dark...
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This undated photo shows James M. Donna of The Associated Press. Donna, who over three decades served in an array of news and management posts with the news organization, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 after an illness of several weeks, his wife said. He was 71. (AP Photo)
January 10, 2018 - 3:37 pm
James M. Donna, who over three decades served in an array of news and management posts with The Associated Press, died Wednesday after an illness of several weeks. He was 71. Donna's wife, Pat Lukaszewska, said the cause of death was kidney and liver failure. Donna joined the AP at its Philadelphia...
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Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis addresses lawmakers during a Parliament session in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Czech Republic's Parliament gathered for a confidence vote for a newly appointed government led by Babis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 10, 2018 - 2:12 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The new Czech minority government led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis agreed with a proposal to tax the compensation that the country's churches receive for property seized by the former Communist regime. The government announced its decision Wednesday, when it was also supposed...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, as a New Year's rally runs out of gas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 10, 2018 - 2:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market's fantastic start to 2018 stalled out on Wednesday after interest rates climbed. Stock indexes were mixed in afternoon trading, and the Standard & Poor's 500 was down slightly from its record high. Losses had been steeper in the morning, when the yield on the 10...
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In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, a robot named Pepper stands in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. Pepper is programmed to interact with guests and answer pre-programmed questions. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 10, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call. Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas' casino-hotels...
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January 10, 2018 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Women made up just 18 percent of all the directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and cinematographers who worked on the top 250 American films released last year, according to a new study. The 20th annual "Celluloid Ceiling" study on the behind-the-camera...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a man watches a BP refinery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. New York City officials say they will begin the process of dumping about $5 billion in pension fund investments in fossil fuel companies, including BP, because of environmental concerns. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
January 10, 2018 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's actions on oil investments, and lawsuit against oil companies over climate change (all times local): 11:55 a.m. New York City is suing five major oil companies, claiming they have contributed to global warming. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will be...
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