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November 21, 2017 - 2:03 pm
Audible.com best-sellers for week ending November 17: Fiction 1.Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer (Macmillan Audio) 2. Artemis by Andy Weir, narrated by Rosario Dawson (Audible Studios) 3. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, narrated by Robertson Dean (...
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November 21, 2017 - 1:59 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont inmate who died of cancer at a Pennsylvania prison wrote in a diary that he repeatedly asked for medical care but was denied and given ibuprofen and Tylenol for his pain. Sixty-eight-year-old Roger Brown died Oct. 15 at the state prison in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania...
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November 21, 2017 - 12:48 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the death of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The mother of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who died while on patrol in West Texas says her family still doesn't know the details surrounding his death. Elvira Martinez told The...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, second from left, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu meet with Russian military chiefs in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Russian state TV report said the two leaders held bilateral talks on Monday and then met with Russian military chiefs. It was the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to meet with Putin in the course of the country's six-year civil war.(Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 12:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Syrian president Assad's visit to Moscow (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A senior Russian lawmaker says the Russian military will keep its assets in Syria even after the end of its military campaign there. Gen. Ret. Viktor Bondarev, the former Russian air force chief who...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a plenary session of German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 10:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — The collapse of talks to form a new German government has weakened Chancellor Angela Merkel and left her country, an influential European economic powerhouse, facing months more political instability. What does the uncertainty mean for the rest of the world? ___ EU REFORM EU...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 16, 2017 file photo, Britain's Chancellor Philip Hammond walks out of 11 Downing Street in London. Britain's Treasury chief is likely to ignore demands that the government ease seven years of austerity when he unveils the budget Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017, opting instead to keep a tight rein on spending as economic growth slows and the country prepares for the impact of Brexit. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief is likely to ignore demands that the government ease seven years of austerity when he unveils the budget Wednesday, opting instead to keep a tight rein on spending as economic growth slows and the country prepares for the impact of Brexit. Philip Hammond is...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Buzzfeed, a news website, is reporting that Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. Calls to Conyers and his office seeking comment were not immediately returned Monday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:31 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers has told The Associated Press that he hasn't settled any sexual harassment complaints with any staff members. Conyers, who answered the door at his...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, a house is for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in October. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering from a dwindling supply of available homes. Sales rose 2 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, the National...
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November 21, 2017 - 9:22 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Court of Justice on Tuesday opened a hearing on the recognition of same-sex marriages in European Union countries where they aren't legal. The hearing in Luxembourg came after Romania's constitutional court asked the European court to make a ruling on the...
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November 21, 2017 - 9:14 am
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs. The police department in Falmouth reports a Hannaford supermarket had to discard frozen turkeys that thawed out because of a mechanical failure. Police say the problem is that someone...
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