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May 23, 2018 - 1:13 pm
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that damaged the entrance of a Pennsylvania city hall and another fire that destroyed a vehicle nearby are being investigated as possible arson. The Lancaster city fire department and police responded at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday to extinguish the flames...
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May 23, 2018 - 1:08 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Recordings of emergency calls about a fatal cougar attack in Washington state Saturday detail how a dispatcher calmly struggled to figure out where it occurred and how worried the surviving victim was about his friend. Isaac Sederbaum was mountain biking with friend S.J. Brooks on...
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An employee of a currency exchange shop uses his mobile outside the shop in a market in Istanbul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Turkey's currency has fallen to a record low against the dollar amid concerns about an outflow of investor capital and the country's ability to manage the situation. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 23, 2018 - 1:08 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's currency recouped losses Wednesday following an emergency central bank meeting that increased the lending rate by three base points. The lira had fallen to a record low against the dollar amid concerns about an outflow of investor capital and the country's ability to...
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This undated image provided by Twitter shows an example of a special label that Twitter says they are adding to the accounts of and tweets from U.S. candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections. The labels will include what office the person is running for and which state they are located in and other information. Twitter says the move is to provide users with “authentic information.” (Twitter via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it's adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year's midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with "authentic information" and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will include what...
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This May 2018 photo provided by the Baltimore County Police and Fire Department shows Eugene Robert Genius, who was one of several teens charged in the killing of officer Amy Caprio on Monday, May 21. (Baltimore County Police and Fire Department via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 1:05 pm
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A day after a 16-year-old suspect was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly accelerating a stolen Jeep at a Maryland police officer and fatally running her down, three more teenagers have been charged as adults in her death. Under the state's felony murder law, if...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:37 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — An electrician who police say hid a video recording device resembling a pen in a Massachusetts preschool bathroom has been arrested. The Sun Chronicle reports that 48-year-old Darin McNeil pleaded not guilty to wiretapping and attempting to commit a sexual surveillance...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:33 pm
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer made a fowl mess when it rolled over in Washington state. It dumped about 40,000 pounds (18,145 kilograms) of chicken feathers across Interstate 5. Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson says the driver told investigators he fell asleep at about 3:...
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Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, arrives to meet France's President Emmanuel Macron after the "Tech for Good" Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. French President Emmanuel Macron seeks to persuade Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants to discuss tax and data protection issues at a Paris meeting set to focus on how they could use their global influence for the public good. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 23, 2018 - 12:33 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron took on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants Wednesday at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection and taxes as France pushes for tougher European regulations. Macron welcomed Zuckerberg and the leaders of dozens of other...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, the sun shines from behind the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 23. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 23, 2018 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday as banks drop along with bond yields. That comes after the market slipped at the end of the previous day's trading. Energy and industrial companies are also down. Investors are concerned about the European economy after a measure of business...
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In this May 22, 2018, photo, schoolchildren wash their hands to help contain the Ebola outbreak before entering a classroom in the north-western city of Mbandaka, in Congo. Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in the city of more than 1 million. (Mark Naftalin/UNICEF via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 11:55 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment center in a Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said Wednesday while asserting that "forced hospitalization is not the solution to this epidemic." As the number of suspected Ebola cases continued to...
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