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March 18, 2017 - 3:57 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An appeals court has refused to stop the imminent flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Saturday denied a request from the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes for an emergency order. That...
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March 18, 2017 - 3:50 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus police official says authorities briefly evacuated the departure lounge of the eastern Mediterranean island's main Larnaca airport over a 'suspicious' black box that was found to contain a pillow. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he's not...
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Soldiers patrol at Orly airport, south of Paris, Saturday, March, 18, 2017. Soldiers at Paris' busy Orly Aiport shot and killed a man who wrestled one of their colleagues to the ground and tried to steal her rifle Saturday, officials said. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
March 18, 2017 - 3:46 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on incident at Orly Airport in Paris where a man was shot to death after attempting to seize a soldier's weapon (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says the man who attacked a soldier at Orly Airport had 9 mm revolver that shoots birdshot and used...
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Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon makes a speech during the SNP Spring Conference, in Aberdeen, Scotland, Saturday March 18, 2017. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 1:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Saturday that Scotland should get more sweeping powers but stay in the United Kingdom — comments that came even as Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would proceed with plans for an independence referendum. Brown entered...
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West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad (23) goes to the basket against Notre Dame guard Rex Pflueger (0) and guard Matt Farrell (5) during the first half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
March 18, 2017 - 1:53 pm
The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 1:45 p.m. According to ESPNStatsInfo, there are 164 perfect brackets remaining out of 18,797,085 submitted to ESPN's Tournament Challenge. Higher-seeded teams won 26 of the 32 games through Friday. ___ 1:15 p.m. "Press" Virginia has...
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March 18, 2017 - 1:46 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Trump administration spokesman says an individual was apprehended near the White House, a week after an intruder was caught on White House grounds. Press secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the individual "jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave" but did...
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Protesters carry a Polish and Solidarity trade union flags as they walk through downtown streets in a march against government plans of curbing the power of local governments and of submitting the judiciary to the ruling party's control in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Hundreds of people, braving cold and rain attended the demonstration organized by the civic opposition group, the Committee for the Defense of Democracy. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
March 18, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Braving the cold and rain, hundreds of Poles protested Saturday in Warsaw against plans by the conservative government to curb the power of local governments and to subject the judiciary to the ruling party's control. With national white-and-red colors, trumpets and European...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gestures as he arrives at the G20 finance minister meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, Friday, March 17, 2017. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 1:35 pm
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — The world's top economic powers dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the Trump administration, which wants trade to more clearly benefit American companies and workers. Finance ministers from the Group of 20 countries meeting in the southern...
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Thousand of poeple gather on Republique square in Paris, Saturday, March 18, 2017 as supporters of hard-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon march through the French capital. The first French presidential ballot will take place on April 23 and the two top candidates go into a runoff on May 7. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
March 18, 2017 - 11:55 am
PARIS (AP) — Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon gathered tens of thousands of supporters in Paris at a rally Saturday calling for deep reforms in the French constitution. Melenchon, who wants to shorten France's 35-hour workweek, leave NATO, block free-trade deals and stop...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, shakes hands with Lawrence Wong, Singaporean minister for national development, at the G20 finance ministers meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, Friday, March 17, 2017. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 11:51 am
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — The world's top economic powers have dropped a pledge to fully oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the U.S. government of President Donald Trump, who wants to favor American companies and workers more. Finance ministers at a Group of 20 meeting in Germany...
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