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December 11, 2017 - 1:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former state lawmaker has been sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for his role in an illegal gambling machine operation. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Marc Gergely was also ordered Monday to spend three years on probation after completing the sentence. The seven-...
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December 11, 2017 - 1:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has hosted a delegation of United Nations officials at its main anti-mine facility. The United Nations' delegation was led by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, a French diplomat who serves as the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations. The Russian Defense...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda, left, hands new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki the document of his appointment as head of government at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Morawiecki is to focus on developing Poland's economy and improving the government's image abroad. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 11, 2017 - 1:37 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, was officially sworn into office Monday along with the Cabinet members who served under his predecessor. The country's prime minister of the last two years, Beata Szydlo, was sworn in as deputy prime minister during the ceremony...
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This Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, photo shows the Chicago Board Options Exchange website announcing that bitcoin futures will start trading on the CBOE on Sunday evening, Dec. 10. Bitcoin futures will start trading a week later on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
December 11, 2017 - 1:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Bitcoin's debut on a major U.S. exchange is a hit so far, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the virtual currency rising 16 percent. The futures contract that expires in January was up $2,440 to $17,900 Monday afternoon on the Chicago Board Options Exchange...
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This image released by A24 shows Dave Franco, left, and James Franco in a scene from "The Disaster Artist." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, James Franco was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical for his role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Justina Mintz/A24 via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 12:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Fresh off hosting "Saturday Night Live," James Franco was planning to spend his Monday morning surfing. Instead, he awoke before dawn to watch the Golden Globe Awards nominations...
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Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians march in a street as they hold a giant Palestinian flag in response to a call by Hezbbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 11, 2017 - 12:34 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war. Chanting "Oh America, you are the Great Satan," while pumping their fists...
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In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, photo, Cheryl Bast of Omaha, left, is accompanied by her daughter Liz Pierson as she works on an application for a position with Omaha Public Schools during a job fair held in Omaha, Neb. On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for October. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
December 11, 2017 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted slightly fewer job openings in October than the previous month, but the number of people being hired improved. The Labor Department said Monday that nearly 6 million jobs were available at the end of October, down from 6.18 million in September. Manufacturers...
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December 11, 2017 - 12:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo's app, now that Verizon owns Yahoo. But people who want to watch football through online-TV services like Sling will...
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FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, with reporters looking for updates, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and other senators rush to the chamber to vote on amendments as the Republican leadership works to craft their sweeping tax bill in Washington. Collins said she is confident President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will ensure passage of two bills aimed at shoring up the insurance markets, a demand she made before supporting the Republican tax overhaul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 11, 2017 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department just gave Republicans ammunition that their tax cuts would pay for themselves. But the one-page memo relies on a mathematical gimmick: It includes an assumption that tax cuts and other Trump administration policies would cause the economy to expand at a 2.9...
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December 11, 2017 - 11:57 am
BOSTON (AP) — The host of one of NPR's most successful programs has been suspended while the network investigates sexual misconduct allegations. The allegations against "On Point" host Tom Ashbrook include that he engaged in "creepy" sex talks and gave unwanted hugs, neck and back rubs to 11 mostly...
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