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January 16, 2018 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Swiss food and drink giant Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy's Ferrero for about $2.8 billion in cash. Ferrero will take over iconic chocolate brands Butterfinger and Crunch bars, as well as the sugary Nerds, SweeTarts and FunDip. After a review of its portfolio...
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January 16, 2018 - 1:28 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (all times local): 8:45 a.m. The Jeep Cherokee compact SUV is getting a big update to better compete in the hottest part of the U.S. auto market. The 2019 Cherokee unveiled Tuesday will get styling tweaks, a new...
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The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is unveiled during the North American International Auto Show, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 16, 2018 - 1:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major face-lift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. automotive market. The 2019 Cherokee, unveiled Tuesday at the Detroit auto show, gets styling tweaks, a new engine, suspension improvements...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017 file photo, Mila Kunis arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "A Bad Moms Christmas." Kunis has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. She’ll be honored Jan. 25 with a parade through Cambridge followed by a roast at which she will receive her pudding pot. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 16, 2018 - 1:24 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Mila Kunis, who made her mark on two long-running television comedies and earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work on the big screen, was named Woman of the Year on Tuesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Kunis is being honored by the nation's oldest...
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January 16, 2018 - 1:23 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A new, multimillion-dollar center at the University of Virginia will bring together researchers to eliminate a data bottleneck built into computer systems 70 years ago. The university announced in a release Monday that the Center for Research in Intelligent Storage and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, Emeril Lagasse poses for a portrait in promotion of his television show 'Eat the World' in New York. In Florida, a television producer for "Emeril's Florida" show is fighting a subpoena from legislators seeking records detailing how the show spent millions of dollars it received from the state's tourism agency. Producer Pat Roberts asked a federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, to block the subpoena. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)
January 16, 2018 - 1:23 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A television producer for one of Emeril Lagasse's cooking shows is fighting a subpoena to turn over financial records to the Florida House of Representatives. Lawmakers are asking for years of records detailing how the show "Emeril's Florida" spent millions of dollars it...
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New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy walks out of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart following a prayer service for him, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Newark, N.J. New Jersey's next governor is kicking off a series of events leading to his inauguration. Murphy and Lt. Gov.-elect Sheila Oliver plan to visit various towns on Saturday to promote opportunities for transit. Events are planned on Sunday and Monday before they are sworn into office at the War Memorial in Trenton on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Wall Street executive and Obama administration diplomat was sworn in as New Jersey's governor Tuesday, replacing Republican Gov. Chris Christie and returning full control of state government to Democrats. Phil Murphy, 60, succeeds Christie after two terms and promises...
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A Visa Services gazebo stands outside as the first group of Visa applicants to go into the new United States Embassy building in London, wait in line outside, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The new U.S. Embassy in London, denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location, is set to open to the public. The embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood, will open for public business Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 16, 2018 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time. The gleaming embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood in south London, replaces the embassy...
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January 16, 2018 - 10:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's legislature is calling for a ban on electric pulse fishing, seen by some as a cruel way to kill fish. The trading bloc's parliament voted by a 402-to-232 margin with 40 abstentions on Tuesday. However, it is unclear whether such a ban can be enacted because...
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January 16, 2018 - 10:54 am
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's police say they are questioning three men who were arrested Monday after being found with explosives. Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu said Tuesday they want to determine how the suspects acquired grenades and explosives and if the three are linked to the...
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