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November 18, 2017 - 11:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States. Honda...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Many British businesses are becoming cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country's looming departure from the European Union. But there's one industry enjoying a "Brexit bounce" — the tourism sector. The sharp fall in the pound since last year's Brexit vote — it's down...
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Bidding representatives react after Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" sold for $400 million at Christie's, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
November 16, 2017 - 1:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately. The painting, "Salvator Mundi," Latin for "Savior of the World," is one...
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November 15, 2017 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — All staff of Chinese state-run media outlets in the United States should be required to register with the government as foreign agents as they may be supporting Chinese intelligence gathering and "information warfare," congressional advisers said Wednesday. The U.S.-China Economic...
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This photo shows a detail of a watercolor panorama of a Continental Army encampment that features the only known wartime depiction of George Washington's headquarters tent, his command center throughout the war, in Philadelphia. The tent is also the marquee exhibit at the Museum of the American Revolution, which opened in April in Philadelphia. (Courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philip Mead was online late one night in May, looking for possible artifacts from the American Revolution, when a painting up for auction caught his eye and got his heart racing. The chief historian at the American Revolution Museum had spied an unsigned watercolor from 1782. It...
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November 14, 2017 - 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia have stopped serving hot meals from Gate Gourmet at Los Angeles International Airport after listeria was found in the caterer's local kitchen. Virgin Australia is giving passengers vouchers for food before their LAX flights and says that...
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FILE - In this April 3 2016, file photo, Amtrak investigators inspect the deadly train crash in Chester, Pa. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board is set to review the findings of an investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers. The board is meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington to determine a probable cause of the deadly crash. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal investigators said Tuesday they found major lapses in how Amtrak deals with safety, including more than two dozen hazardous conditions at the work zone near Philadelphia where a train slammed into a maintenance backhoe last year and killed two workers. Chief among them,...
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FILE - In this April 3 2016, file photo, Amtrak investigators inspect the deadly train crash in Chester, Pa. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board is set to review the findings of an investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers. The board is meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington to determine a probable cause of the deadly crash. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the National Transportation Safety Board's ruling that safety lapses led to a crash that killed two Amtrak maintenance workers near Philadelphia (all times local): 4 p.m. Amtrak says it has taken steps to improve its safety culture since two maintenance workers...
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Sonie Ng expresses her concern on the location of recreational cannabis stores while an image of drug usage from her phone is displayed during a Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in San Francisco. The path toward legalizing recreational cannabis in weed-friendly San Francisco has taken a surprisingly contentious turn as critics, who are largely older Chinese American immigrants with clout, have lobbied against placing retail stores too close to children. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 14, 2017 - 3:26 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Famously pro-cannabis San Francisco, where the 4/20 marijuana holiday is celebrated with a group smoke-out on Hippie Hill, is having a surprisingly difficult time establishing regulations for the broad legal pot market coming to California in January. Writing local rules in the...
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November 13, 2017 - 2:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal safety investigators say a sleep-deprived driver and a bus company with a poor safety record were causes of an August 2016 crash in California's Central Valley that killed four passengers and injured 20 others, including the driver. The National Transportation Safety...
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