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Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola discusses the city's decision to not pursue Amazon's proposed second headquarters at a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark. The city ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post, telling the e-commerce giant: "It's not you, it's us." (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
October 19, 2017 - 3:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us." The Seattle-based tech giant set off a nationwide...
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October 19, 2017 - 1:09 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will have talks at the White House Friday with President Donald Trump and one issue certain to be on the agenda will be reform of the 193-member world organization that the U.S. leader has been pressing. Guterres and...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2016 file photo Nestle's directors speak in front of the Nestle's logo during the general meeting of Nestle Group, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Swiss food and drinks company Nestle says Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 sales have dipped slightly in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period of 2016, citing net divestments and negative foreign currency effects. The vendor of Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine and Nespresso products reports organic growth increased 2.6 percent in the period. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, file)
October 19, 2017 - 7:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss food and drinks company Nestle says sales have dipped slightly in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period of 2016, citing net divestments and negative foreign currency effects. The vendor of Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine and Nespresso products reported...
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October 19, 2017 - 4:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic trading partner as he kicks thorny policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants. His rapid backpedal on a short-term health care fix this week is the latest example to leave Republicans...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2015, file photo, volunteers help raise the Iditarod finishers banner at the burled arch finish line in Nome, Alaska. For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug, but race officials have refused to name the musher involved. The governing board said in a statement that several dogs tested positive for the opioid pain reliever Tramadol. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
October 18, 2017 - 8:27 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. NEW TURMOIL SWIRLS AROUND TRUMP The president emphatically rejects claims that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier. 2. WHY WALL STREET IS CHEERING The Dow, led by...
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October 18, 2017 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania cities both big and small are hoping to become the site of Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters. The e-commerce giant is promising the lucky city $5 billion in investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. The deadline for submissions is Thursday...
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European Commissioner for Security Julian King speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. European security commissioner, Julian King, unveiled new measures on Wednesday to protect against lone-wolf attacks following a spate of killings in Europe's capitals. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 18, 2017 - 9:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday unveiled new measures to help counter deadly low-tech attacks following a spate of killings in major cities by extremists driving vehicles into crowds of people. The European Commission, which proposes and ensures compliance with EU laws, said the...
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Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, shows her artwork during an interview with The Associated Press in her office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Pence is using her platform as the vice president's wife to raise awareness about art therapy, a mental health field she’s been passionate about for a decade but says is unknown to many. “I don’t think that a lot of people understand the difference between therapeutic art and art therapy,” Mrs. Pence, a trained watercolor artist, told The AP in an exclusive interview before she visits Florida on Wednesday to outline her vision for her art therapy initiative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 18, 2017 - 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — FOR 6AM RELEASE Vice President Mike Pence's wife Karen made art therapy her cause ever since she learned about the little-known mental health profession a decade ago when he was a congressman from Indiana and they lived in the Washington area. She has spent the opening months of...
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In this Nov. 18, 2015 file photo, House Education and the Workforce Committee member Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., attends a conference of House and Senate negotiators try to resolve competing versions of a rewrite to the No Child Left Behind education law, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wilson says she was in the car with the widow of a slain soldier when she overheard President Donald Trump telling her in a phone conversation that he “knew what he signed up for.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 18, 2017 - 6:48 am
MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida congresswoman who says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the car with Myeshia...
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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy listens to lawmakers during a parliamentary session at the parliament in Madrid, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. About 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers held up posters in the parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 18, 2017 - 5:59 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called on party colleagues of Catalonia's pro-independence president to convince him to back down on the region's push for independence from Spain. Spain has given...
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