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FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. (FAA via AP, File)
October 19, 2017 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its...
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2017 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over "Obamacare." For consumers, it offers a potential respite from the spiral of rising premiums and dwindling choice. The...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 1, 2017, file photo, Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, speaks at DynaLab, Inc., in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Tiberi said Thursday, Oct. 19, that he will resign from his seat to take the helm of a business policy group back home. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 19, 2017 - 1:27 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A senior Republican congressman from Ohio said Thursday that he will resign from his seat to take the helm of a business policy group back home. U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, who has held the seat since 2001, said he plans to leave sometime before Jan. 31. His two-year term was set to...
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October 19, 2017 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday that President Donald Trump's inconsistent stance on a bipartisan health deal has hurt prospects for the Senate proposal aimed at stabilizing insurance markets and lowering premiums over the short term. "It's always best for the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to a European Union summit Thursday with a pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 19, 2017 - 9:34 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit talks between the European Union and the U.K. (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The former head of Britain's MI6 intelligence agency says Brexit could leave the country "poorer and weaker" and with less global influence. John Sawers says leaving the European...
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In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party’s drive to cut taxes. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 19, 2017 - 7:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump, Congress and $4.1 trillion budget plan (all times local): 6:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is rooting for fellow Senate Republicans to succeed in efforts to pass a massive $4.1 trillion budget plan. But in a tweet before daybreak Thursday, the...
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In this Oct. 15, 2017, historic Holden cars parade through the streets of Adelaide, Australia. The Australian auto manufacturing era ends after more than 90 years on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 when General Motors Co.'s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide. The nation has already begun mourning the demise of a home-grown industry in an increasing crowded and changing global car market. (David Mariuz/AAP Image/ via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 6:53 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co.'s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday. The nation has already begun mourning the demise of a home-grown industry...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, presides over the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Xi on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 19, 2017 - 1:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — The crucial parts are being held behind closed doors, but journalists, academics and more than a billion Chinese citizens are closely watching for any public hints signaling change at this week's twice-a-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party. Possible outcomes include the...
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President Donald Trump applauds members of the audience before speaking at the Heritage Foundation's annual President's Club meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 18, 2017 - 10:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local): 10 p.m. A bipartisan group of governors is urging congressional leaders to support a plan to calm health insurance markets after President Donald Trump blocked federal subsidies to insurers. The...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, left, and Tam Ma of the advocacy group, Health Access California, discuss a lawsuit filed by 19 attorneys general over President Donald Trump's decision to end health care subsidies during a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra is leading the lawsuit, which seeks an emergency order requiring that the payments continue to be made. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
October 18, 2017 - 7:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week. The monthly payments would normally be...
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