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FILE - This June 27, 2017, file photo shows an oil rig at sunset in Midland, Texas. President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers. But in the year since Trump’s inauguration, most economists tend to agree on this: The economy has essentially been the same sturdy one that he inherited from Barack Obama. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
January 19, 2018 - 5:25 am
PARIS (AP) — A global energy agency says that U.S. oil production is booming and is forecast to top that of heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia this year. The International Energy Agency said in its monthly market report released Friday that U.S. oil production, which has already risen to its...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 19, 2018 - 5:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2018 - 1:58 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were muted and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.2 percent higher to 23,808.06 and South Korea's Kospi gained 0...
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January 19, 2018 - 1:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met — who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. And both sides have complained loudly when the other resorted to a shutdown threat. Some of the same Republicans who claim to abhor the bare-knuckle...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 19, 2018 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways says the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. The congressional testimony Thursday...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 18, 2018 - 9:59 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 climbed 0.3 percent to 23,836.84 and South Korea's Kospi was flat at...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, accompanied by his Press Secretary AshLee Strong, right, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2018 - 9:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House on Thursday passed an eleventh-hour plan to keep the government running. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night...
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Former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Blankenship will face two other Republican candidates in the May 8th primary. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 18, 2018 - 9:39 pm
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A former coal company CEO who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in decades kicked off his U.S. Senate campaigning Thursday, seeking to persuade a largely working class audience that he identified with them. But one father present whose son...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, Aziz Ansari arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of the sexual advances of the comedian. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 18, 2018 - 4:58 pm
What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, unclaimed baggage sits at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport after a water pipe burst following several days of weather-related delays in the wake of a powerful winter storm. Over a week after winter weather woes snowballed into a long weekend of dysfunction at the airport, some passengers are still waiting for their baggage. The still-missing luggage is a fraction of the thousands of unclaimed bags that accumulated during the chaos. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 18, 2018 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed by winter weather woes that canceled flights, froze equipment and separated thousands of passengers from their luggage. Eleven...
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