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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker listens to a question during a joint press conference with Slovakian President Andrej Kiska at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The British government was preparing Tuesday to ask the European Union for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same divorce deal that they have already rejected twice. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 20, 2019 - 5:35 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to ask the European Union for a short delay to the country's divorce from the European Union. A Downing Street official said May will write to EU leaders on Wednesday to formally request "a bit more time," past the scheduled departure...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 20, 2019 - 2:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement. Fresh news on China-U.S. trade talks raised spirits, helping Chinese benchmarks to trim early losses. The Shanghai Composite was flat at 3,090.62 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.2 percent to 29,...
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Retired coal miner John Robinson uses a nebulizer during his daily breathing treatments for black lung disease on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Coeburn, Va. Robinson was 47 when he was diagnosed with black lung disease, part of a new generation of black lung sufferers who are contracting the deadly disease at younger ages. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
March 20, 2019 - 1:48 am
COEBURN, Va. (AP) — Former coal miner John Robinson's bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration. Amid the turmoil of the government shutdown this...
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Cars enter and leave Fox Studios, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. Disney has closed its $71 acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business on Wednesday, March 20, in a move set to shake up the media landscape. The closure paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
March 20, 2019 - 12:59 am
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte addresses the Lower Chamber of the Italian parliament in Rome, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 20, 2019 - 12:30 am
MILAN (AP) — Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged Tuesday to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and concerns within his governing coalition. Speaking to parliament, Conte said that Italy's signing of a...
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In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department confirmed that its watchdog agency will examine how the FAA certified the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, the now-grounded plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months. The FAA had stood by the safety of the plane up until last Wednesday, March 13, 2019 despite other countries grounding it. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 19, 2019 - 8:44 pm
President Donald Trump has tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration as the regulator deals with questions about its approval of a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes within five months. The White House said Tuesday that Trump will nominate...
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San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, at podium, announces that he's cracking down on the sale of e-cigarettes that he says aggressively target youth, at a City Hall news conference Tuesday, march 19, 2019. Legislation to be introduced would ban the sale of e-cigarettes anywhere in the city and county of San Francisco until the FDA has reviewed the product for sale. (AP Photo/Janie Har)
March 19, 2019 - 8:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids, with an official on Tuesday proposed what's believed to be the first U.S. ban on their sale until the federal government regulates vaping products. City Attorney Dennis...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2018 file photo shows Kushner family real estate firm-owned buildings 333, center, and 335 East 9th Street in the East Village neighborhood of New York. On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, a New York City councilman accused the company of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its building to avoid safety inspections. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
March 19, 2019 - 8:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections. New York Oversight Committee Chair Ritchie Torres said his investigation showed that the firm once run...
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Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 19, 2019 - 8:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials said Tuesday that they're not sure when a fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility will burn itself out, but they are confident that the air quality is safe, despite the huge plume of smoke coming from the blaze. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said at a news...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo, a FedEx employee delivers packages in Miami. FedEx reports financial results on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 19, 2019 - 7:53 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx Corp. reported lower profit Tuesday as its ground-shipping unit struggled with higher costs, and the company cut its forecast of full-year earnings. Its shares fell more than 5 percent in after-hours trading. "Our third quarter financial results were below our...
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