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FILE - This April 7, 2011, file photo, shows Carrie Fisher at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles. Disney CEO Bob Iger said on March 23, 2017, that Fisher's performance as Princess Leia in "The Last Jedi" remains unchanged. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in “The Last Jedi” before her death following a heart attack in December. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
March 24, 2017 - 9:30 am
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in "The Last Jedi" before her death following a heart attack in December. Iger said in an interview at a...
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FILE- In this Thursday, March 24, 2011 file photo, oil flows on the creek water's surface near an illegal oil refinery in Ogoniland, outside Port Harcourt, in Nigeria's Delta region. Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
March 24, 2017 - 9:29 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, as a showdown is set for a vote on the Republican health care overhaul after President Donald Trump made clear he is finished negotiating with GOP holdouts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 24, 2017 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House steered toward a climactic vote Friday on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite deep uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress. Debate began...
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March 24, 2017 - 9:14 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Spartanburg County officials say a teen burned in a fire in January has died. Coroner Charles Clevenger said in a news release Friday morning that 14-year-old Abby Lynn Sampson of Inman died at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia. The girl, her two brothers...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
March 24, 2017 - 8:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed. The decision caps a years-long fight between environmental groups and energy industry...
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Haribo gummy bears sit in their package in Berlin, Germany, Friday, 24, 2017. Germany's iconic gummy bear will soon be "Made in USA." Bonn-based Haribo, which invented the gummy bear nearly a century ago, said Friday it would open a U.S. factory in Wisconsin in 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 24, 2017 - 8:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's iconic gummy bear will soon be "Made in USA." Bonn-based Haribo, which invented the gummy bear nearly a century ago, said Friday it would open a U.S. factory in Wisconsin in 2020. Haribo, founded in 1920, has been in the U.S. since 1982 with a sales operation, and is already...
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March 24, 2017 - 8:51 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 3 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say U.S.-backed fighters are on the offensive to capture a major village east of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic...
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President Donald Trump meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 24, 2017 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an effort in Congress to pass a health care bill (all times local): 8:40 a.m. President Donald Trump is telling lawmakers who oppose abortion that a vote against the health care bill would favor Planned Parenthood. The president tweeted Friday, "the irony is that the...
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Italian paramilitary police patrol in front of the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Rome's Piazza Venezia Square, on Friday, March 24, 2017 a day ahead of a European Union summit commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. EU leaders are gathering in Rome for a summit to mark the EU's 60th anniversary and to outline its future after Britain leaves. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 24, 2017 - 8:48 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming European Union summit (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Italian police are securing Rome a day before a European Union summit to highlight the 60th anniversary of the bloc's foundation. Police dinghies are patrolling the Tiber River, inspecting the undersides of...
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March 24, 2017 - 8:13 am
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say they captured a large exotic cat that was wandering Paterson streets. Officials say residents called Animal Control to report the cat Thursday morning. Animal Control says officers arrived and were forced to tranquilize the animal because it was...
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