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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England speaks at a Bank of England Financial Stability Report Press Conference, in London, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth,pool)
December 19, 2019 - 7:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England says it has decided to hold its key interest rate at 0.75%, as markets widely expected. The decision was announced Thursday after a regular monetary policy meeting. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below. U.K. authorities began investigating...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, photo released by Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, archaeology workers clean a small pink granite statue of Ramses II, near the ancient pyramids of Giza, Egypt. Archeologists in Egypt unveiled two new discoveries, the rare statue of Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous pharaohs, and a diminutive ancient sphinx that was found in the southern desert province of Minya. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
December 17, 2019 - 7:56 am
CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt have unveiled two new artifacts from antiquity, a rare statue of one of the country’s most famous pharaohs and a diminutive ancient sphinx. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced that a pink granite statue of celebrated ancient ruler Ramses II was found last...
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December 16, 2019 - 1:22 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Former Central African President Francois Bozize, who was ousted nearly seven years ago by a coalition of rebel groups, has returned from exile, his political party announced Monday. Bozize intends to address the nation in the coming days, said Bertin Bea,...
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December 16, 2019 - 11:12 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president claimed overwhelming support Monday after a weekend referendum on a train project in the Yucatan Peninsula produced lopsided results in a limited vote. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the so-called Mayan Train project will move forward after a vote...
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FILE - In this April 18, 1958 file photo, Philip N. Brooks, right, a New York State surveyor, takes a look through his transit on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation near Niagara Falls, N.Y., while Tuscarora Chief Elton Black Cloud Greene watches. The tribe is resisting state seizure of their land for a power project. In 1959, the U.S. government started the switch from the U.S. survey foot to the international foot, and it will finish the job in 2022. (AP Photo)
December 14, 2019 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America. The reason? There are actually two different definitions of the 12-inch measurement known as a foot. Some land surveyors use what’s known as the U.S. survey foot. Others use the definition that...
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An anti-government demonstrator is sprayed by a police water cannon during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Student protests have become a nationwide call for socio-economic equality and better social services, so far forcing Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to increase benefits for the poor and disadvantaged and start a process of constitutional reform. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
December 14, 2019 - 1:07 am
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes people making their way through shadows in Tehran's Grand...
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December 13, 2019 - 7:06 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whether they will pay a reported $1 million ransom. If they do opt to fork over the money, they may...
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This Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 photo provided by the Sublette County Sheriff's Office shows a deer that deputies rescued from a frozen pond, after first lassoing it because the ice was too thin to approach, and pulled it to safety near Daniel, Wyo. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, deputies were dispatched about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday to a pond near the small ranching town of Daniel in southwest Wyoming where someone had reported a deer had fallen through the ice. Because the ice was too thin to walk on, deputies Justin Hays and Joshua Peterson lassoed the deer and pulled it to shore, the sheriff's office said. (Deputy Justin Hays/Sublette County Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Two Wyoming sheriff's deputies channeled their inner cowboy and lassoed a deer flailing in a frigid pond after it fell through thin ice, authorities said Wednesday. Sublette County sheriff's Deputies Justin Hays and Joshua Peterson responded to a report Tuesday afternoon that a deer had fallen into...
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December 11, 2019 - 2:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago Park District workers escaped without serious injury after the salt truck they were navigating along an icy lakefront bike path slid into Lake Michigan Wednesday morning. The pickup truck hit a slick spot and slipped backward into the water on Chicago's near North Side...
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December 10, 2019 - 5:27 pm
Boeing's grounded 737 Max got a boost from two orders in November, but the American aircraft company continues to trail Europe's Airbus in both orders and deliveries of airline planes. Boeing disclosed Tuesday that it received 11 net orders in November — 63 new orders but 52 cancellations. Turkey's...
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