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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. The rocket is carrying the U.S. Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)
December 23, 2018 - 12:36 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday, hoisting the satellite into orbit. The satellite was supposed to soar Tuesday but rocket concerns and then weather...
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In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, crime scene tape meant to define boundaries for protesters is strung in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower during a rally against President Donald Trump's visit to New York City. Many believed that the presidency would be a boon to Donald Trump's business, but two years since he took office there is mounting evidence that president's divisive comments, that are so attractive to his political base, have actually hurt the Trump brand. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
December 23, 2018 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When workers pried the Trump name off another Manhattan building earlier this year, it capped a bad few weeks for the president's businesses. Donald Trump's golf resorts in Scotland had just posted millions of dollars in losses, one of his hotels in Panama had rebranded itself a...
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In this video grab provided by RU-RTR Russian television via AP television, Russian rescue team wait for a elevator to go down into the mine potash mine in Solikamsk, the Perm region near the Ural Mountains, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Russian emergency teams struggled Saturday to reach nine construction workers trapped inside a burning potash mine in the Perm region near the Ural Mountains. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)
December 23, 2018 - 10:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Rescue teams on Sunday found the bodies of nine construction workers who were trapped inside a burning potash mine in Russia's Ural Mountains, while Russian officials opened a criminal investigation of the accident. A fire erupted Saturday at the mine operated by fertilizer company...
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In this Dec. 20, 2018 photo, a driver walks away from the school bus parking lot after his morning shift, in Omaha, Neb. School districts throughout the country are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy that gives workers a greater choice of jobs. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
December 23, 2018 - 10:01 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy. The problem has become so severe that some districts are offering sign-up bonuses for new drivers, while others rely on...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speak at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 23, 2018 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says tension between a president and the interest-rate setting Federal Reserve is "traditional as part of our system." Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says it should come as no surprise that President Donald Trump is unhappy the central bank, an...
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The protest of "Forza Italia" party's senators during the discussion before the vote of confidence on the budget law in the Senate of the Republic, in Rome, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
December 23, 2018 - 6:57 am
ROME (AP) — After a raucous session, the Italian Senate has approved a national budget law that was tweaked in a bid to satisfy European Union concerns. Much of the Italian government's planned spending in 2019, which won passage in Parliament's upper chamber about 3 a.m. Sunday, satisfies the...
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December 22, 2018 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says President Donald Trump has denied ever suggesting firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Trump has been attacking the Fed — and Powell personally — for the central bank's interest rate increases. Trump blames the...
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A plane comes in to land at Gatwick Airport in England, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday morning after drones sparked the shutdown of the airfield for more than 24 hours, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
December 22, 2018 - 3:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — London's Gatwick Airport was plagued by long lines and flight delays Saturday but no new drone sightings, allowing British officials to hope the worse was over after two people were arrested in connection with the drone invasion that had shut down the country's second-busiest airport...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2017, file photo, a pilot waves from the flight deck of a Boeing 737 MAX 9 as it rolls out for the airplane's first flight, in Renton, Wash. A temporary injunction freezing a joint venture between airplane manufacturers Boeing and Embraer has been overruled by a Brazilian justice. The ruling was made Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 by Federal Court President Therezinha Cazerta, who said that the matter is outside the court's purview. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 22, 2018 - 2:43 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian justice is allowing airplane manufacturers Boeing and Embraer to proceed with a joint venture, overruling a temporary injunction that stalled the deal. The decision was made Saturday morning by Federal Court President Therezinha Cazerta, who said that the matter is...
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Demonstrators wearing yellow vests walk past by the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. A few hundred protesters cordoned by the police did walk across Paris toward the Madeleine Church near the Elysee Palace but were stopped by police in a small adjacent street as some shop owners closed down early. Tempers frayed and police fired tear gas to repel protesters trying to break through the police line. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
December 22, 2018 - 1:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's yellow vest protesters, who have brought chaos to Paris for weeks with their economic demands, turned out in sharply reduced numbers Saturday at the start of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Still, some violent incidents in the French capital marred the end of a largely...
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