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October 16, 2019 - 10:24 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are putting a temporary stop to most construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline amid litigation over key project permits. An official with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told Mountain Valley on Tuesday that it must cease construction activity...
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The small group of buildings after a family group were discovered to be living in secluded conditions in Ruinerwold, 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. Dutch authorities were Tuesday trying to piece together the story of a six-member family group believed to have lived for nine years on a farm, isolated from the outside world in the rural east of the Netherlands. (RTL Netherlands via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 10:05 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors say they are charging a 58-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the discovery of a Dutch family who lived largely isolated from the outside world for nine years. Prosecutors announced Wednesday on Twitter that the man, whose identity was not...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, walks into Legislative Council in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. In chaotic scenes, furious pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong's leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives and clamored for her to resign after she walked out of the legislature on Wednesday and then delivered the annual address 75 minutes late via television. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 16, 2019 - 10:00 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Assailants with hammers attacked a protest organizer and lawmakers shouting abuse forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to abandon a speech in the legislature, in two dramas Wednesday that highlighted the chaos gripping the semi-autonomous Chinese territory after more than four months...
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Turkish tanks and troops stationed near Syrian town of Manbij, Syria, Tuesday. Oct. 15, 2019. Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces.(Ugur Can/DHA via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 8:17 am
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey won't be affected by "sanctions and threats" against Turkey over its military incursion into northeast Syria. In a speech to Parliament on Wednesday,...
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October 16, 2019 - 7:52 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's new government has reached agreement on a set of budget measures to avoid a sales tax increase that critics warned would hurt the economy by weighing on spending. The measures agreed by Premier Giuseppe Conte's cabinet early Wednesday include revenue-raising measures to fight...
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In this Sept. 23, 2019, photo shoppers examine refrigerators at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 16, 2019 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that retail sales fell 0.3% last month following a 0.6%...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before a meeting, in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. NATO's secretary-general says Friday he acknowledges Turkey's legitimate security concerns but has urged Ankara to exercise restraint in its incursion into northeast Syria.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
October 16, 2019 - 7:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey's invasion of northern Syria — along with the criticism and threats of sanctions brandished by fellow NATO members at Ankara over the offensive — is close to sparking a crisis at the world's biggest military alliance. But despite the high political-military tensions, Turkey...
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October 16, 2019 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, has died. He was 96. Bowers' agent, David Kuhn, said he died Sunday of natural...
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Chinese investors react as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 16, 2019 - 6:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday as investors await another batch of earnings reports from U.S. companies and Brexit talks faltered yet again. Germany's DAX rose 0.3% to 12,666, while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.1% to 7,202. France's CAC 40 was flat to slightly lower at 5,699. U.S...
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Protesting farmers block a main road leading to the center of The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Thousands of Dutch farmers protest over the Netherlands efforts to drastically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Among the farmers' demands are that the government does not further reduce the number of animals they can keep. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 16, 2019 - 6:12 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch farmers drove their tractors in slow-moving convoys across the country Wednesday to protest their treatment by the government as it seeks to rein in carbon and nitrogen emissions. It is the second major protest this month by Dutch farmers who say the government...
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