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Clouds roll over the Washington Monument, as seen from the foot of the monument, during a press preview tour ahead of its official reopening, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. The monument, which has been closed to the public since August 2016, is scheduled to re-open Thursday, Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 18, 2019 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-year closure, the Washington Monument is reopening to the public. The 555-foot stone obelisk was closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. The monument will reopen to the public at noon Thursday, and first lady...
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SeaBubbles co-founder Sweden's Anders Bringdal stands onboard a SeaBubble, Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019 in Paris. Paris is testing out a new form of travel - an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water, capable of whisking passengers up and down the Seine River. Dubbed Seabubbles, the vehicle is still in early stages, but proponents see it as a new model for the fast-changing landscape of urban mobility. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 18, 2019 - 11:42 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River. Organizers are holding test runs this week on one white, oval-shaped electric hydrofoil boat that resemble tiny space shuttles gliding past Paris...
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The father of a young patient, who is being treated in the Acorn children's ward, talks to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit to Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone, east London, Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019. (Yui Mok/Pool via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 9:38 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been confronted by an angry parent during a hospital visit. Johnson was touring Whipps Cross University Hospital in London on Wednesday when Omar Salem angrily complained about the shortcomings of the National Health Service. He told Johnson...
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FILE - This file photo shows Indiana Reformatory booking shots of John Dillinger, stored in the state archives. The History Channel has dropped out of a planned documentary on John Dillinger that would have included the exhumation of the 1930s gangster's Indianapolis gravesite. A&E Networks spokesman Dan Silberman says The History Channel is no longer involved in the Dillinger documentary. Silberman says the network won't comment on why it has withdrawn from the project. The planned exhumation of Dillinger's grave is the subject of a lawsuit. (Indiana State Archives/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
September 18, 2019 - 8:29 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of 1930s gangster John Dillinger have submitted a new application to exhume his Indianapolis gravesite. The Indiana State Department of Health said it received the latest application Tuesday. Dillinger's family first applied to exhume the remains in July as part...
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In this Nov. 24, 2018, photo, ships are docked offshore in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, becoming the latest country to leave the dwindling Taiwanese camp.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 16, 2019 - 10:48 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands on Tuesday confirmed it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, and observers say other Pacific nations may soon follow. The switch has geopolitical significance that will be felt as far...
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Dominic Cummings, top advisor to the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, walks towards Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 15, 2019 - 1:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Some see Dominic Cummings as a strategic genius, while others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. But everyone seems to have an opinion about British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most powerful aide — dubbed "Boris' brain" by some. He is an enigmatic backstage operator who shuns...
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FILE- In this May 3, 2018 file photo, Fred Warmbier, right, listens as his wife Cindy Warmbier, speaks of their son Otto Warmbier, an American who died in 2017 days after his release from captivity in North Korea, during a meeting at the United Nations headquarters. An administration official said President Donald Trump will host the parents of Otto Warmbier, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 14, 2019 - 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to have dinner Saturday with the parents of an American college student who died in 2017 shortly after being freed from captivity in North Korea. An administration official said Trump was to host the parents of Otto Warmbier, who was convicted of...
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September 13, 2019 - 1:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez will move up to light heavyweight to take on Sergey Kovalev for a piece of the 175-pound title on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas. Alvarez, who currently holds titles at 160 pounds, will try to become a champion in his fourth weight class, meeting Kovalev in a scheduled 12-round...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Financial information is displayed on screens and a ticker inside the London Stock Exchange in the City of London. The London Stock Exchange is rejecting an unsolicited takeover bid from its Hong Kong counterpart, citing “fundamental concerns” about the offer. The London Stock Exchange said Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 that it sees “no merit” in going forward with the offer because of the concerns. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
September 13, 2019 - 7:46 am
LONDON (AP) — The London Stock Exchange is rejecting an unsolicited takeover bid from its Hong Kong counterpart, citing "fundamental concerns" about the offer. The London Stock Exchange said Friday that it sees "no merit" in going forward with the offer because of the concerns. Hong Kong Exchanges...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy address the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) annual meeting entitled "Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis" at the Mystetsky Arsenal Art Center in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. More than 400 leaders from politics, business and society representing from 26 countries will discuss major global challenges and their impact on Europe, Ukraine and the world. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
September 13, 2019 - 6:58 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Friday that the United States hasn't only released $250 million in military aid to his country but will also extend an additional $140 million. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told a conference in the capital Kyiv that Ukraine will get the new money on...
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