The Associated Press

December 06, 2018 - 1:52 pm
HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — A first-time political candidate in northeast Arkansas has learned a valuable civics lesson: vote early. Cliff Farmer didn't make it to the polls in time to vote Tuesday, and his race for a Hoxie City Council seat ended up as a tie. The Jonesboro Sun reports Farmer and his wife...
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December 06, 2018 - 9:43 am
HOLLY HILL, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been scorned by her neighbors in a high-rise Florida condo because of a holiday message she spelled out in lights across her balcony. Kathy Hill says the Ebenezer Scrooge phrase 'Bah Humbug" is one of her favorites at Christmas. But other residents of the twin...
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December 05, 2018 - 4:28 pm
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey on Wednesday, releasing fumes that sickened workers and sent two dozen to hospitals, officials said. At least one of the workers was in critical condition. The injured workers were...
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From left: dancer Sergei Polunin, dancer Misty Copeland, Pirelli President Marco Trochetti Provera, actress Laetitia Casta, photographer Albert Watson, actress Julia Garner, model Astrid Eika and dancer Calvin Royal III pose for photographers at the 2019 Pirelli Calendar event in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
December 05, 2018 - 10:08 am
MILAN (AP) — Photographer Albert Watson is keeping the Pirelli calendar on its arc away from its pinup origins, portraying four women pursuing their ambitions. The 2019 Pirelli calendar unveiled Wednesday features ballet dancer Misty Copeland as an aspiring dancer, actress Julia Garner as a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a rally in Bridgeton, Mo. Biden says he'll announce within the next two months whether he plans to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. The 76-year-old Democrat made his comments Monday, Dec. 3 to an audience at the University of Montana. Biden is touring the nation to promote his memoir, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose." (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
December 04, 2018 - 1:47 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. The 76-year-old Democrat made his comments Monday to an audience at the University of Montana in Missoula, as he considers a 2020 challenge to President...
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to Special Air Mission 41 at Ellington Field during a departure ceremony Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
December 03, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock markets will close Wednesday in honor of former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq said over the weekend that they will close trading Wednesday in observance of a national day of mourning for Bush. The federal...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:43 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says prosecutors have rejected an Italian request to name several policemen as suspects in the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in Cairo. The agency's report, published Monday in state-owned newspapers, says the prosecutors turned down a similar...
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December 03, 2018 - 4:47 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani government spokesman says President Donald Trump has reached out to Prime Minister Imran Khan, sending him a letter seeking Islamabad's cooperation in bringing the Taliban to negotiating table to end the 17-year war in neighboring Afghanistan. The spokesman, Fawad...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 1992 file photo, President George H.W. Bush shakes hands with President-elect Bill Clinton after an Oval Office meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)
December 01, 2018 - 11:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a grace note for the ages. "Dear Bill," George H.W. Bush scribbled Jan. 20, 1993, to the Democrat about to succeed him as president. "When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that,...
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November 30, 2018 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable publicly traded company. As other tech giants stumble, Microsoft's steady resilience is paying off. Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has found stability by moving away from its flagship Windows operating system and...
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