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Palestinians protest US visa denial to experts to come to UN UNITED NATIONS (AP) The Palestinians are protesting the U.S. refusal to grant visas to six experts from the prime minister’s office to visit the United Nations to present a report on Palestinian implementation of U.N. goals for 2030. Palestinian U.N
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Trump to promote job training at White House event WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump is asking U.S. companies and trade associations to sign onto a pledge to give students and workers more job training and skills development opportunities in the face of increasing automation. Trump is signing an exec
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Astronomers spy nearby star that could be chomping a planet WASHINGTON (AP) Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory spotted a 30-fold incre
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AmEx 2Q profits rise, but there are worry spots on lending NEW YORK (AP) American Express says its second-quarter profit rose 21 percent from a year ago, as the credit card giant saw more customers spending on its namesake cards and a much lower tax rate. But it had to set aside more money to cover potential bad
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Pentagon objects to GOP rider blocking protection of birds WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon is objecting to a defense bill’s inclusion of a Republican proposal that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. The
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Brazil reports at least 744 infected with measles SAO PAULO (AP) Brazil’s Health Ministry says at least 744 people have been infected with measles in a growing outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela. The total includes 67 indigenous Venezuelans and Brazilians. The indigenous r
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Russia: Greece taking part in 'dirty provocations' for NATO MOSCOW (AP) Russia stepped up its criticism of Greece over the expulsion of two of its diplomats, accusing the Greek government Wednesday of participating in “dirty provocations” around Macedonia’s plan to become a NATO member. Greece ex
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Portland man gets life in prison for killing young daughter PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A Portland man convicted of killing his 15-month-old daughter has been sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Prosecutors say Darian Lee McWoods overdosed the girl with methadone in December 2013. T
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What's the deal with bike sharing? Highlights from our Instagram Q&A As Seattle looks to double the size of its bike-share program to 20,000 bikes under proposed regulations announced last week, The Seattle Times took to our Instagram account (@seattletimes) to ask readers for their questions about dockless rental bikes.
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Gov't report accuses agency of inadequate recall monitoring DETROIT (AP) An investigation has found that the U.S. government’s highway safety agency failed to act quickly on a consumer complaint, and that could have delayed recalls of dangerous Takata air bag inflators. A report by the Transportation Departm
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