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August 14, 2018 - 11:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence. The New York Times reports that Jones tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their "battle rifles...
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In this Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, photo, a man walks by a poster depicting a mural of U.S. President Donald Trump stating that all American costumers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day president Trump started the trade war against China, on display outside a restaurant in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province. The recent trade war between the world's two biggest economies has forced many multinational companies to reschedule purchases and rethink where they buy materials and parts to try to dodge or blunt the effects of tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing. (Color China Photo via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 11:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's government says it has filed a challenge to a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels in the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling trade dispute with President Donald Trump. The Commerce Ministry said Wednesday the 30 percent tariffs announced in January violate WTO...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo a bud tender displays a jar of cannabis at the High Times 420 SoCal Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, Calif. California cities on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, objected to a proposed change in state rules that they say would allow unchecked home marijuana deliveries in places that have banned local pot sales. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
August 14, 2018 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest legal marijuana market is struggling. Illicit sales continue to thrive. A shaky supply chain has customers looking at barren shelves in some shops. There are testing problems. And a proposal to allow home marijuana deliveries in cities that have banned pot...
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Park Ranger Alex Martinez passes maps out and directs visitors at the Highway 140 gate as Yosemite National Park reopens in California, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The nearly three-week closure was the result of a wildfire. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
August 14, 2018 - 6:55 pm
Hikers and nature lovers returned to Yosemite National Park's scenic valley Tuesday after a rare 20-day closure because of smoke from wildfires. Some said they didn't mind the hazy air that obscured scenic vistas; others came prepared with eye drops and face masks. Park officials also advised...
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FILe - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. A New York judge cited the long history of the casting couch in Hollywood as he approved for trial the sex trafficking claims of an aspiring actress against Weinstein. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet said the lawsuit filed by Kadian Noble last fall was fairly brought under sex trafficking laws Congress passed that had an “expansive” definition of what could be considered a “commercial sex act.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 14, 2018 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a "commercial sex act." U.S. District Judge...
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August 14, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger will start to sell some of its products to Chinese shoppers through a website owned by internet giant Alibaba, the latest move by the supermarket chain to boost its digital business. Cincinnati-based Kroger is working to catch up with Walmart and with Amazon.com, which bought...
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August 14, 2018 - 5:38 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed an update on its U.S. stock portfolio with the Securities and...
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August 14, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer. In announcing the mileage proposal, the administration said the freeze would save 1,000 lives a...
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August 14, 2018 - 3:41 pm
Royal Bank of Scotland will pay a $4.9 billion fine to settle allegations it misrepresented the types of mortgages it sold to investors during the housing bubble that ultimately led to the 2008 financial crisis. The Justice Department said in a statement Tuesday that the penalty is the largest it...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 2, 2017 file photo, chief curator Amy Scott pauses for photos with a painting titled "First Streak of Dawn" by Frank Tenney Johnson at the Autry Museum of the American West, in Los Angeles. A federal judge in Nevada has thrown out a defamation suit on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, a Western art collector, Gerald Peters of New Mexico, filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery because they claimed a different 1937 cowboy painting Peters sold for $750,000 - "The Sun and the Rain" - was not one of Johnson's original works. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 14, 2018 - 2:21 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. The judge in Reno dismissed the lawsuit last...
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