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In this Sunday, July 2, 2017, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, uses the beach with his family and friends at the governor's summer house at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. Christie is defending his use of the beach, closed to the public during New Jersey's government shutdown, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply "caught a politician keeping his word." (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 11:57 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There's Gov. Chris Christie, lounging in a beach chair in the Oval Office. There he is again, sitting in the sand as the lovers from the movie "From Here to Eternity" roll around in the surf. And there he is, relaxing outside the meat store from "The Sopranos." Christie is...
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July 03, 2017 - 11:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has done an about-face and now says the state won't provide extensive voter registration information to the Trump administration. In a statement Monday evening, Reagan said the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity's request...
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A TV news program shows a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. North Korea on Tuesday launched yet another ballistic missile in the direction of Japan, South Korean officials said, part of a string of recent test-firings as the North works to build a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the United States. The signs read " North Korea launched a missile after a summit meeting of South Korea and the United States." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 03, 2017 - 11:10 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday launched yet another ballistic missile in the direction of Japan, South Korean officials said, part of a string of recent test-firings as the North works to build a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the United States. The South's Joint Chiefs...
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Men stand near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Australian shares jumped Tuesday as investors awaited the central bank’s interest rate decision while other Asian shares were mixed Tuesday ahead of a U.S. trading holiday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 03, 2017 - 11:07 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Australian shares jumped Tuesday as investors awaited an interest rate decision by the central bank, while other Asian shares were mixed Tuesday ahead of a U.S. trading holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Australia's S&P/ASX surged 1.8 percent to 5,785.10 while Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225...
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) Chairman and CEO Robert A. Marino, left, addresses the media at the Statehouse Monday, July 3, 2017, in Trenton, N.J. New Jersey's budget stalemate between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrat-controlled Legislature is smoldering with the state government shut down and state parks closed to the public as the Fourth of July approaches. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
July 03, 2017 - 11:02 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic Senate president and Assembly speaker announced late Monday they had a budget deal to end the state's government shutdown. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto unveiled the deal at a joint news conference on Monday at the...
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Army soldiers walk by a TV news program showing a file image of a missile being test-launched by North Korea at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. North Korea on Tuesday launched yet another ballistic missile in the direction of Japan, South Korean officials said, part of a string of recent test-firings as the North works to build a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the United States. The signs read "The presidential Blue House was briefed immediately after the North Korean missile was fired." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 03, 2017 - 10:43 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on a North Korean missile launch (all times local): 11:30 a.m. President Donald Trump has tweeted about North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch. He wrote in two consecutive tweets: "Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe...
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In this image made from a video provided by Q13 News, Cameron Espitia, who is accused of fatally shooting his wife Jennifer Espitia, makes an appearance in a King County courtroom in Seattle, Monday, July 3, 2017. Police say Jennifer Espitia was killed early Sunday in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood during an argument with Cameron Espitia while in a ride-hailing vehicle. (Bill Bushmaker/Q13 News via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 10:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman killed early Sunday in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood was shot by her husband during an argument in a ride-hailing vehicle, police said. Cameron Espitia, 31, is being held on $3 million bail for investigation of homicide in the death of 29-year-old Jennifer Espitia, KCPQ-...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, Chinese officials watch as workers prepare ivory products for destruction during a ceremony in Beijing. An environmental watchdog group says its investigation has found that a little-known town in southern China is a major hub for ivory smuggling by organized criminal gangs. The Environmental Investigation Agency on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 said in a report that it uncovered a network of ivory trafficking syndicates operating out of Shuidong in Guangzhou province, which borders Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 03, 2017 - 10:35 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — An environmental watchdog group says its investigation has found that a little-known town in southern China is a major hub for ivory smuggling by organized criminal gangs. The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Investigation Agency said in a report Tuesday that it uncovered a...
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FILE- In this June 26, 2017, file photo, former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli arrives to federal court in New York. Prosecutors filed a motion in U.S. District Court on Monday, July 3, asking that Shkreli and attorneys for all parties refrain from making statements outside court. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 03, 2017 - 9:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors want a judge to make "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli stop talking and filed a motion on Monday asking that he and all attorneys in his criminal case be ordered to refrain from making any statements outside court. Shkreli, a former pharmaceutical company CEO most notorious...
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July 03, 2017 - 9:51 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Attorneys for the U.S. government say the close family relationships allowed under the Trump administration's travel ban are based on definitions outlined by immigration law. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowed the administration to partially restore the travel ban last week. People...
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