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Pro-Brexit, Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg gestures as he speaks to the media outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. A pro-Brexit group of Conservative lawmakers says one of its leaders, Jacob Rees-Mogg, is formally calling for a vote of no-confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May. Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU — a major blow to her authority and her ability to get the deal through Parliament.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 15, 2018 - 9:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A leader of the pro-Brexit faction in Britain's Conservative Party has confirmed that he's filed a letter of no-confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May and that he thinks former Foreign...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang interact on stage after a group photo during the 13th East Asian Summit Plenary on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
November 15, 2018 - 4:39 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The U.S. and China offered rival visions for the Asia-Pacific at a summit Thursday of Southeast Asian nations whose economies and strategic interests are deeply entwined with both powers, with Vice President Mike Pence saying there was no room for "empire or aggression" in the...
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Israeli border police officers stand outside a police station in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Police said they arrested an assailant who stabbed and lightly wounded an officer in the station, located in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
November 15, 2018 - 2:40 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A knife-wielding Palestinian attacker sneaked into a Jerusalem police station and lightly wounded four police officers before he was shot and captured, Israeli police said Thursday. The assault came on the heels of a fragile truce that was reached between Israel and Islamic...
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FILE- In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo a person crosses the South Street Bridge spanning the Schuylkill River and view of the Philadelphia skyline. AFor more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home. “It put Philadelphia in the national (and international) spotlight, increasing our visibility to other companies and showing our viability for other large-scale projects,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney in a statement. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 14, 2018 - 6:10 pm
Sometimes losing is winning. Or at least that's what some of the 18 North American cities passed up by Amazon for its new headquarters are telling themselves. After 14 agonizing months of wooing and then waiting for the online retail giant to make up its mind, the finalists learned that instead of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. Lawyers alleging Trump’s decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation was racially motivated are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show “The Apprentice” to try to bolster their case. Lawyers for Civil Rights said Wednesday, Nov. 14, it has issued subpoenas to MGM Holdings Inc. and Trump Productions LLC demanding any footage shot during the production of the show in which Trump “uses racial and/or ethnic slurs.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. "Today I'm thrilled to announce my support for this bipartisan bill that will make our communities safer and give former inmates...
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The Gold Nugget Museum, which was totally demolished by the Camp Fire, is shown in Paradise, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. A lawsuit was filed Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, over a wildfire in Northern California, where at least 48 people were confirmed dead in the Camp Fire that obliterated the town of Paradise. The suit on behalf of some victims accuses Pacific Gas & Electric Co. of causing the massive blaze.(AP Photo/Martha Mendoza)
November 14, 2018 - 4:54 pm
CHICO, California (AP) — A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire said it contacted a customer about a power line on her property but that sparks were not part of the discussion. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it had been in touch with...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Cabinet agrees draft Brexit deal with European Union after 'impassioned' debate. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 14, 2018 - 4:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a hard-won victory, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday persuaded her Cabinet to back a draft divorce agreement with the European Union, a decision that triggers the final steps on the long and rocky road to Brexit. But she still faces pitfalls and threats from her...
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November 14, 2018 - 3:42 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved a new policy on ships that dump ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy. The ballast plan is contained in a $10.6 billion Coast Guard...
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The California state Capitol is viewed through the smoke from the Camp Fire, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Smoke from the Camp Fire, which has been burning since last Thursday nearly 90 miles north of Sacramento, has blanketed much of Northern California. The fire has destroyed thousands of homes and killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 14, 2018 - 3:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PG&E's stock lost more than 20 percent of its value Wednesday after the utility said it does not have nearly enough insurance coverage if it is found liable for a Northern California wildfire that has left at least 48 people dead and destroyed about 7,700 homes. San...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to reporters as he arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, for the House Republican leadership elections. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 14, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump's agenda and try to build the party back to retake the...
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