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  • Britain hopes for Brexit progress; EU leaders cautious

    LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union are preparing to head back to the Brexit negotiating table after a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May that received a cautious welcome from the bloc’s leaders. May stressed in her Friday speech that Britain wants to keep closes ties with the bloc and offered to keep […]
  • French far-left leader rallies Macron critics to streets

    PARIS (AP) — French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon is rallying disaffected voters against President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to weaken worker protections. Melenchon’s party, Defiant France, says it is busing in protesters from more than 150 French towns for a protest march in Paris on Saturday. Other activist groups have promised to join. Macron changed France’s […]
  • Dodgers beat Giants 4-2 to clinch 5th straight NL West title

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — They made it look oh-so-easy, and made it seem woefully difficult. Now, these Los Angeles Dodgers figure they’re braced for anything. They’ll get to find out in the postseason after their 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night gave Los Angeles its fifth consecutive NL West title, setting […]
  • World wonders could NKorea fire nuclear missile over Japan

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Will North Korea’s next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That’s a question being asked after North Korea’s foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. The world hasn’t seen an above-ground, atmospheric nuclear test since an inland detonation by China […]
  • Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. The 4-0 vote by the International Trade Commission sets up a […]
  • McCain doesn’t back GOP health care bill, drawing Trump ire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old McCain emerged as the […]
  • Trump to NFL owners: Fire players who kneel during anthem

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He’s also encouraging fans to walk out in protest. And the president is bemoaning what he describes as a decline in violence in the sport. “They’re ruining the game,” he said during […]
  • The Latest: Chopper carrying aid crashes in Mexico, 1 dead

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mexico’s major earthquake (all times local): 11 p.m. Mexico’s federal prosecutors’ office says one of its employees has died in the crash of a helicopter that was carrying aid to a remote village in Oaxaca state. The office started aid flights to supply the village after an 8.1 […]
  • New Zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national vote

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders were voting Saturday in a national election that appears to be a close race between conservative Prime Minister Bill English and liberal challenger Jacinda Ardern. Ardern has enjoyed a remarkable surge in popularity since taking over as opposition leader last month. The 37-year-old has been greeted like a […]
  • China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang’s last ally. Exports of refined petroleum to the North will be limited to 2 million barrels per year, effective Jan. […]
  • Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he’s encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent. “They’re ruining […]
  • Officer pleading guilty to lying to fly armed with weapon

    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston police detective is pleading guilty to lying to federal officials so he could fly armed on personal trips and allow a friend to avoid going through airport security. The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston on Friday said Sgt. Detective Bruce Smith has agreed to resign from the police force and […]
  • Moody’s cuts UK’s credit rating citing finances, Brexit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Moody’s has downgraded its credit rating on Great Britain, citing the country’s weakening finances and the impact of its decision to exit the European Union. The agency on Friday said it was cutting its long-term debt rating on the UK one notch to Aa2, its third-highest investment-grade rating. Its outlook on […]
  • Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California

    Sen. Bernie Sanders pilloried Republican efforts to overhaul the health care system and touted his own Medicare for all plan Friday before an effusive California audience that welcomed him on stage with chants of “Run, Bernie, Run!” Sanders’ speech to the influential California nurses’ union in San Francisco came shortly after Republican Sen. John McCain […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it’s unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Since early this year, President Donald Trump […]