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Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


Business

Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cradling her four-month-old daughter, Nour Obeid scans the car showroom and heads to the mid-sized SUVs. In the past, a woman looking to buy a car in Saudi Arabia would focus on the features in the back, but Obeid is checking out the driver’s seat, picturing herself...


Business

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

Britain Airbus

LONDON (AP) — Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the government is moving too slowly. Airbus, which employs about 14,000 people at 25 sites in...


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Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in...


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Honduran girl in symbolic photo not separated from mother

NEW YORK (AP) — A crying Honduran girl depicted in a widely-seen photograph that became a symbol for many of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies was not actually separated from her mother, U.S. government officials said on Friday. Time magazine used an image of the girl, by Getty Images...


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US stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after...


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The Latest: Auto trade group decries Trump's tariff threat

Tariffs Whiskey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on America’s disputes with its trading partners (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A trade association representing a dozen automakers doing business in the United States says President Donald Trump’s threat to slap 20 percent tariffs on vehicles imported from Europe is “not...


World

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to...


Business

EU imposes tariffs on US peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

Tariffs Whiskey

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that’s likely to intensify over the next few weeks. The EU tariffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products are in retaliation for...


World

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Brazil Separated Father

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone...


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