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In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, South Korean army soldiers stand guard at the border villages of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, April 17, has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War at their summit next week amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 19, 2018 - 10:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea hasn't asked for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would remove a major sticking point to a nuclear disarmament deal. Moon said...
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Bill Cosby, left, arrives for his sexual assault trial, Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 19, 2018 - 10:19 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers turned to their star witness in the comedian's sexual assault retrial, countering the harrowing accounts of a half-dozen accusers with a woman who says chief accuser Andrea Constand mused about framing a celebrity in hopes of a big payday. Temple...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2006 file photo, members of the California National Guard work next to the U.S.-Mexico border fence near the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. President Donald Trump slammed California Gov. Jerry Brown's posture on sending National Guard troops to the Mexican border Tuesday, April 17, 2018, even as Brown said he was nearing agreement on joining the president's mission and that his troops were "chomping at the bit ready to go." (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
April 19, 2018 - 9:51 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said. The announcement Wednesday came after a week...
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FILE- In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, Indians stand in a queue outside a bank to withdraw cash in Ahmadabad, India. Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now has some form of a bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, April 19, 2018, fueled largely by the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts and other simple bank account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
April 19, 2018 - 9:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now has some form of a bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to by the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts and other simple bank account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa. The finding is...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Max Weinberg is pictured in his studio in Frankfurt, Germany. German-Israeli artist Max Weinberg, best known for his large, colorful paintings and distinctive personal appearance, has died. He was 90. The ministry of culture for Hesse state says Weinberg died Wednesday April 18, 2018 in Frankfurt. (Jacqueline Faller/dpa via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 9:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — German-Israeli artist Max Weinberg, best known for his large, colorful paintings and distinctive personal appearance, has died. He was 90. The ministry of culture for Hesse state says Weinberg died Wednesday in Frankfurt. In a statement Thursday, Hesse's Culture Minister Boris Rhein...
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April 19, 2018 - 9:03 am
GENEVA (AP) — Russia has joined the European Union, India and China in demanding compensation from the United States for its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. The World Trade Organization's web site posted Thursday a filing from Russia that, like other countries, argues that the tariffs that...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2015, file photo, former NBA player Scottie Pippen watches an NCAA college basketball game in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm in Hamburg, Ark., owned by Pippen. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 19, 2018 - 9:00 am
HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen. Investigator Mark Griever of the Ashley County Sheriff's Office says two tractors were stolen from the farm in Hamburg, about...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Asian shares rose on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 19, 2018 - 8:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Thursday following a solid rebound based on waning fears about a trade war. Oil prices though pushed ahead to touch fresh multi-year highs on improving optimism about the global economy. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck says it has agreed to sell its global consumer health business to Procter & Gamble for 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in cash. The deal means Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble, whose over-the-counter brands include...
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People walk among damaged buildings in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Two days after Syrian troops declared Douma liberated from opposition fighters, a tour in the city showed the wide destruction it has suffered since falling under rebel control six years ago. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 19, 2018 - 7:17 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media say hundreds of rebels fighters in a town northeast of Damascus have handed in their weapons and started to leave under an evacuation deal. Under the agreement, the rebels are allowed to move with their families to opposition-held areas in the country's north,...
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