Sunday, April 11, 2021

All posts by The Associated Press

  • Venezuela Congress Nixes Maduro Request for Emergency Powers

    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s opposition-led congress on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro’s request for emergency powers amid a plunging national economy, the depths of which were dramatized by an IMF estimate that inflation this year will top...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
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  • Health Officials Probe tie Between Zika, Paralyzing Syndrome

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare and sometimes life-threatening nerve condition that can cause paralysis and leave victims on...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
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  • Google to Pay $140 Million in Back Taxes in Britain

    SAN FRANCISCO – Google will pay about $140 million in British back taxes in a concession driven by a shift in how the Internet company will measure its success in the United Kingdom. The amount translates into...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
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  • Gov’t: 10th Death Linked to Exploding Takata Air Bags

    WASHINGTON – A Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide because of defective Takata air-bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards,...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • Energy Stocks Lead a Broad Rally as the Price of Oil Soars

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in more than a monthon Friday as oil prices surged, lifting energy stocks. Tech stocks also climbed as Apple shares had their day since August. Energy companies soared...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • Haiti Postpones Presidential Election Again

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A looming presidential election in Haiti that had already been postponed once and faced deep public skepticism was put on hold indefinitely Friday as the country’s leaders sought to negotiate a resolution to what...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • Deadly Snowstorm Hitting Millions in US this Weekend

    WASHINGTON – One in seven Americans will get at least half a foot of snow outside their homes when this weekend’s big storm has finished delivering blizzards, gale-force winds, whiteout conditions and flooding to much of the...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • Analysis: Russia’s Tone Familiar after Spy Poisoning Report

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. Instead, his...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • Apple to Open Apps Center in Naples; CEO Cook Meets Renzi

    ROME – Apple has chosen Naples, Italy, to establish Europe’s first iOS App Development Center. Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday met in Rome with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, who is delighted that the center’s creation could...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • Trump denies using ‘vulgar’ language to mock Clinton

    WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed reports that he used vulgarity in describing Democrat Hillary Clinton’s primary loss to now-President Barack Obama in 2008. Trump said Monday night, “She was favored to win...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
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