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A protester throws a Molotov cocktail at a police station in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Hong Kong protesters again flooded streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands for accountability and political rights. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 20, 2019 - 6:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters flooded the city's streets on Sunday in defiance of a ban by the authorities on their march, setting up roadblocks and tossing firebombs amid the firing of tear gas by police. Protest leaders carried a black banner at the front of the procession that read, "...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals. Sen. Schumer says Sunday, Oct. 20, the FDA must take more action to regulate the baby food industry. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 20, 2019 - 1:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals. Sen. Chuck Schumer says Sunday the FDA must take more action to regulate the baby food industry. A study by...
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) President and CEO Andy Vesey speaks during a California Public Utilities Commission meeting in San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 18, 2019 - 8:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top regulator excoriated top executives of the state's largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly said they know they failed to meet public expectations when the company cut the power to more than 2 million people last week. Marybel Batjer,...
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FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo a sign stands at the construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's headquarters in Washington. The Supreme Court is stepping into a years-long, politically charged fight over the federal consumer finance watchdog agency that was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The justices agreed Oct. 18, 2019, to review an appeals court decision that upheld the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 18, 2019 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into a yearslong, politically charged fight over the federal consumer finance watchdog agency that was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The justices agreed Friday to review an appeals court decision that upheld the structure of the...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures while speakings during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 17, 2019 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 file photo, Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the company announced it will voluntarily stop selling its fruit and dessert-flavored vaping pods. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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October 17, 2019 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry. The voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash blaming its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a news conference during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 17, 2019 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund's new leader said Thursday that a trade truce between the United States and China could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce strong global growth. Before last week's tentative trade agreement, the IMF had...
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Winemakers taste rose in the production facility of the Chateau Sainte Roseline in the southern France region of Provence Friday Oct. 11, 2019. European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, Italian Parmesan and Spanish olives are facing Friday’s U.S. tariff hike with a mix of trepidation and indignation at being dragged into a trade war over the fiercely competitive aerospace industry.(AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
October 17, 2019 - 11:25 am
MILAN (AP) — European producers of specialty agricultural products like French wine, Italian Parmesan and Spanish olives are facing a U.S. tariff hike due Friday with a mix of trepidation and indignation at being dragged into a trade war they feel they have little to do with. The tariffs on $7.5...
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October 17, 2019 - 10:32 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A state media regulator is ousting the head of Bulgarian National Radio for switching its main news channel off the air for several hours last month in what was widely seen as an attempt to mute some critical journalists' voices. The Council for Electronic Media, a five-...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Britain and the European Union reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to finally escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 17, 2019 - 10:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:05 p.m. European Parliament President David Sassoli says the assembly can ratify the draft Brexit agreement by Oct. 31 if it is first endorsed by EU leaders and the U.K. parliament. After speaking with EU leaders at a summit in Brussels,...
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