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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, trucks are uploaded at the Emirates SkyCentral of the Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The U.S. aviation security agency says it has issued an emergency order requiring additional screening of airline cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries to prevent a terrorist attack. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that the order was prompted by "persistent threats to aviation." The five countries are Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
January 22, 2018 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism. The Transportation Security Administration order is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., heads to the chamber with fellow Democrats for a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader McConnell...
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French President Emmanuel Macron visits Toyota's automobile manufacturing plant, in Onnaing, northern France, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Pascal Rossignol/Pool Photo via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 1:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron promoted his government's changes to French tax and labor laws Monday in front of 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France. At the same time, the 40-year-old Macron, elected last May, hopes to persuade the French...
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In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, photo a sign in support of Oregon's Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore. Experts say the special election Tuesday in Oregon is the only instance where voters -- instead of lawmakers -- will decide how to fund the Medicaid expansion among the 32 states and Washington that added enrollees under the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
January 22, 2018 - 1:02 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured — one of America's lowest rates. Now, with the reduction of a federal match that covered those enrollees, the state is...
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Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed speaks during a media briefing in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The exiled former leader of the Maldives says this year's presidential election could be the last chance to extricate his country from increasing Chinese influence, which he claims amounts to a land grab in the guise of investments in island development. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
January 22, 2018 - 12:28 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The exiled former leader of the Maldives said Monday that this year's presidential election could be the last chance to extricate his country from increasing Chinese influence, which he described as a land grab in the guise of investments in island development. Mohamed...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 22, 2018 - 11:50 am
DALLAS (AP) — Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn't bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump's call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar...
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January 22, 2018 - 7:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Insurer AIG is buying Validus, a provider of reinsurance, primary insurance, and asset management services, in a deal worth approximately $5.56 billion. American International Group Inc. said Monday that it will pay $68 for each share of Validus Holdings Ltd. That's a 45.5 percent...
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January 22, 2018 - 5:54 am
BEIJING (AP) — China defended its role in global trade Monday and accused Washington of being disruptive after the U.S. government said it was a mistake to support Beijing's World Trade Organization membership on terms that failed to open its economy. China is "strictly complying with WTO rules"...
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Two persons walk behind the logo of the World Economic Forum at the meeting's conference center in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2018 - 5:25 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — In Davos this week, participants can experience "a day in the life of a refugee." Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African countries. Enter Donald Trump. The World Economic Forum in...
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A worker places a plant during preparations for the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 4:53 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A CEO from one of the world's top five global fashion brands has to work for just four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in an entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday. In the run-up to the World Economic Forum in the...
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