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December 13, 2017 - 11:30 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank responded to the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase by nudging up a key policy rate Thursday on lending to commercial banks but left the benchmark rate for borrowing by companies and the public unchanged. The People's Bank of China said it was...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) gestures after hitting a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Irving scored 33 as the Celtics defeated the Nuggets 124-118. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 13, 2017 - 11:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics expected to have their hands full with a Nuggets team that has had no trouble putting the ball in the basket this season. Boston countered by having its best shooting night of the season. Kyrie Irving had 33 points and the Boston Celtics held on for a 124-118 victory over...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, photo, a man walks by demolished buildings following a citywide fire safety campaign after a deadly fire which killed dozen of people in an apartment block at Xinjiancun in Daxing district in Beijing. (AP Photo/Gerry Shih)
December 13, 2017 - 11:18 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Five people died in an east Beijing fire, underscoring the challenges for the Chinese capital as it struggles to balance building safety with providing housing for its poor. Local media reported that the residents of Chaoyang district died before dawn Wednesday after electric bike...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 13, 2017 - 11:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The People's Bank of China says it is responding to market forces by raising the rate charged by its one-year lending facility by 0.05 percentage points to 3.25 percent. Rates paid on bank...
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic (4) has his shot blocked by Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) as forward Wesley Iwundu (25) helps defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
December 13, 2017 - 11:11 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers needed someone to provide points and Lou Williams filled that role. Williams scored 31 points Wednesday night to lead the Clippers to a 106-95 victory over the Orlando Magic. "We've had some guys go down with injuries and somebody has to step in and...
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Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) celebrates with Dallas Stars center Tyler Pitlick (18) and Dallas Stars defenseman Dan Hamhuis, right, after Pitlick scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 13, 2017 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a game in which Dallas got balanced scoring to cruise to its second straight win, Stars coach Ken Hitchcock gave all the credit to goalie Kari Lehtonen. Lehtonen stopped 32 shots to earn his 300th career victory, becoming the 33rd goalie in NHL history to accomplish the feat,...
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) goes up for a dunk in front of Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
December 13, 2017 - 11:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George struggled on homecoming night. He still left town with the crown. On a night the four-time All-Star was repeatedly booed and couldn't seem to make a shot, he finally sunk two free throws with 10.7 seconds left Wednesday to seal Oklahoma City's 100-95 victory at...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Omarosa Manigault smiles at reporters as she walks through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters, plans to leave the administration next month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 13, 2017 - 10:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — True to form, former "Apprentice" star Omarosa is ending her time at the White House with a dose of drama. Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President Donald Trump's most prominent African-American supporters, was escorted off the White House grounds after resigning her post as a...
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December 13, 2017 - 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at January's Golden Globes. Morgan Freeman made the announcement for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during its broadcast of the "Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special" Wednesday on NBC. HFPA President Meher Tatna...
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Villanova's Jalen Brunson (1) drives to the basket against Temple's Quinton Rose (13) and Josh Brown (1) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
December 13, 2017 - 9:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Brunson helped Villanova continue its remarkable reign of Philadelphia. Brunson had 22 of his career-high 31 points in No. 1 Villanova's dominating first half and Omari Spellman scored 27 to help lead the Wildcats to an 87-67 rout of Temple on Wednesday night. "He was...
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