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Investors walk in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Asian markets rose on Tuesday as better-than-expected U.S. corporate earnings and the lack of bad news on trade tensions encouraged investors. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 24, 2018 - 2:54 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Tuesday, led by better-than-expected U.S. corporate earnings and a lack of bad news on trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 22,510.48. South Korea's Kospi added 0.5 percent to 2,280.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.5...
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This July 17, 2018 photo shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco. Eco-conscious San Francisco joins the city of Seattle in banning plastic straws, along with tiny coffee stirrers and cup pluggers, as part of an effort to reduce plastic waste. It also makes single-use food and drink side items available upon request and phases out the use of fluorinated wrappers and to-go containers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 24, 2018 - 2:52 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. The proposal, to be taken up by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, also would make the novel move to...
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Hwang Sang-gi, father of former Samsung semiconductor factory worker Hwang Yu-mi who died from leukemia in 2007, wipes his tear during a signing ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Samsung Electronics and a group representing ailing Samsung computer chip and display factory workers say they have agreed to end a years-long standoff over compensation for deaths and grave illnesses among Samsung workers. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 24, 2018 - 2:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics and a group representing ailing Samsung computer chip and display factory workers said Tuesday they have agreed to end a years-long standoff over compensation for deaths and grave illnesses among Samsung workers. Samsung and Banolim said they will...
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July 24, 2018 - 2:08 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A watchdog group says killings of land and environmental activists rose in 2017, with Mexico and the Philippines registering worrying increases in such murders. Brazil saw the most deaths ever reported in one country. Global Witness said Tuesday that at least 207 people who were...
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Jason McMillan, 36, of Riverside, a Riverside County Sheriff's deputy who was shot and paralyzed in the Oct, 1, 2017, Las Vegas shooting, reacts as he talks about that evening and is upset MGM's decision, during a personal account brought together by attorneys at a news conference in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. Behind McMillan are images of the shooting victims of the October 1, 2017 shooting. Victims of the fatal mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival are outraged they are being sued by MGM, which owns the hotel where the gunman opened fire. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 23, 2018 - 9:31 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Victims of a mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival said Monday they were outraged when they learned they were being sued by the company that owns the hotel where the gunman opened fire. Jason McMillan, a 36-year-old Riverside County sheriff's deputy who...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, Alphabet stock is shown on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Shares in Google parent Alphabet jumped in after-hours trading Monday, July 23, 2018, as the company's second-quarter results exceeded Wall Street forecasts after taking into account a $5 billion charge levied by European regulators. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 23, 2018 - 7:01 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported second-quarter earnings that pleased Wall Street, even as it booked a $5.1 billion charge to cover a fine levied by European regulators. The company reported a profit of $3.2 billion for the three months that ended June 30. Google...
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New York Daily News staff reporter Chelsia Rose Marcius cries as she is hugged by staff photographer Todd Maisel after they were both laid off, Monday, July 23, 2018, in New York. The tabloid will cut half of its newsroom staff, saying it wants to focus more on digital news. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 23, 2018 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York tabloid Daily News cut half of its newsroom staff Monday including Jim Rich, the paper's editor in chief. The paper was sold to Tronc Inc. last year for $1, with the owner of the Chicago Tribune assuming liabilities and debt. In an email sent to staff Monday, Tronc said...
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July 23, 2018 - 2:34 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of accepting such bets. And most of that came from two weekends that sandwiched a dead period for major professional sports caused by baseball's All-Star break,...
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July 19, 2018 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the European Union's record $5 billion fine against tech giant Google proves his point that the EU is taking advantage of the U.S. Trump is engaged in a running dispute with the EU over trade. Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from...
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