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FILE - IN this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., listens during a reception to unveil his portrait on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is bemoaning America’s “broken politics” in a farewell speech in which he calls Washington’s failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs “our greatest unfinished business.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 19, 2018 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan is bemoaning America's "broken politics." He's also using a farewell speech to say that Washington's failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs is "our greatest unfinished business." The Wisconsin Republican is ending his two-decade House...
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December 19, 2018 - 12:00 am
Chargers lead Pro Bowl selections with 7 players AP source: Matt Harvey, Angels agree to $11M, 1-year deal Nets hold off Lakers to extend winning streak to 6 games Man United hires former striker Solskjaer as interim manager US teams to play in European snow volleyball tour No. 14 Buffalo beats...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 photo piles of electronic waste is placed next to a drain chocked with plastic and garbage in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
December 18, 2018 - 11:04 am
LONDON (AP) — The world's burgeoning plastic waste crisis has won the attention of Britain's Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5 percent — the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled — as its international statistic of the year. The society, which chooses a winner from...
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Rwanda's President Paul Kagame talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, right, at the start of the EU Africa Forum in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
December 18, 2018 - 8:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — European officials and companies met with African leaders in Vienna Tuesday for talks intended as a springboard to increase investment in Africa. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, said investments of around...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Massachusetts. The U.S. surgeon general says swift action is needed to prevent millions of teenagers and adolescents from becoming hooked on Juul and other high-nicotine electronic cigarettes. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Tuesday, Dec. 18, that parents, teachers and physicians must take aggressive steps to address an epidemic of underage vaping. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 18, 2018 - 6:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general says swift action is needed to prevent millions of teenagers and adolescents from becoming hooked on Juul and other high-nicotine electronic cigarettes. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Tuesday that parents, teachers and physicians must take aggressive...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. If the Democratic 2020 presidential field is waiting on pins and needles for O’Rourke to decide if he wants to run, it could be a long wait. The outgoing Texas congressman’s team says he has no timeline for deciding if he’d like to try to oust President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 18, 2018 - 12:29 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If the Democratic 2020 presidential field is on pins and needles as Beto O'Rourke decides if he wants to run, it could be a long wait. The outgoing Texas congressman's team says he has no timeline for deciding if he'd like to try to oust President Donald Trump. He's simply...
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December 18, 2018 - 12:00 am
Chargers lead Pro Bowl selections with 7 players AP source: Matt Harvey, Angels agree to $11M, 1-year deal Nets hold off Lakers to extend winning streak to 6 games No. 14 Buffalo beats Syracuse 71-59 to stay unbeaten New normal: Most recruits choosing to sign in December Hart stops 22 shots in NHL...
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December 17, 2018 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command. That's according to two U.S. officials who say Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, in...
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December 17, 2018 - 12:00 am
Saints' D puts clamps on Newton in 12-9 win over Panthers AP Coach of the Year: Notre Dame's Kelly wins for 2nd time AP source: Astros agree to 2-year deal with Michael Brantley Harden's 47 points lead Rockets over Jazz 102-97 Sharp-shooting Vanderbilt beats No. 18 Arizona State 81-65 APNewsBreak:...
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December 16, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died. He was 34. The New York Police Department says officers went to Kroll's Manhattan apartment early Sunday after getting a call asking for a wellness check on him. They found him unconscious and unresponsive on...
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