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A security official stands at a gate for a secured area ahead of the APEC Economic Leaders' Week Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 14, 2018 - 3:52 am
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders' meeting in the country that can least afford it. Barely penetrated by roads and scarred by...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, meets Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Singapore, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Pence is Singapore to attend the 33rd ASEAN summit. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, Pool)
November 14, 2018 - 3:38 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government's treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. In a meeting on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, Pence told Suu Kyi that he was anxious...
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A former dock facility is shown with old transfer bridges, with "Long Island" painted in large letters at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of Queens Borough in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon announced Tuesday it has selected the Queens neighborhood as one of two sites for its headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 14, 2018 - 1:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal "opportunity zone," a designation created by President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest...
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Fred Gmitter, a geneticist at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, right, visits a citrus grower in an orange grove affected by citrus greening disease in Fort Meade, Fla., on Sept. 27, 2018. "If we can go in and edit the gene, change the DNA sequence ever so slightly by one or two letters, potentially we'd have a way to defeat this disease," says Gmitter. (AP Photo/Federica Narancio)
November 14, 2018 - 1:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA "edited" are...
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A residential building was destroyed by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
November 13, 2018 - 3:01 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war. The sudden announcement brought relief to a region that had been...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, eroded hills are shown in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. Attorneys for North Dakota's Health Department say the agency didn't improperly discount its own concerns about a proposed oil refinery near the park when it permitted the project earlier this year. The department and developer Meridian Energy Group want a state judge to reject a challenge by environmental groups to an air quality permit that allowed the company to begin construction last summer at the Davis Refinery site about 3 miles from the park. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson, File)
November 13, 2018 - 2:22 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue. The...
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November 13, 2018 - 12:56 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A city in New York state has found a novel way of motivating residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials. The idea stemmed from an experiment on late-tax payments, in which the city of Syracuse partnered with researchers at Syracuse University...
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November 13, 2018 - 11:58 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040. The government presented a blueprint Tuesday that foresees an end to state financial subsidies for fossil fuels and a prohibition on fracking. The...
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Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria listens to reporters' questions during a joint press conference with Portuguese Finance Minister and head of the Eurogroup Mario Centeno, in Rome, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Tria told lawmakers Friday that Italy will stick to its 2019 budget plan, despite EU officials' concerns about a big increase in spending. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 13, 2018 - 11:15 am
MILAN (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has warned the Italian government that its plan to sharply increase spending carries "substantial" risks and would leave the country vulnerable to market turmoil. Hours before the Italian populist government faced a deadline to submit a revised budget...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump listen to French President Emmanuel Macron delivering a speech before a lunch at the Elysee Palace in Paris during commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Jacques Demarthon/Pool Photo via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 10:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his verbal assaults against France on Tuesday, suggesting that America's stalwart European ally would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the military firepower provided by the United States. Trump tweeted about a suggestion by...
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