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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, the logo of Volkswagen is seen on top of a company building in Wolfsburg, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen reports its third quarter earnings on Tuesday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
November 01, 2018 - 5:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German consumer group has filed a suit against Volkswagen that aims to establish a right to compensation for car owners affected by the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations filed the case to a court in Braunschweig under new rules...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2018, file photo, Dr. Kim Schrier, a candidate in Washington state's 8th District race, poses for a photo in Issaquah, Wash. Schrier is framing her congressional candidacy around health care issues with personal anecdotes as a patient, parent and pediatrician. She hopes the popularity of aspects of former President Barack Obama's health care law drives her to victory. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 01, 2018 - 2:03 am
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — In her election ads, Dr. Kim Schrier wears a white doctor's coat as she declares that health care is a right. She talks about her Type 1 diabetes, her concern as a parent over President Donald Trump's policies and how she counsels families of depressed teen boys as a longtime...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, a man smokes multiple joints in a Toronto park as they mark the first day of legalization of cannabis across Canada. Supply shortages have been rampant in the two weeks since Canada became the largest national pot marketplace. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
October 31, 2018 - 11:40 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The name of the store is High North, but it might as well be named High and Dry because for all but about four hours of the first two weeks since marijuana was legalized in Canada, there was no pot to sell. Trevor Tobin, one of the owners of the Labrador City shop in Newfoundland and...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. The 2018 election marks the first time that groups supporting gun control measures could spend more on a campaign than the National Rifle Association. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 31, 2018 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association — long seen as a kingmaker in Republican politics — is taking a lower profile in this year's high-stakes midterm campaign, a sign of the shifting dynamics of the gun debate as the GOP fights to maintain its grip on Congress. The NRA has put $11...
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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and that his body was dismembered before being disposed of. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan's office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth. (DHA via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend negotiations with Saudi Arabia on a potentially lucrative atomic energy agreement following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Lawmakers led by Marco Rubio of Florida said in a letter to the...
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A migrant pushes a child in a stroller along the highway as a thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans continues its slow journey toward the U.S. border, between Niltepec and Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The main caravan, still in southern Mexico, is continuing to melt away — from the original 7,000 to about 4,000 — as a smaller group apparently hoped to join it. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
October 31, 2018 - 2:39 pm
JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants in a caravan that has already advanced 250 miles (410 kilometers) into Mexico hope they won't have to walk anymore, at least for a while. Red Cross personnel on Wednesday bandaged the swollen feet of Honduran farmer Omar Lopez in the...
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October 31, 2018 - 11:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act's subsidized health insurance opens Thursday amid stabilizing premiums and more choice. Nationally, average premiums are going up only by low single-digit percentages for 2019, and insurers have expanded their participation. Health care...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, a skylight is reflected in the rear window of a Waymo driverless car during a Google event in San Francisco. Google's robotic car spin-off Waymo is poised to become the first to test fully driverless vehicles on California's public roads. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 30, 2018 - 7:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies. The regulatory approval announced Tuesday allows Waymo's driverless cars to...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2012 file photo, a Lion Air passenger jet is parked on the tarmac at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia. Indonesia's Lion Air said Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, it has lost contact with a passenger jet flying from Jakarta to an island off Sumatra. (AP Photo/Trisnadi, File)
October 29, 2018 - 2:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Lion Air, the airline whose plane crashed early Monday while traveling from Jakarta to an island off Indonesia's Sumatra with 189 people on board, is a fast-growing low cost airline with a mixed safety record. The privately-owned carrier was founded in 1999 to provide access to air...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo Hope, left, and Mike Reilly of Pueblo, Colo., attend a news conference in reaction to the announcement that a federal lawsuit is being filed on behalf of the couple by a Washington D.C.-based group to shut down the state's $800-million-a-year marijuana industry, in Denver. A federal trial in Colorado on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, could have far-reaching effects on the budding U.S. marijuana industry if a jury sides with the couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property's value. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 29, 2018 - 1:41 am
DENVER (AP) — A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States' budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property's value. The trial set to begin Monday in Denver is the first time a jury...
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