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French President Emmanuel Macron shares a laugh with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they visit the assembly line of the Airbus A350 in Toulouse, southwestern France, Wednesday, Oct.16, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are meeting in southern France, one day before a key EU summit that may approve a divorce deal with Britain. (AP Photo/Frederic Scheiber, Pool)
October 16, 2019 - 11:12 am
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel sought Wednesday to demonstrate the solidity of the French-German relationship at a meeting in southern France, one day before a key EU summit that may approve a divorce deal with Britain. They started with a visit to...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends the weekly EU College of Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. European Union and British negotiators have failed to get a breakthrough in the Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 16, 2019 - 11:06 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain sought to keep their chances of reaching a full Brexit divorce deal by Thursday's EU summit alive on Wednesday despite legal issues centering on the Irish border frustrating negotiators. Hopes were increasingly turning toward getting a broad political...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference at Chicago City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Lightfoot said classes would be canceled Thursday after determining that she can't accept the Chicago Teachers Union's demands, which she says would cost the city $2.5 billion it can't afford. Talks are expected to continue Wednesday. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 11:03 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor announced on Wednesday that the city's public schools will be shut down on Thursday, one day ahead of an expected teachers' strike. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said during a news conference that the district's 25,000 teachers represented by the Chicago Teachers Union would...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk, right, speak with each other during a tripartite summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. European Union and British negotiators have failed to get a breakthrough in the Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 16, 2019 - 11:01 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:00 p.m. The British pound has had a wild day, swinging sharply on conflicting reports about the Brexit discussions in Brussels. Hopes that a Brexit deal will be secured sent the currency surging, while anything that sounded cautious on that...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia. Federal investigators say an aging, failed elbow pipe appears to be the cause of the June fire and subsequent explosions that left five people with minor injuries and destroyed part of the processing unit at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released a preliminary report Wednesday, Oct. 16 on findings from the June 21 explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 16, 2019 - 10:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aging, failed elbow pipe appears to be the initial cause of a June 21 fire and subsequent explosions that injured five people at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast, federal investigators said Wednesday. The U.S. Chemical and Safety Hazard Investigation Board released...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 photo showing a Loyalist mural painted on a wall in east Belfast, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
October 16, 2019 - 10:51 am
LONDON (AP) — The Democratic Unionist Party is a small Northern Irish political grouping with an outsized Brexit role. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson most likely needs the 10 votes the party has in Parliament if he is going to have any chance in getting any Brexit deal he negotiates with the...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk, right, speak with each other during a tripartite summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. European Union and British negotiators have failed to get a breakthrough in the Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 16, 2019 - 10:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:30 p.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says that "theoretically" everything should be clear on the issue of Brexit in the coming hours. Tusk made his comments on Wednesday speaking to two broadcasters from his native Poland...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia. Federal investigators say an aging, failed elbow pipe appears to be the cause of the June fire and subsequent explosions that left five people with minor injuries and destroyed part of the processing unit at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released a preliminary report Wednesday, Oct. 16 on findings from the June 21 explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 16, 2019 - 10:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal investigators said Wednesday that an aging, failed elbow pipe appears to be the initial cause of a June 21 fire and subsequent explosions that injured five people and destroyed part of the processing unit at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast. The U.S. Chemical...
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In this Sept. 23, 2019, photo shoppers examine refrigerators at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 16, 2019 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. Retail sales fell 0.3% last month following a 0.6% gain in August, the Commerce Department...
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In this Sept. 23, 2019, photo shoppers examine refrigerators at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 16, 2019 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. Retail sales fell 0.3% last month following a 0.6% gain in August, the Commerce Department...
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