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This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 19, 2018 - 9:11 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a U.S...
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November 19, 2018 - 9:11 am
LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Sadiq Khan says three used water cannons bought for police under predecessor Boris Johnson have been sold for scrap, at a loss of more than 300,000 pounds ($385,000). Johnson, while mayor, authorized police to buy the 25-year-old cannons from Germany after riots swept...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through an interpreter, as they attend an event marking the completion of one of the phases of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline, in Istanbul, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
November 19, 2018 - 9:08 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries. Speaking at a ceremony in Istanbul, Erdogan announced the offshore part of TurkStream's two...
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This undated image provided by Profiles in History shows Irving Thalberg’s Academy Award for best picture in "Mutiny on the Bounty." The award is expected to go for between $200,000 and $300,000 at auction. (Lou Bustamante/Profiles in History via AP)
November 19, 2018 - 9:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1936 and another given to "Gentleman's Agreement" in 1948 will go up for auction in Los...
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November 19, 2018 - 9:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a squirrel is to blame for power outages that affected thousands of people in upstate New York. New York State Electric and Gas says the squirrel got into its substation in the Buffalo suburb of Lancaster Sunday and knocked out three substations, leaving 12,000...
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November 19, 2018 - 8:58 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Cabinet minister in South Africa on Monday citing concerns that efforts to prosecute people allegedly involved in corruption under former president Jacob Zuma are falling short. Pravin Gordhan, the public enterprises minister, told a commission investigating corruption...
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November 19, 2018 - 8:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says progress in reducing the number of people contracting malaria has stalled after several years of global declines. The WHO said Monday that there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, up 2 million from the previous year. In contrast,...
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The fresco ''Leda e il cigno'' (Leda and the swan) discovered last Friday in the Regio V archeological area in Pompeii, near Naples, Italy, is seen Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The fresco depicts a story and art subject of Greek mythology, with goddess Leda being impregnated by Zeus - Jupiter in Roman mythology - in the form of a swan. (Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP)
November 19, 2018 - 8:56 am
ROME (AP) — Archaeologists have found in an ancient Pompeii bedroom a fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan. Pompeii archaeological park director Massimo Osanna told Italian news agency ANSA on Monday that the figure of goddess Leda being impregnated by a swan representing Roman...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, Chairman and CEO of Renault and Nissan Motor Co.'s Carlos Ghosn poses during the presentation in Monaco. Nissan Motor Co. says an internal investigation found that its chairman Ghosn has underreported his income and will be dismissed. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau/File)
November 19, 2018 - 8:51 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor Co.'s high-flying chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested Monday and will be dismissed after he allegedly under-reported his income and engaged in other misconduct, the company said Monday. The Japanese automaker's CEO Hiroto Saikawa confirmed that Ghosn was arrested...
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November 19, 2018 - 8:48 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's culture minister has compared the treatment of members of his conservative ruling party by political opponents to the way Jews were treated by Nazi Germany's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Piotr Glinski, who is also a deputy prime minister, was describing how...
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