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September 10, 2018 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have unveiled their proposal to expand the massive tax law they hustled through Congress last year. They're aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business income deductions now set to expire in 2026. With midterm elections barely two...
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September 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm
A California utility plans to replace 3,400 miles of overhead power lines with insulated wire to reduce the risk of them sparking when hit by tree limbs or other objects, the company announced Monday. Southern California Edison aims to replace the lines by 2025 to align itself with legislation that...
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Kevin Orth loads sandbags into cars on Milford Street as he helps residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 6:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 130 mph and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Communities along a stretch...
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Gov. Jerry Brown, signs a copy of the environmental measure SB100 as the bill's author, state Sen. Kevin de Leon, right, holds a copy of the bill, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. SB100 sets a goal of phasing out all fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 10, 2018 - 6:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has set a goal of phasing out electricity produced by fossil fuels by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who said the policy should serve as a model for other states and nations. Brown, who has positioned California as a global leader in...
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Ghanaian soldiers carry the coffin of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, wrapped in the flag of Ghana, to a hearse upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana Monday, Sept 10, 2018. The body of Annan, who died in August in Switzerland at age 80, received a hero's welcome upon landing at the airport ahead of Thursday's state funeral. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
September 10, 2018 - 6:15 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The body of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has received a hero's welcome upon landing at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana's capital. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was with Annan's widow and family members Monday as uniformed soldiers brought Annan's coffin...
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September 10, 2018 - 6:15 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Republican New York Congressman Chris Collins says it was "the shock of all shocks" when he learned from two federal agents that he was under criminal investigation. In an interview airing Monday, the three-term lawmaker tells Buffalo station WIVB that he thought agents came to...
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Cardi B, with a bump on her forehead, leaves after an altercation at the Harper's BAZAAR "ICONS by Carine Roitfeld" party at The Plaza on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, New York. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B have been involved in an altercation that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party. Video circulating on social media shows Cardi B lunging toward someone and being held back at Harper's Bazaar Icons party. A person who witnessed the incident who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly said Minaj was finishing up a conversation with someone when Cardi B tried to attack her, but Minaj's security guards intervened. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
September 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj says being involved in an altercation with Cardi B at a fashion week party was "so mortifying and so humiliating." Cardi B tried to attack Minaj at the Harper's Bazaar Icons party in New York on Friday. Video circulated on social media showing Cardi B lunging toward...
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September 10, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Today's teens are constantly on their smartphones, many check social media "constantly" and prefer texting over face-to-face communication. But a new poll finds that these same teens also say that social media has a positive effect on their lives, helping them feel more confident,...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 10, 2018 - 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has received a request from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a follow-up to their historic June summit, and planning is in motion to make it happen. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that no details had been finalized. Trump...
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September 10, 2018 - 5:21 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Olivia is expected to approach Hawaii in the coming days as either a high-end tropical storm or a low-end hurricane. Central Pacific Hurricane Center meteorologist Maureen Ballard says Monday there's only a slight difference between the two, so people should prepare as...
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