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Signs posted around Madison Square Garden promote the return of the Grammy Awards to New York, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in New York. The Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
January 25, 2018 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry hasn't been rocked with as many public allegations of sexual misconduct as Hollywood, but insiders are still seeking to show solidarity with the Me Too movement on its biggest night. Key executives have called on artists and employees to wear a white rose on...
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January 25, 2018 - 10:10 am
HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in central New York say a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident has surrendered to authorities. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports the crash happened around 8:23 p.m. Wednesday on Route 5 in Herkimer. State police say a woman was walking along the roadway...
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January 25, 2018 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back their purchases of new homes in December as sales fell from November's 10-year high. The Commerce Department says new-home sales skidded 9.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 625,000. It was the biggest drop since August 2016. November...
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President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 25, 2018 - 10:07 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reaffirm her country's central role in world affairs on Thursday, when she delivered a speech to the World Economic Forum and met with President Donald Trump to dispel any perceptions of tensions between them. May came to the...
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January 25, 2018 - 9:59 am
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple recently changed their wedding venue from a judge's chambers to a courthouse bathroom after a relative had an asthma attack. Brian and Maria Schulz were set to tie the knot when the groom's mother had difficulty breathing. She was taken to a women's room at...
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Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, ECB, attends a press conference in the ECB headquarter in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 9:59 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:00 p.m. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is pushing back against statements by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that a weaker dollar benefits the U.S. Draghi was asked about...
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In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 photo, shows one of multiple properties located in the Esperanza sector that are currently for sale, in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans face losing their homes upon the expiration of a three-month moratorium on mortgage payments that banks offered after Hurricane Maria devastated the island (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 25, 2018 - 9:49 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor submitted a revised fiscal plan Thursday that estimates the U.S. Caribbean territory's economy will shrink by 11 percent and its population drop by nearly 8 percent next year. The proposal doesn't set aside any money to pay creditors in the next...
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January 25, 2018 - 9:45 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Europe's top human rights court has cleared Greece of allegations of serious mistreatment made by three Afghan migrants who were arrested and held at an overcrowded island detention center. The Council of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai takes a drink from a mug during an FCC meeting where the FCC voted on net neutrality, in Washington. Burger King has a new ad that takes a jab at net neutrality, showing customers being told they will be charged different prices for a Whopper, depending on how fast they want it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 25, 2018 - 9:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is delivering its own hot take on a regulatory showdown that has enflamed the U.S., using a flame-grilled Whopper. Burger King's new ad has become a sensation, with more than a million views on YouTube and it's lighting up Twitter . In the ad customers, whom the...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 25, 2018 - 9:24 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 3:20 p.m. One way to get President Donald Trump to stop and talk at the World Economic Forum: wield a book about him. On his way into the World Economic Forum, Trump stopped and talked for...
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