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August 03, 2018 - 9:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in Moscow say a U.S. citizen has been detained in Russia's Far East after accidently sailing there from Alaska on a small boat. John Martin had been traveling down the Yukon River across Alaska on a one-person boat when he ended up in the open Bering Sea, said Russian...
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In this July 30, 2018, photo, Paul Whiterock smells marijuana for sale at 420 Sahara Wellness in Las Vegas. Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state's first year of adult-use marijuana sales has exceeded their expectations. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 03, 2018 - 9:40 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state's first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by 25 percent. Numbers from June are still outstanding but are...
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August 03, 2018 - 9:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow claims that a Russian woman arrested in the United States on charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Russia is being mistreated in jail. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters Friday that Maria Butina is being kept in solitary...
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August 03, 2018 - 9:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Amazon is facing criticism after its British tax bill fell despite a big jump in sales and profits. Records show Amazon U.K. Services Ltd. faced a 2017 tax bill of 4.6 million pounds ($6 million) but paid just 1.7 million pounds ($2.2 million), deferring the rest. Its pre-tax profits...
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Riot police enter the Bronte hotel, where a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to take place, in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday Aug. 3, 2018. Hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of a tight election, riot police disrupted a press conference where opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was about to respond to the election results. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 03, 2018 - 9:36 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is declaring "a day of mourning ... for democracy" and rejecting the results of the election in which President Emmerson Mnanagwa saw a narrow victory. Chamisa spoke...
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August 03, 2018 - 9:35 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state's first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations. Sales and tax collections already have surpassed fiscal year-end projections by 25 percent with a month of numbers still outstanding...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, March 30, 2018, bottles of Heineken beer are photographed in Washington, USA. Dutch brewing company Heineken said in a statement Friday Aug, 3, 2018, it is buying a 40 percent stake in the company that controls China’s biggest beer maker, China Resources Beer.(AP Photo/J. David Ake, FILE)
August 03, 2018 - 9:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Heineken, the world's second-largest brewer, has struck a deal to expand in China, the world's biggest beer market. Heineken said Friday it is buying a 40 percent stake in the company that controls China's biggest beer maker, China Resources Beer. It will invest $3.1 billion for the...
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In this image made from video, police arrive at a press conference by opposition leader Chamisa in Harare, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Zimbabwean police have broken up a press conference by opposition leader Chamisa, who rejects election results. (AP Photo)
August 03, 2018 - 9:02 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 3 p.m. Zimbabwean riot police with batons and shields are now leaving after breaking up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has alleged rigging of the presidential election. Police chased away...
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In this image made from video, police arrive at a press conference by opposition leader Chamisa in Harare, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Zimbabwean police have broken up a press conference by opposition leader Chamisa, who rejects election results. (AP Photo)
August 03, 2018 - 8:59 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of a tight election, riot police disrupted a press conference where opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was about to respond to the election results. Chamisa had already denounced Mnangagwa's win as "fake" and...
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August 03, 2018 - 8:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in Moscow say a U.S. citizen has been detained in Russia's Far East after accidently sailing there from Alaska on a small boat. John Martin had been traveling down the Yukon River across Alaska on a one-person boat when he ended up in the open Bering Sea, said Russian...
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