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In this image made from video and provided by WUSA TV-9, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at Fort Meade, Md. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. A suspect has been held, taken from the black SUV that stopped at barrier after a shooting outside National Security Agency. (WUSA TV-9 via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 9:16 am
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — One person was wounded in a shooting Wednesday morning outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade. Authorities surrounded a handcuffed man after a black SUV ran into a barrier outside the Maryland base. Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Jesus Reyes pushes a television down an aisle as he shops at a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kan. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for January. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 14, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back on purchases of cars, furniture and a variety of other products in January, pushing retail sales down by 0.3 percent, the biggest decline in 11 months. The January decline, following no change in December, was the largest setback since a 0.5 percent fall in...
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Akane Konishi (30), of Japan, reacts as South Korea's Randi Heesoo Griffin (37), of the combined Koreas team, celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goaL during the second period of the preliminary round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 9:09 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — As South Korea's national soccer coach prepared to play Japan in a 1954 World Cup qualifier, President Syngman Rhee, who'd been liberated, with the rest of Korea, from Japan's brutal colonial rule in 1945, had some advice should the Koreans lose: "Don't think about...
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February 14, 2018 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Stars including Emma Watson and Gemma Arterton are backing a British film industry plan to tackle bullying and sexual harassment. Organizations including the U.K.'s film academy, the British Film Institute and unions have announced a set of principles in response to "urgent and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Jesus Reyes pushes a television down an aisle as he shops at a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kan. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for January. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back on purchases of cars, furniture and a variety of other products in January, pushing retail sales down by 0.3 percent, the biggest decline in 11 months. The January decline, following no change in December, was the largest setback since a 0.5 percent fall in...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary for Defense Jim Mattis prior to a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. NATO defense ministers begin a two-day meeting Wednesday to focus on military spending, cooperation with the European Union, and assistance to the Iraqi army. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)
February 14, 2018 - 8:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is urging European allies and Canada to keep ramping up defense spending, as the alliance expands its command headquarters in response to a more assertive Russia. Stoltenberg said Wednesday that "to keep our nations safe, we need more defense...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem. Israeli media reports Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 say police recommending Netanyahu indictment on corruption charges, including bribery. (Ronen Zvulun, Pool via AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest in Israel after police recommended corruption charges against embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The head of a centrist Israeli party called on Benjamin Netanyahu to resign and defended his decision to cooperate with police in their...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper looks over clothing at a J.C. Penney store in Seattle. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for January. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices, excluding the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.3 percent last month. That was the biggest climb in a year and is likely to fan inflation fears in financial markets. The Labor Department says overall consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in January, the...
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February 14, 2018 - 8:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art says its recently concluded Michelangelo exhibit is the 10th-most visited exhibition in the museum's history. "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" ended Monday after drawing 702,516 visitors over its three-month residency. The New...
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In this frame-grab from South African Broadcasting Corporation state-run television President Jacob Zuma is interviewed Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The speaker of South Africa's parliament wants to hold a motion of no confidence in Zuma on Thursday afternoon. saying the timing of the vote by open ballot must be agreed upon by the parliament's program committee later Wednesday. Both the ruling African National Congress party and opposition parties are pushing for a parliamentary vote against Zuma, who has not responded to an order from his own party to leave office. (SABC via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 8:52 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's leadership crisis (all times local): 3:05 p.m. South African President Jacob Zuma says "I will be out" if parliament votes against him in a motion of no confidence set for Thursday. Zuma's comment in a live interview on state broadcaster SABC...
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