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February 15, 2018 - 11:42 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has found that President Donald Trump's latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that it examined statements made by Trump and other administration officials, as...
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This photo posted on the Instagram account of Nikolas Cruz shows weapons lying on a bed. Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, the day after opening fire with a semi-automatic weapon in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Instagram via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 11:38 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that Nikolas Cruz...
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FILE- This Jan. 8, 2018, file, photo shows an existing home for sale in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 15, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing to buy a home. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-...
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February 15, 2018 - 10:58 am
DRIEBERGEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch and American police have paid unannounced visits to nearly 100 people they say bought drugs via a "darknet" marketplace that Dutch police took over last year. Dutch police say they visited 37 alleged buyers on Wednesday and Thursday and arrested one person over...
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Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South African President by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, left, in Cape Town, South Africa Thursday Feb. 15, 2018. Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the Wednesday resignation of Jacob Zuma. (Mike Hutchings / Pool via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 10:47 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was sworn in as South Africa's new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. "I will try very hard not to disappoint the...
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In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, a long line of unsold 2018 Sonatas sits outside a Hyundai dealership in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. Even car buyers who hate to haggle can get a good deal on their next car with the help of online shopping tools and non-confrontational negotiating tactics. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 15, 2018 - 10:47 am
A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage. Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use...
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Queen Margrethe, top left, watches as pallbearers carry the white coffin of Denmark’s Prince Henrik, in Copenhagen, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. A casket carrying Denmark’s Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe, left a palace in the country’s north on Thursday for a downtown Copenhagen castle and later in a chapel where it will be on display until a private funeral next week. The hearse was followed by the queen, their two sons, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, and other family members. Henrik died Tuesday at age 83. (Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 10:47 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Draped in a Danish flag bearing the royal coat of arms, the casket of Denmark's Prince Henrik — husband of Queen Margrethe — was taken on a stately procession through the streets of northern Copenhagen Thursday. Thousands of people lined the route as the hearse, followed...
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FILE - This Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 15, 2018 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Thursday as investors continue to snap up shares of companies that do better in times of faster economic growth, such as industrial and technology companies and banks. A round of solid results from companies including Cisco Systems are also sending the market...
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Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States, attacks the gate during the second run of the Women's Giant Slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 15, 2018 - 10:17 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:45 p.m. American Mikaela Shiffrin finally made her Pyeongchang Olympic debut on Day 6 of the Winter Games, speeding to gold in the women's giant slalom after several days of weather delays. Other highlights...
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February 15, 2018 - 9:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says social media giants Facebook and Twitter have only partially responded to its demands to bring their practices into line with EU consumer law. The Commission asked the two companies a year ago to change their terms of service following complaints from...
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