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April 11, 2018 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says the streaming service is pulling its films from the Cannes Film Festival. Cannes earlier banned from its prestigious Palme d'Or competition any films without theatrical distribution in France. That essentially rules out Netflix movies...
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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya talks with Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari, during a Security Council meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 11, 2018 - 2:16 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Bolivia has asked for emergency consultations of the U.N. Security Council on "the threats of unilateral military action" against Syria. Bolivia's U.N. Ambassador Sacha Llorentty Soliz, who has supported Russia on Syria in...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has spent more than $6,000 frosting the windows on the offices of senior staff in recent months, according to receipts and documents obtained by The Associated Press. The spending on window frosting comes only months after the CFPB moved into...
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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya talks with Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari, during a Security Council meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Israel's leader that Syria's sovereignty must be respected — remarks that come in the wake of an airstrike this week on Syria that Russia and others have blamed on Israel. The...
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FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. The Federal Reserve releases minutes from the March meeting of its policymakers on Wednesday, April 11. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 11, 2018 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their March meeting, the first under new Chairman Jerome Powell, decided to stick with a gradual approach to rate hikes. But officials also discussed the possibility that the future course of rate hikes could accelerate. The minutes of the Fed's March...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $208.7 billion in March, an increase of more than $32 billion from a year ago as revenues slipped and expenditures climbed. The Treasury Department reports that the February deficit was 18.4 percent higher than a year ago,...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, second right, greeting a delegation of Muslim clerics from around the world, who took part in a two-day conference called, "Unity of the Muslim World," in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (SANA via AP)
April 11, 2018 - 1:55 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — With a mix of fear and defiance, Syrians braced on Wednesday for a possible U.S. attack in retaliation to an alleged chemical assault that killed dozens over the weekend. Some stocked up on food and prepared underground shelters while others taunted the U.S. president to go through...
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In this Friday, March 9, 2018 photo, Quinn James appears for a hearing at the Kent County Courthouse in Grand Rapids, Mich. James, charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Michigan girl, is now accused of killing her before she was expected to testify in the rape case. Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said Wednesday, April 11 that two men, James and Gerald Bennett, are facing charges connected to the death of Mujey Dumbuya. Her partially clothed body was found in January about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from her Grand Rapids home. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
April 11, 2018 - 1:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A man charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Michigan girl is now accused of killing her while free on bond, preventing her from testifying in the rape case. Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said Wednesday that two men are facing charges connected to the death of Mujey...
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April 11, 2018 - 1:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — British artist Gillian Ayres, whose abstract works celebrated shape and color, has died at 88. The Alan Cristea Gallery, which represented her, says Ayres died "peacefully" in the hospital Wednesday near her home in southwest England. Gallery-owner Alan Cristea said "as a female...
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April 11, 2018 - 1:39 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. The solemn day began Wednesday evening with the main ceremony at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. It is...
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