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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a speech at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says Spain will agree to support the Brexit deal after Britain and the European Union agreed to give it a say in the future of the disputed British territory of Gibraltar. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 24, 2018 - 10:39 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union removed the last major obstacle to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal Saturday with Britain over Gibraltar on the eve of an EU summit. British Prime Minister Theresa May will then have the momentous task to sell the deal to her...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, Nicolas Roeg arrives for the Film Critics Circle Awards at a central London venue. The son of Nicolas Roeg says the prominent British film director has died. He was 90. Nicolas Roeg Jr. told Britain's Press Association that the director of "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and "Don't Look Now" died Friday, Nov 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, file)
November 24, 2018 - 10:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Nicolas Roeg, the prominent British film director known for making provocative films and working with rock stars Mick Jagger and David Bowie over a six-decade career, has died. He was 90. The director of "Don't Look Now" and many other films died Friday night, his son, Nicolas Roeg Jr...
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In this image taken from video a ferry carrying dozens of passengers crashes into a dock at San Francisco's famed Ferry Building on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (Tiffany Dennis via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 10:36 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a ferry boat carrying 53 passengers crashed into a dock at San Francisco's famed Ferry Building, injuring two people on board. A spokeswoman for Golden Gate Ferry told the Marin Independent Journal that the ferry coming from Larkspur was damaged in Friday's...
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In this photo undated photo released by the Syrian anti-government activist group Kafranbl News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a portrait of the anti-Syrian government activist Raed Fares, who was also a vocal critic of Islamic militants, killed on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, by gunmen with his colleague Hammoud al-Juneid, in Kafr Nabl, south of Idlib. A war monitor and Syrian activists are reporting that masked gunmen in the country's rebel-held northwestern province have killed a prominent figure in Syria's anti-government movement who was also a sharp critic of Islamist militants. (Kafranbl News via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 10:36 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. and British officials mourned the loss a Syrian anti-government activist seen as a "symbol" of the uprising who was shot dead along with his colleague by unidentified gunmen in a rebel-held area in the country's northwest, where government strikes on Saturday killed at least five...
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen waits to cast her ballot at a polling station, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwanese began voting in midterm local elections Saturday seen as a referendum on the independence-leaning administration of President Tsai, amid growing pressure from the island's powerful rival China. (Chang Haoan/ Pool Photo via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 10:34 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's ruling party was handed a major defeat Saturday in local elections seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. Soon after the results came in, President Tsai Ing-wen...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to make a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, Thursday Nov. 22, 2018. Theresa May says Brexit deal's approval "is within our grasp" and she is determined to deliver it. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 24, 2018 - 10:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has slammed the proposed Brexit deal and urged the Democratic Unionist Party not to abandon the Conservative Party. Johnson told the DUP conference in Belfast Saturday that...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a speech at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says Spain will agree to support the Brexit deal after Britain and the European Union agreed to give it a say in the future of the disputed British territory of Gibraltar. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 24, 2018 - 10:18 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved closer to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal with Britain over Gibraltar, a key obstacle on the eve of a European Union summit on Sunday. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday that Madrid would support the...
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November 24, 2018 - 10:18 am
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A man heading home from a family wedding was struck and killed by a car while stopped in the middle of Long Island Expressway to check on damage after he rear-ended another vehicle. Suffolk County police say Eric Preto was hit as he walked back to his car in the middle,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with from left, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, as California Gov. Jerry Brown, walks at right during a visit to a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp wildfire in Paradise, Calif. For US governors, including those taking office early next year, fires, floods and other climate-related emergencies could become top policy concerns. During his campaign, Newsom said the state needs to be more aggressive in clearing trees and brush, particularly its millions of dead trees. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 24, 2018 - 10:17 am
Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it's a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. In the last two years alone, storms and...
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FILE - This July 19, 2002, file photo, shows the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City, Mich. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes - a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop. The Republican and his team are working on several fronts to seal an agreement with Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge for replacing the underwater segment of its Line 5, which carries oil and natural gas liquids between Wisconsin and Ontario and traverses northern Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 24, 2018 - 10:11 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes — a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop. The two-term...
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