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February 08, 2018 - 8:19 am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The ringleaders of a credit card fraud scheme that made almost $180,000 in fraudulent purchases at stores in multiple states have been sentenced to prison. The U.S. attorney for Connecticut says the group's leader, 31-year-old Mei Bao Lu, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Square CEO Jack Dorsey is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter CEO Dorsey serves as the head of payments company Square, taking advantage of the companies’ close geographical locations to split his time between the two. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 08, 2018 - 8:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter beat Wall Street's cautious expectations with its first quarterly profit in history, but that isn't going to solve the company's broader problems any time soon. The company isn't alone in dealing with abuse, fake accounts and attempts by Russian agents to spread...
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A man walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday with some benchmarks erasing early morning gains. Investors remained skittish after this week's financial turmoil and overnight losses on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 08, 2018 - 8:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday, with European stocks declining after gains in Asian, as investors appeared skittish after this week's financial turmoil. The pound rose sharply after the U.K. central bank signaled it could raise interest rates soon. KEEPING SCORE:...
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February 08, 2018 - 8:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain says it's disappointed that Bermuda has abolished same-sex marriage, which was legalized in the British island territory last year. Bermuda's Senate and House of Assembly passed legislation replacing same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships in December, and the island's U...
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February 08, 2018 - 8:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It will be lights out on part of the Statue of Liberty as work is done on the monument's electrical system. The National Park Service says the lights that illuminate the exterior of the statue will be turned off Thursday night. But the lights on the statue's torch, crown and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, North Korea's Mangyongbong-92, right, carrying North Korea's members of art troupe is escorted as it approaches to Mukho Port in Donghae, South Korea. From smartphones to boat fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance international sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show the Olympic spirit as it welcomes hundreds of North Koreans to the country for the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 08, 2018 - 8:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From smartphones to ship fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance international sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show the Olympic spirit as it welcomes hundreds of North Koreans for the Winter Games. Spearheaded by the U.S., the international community has...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda waits for the start of the trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda says she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. that the Philippines probe will focus on allegations since July 2016 that thousands of people have been killed in the government's war on drugs. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
February 08, 2018 - 8:06 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Thursday that she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that the probe on Venezuela will look at...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, Russian celebrity TV host Ksenia Sobchak, who wants to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin in the March 18 presidential election, speaks during an interview to the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. The daughter of Putin's patron in the 1990s, the late reformist mayor of St. Petersburg, she has assailed the Kremlin's policies but avoided personal criticism of Putin. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 08, 2018 - 8:03 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's election officials have registered eight candidates for the March 18 presidential election, including President Vladimir Putin. With his approval ratings topping 80 percent and rivals trailing far behind, Putin is set to easily win a fourth term. Putin's most vocal critic,...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a civil defense worker carrying a wounded man after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of airstrikes hit at least five neighborhoods in the Eastern Ghouta suburb, the only remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 7:57 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The Russian military says a U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria reflects Washington's efforts to make a grab for the nation's economic assets. The overnight attack, which killed about 100 according...
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A woman pushes her trolley as employees of French retail giant Carrefour Group demonstrate against job cuts with union flags inside a Carrefour hypermarket, in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard announced last month cost savings of 2 billion euros (2.44 billion US dollars) by 2020. CGT union stands for General Working Confederation. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
February 08, 2018 - 7:55 am
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Workers at retail giant Carrefour are protesting at hypermarkets across France over mass job cuts made possible by President Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms. Unions staged a protest Thursday in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, marching through the aisles with red flags as...
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