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September 26, 2018 - 11:40 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators have picked five companies to open the state's first medical cannabis dispensaries. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that after more than five hours of private discussion Tuesday, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy gave initial approval to five of the 51...
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Lebanon's President Michel Aoun holds a map of Syria Refugee Response as he addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 26, 2018 - 11:39 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:35 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho was "very positive." Pompeo made the comment on Twitter on Wednesday after meeting with Ri at the...
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September 26, 2018 - 11:34 am
STANFORD, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a person shot by a trooper during a confrontation in the Hudson Valley has died of their injuries. Police say Wednesday troopers responded around 11 a.m. Tuesday to a report of menacing at a business in the Dutchess County town of Stanford, 55 miles (88...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo signs for the New York Stock Exchange hang above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 26, 2018 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes around the world held steady on Wednesday as markets awaited a Federal Reserve decision on interest rates scheduled for the afternoon. Economists are nearly certain that the Fed will raise short-term rates by a quarter of a percentage point, the third such increase...
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This Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows Bill Cosby, after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. (Pennsylvania Department of Corrections via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 11:33 am
Bill Cosby spent his first night in prison alone, in a single cell near the infirmary, as he began his three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault. Corrections officials announced Wednesday that Cosby — now known as Inmate No. NN7687 — will serve his sentence at SCI Phoenix, a new state prison...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo shows the submarine UC3 Nautilus of Danish inventor Peter Madsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, appeared in court Wednesday Sept. 26, 2018, on the last day of his appeal against a life sentence. (AP Photo/Dorothee Thiesing, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:24 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, lost his appeal against his life sentence Wednesday, shortly after he apologized to the victim's family. Madsen listened quietly as judge Jan Uffe Rasmussen...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo, a for sale sign is seen in front of a home for sale in Waukee, Iowa. On Thursday, Sept. 26, The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in August. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 3.5 percent in August, snapping a two-month decline as buying surged in the pricey Northeast and West housing markets. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 last month...
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This Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows Bill Cosby, after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. (Pennsylvania Department of Corrections via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 10:20 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Bill Cosby (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Pennsylvania corrections officials say Bill Cosby will serve his sentence at a new state prison in the Philadelphia suburbs. The Department of Corrections provided details of Cosby's incarceration...
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In this Sept. 18, 2018, photo Janice Jucker carries a tray of bread inside her Three Brothers Bakery in Houston. Retailers struggle in Houston a year after Hurricane Harvey flooded the city. Jucker continues to rebuild the business at Three Brothers Bakery. She has three stores, one of which was flooded; her sales are down 25 percent from before the storm. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 26, 2018 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Many small and independent retailers are more upbeat about the fourth quarter and holiday season than in recent years. That's because customers are more confident and spending freely. Shoppers are especially interested in some merchandise that stores struggled to sell during the...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, right, meets with Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at U.N. Headquarters. (Eskinder Debebe/The United Nations via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 10:17 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's leader says he is willing to offer land to President Donald Trump to build a golf course in a national park teeming with wildlife. President Emmerson Mnangagwa was speaking to a New York investors' forum ahead of his first address to a United Nations annual...
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