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FILE- This May 10, 2011, file photo shows a cell phone enabled to receive emergency notifications in New York. The Federal Communications Commission says carriers must transmit the emergency alerts on cellphones to more specific locations, rather than broadly. The more precise geo-targeting was approved Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, and will go into effect in November 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 30, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Regulators want to make emergency alerts on cellphones more useful by requiring wireless carriers to distribute them less widely. The Federal Communications Commission says carriers must transmit the alerts to more specific locations, rather than broadly. That could help make alerts...
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January 30, 2018 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Regulators want to make emergency alerts on cellphones more useful by requiring wireless carriers to distribute them less widely. The Federal Communications Commission says carriers must transmit the alerts to more specific locations, rather than broadly. That could help make alerts...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, Rapper DMX, whose given name is Earl Simmons, leaves federal court in New York. DMX has a court appearance, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 on the tax fraud charges. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — DMX has been sent to prison by a judge who says the rapper repeatedly lied to him when he promised to obey bail conditions. Judge Jed Rakoff (RAY'-kahf) sent the rapper also known as Earl Simmons to prison Tuesday to await his March sentencing on a tax evasion charge. Rakoff called...
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This Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, photo shows the Pfizer company logo at the company's headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 30, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Pfizer's fourth-quarter profit soared to $12.27 billion thanks to a huge tax benefit related to the U.S. tax system overhaul. The biggest U.S. drugmaker on Tuesday reported an $11.34 billion benefit, mainly from recalculating deferred tax liabilities. Pfizer also said it will take a charge of...
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January 30, 2018 - 12:15 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president on Tuesday signed into law a bill that largely limits trade on Sundays, saying it would benefit employees' family life. The legislation, worked out by the conservative government and the Solidarity trade union, is expected to draw protests from large Western...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, center, speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Frelinghuysen has announced he will not seek re-election. The New Jersey Republican was facing his first competitive re-election race in decades and joins a growing roster of GOP veterans who are heading for the exits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 30, 2018 - 9:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers spend their careers eying coveted committee chairmanships, angling for the chance at the perks and power that came with the top spot. New Jersey Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is bowing out after one term. Frelinghuysen's announcement Monday that he would not seek...
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January 30, 2018 - 9:23 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Law enforcement officials and members of public safety advocacy groups from across New York are in Albany for a hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state budget proposal. The Democrat's public protection spending plans for the fiscal year that begins in April are the subject of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, center, speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Frelinghuysen has announced he will not seek re-election. The New Jersey Republican was facing his first competitive re-election race in decades and joins a growing roster of GOP veterans who are heading for the exits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 30, 2018 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers spend their careers eying coveted committee chairmanships, angling for the chance at the perks and power that came with the top spot. New Jersey Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is bowing out after one term. Frelinghuysen's announcement Monday that he would not seek...
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FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, a new Qatar Airways Airbus A350 approaches the gate at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The United States and Qatar have reached a deal to resolve a years-old quarrel over alleged airline subsidies, seven individuals familiar with the deal said Monday, as Qatar’s government works to defuse tensions with the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
January 30, 2018 - 8:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Qatar have reached a deal to resolve a years-old quarrel over alleged airline subsidies, as Qatar's government works to defuse tensions with the Trump administration. A formal announcement could come Tuesday, when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Ministers' Questions session, in parliament in London. Theresa May is flying to China Tuesday Jan. 30, 2018, for a three-day trip seeking a major economic partner for post-Brexit Britain. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
January 30, 2018 - 6:50 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to China seeking a key economic partner for post-Brexit Britain. She leaves behind a divided government, a feuding Conservative Party — and a question mark over how long she will remain leader once she returns. May leaves Tuesday for a...
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