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February 22, 2018 - 9:47 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's insurance regulator is to take over management of insurer Anbang, owner of New York's famed Waldorf Astoria hotel. The move follows the indictment of the company's chairman on charges of economic crimes. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission said it would take over...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, serves food to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, center, during dinner at Prigozhin's restaurant outside Moscow, Russia. Ten years ago, he served plates to President Vladimir Putin. These days, St. Petersburg-based businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin funds Kremlin trolls and sends mercenaries to help Russia's military operation in Syria _ all with one aim: to do the president favors that would be too risky for other Russian moguls to undertake. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, Pool, File)
February 22, 2018 - 5:22 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The journey of Yevgeny Prigozhin from troubled youth to...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, gestures on the sidelines of a summit meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Konstantin palace outside St. Petersburg, Russia. Ten years ago, he served plates to President Vladimir Putin, and these days, St. Petersburg-based businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin funds Kremlin trolls and sends mercenaries to help Russia's military operation in Syria, all with one aim: to do the president favors that would be too risky for other Russian moguls to undertake. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
February 22, 2018 - 4:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The journey of Yevgeny Prigozhin from troubled youth to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perdue is defending a proposal that would cut food stamp benefits in half and replace them with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients’ doorstep, an idea one lawmaker called “a cruel joke.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 22, 2018 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of food stamp benefits with pre-assembled boxes of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients' doorsteps — an idea one lawmaker called "a cruel joke." The idea was first floated last...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits for the arrival of the Irish President Michael D. Higgins during a welcome ceremony at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Moody's ratings agency upgraded Greece's credit rating by two notches late Wednesday to B3, saying the country is set to return to market-based funding following the conclusion of its current bailout program in the summer. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
February 22, 2018 - 4:05 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court has approved a large private urban development project on the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport, which is a key element of the country's bailout program. The decision made public Thursday says that the development at Hellenikon is in...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits for the arrival of the Irish President Michael D. Higgins during a welcome ceremony at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Moody's ratings agency upgraded Greece's credit rating by two notches late Wednesday to B3, saying the country is set to return to market-based funding following the conclusion of its current bailout program in the summer. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
February 22, 2018 - 1:17 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court has approved a large private urban development project on the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport, which is a key element of the country's bailout program. The decision made public Thursday says that the development is in accordance with Greece'...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he hosts a listening session with high school students, teachers and parents in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 22, 2018 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to work toward banning rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre— but officials aren't sure they can. Trump's surprise order this week comes as officials from the department's Bureau of...
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National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 22, 2018 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, guns and school violence (all times local): 11:06 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration will make school safety "our top national priority" after last week's attack on a high school in Parkland, Florida. Speaking at the...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he hosts a listening session with high school students, teachers and parents in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 22, 2018 - 11:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre— but officials aren't sure they can. Trump's surprise order this week comes as officials from the department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
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February 22, 2018 - 11:16 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governors of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island are forming a coalition of like-minded states on gun control, hoping to make progress where they see the federal government has faltered. The four Democrats announced the formation of "States for Gun Safety"...
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