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A woman who lost a relative lights candles outside a church after a Mass for the victims of a mine dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The dam failure unleashed a surge of mud that buried buildings adjoining the dam and several parts of the nearby city of Brumadinho. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 01, 2019 - 2:57 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — A week after the deadly collapse of a mining dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, dozens paid homage to the 110 victims killed and 238 who are still missing, while newly released video footage showed the moment that a powerful wave of waste began sweeping over...
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FILE - In t his Oct. 1, 2014, file photo, soft drinks are displayed for sale at a market in San Francisco. A federal appeals court has blocked a San Francisco law requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks in a victory for beverage and retail groups that sued to block the ordinance. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says in a unanimous ruling Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, that the law violates constitutionally-protected commercial speech. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 31, 2019 - 7:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked for a second time a San Francisco law requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks in a victory for beverage and retail groups that sued to block the ordinance. The law violates constitutionally...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the "Community Conversation about Puerto Rico and its Recovery" held at the Alejandro Tapia y Rivera Theater, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Warren is dismissing criticism of her tax plan from two billionaires who are also considering presidential runs. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
January 29, 2019 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren seized on criticism Tuesday from two potential presidential rivals who are billionaires to highlight her proposal to raise taxes on top earners. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted the Massachusetts Democrat's "ultra-millionaire tax" as "...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the "Community Conversation about Puerto Rico and its Recovery" held at the Alejandro Tapia y Rivera Theater, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Warren is dismissing criticism of her tax plan from two billionaires who are also considering presidential runs. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
January 29, 2019 - 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is dismissing criticism of her tax plan from two billionaires who are also considering presidential runs. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said her "ultra-millionaire tax" was "probably unconstitutional" and warned against a slide toward socialism...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka takes a drink as she walks to a practice session at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Osaka will play Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in Saturday's women's final. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 25, 2019 - 12:28 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Melbourne homes and businesses lost power for up to two hours Friday as air-conditioners taxed the power supply on what was the hottest day in five years for Australia's second-largest city. The Victoria state capital, with a population of 5 million...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka takes a drink as she walks to a practice session at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Osaka will play Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in Saturday's women's final. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 24, 2019 - 10:45 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Melbourne homes and businesses lost power Friday as air-conditioners taxed the power supply on what was forecast to be the hottest day in a decade for Australia's second-largest city. The Victoria state capital, with a population of 5 million, is set...
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January 23, 2019 - 9:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday night approved a $230 million renovation plan for their downtown arena that will keep the NBA's Phoenix Suns in the city until at least 2037 with an option to extend it to 2042. The plan was approved by a 6-2 vote after more than three hours of...
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Julian Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, speaks at Saint Anselm College, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
January 16, 2019 - 11:36 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro, in the early primary state of New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, told voters on Wednesday that he believes "everyone counts" and accused the Trump administration of "picking and choosing" who has chances to succeed. The 44-...
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January 10, 2019 - 12:07 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The new Democratic leader of the New York state Senate says she wants to make a cap on local property tax increases permanent. Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Yonkers announced her support Wednesday, the first day of the 2019 session and Stewart-Cousins' first day as the Senate's...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 filer, people fill St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, to watch the ' Flight of the Angel ', as a woman dressed in traditional costume descends from the bell tower into the square. The mayor of Venice says Italy’s new budget law includes a measure allowing the lagoon city to charge all visitors for accessing the historic center -- not just those sleeping in hotels or other accommodations. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro announced on Twitter late Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 that the tax will ‘’allow us to manage the city better and to keep it clean,’’ and ‘’above all allow Venetians to live with more decorum.’’ The city council will determine the amount of the tax and collection mode. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini, File)
December 31, 2018 - 1:18 pm
MILAN (AP) — A measure in Italy's 2019 budget law will allow the local government in Venice to charge day-trippers for access to the city's historic center as a way to help defray the considerable costs of maintaining a popular tourist destination built on water, the mayor said. Venice Mayor Luigi...
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