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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2016, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk listens as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York. In a Tweet, Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington. The billionaire entrepreneur didn't say who gave him the approval. But the White House confirmed it had "positive discussions" about the tunnel with Musk and executives from his underground drilling enterprise, The Boring Co. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 20, 2017 - 5:43 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington that could break ground by the end of this year. Musk didn't say who gave him the approval, and he acknowledged that the deal is far...
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Europol Executive Director Robert Mark Wainwright, center, accompanied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, and accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, speaks at a news conference to announce an international cybercrime enforcement action at the Department of Justice, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 20, 2017 - 3:52 pm
PARIS (AP) — Two of the world's most notorious "darknet" marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about drugs and weapons merchants that operate from hidden corners of the internet. AlphaBay, previously the internet's largest...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2016 file photo, a man unloads fish from the Sea Dragon, a U.S. fishing vessel, at Pier 38 in Honolulu. A human rights complaint has been filed on behalf of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's longline fishing fleet. Turtle Island Restoration Network told The Associated Press on Thursday, July 20, 2017, that they filed the complaint last week with the Inter-American Human Rights Commission. It asks the commission to investigate conditions among foreign workers in the U.S. fishing fleet. The AP reported last year that hundreds of men are confined to Hawaii boats that operate due to a federal loophole that exempts foreign workers from most basic labor protections. The fleet catches $110 million worth of luxury seafood annually. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
July 20, 2017 - 2:39 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A human rights complaint has been filed with an international commission to investigate claims of human rights violations in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry. Turtle Island Restoration Network told The Associated Press on Wednesday that they filed the complaint last week with...
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July 20, 2017 - 2:37 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps in increase security. Those measures include checking electronic devices to make sure they don't contain a bomb...
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FILE - This Dec. 29, 2009, file photo shows a Big Mac sandwich in front of a drink at McDonald's in North Huntingdon, Pa. McDonald's announced the McDelivery Collection on July 20, 2017. The fast food giant describes it as “a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can wear or use whenever and wherever you order" delivery from the chain. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
July 20, 2017 - 1:36 pm
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's describes the McDelivery Collection as "a...
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Europol Executive Director Robert Mark Wainwright, center, accompanied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, and accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, speaks at a news conference to announce an international cybercrime enforcement action at the Department of Justice, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 20, 2017 - 1:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Two of the world's most notorious darknet marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about the drug merchants that operate out of the hidden corners of the internet. No. 1 darknet drug site AlphaBay, which went offline...
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July 20, 2017 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — At age 35, the Library of America is in transition. Longtime president Cheryl Hurley and longtime editor-in-chief Geoffrey O'Brien are retiring at the end of the year, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. Hurley will be succeeded by Library of America publisher Max...
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July 20, 2017 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are targeting a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use a mediator to resolve a dispute. A consumer protection agency finalized the rule last week. The agency said people who otherwise have to go it alone...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photo, the President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is likely to tread softly on Thursday, July 20, 2017 as the bank inches toward bringing an end to its monetary stimulus efforts. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
July 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi did his best Thursday to give no clear signal about the eventual withdrawal of a massive bond-purchase stimulus program, lest markets overreact. Draghi said the bank's 25-member governing council was unanimous in not even setting a...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, job seeker Dalvin Jones, left, chats with Valmira Haxhimusa during the Opportunity Fair and Forum employment event in Dallas. On Thursday, July 20, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
July 20, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits stays near historic lows pointing to a robust job market. THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment applications fell by 15,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 233,000, the Labor Department said Thursday...
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