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December 15, 2017 - 4:41 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust -- the cause of black lung -- and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. An advocate for coal miners said Friday that this sends a "very...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017 photo, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective" on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrat James Mackler says he's dropping out of the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee to replace Corker, a move that appears to clear the path to the Democratic nomination for former Gov. Phil Bredesen. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
December 15, 2017 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Republican Sen. Bob Corker says he will vote for the sweeping GOP tax package. The Tennessee senator, who opposed the original Senate bill, said in a statement Friday that although the bill is far from...
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December 15, 2017 - 3:23 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Friday granted China's extradition request for 121 Taiwanese citizens accused of belonging to Spain-based gangs that swindled people in China out of millions of euros by telephone. Interpol told Spain about the scam a year ago, and Spanish and Chinese authorities...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, on the progress of an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 15, 2017 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans finalized the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws in three decades Friday, sweetening the child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as they pushed to muscle the bill through Congress next week and give President Donald Trump his first major...
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December 15, 2017 - 3:04 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian tax authorities say Amazon will pay 100 million euros ($118 million) to end a dispute over its tax payments from 2011-2015. The agreement announced Friday comes as many European countries seek to close loopholes in tax payments by major multinationals. Amazon confirmed the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017, file photo, a construction worker waits to cross an intersection near buildings under construction in the central business district of Beijing. The World Inequality Report 2018 released Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, is based on a massive collection of data compiled by an international team of researchers. It shows inequality has soared since 1980 although the global top “1 percent” saw their share of global income shrink slightly after the global financial crisis. The share of global income going to the bottom 50 percent rose slightly, to just under 10 percent, thanks to gains in populous, fast-growing China and India. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
December 15, 2017 - 2:52 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Global income inequality has worsened over the past four decades, a report finds, with the wealthiest 1 percent of the world's population capturing twice as much income growth as the bottom half. The world's middle class, made up mostly of people in North America and Europe, has by...
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FILE- In this Tuesday July 21, 2009 file photo, Ryanair planes parked at Stansted Airport in England. Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
December 15, 2017 - 1:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Budget carrier Ryanair said Friday it is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes in several European countries over the busy Christmas season. Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:57 pm
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending December 14, 2017: Top Songs 1. Perfect, Ed Sheeran 2. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage), Post Malone 3. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello 4. Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé), Ed Sheeran 5. Never Be the Same, Camila Cabello 6. Thunder, Imagine Dragons 7...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at the New York corruption trial of three former South American soccer officials have gone home for the weekend after getting started with their deliberations. The panel worked for about 3½ hours on Friday in a Brooklyn federal court. It's the first U.S. trial stemming from...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:36 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust -- the cause of black lung -- and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. The Mine Safety and Health Administration has asked for public...
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