The Associated Press

This Aug. 11, 2019, photo shows Visa logos on credit cards in New Orleans. On Monday, Sept. 9, the Federal Reserve releases its July report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
September 09, 2019 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing surged in July at its fastest pace since late 2017, driven by a big jump credit card use. The Federal Reserve says overall consumer borrowing increased by $23.3 billion in July after a $13.8 billion advance in June. It was the biggest monthly gain since a $29.9...
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September 09, 2019 - 3:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' atomic watchdog is confirming Iran is moving ahead with preparations to start using more advanced centrifuges, in breach of limitations set in the unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday its inspectors...
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FILE - In this Sunday, August. 17, 2008 file photo, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seen at the closing ceremony of the 28th Southern African Development Community summit of heads of state and government, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mugabe, the former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil, disputed elections and human rights violations, has died. He was 95.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
September 06, 2019 - 9:47 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean politician summed up her reaction to Robert Mugabe's death with one word: Complicated. Mugabe, 95, stood tall on the world stage for decades, first as a celebrated liberator and then as a combative enforcer, loathed by many Zimbabweans who watched their country...
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Youths plays soccer in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, Aug. 18, 2019. Six decades ago, the U.S. implemented an embargo against Cuba with the objective of stifling the economy and bringing down the communist government, however, according to many experts it instead harmed the population while generating resilience. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
September 06, 2019 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to further toughen sanctions against Cuba by reducing the amount of money that Cuban-Americans can send to family members on the island. Changes announced Friday by the Treasury Department limit remittances to $1,000 per person per quarter. The...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows a shadowy shape that some people say is a the Loch Ness monster in Scotland. On Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, scientist Neil Gemmell from the University of Otago in New Zealand says a project found a surprisingly high amount of eel DNA in the water. He cautioned that it’s not clear whether that indicates a gigantic eel or just a lot of little ones. (AP Photo/File)
September 05, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A scientist who collected DNA from Scotland's Loch Ness suggests the lake's fabled monster might be a giant eel. Neil Gemmell from the University of Otago in New Zealand says the project found a surprisingly high amount of eel DNA in the water. He cautioned that it's not clear...
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September 05, 2019 - 7:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German research organization is searching, so far in vain, for an underwater environmental monitoring station that was moored on the sea bed and went missing last month. The device, which measured water flow and methane concentration among other things, was located 22 meters (72...
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September 03, 2019 - 5:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Seven European mobile payment systems on Tuesday said they are joining forces to better develop cross-border contactless payments. The move is seen as an attempt to create a regional standard for smartphone payments that does not require Apple, Google, Visa or Mastercard...
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September 03, 2019 - 3:25 am
DOONBEG, Ireland (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's staff is defending his decision to stay at one of President Donald Trump's properties while in Ireland amid criticism by Democrats that he's enriching Trump at taxpayers' expense. Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, said Tuesday that the decision...
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The Baby Trump balloon is seen during a protest in Copenhagen, Denmark, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. The US president Donald Trump have canceled an scheduled state visit to Denmark on Sept. 2-3 but demonstrators carried out their protests anyway. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
September 02, 2019 - 8:28 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Although U.S. President Donald Trump has canceled a visit to Denmark, his effigy is here in the form of a 20-foot blimp that has become synonymous with resistance to the American president. The angry, diaper-clad caricature armed with a cellphone known as "Baby Trump" was...
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September 02, 2019 - 6:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has launched several boats to help more than 30 people "in distress" off the coast of southern California. Tweets from the Coast Guard in Los Angeles said there were reports the people were on a boat that was on fire near Santa Cruz Island. One tweet...
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