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Authorities walk outside the Truth, a Truth Aquatics-owned dive boat, docked in the Santa Barbara Harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Authorities served search warrants Sunday at the Southern California company that owned the scuba diving boat that caught fire and killed 34 people last week. (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)
September 09, 2019 - 1:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people off the coast of California, two officials said Monday. The FBI, Coast Guard and U.S. attorney in Los Angeles are overseeing the investigation, according to the two...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, city attorney Dennis Herrera, center, speaks at a news conference next to acting mayor London Breed, left, at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco officials are offering to buy Pacific Gas & Electric's power lines and other infrastructure in the city for $2.5 billion. Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera presented the offer in a letter sent to the utility Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
September 09, 2019 - 1:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With Pacific Gas & Electric in bankruptcy as it faces billions of dollars in claims over wildfires started by its equipment, San Francisco is offering to buy pieces of the utility's assets for $2.5 billion so the city can run parts of the power system on its own. Mayor...
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a ceremony to introduce the new chief of the intelligence service, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Ghani, whose government was sidelined in the U.S.-Taliban talks, again declared that his country was ready to meet with the Taliban but that "negotiation without a cease-fire is not possible." (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 09, 2019 - 1:13 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans braced for a possible new wave of Taliban violence Monday after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off nearly a year of talks with the insurgent group just when a deal to end America's longest war seemed to be at hand. Trump's stunning weekend announcement that...
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This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 photo shows items in a vending machine in New York. Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
September 09, 2019 - 10:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and packaged bars, chips and sweets have spread into every corner of life. In the...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2017, file photo, the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, third from left, and Charles Flanagan, center, Minister for Foreign Affairs walk along the Irish border close to Castleblayney, Ireland. With Brexit due on Oct. 31, 2019 and a costly no-deal a possible outcome, experts still do not know, or are reluctant to say, exactly what checks are likely at the Irish border. Nevertheless, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains convinced that a Brexit deal can be sealed with the EU in a few weeks. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
September 09, 2019 - 8:52 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — In announcing Monday that he hopes to break the Brexit deadlock by next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to solve in a matter of weeks a puzzle that has troubled European and British specialists for more than two years. Before negotiations on Britain's departure from...
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September 09, 2019 - 8:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it's willing to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States in late September. But First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Monday that the United States must come to the negotiating table with proposals that satisfy North Korea, or dealings...
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September 09, 2019 - 6:44 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities say that a man has been denied a vanity plate with the letters TRUMP because it violated motor vehicle department rules, calling the letter combination "offensive." The Aftonbladet tabloid, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, reported Saturday that the...
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September 09, 2019 - 6:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Activist hedge fund manager Elliott Management is making a new $3.2 billion investment in AT&T and calling for changes at the company such as selling its DirecTV and Mexican wireless operations. The move comes as AT&T readies a streaming service following its $81 billion...
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From left, France Defence Minister Florence Parly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, France Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu leave a news conference during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
September 09, 2019 - 6:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — France's top diplomat says a major prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine should act as a catalyst for improved ties between his country and Moscow. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters Monday after his talks with the Russian foreign minister in Moscow that the "time...
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September 09, 2019 - 4:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it will resume training border police in Saudi Arabia, after suspending the practice following the killing last year of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry on Monday confirmed reports that the government has decided in principle to...
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