Government and politics

The burned hull of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, off Santa Cruz Island, Calif., in the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. The vessel burned and sank on Sept. 2, taking the lives of 34 people aboard. Five survived. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP)
September 13, 2019 - 9:48 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The burned-out wreckage of a boat where 34 people died in a fire has been transported to a naval base in Southern California for further investigation. Ship-...
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Traders Edward Curran, left, and Gregory Rowe work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Stocks are having a mixed performance early on Wall Street Friday as gains in banks and energy companies are offset somewhat by a drop in technology stocks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 13, 2019 - 9:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave a mixed performance in midday trading on Friday as health care, banks and industrial companies gained ground and offset a decline in technology stocks. Still, stocks are on track for their third straight weekly gain, having been bolstered in prior sessions by an...
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A man in the stands holds a banner with the face of former president Robert Mugabe, as members of the public queue up to view his body at the Rufaro stadium in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The ongoing uncertainty of the burial of Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at the age of 95, has eclipsed the elaborate plans for Zimbabweans to pay their respects to the former guerrilla leader at several historic sites. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
September 13, 2019 - 8:51 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried at the national Heroes' Acre site but the date has not yet been set, a family spokesman said Friday, as mourners lined up to view the body for a second day in the capital, Harare. The decision to inter Mugabe at the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Financial information is displayed on screens and a ticker inside the London Stock Exchange in the City of London. The London Stock Exchange is rejecting an unsolicited takeover bid from its Hong Kong counterpart, citing “fundamental concerns” about the offer. The London Stock Exchange said Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 that it sees “no merit” in going forward with the offer because of the concerns. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
September 13, 2019 - 7:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The London Stock Exchange on Friday rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from its Hong Kong counterpart, citing "fundamental concerns" about the offer. The London Stock Exchange Group said strategic and regulatory problems were among the reasons it turned down the unexpected proposal...
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September 13, 2019 - 7:00 am
TORONTO (AP) — The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of vaping products in its legal marijuana market. No illnesses have yet been reported north of the...
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September 13, 2019 - 5:59 am
CASCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former Michigan school principal who says his rights were violated when he was forced out of his job for giving a wooden penis as a gift that he said was based on an inside joke. John Stanton sued Superintendent Leonard...
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A car lies in the mud after a flood in San Jose, Almeria in south-eastern Spain, Friday Sept. 13, 2019. Spanish authorities say that heavy storms in the southeast have claimed another victim, bringing the death toll from the extremely bad weather to three. (AP Photo/Serge Carthwright)
September 13, 2019 - 4:39 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Record rainfall flooding towns and washing away vehicles in southeastern Spain claimed another victim Friday, bringing the weather-related death toll to three, authorities said. The town hall of the city of Almeria, on the Mediterranean coast, said a person was trapped in a...
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September 13, 2019 - 3:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, in a possible goodwill gesture ahead of negotiations. The Xinhua News Agency, citing unidentified official sources, said soybeans, pork and some other...
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September 13, 2019 - 2:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state news agency says U.S. soybeans, pork and some other farm products will be exempt from tariff hikes in a possible goodwill gesture ahead of trade negotiations next month. The official Xinhua News Agency announced the step Friday, citing unidentified official sources,...
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Demonstrators hold up banners in Sandton, Johannesburg, Friday Sept. 13, 2019, as they protest against gender-based violence. The protesters are calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a state of emergency a day after the country's latest crime statistics were released. (AP Photo)
September 13, 2019 - 2:05 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president has canceled a visit to the United Nations' annual gathering of world leaders to focus on unrest over gender-based violence and xenophobic attacks. Hundreds of protesters have gathered in Johannesburg on Friday to demand stronger government action...
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