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FILE - This Oct. 9, 2012 file photo shows, from left, Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham; singer Robert Plant; bassist John Paul Jones; and guitarist Jimmy Page at the "Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day" premiere in New York. Members of an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals harshly challenged plaintiffs who argued that a new trial in the copyright fight over Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven is justified. The lawsuit that alleges 1971’s “Stairway” was stolen from 1968’s “Taurus,” by Spirit. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP, File)
September 23, 2019 - 12:53 pm
A group of US judges don't seem inclined to order a new trial in a copyright fight over the Led Zeppelin song, "Stairway to Heaven." Members of an 11-judge panel at a Monday hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco harshly challenged plaintiffs who argued that a new...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 23, 2019 - 9:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's prime minister has promised to tell U.S. President Donald Trump that any notion of American firms buying parts of the U.K.'s beloved, state-funded health service will be off the table in future trade negotiations, and that the United States will have to open its markets to...
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and EU brexit Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier, left, shake hands after a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the foreign ministry in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 23, 2019 - 6:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:00 p.m. The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says it is "difficult to see" at present how an agreement can be reached to overcome an impasse over an Irish border arrangement that the new British...
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Anti Brexit campaigner Steve Bray walks on the beach to pose for a photograph during the Labour Party Conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, England, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 23, 2019 - 5:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court is to give its verdict Tuesday on legality of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament. Britain's highest court plans to announce the decision Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. It is deciding whether Johnson acted improperly by shutting down...
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German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, talk prior to a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 23, 2019 - 4:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is defending a decision to have Chancellor Angela Merkel and her defense minister fly to the United States almost simultaneously on separate government planes, two days after Merkel's coalition presented a policy package aiming to combat climate change. German...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves to welcome the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 for bilateral talks. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 22, 2019 - 7:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed for the United Nations in New York on Sunday to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic world power taking the lead on tackling climate change and an unstable Middle East. But he and his country face some big hurdles. He is struggling to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, Justice Neil Gorsuch, speaks during an interview in his chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington. Gorsuch on Friday, Sept. 20, said the conventional wisdom that the court is split along partisan lines based on the political views of the president that appointed each justice is false. Gorsuch spoke about civility at Brigham Young University refuting the notion that judges are just "like politicians with robes." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 21, 2019 - 3:32 pm
PROVO, Utah (AP) — The conventional wisdom that the court is split along partisan lines based on the political views of the president that appointed each justice is false, a U.S. Supreme Court justice said. Justice Neil Gorsuch spoke about civility to an audience of about 1,000 at Brigham Young...
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This photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows Lee Boyd Malvo. As a teenager, Malvo terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team. Now he’s at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices’ eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates also sentenced to life without parole for murders they committed as teens. At issue is whether Malvo should be resentenced in Virginia in light of rulings restricting life-without-parole sentences for crimes by juveniles. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)
September 21, 2019 - 7:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-...
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This photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows Lee Boyd Malvo. As a teenager, Malvo terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team. Now he’s at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices’ eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates also sentenced to life without parole for murders they committed as teens. At issue is whether Malvo should be resentenced in Virginia in light of rulings restricting life-without-parole sentences for crimes by juveniles. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)
September 21, 2019 - 7:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a teenager, Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team. Now he's at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates also...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Indian workers prepare packing of clutch buttons at an auto component manufacturing factory on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Asian shares advanced Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, and India’s benchmark jumped 5.4% after the government announced plans to cut corporate taxes. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
September 20, 2019 - 12:52 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government on Friday announced a slew of concessions aimed at boosting the economy that will reduce most corporate taxes for local companies to about 25% from 30%. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the lower tax rates will retroactively apply from April 1, the...
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