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The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1846, it operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association. Its members are U.S. newspapers and broadcasters.

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

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YURI KAGEYAMA and JAE C. HONG Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as...

California governor signs fur sale, circus animal bans

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to bar...

California Democrats pay $800,000 in sex-misconduct cases

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 in legal costs tied to three lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual...

Agency eyes big revamp of Wall Street whistleblower program

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MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency is moving with little fanfare to revamp one of the most successful whistleblower programs...

1 dead, 3 missing after hotel collapse in New Orleans

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CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the edge of New Orleans' historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday...

Former envoy defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

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MARY CLARE JALONICK, MATTHEW LEE and ADAM GELLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying in defiance of President Donald Trump's ban, former U.S. Ambassador to...

California to end its use of private, for-profit prisons

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DON THOMPSON and AMY TAXIN Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the...

US suspends plans to hike tariffs Tuesday on Chinese imports

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PAUL WISEMAN and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports that...

California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

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SACRAMENTO — California will become the first U.S. state to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. Gov....

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

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NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the...

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