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FILE-- In this July 1, 2019 file photo First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, left, attends a big signing ceremony with her husband, Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, Calif. Siebel Newsom has shunned the traditional title of "first lady" and is focusing on women's issues including equal pay and expanding family leave. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 10, 2019 - 6:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was wrapping up a meeting with the president of El Salvador in April when his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, spoke up in fluent Spanish. What, she asked Salvador Sánchez Cerén, did he have to say about the country's poor record on women's rights...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019 file photo, supporters of a fully funded oil check hold signs in Wasilla, Alaska. For decades, Alaska has had an uneasy reliance on oil, building budgets around its volatile boom-or-bust nature. When times were rough, prices always seemed to rebound, forestalling a day of reckoning some believe may finally have come. The situation has politicians weighing changes to the annual dividend paid to residents from earnings of the state's oil-wealth fund, the Alaska Permanent Fund. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
August 09, 2019 - 6:24 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Daniel Bowen came to Alaska in 2011, looking for adventure and opportunity. He and his wife eventually settled on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage, a salmon fishing haven calling itself "Alaska's Playground." But the Bowens, both teachers, recently returned to their...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund sees little evidence that China's central bank has deliberately reduced the value of the nation's currency — a position at odds with the Trump administration's decision this week to accuse Beijing of manipulating the yuan. The IMF said Friday in its...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democrats in Congress teamed up Friday to oppose what appears to be a Trump administration plan to cut the foreign aid budget. The administration hasn't announced whether it plans to seek the cut. But the Office of Management and Budget instructed the State...
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August 09, 2019 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving ahead despite objections, the Trump administration on Friday set a timetable for federally funded family clinics to comply with a new rule that bars them from referring women for abortions. The action is part of a series of efforts to remake government policy on...
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Italian deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini talks to journalists after meeitng with Entrepreneurs and Labor Unions representatives at the Viminale, the Interior Ministry building, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA Via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 12:51 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy on Friday edged closer to holding an election as early as this fall that could move the country further to the right, with anti-migrant Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini already unofficially campaigning for the premiership and declaring it makes "no sense" to keep alive the feuding...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, right, speaks to his friend during a tea break at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia filed criminal charges on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 against 17 more current and former directors at three Goldman Sachs subsidiaries for their roles in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB. Malaysian and U.S. prosecutors allege that bond sales organized by Goldman Sachs for 1MDB provided one of the means for associates of Najib to steal billions over several years from a fund that was ostensibly set up to accelerate Malaysia's economic development. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
August 09, 2019 - 5:38 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia filed criminal charges on Friday against 17 more current and former directors at three Goldman Sachs subsidiaries for their roles in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB. Malaysian and U.S. prosecutors allege that bond sales...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019 photo, a for sale sign is posted in front of a home in Miami. On Thursday, Aug. 8, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 08, 2019 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell sharply this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan touching its lowest level since November 2016. Financial markets around the globe have been whipsawed by anxiety over the U.S.-China trade war, sending investors fleeing from stocks to the safety...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House in Washington. Trump is not letting up on his attacks on the Federal Reserve, calling for “substantial” Fed rate cuts to allow the dollar to fall in value against foreign currencies. In a series of tweets Thursday, Aug. 8, Trump says, “As your president, one would think that I would be thrilled with our very strong dollar. I am not!” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 08, 2019 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not letting up on his attacks on the Federal Reserve, calling for "substantial" Fed rate cuts to allow the dollar to fall in value against foreign currencies. In a series of tweets Thursday, Trump said, "As your president, one would think that I would be...
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August 08, 2019 - 10:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have indicted a 48-year-old former employee of Deutsche Bank as part of a probe into a massive tax evasion scam that's already seen 13 people sentenced to up to eight years imprisonment. Prosecutors in Frankfurt said Thursday that the suspect, an Austrian citizen,...
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