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In this Monday, July 8, 2019 photo, Jiggy Athilingam poses for photos at her home in Richmond, Calif. Athilingam, who was hit from behind by a car while riding a bicycle in San Francisco five years ago, had two forms of health insurance and assumed it would pay for most of her bills. But because she was treated at a hospital that was outside of her health insurance company's network, she got hit with a surprise bill - a common story in the country's complex health care system. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 09, 2019 - 3:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jiggy Athilingam was riding a bicycle in San Francisco five years ago when suddenly she was on a bed in the hallway of a hospital. "What happened?" she asked. A cracked helmet told the story of her memory loss: She had been hit from behind by a car. She spent 22 hours in a...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2019 file photo, Air France planes are parked on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, near Paris. The French government will implement an "ecotax" on plane tickets for flights departing from France from next year, the government said Tuesday July 9, 2019. The tax is expected to raise over 180 million euros ($200 million) from 2020 to invest in eco-friendly transport infrastructure, including rail. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 09, 2019 - 12:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — France will introduce a new charge on plane tickets from next year, with revenue used to fund environment-friendly alternatives, the country's transport minister said Tuesday. The "ecotax" costing between 1.50 euros ($1.7) and 18 euros ($20) will apply to most flights departing in...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Over 20 state governors are backing California leaders in a showdown with the Trump administration over mileage standards. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 09, 2019 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing climate-damaging tailpipe emissions, 23 governors signed a pledge Tuesday backing California leaders in their showdown with the Trump administration over its plans to relax vehicle mileage standards . The pledge by leaders of states and Puerto Rico, most of them Democrats,...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump, left, and Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, center, listen as Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, speaks during an American Technology Council roundtable in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington. Amazon and Microsoft are battling for a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first “war cloud.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 09, 2019 - 10:21 am
Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. Formally called the Joint Enterprise Department Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the...
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Notices campaigning for a boycott of Japanese-made products are displayed at a store in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Japan said Tuesday it does not plan to retract or renegotiate its stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a day after the South Korean president urged that the issue be resolved through diplomacy. The signs read: "We don't sell Japanese products." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 09, 2019 - 8:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Tuesday it does not plan to retract or renegotiate its stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a day after the South Korean president urged that the issue be resolved through diplomacy. Tokyo tightened the approval process for Japanese shipments of...
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An investor walks in front of stock trading boards at a private market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Asian shares mostly fell Tuesday in quiet trading as investors waited for signs on what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 09, 2019 - 7:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as investors looked for signs of how far the U.S. Federal Reserve might cut interest rates after upbeat economic data in recent days. Shares on Wall Street are poised to open lower again amid growing speculation that an unexpectedly strong...
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An investor walks in front of stock trading boards at a private market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Asian shares mostly fell Tuesday in quiet trading as investors waited for signs on what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 09, 2019 - 12:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares retreated Tuesday in quiet trading as investors awaited signs of what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was flat at 21,526.22, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.3% to 6,653.60. South Korea's Kospi was marginally lower, down 0.1%...
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President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during an event about the environment in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 08, 2019 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared himself a champion of the environment Monday, working to boost his standing on climate change and pollution issues in advance of the 2020 election despite having launched some of the most sweeping rollbacks in air, water and other protections in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2008, file photo, Elliott Broidy poses for a photo at an event in New York. Federal prosecutors have cast a wide net in their investigation of top GOP fundraiser Broidy, probing his business dealings around the world as part of an inquiry into the Los Angeles businessman's efforts to cash in on his close connections to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)
July 08, 2019 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders, according to documents obtained by The...
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July 08, 2019 - 5:37 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An association representing oil refineries launched a television ad in four swing states Monday criticizing President Donald Trump's moves to expand the use of ethanol in gasoline. The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers' 30-second spot will run statewide through July...
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