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FILE - This combination of file photos shows South Dakota gubernatorial candidates, Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, left, and Democrat Bille Sutton. The first general election debate in the top-tier race for South Dakota governor comes as Republican Kristi Noem has sought to dispel Democratic challenger Billie Sutton’s moderate image, while Sutton has portrayed Noem as a Washington politician working for special interests. (AP Photo/File)
October 23, 2018 - 3:01 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The first debate in South Dakota's race for governor comes as Republican Kristi Noem is trying to punch holes in hard-charging Democrat Billie Sutton's moderate image. Noem, a four-term congresswoman, is favored to become the conservative state's first female governor. But...
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This image provided by Erin Aulov shows a scene on Wisconsin Avenue in the Georgetown section of Washington on July 1, 2018, during the filming of the new Wonder Woman movie. When the Wonder Woman sequel filmed in several locations around Washington this summer, it was a genuine novelty. In any given year, there are usually multiple movies and TV shows set in Washington, but very few actually do the bulk of their filming here. (Erin Aulov via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 1:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington. One of the most famous is the 1987 film "No Way Out," where Kevin Costner escapes pursuers by taking a subway from...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte answers reporters' questions during a press conference at the foreign press club in Rome, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
October 22, 2018 - 11:32 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy on Monday refused to back down on its plans to ramp up public spending, keeping alive a dispute with the European Union, which is worried the budget would increase the country's high debts. Premier Giuseppe Conte defended the budget in a news conference in Rome following the noon...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Asian markets were mixed on Monday although Chinese benchmarks rallied after officials put a positive spin on the country’s slowing economy. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
October 22, 2018 - 7:21 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets rose on Monday, brushing off potential concerns about slower growth in China and a downgrade in Italy's credit rating over its plans to ramp up public spending. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.6 percent to 11,624 and France's CAC-40 was 0.4 percent higher at 5,...
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Italian Deputy Premier and League leader Matteo Salvini greets supporters during a rally in Mezzocorona, northern Italy, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (Daniel Mosna/ANSA via AP)
October 20, 2018 - 1:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's government vowed Saturday to engage in constructive talks with the European Union as it still gave final approval to a rule-busting budget and brushed off a ratings downgrade triggered by its higher-than-expected deficit targets. Premier Giuseppe Conte said the budget plan was...
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The handheld device of trader Robert Oswald is reflected in his glasses as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Strong earnings are sending U.S. stocks higher Friday at the end of a choppy week of trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 19, 2018 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded. Stocks surged in early trading after better-than-expected reports...
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In this April 26, 2018, photo a man walks by a closed restaurant along Bergen Street in a so-called "opportunity zone" in Newark, N.J. The Trump administration on Friday, Oct. 19, proposed rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 of the opportunity zones have been set up in all 50 states and to lure investors and developers with tax breaks. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 19, 2018 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called "opportunity zones" have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers with tax...
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Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria, left, and European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici meet the media during a press conference in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Italian leaders say the budget plan will boost economic growth through higher spending, but other EU countries are concerned it will add to Italy's already heavy public debt load. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
October 18, 2018 - 1:49 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Italy's plans to ramp up public spending (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The European Commission has chastised Italy for a spending plan that will raise its deficit to three times that which was previously agreed, calling the deviation "unprecedented in the history" of...
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FILE - This July 1, 2016, file photo shows Mega Millions lottery tickets on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. Unfortunately, even as the big prize for its drawing Tuesday night, Oct. 16, 2018, increases to the fourth-largest in U.S. history , the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the game don't improve. They're stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
October 18, 2018 - 12:24 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $970 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held. That...
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Damage to the Hudson River rail tunnel is visible during a tour that began Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants President Donald Trump to get an up-close look at the level of damage in the century-old tunnel which was damaged in Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The Democrat toured the tunnel late Wednesday night and plans to send video to Trump in a bid to get the administration to commit money to a $13 billion project to build a new tunnel. (Victor J. Blue/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
October 18, 2018 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes video images of the decaying, century-old rail tunnel under the Hudson River will help resolve a funding impasse with President Donald Trump's administration that has delayed construction of a new $13 billion tube considered crucial to the region's...
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