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In this Monday, April 16, 2018, photo shows The Malheur Enterprise, a small weekly newspaper located in the agricultural town of Vale, east of Ontario, Ore. Journalists in Oregon and beyond have risen in defense of a small newspaper that is being investigated by a county sheriff for trying to get comments after business hours for an investigative story. Staffers at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in the remote eastern Oregon town of Vale, say they are just doing their job. (E.J. Harris/East Oregonian via AP) /East Oregonian via AP)
August 21, 2019 - 1:47 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journalists are defending a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying repeatedly to get comments from an official for a story. Staffers at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in the remote town of...
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Specialist Anthony Matesic, center, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Stocks are rising broadly in early trading on Wall Street as investors applauded encouraging quarterly results from major retailers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 21, 2019 - 1:40 pm
U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors welcomed a batch of strong earnings reports from several big retailers. Target and Lowe's surged, leading a rally in retail stocks, as the market bounced back from its first loss in four days. Technology companies...
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August 21, 2019 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon to destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change. The announced reason for...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with military honors for a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 21, 2019 - 1:07 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 7 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it may be possible to remove the key hurdle standing in the way of an orderly British departure from the European Union before the Oct. 31 exit date. Merkel told...
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August 21, 2019 - 11:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office is upping its projections for this year's federal deficit by $63 billion and increasing its forecast for deficits over the next decade by $809 billion. The nonpartisan office projects the deficit will exceed $1 trillion beginning next year. The...
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Pedestrians walk on a sidewalk in eastern Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
August 21, 2019 - 11:39 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. By sending the bill to lawmakers, President Hassan Rouhani's...
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FILE - In a Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, tanker truck drivers on strike watch a fellow driver leaving a fuel depot in Aveiras, outside Lisbon. Portuguese tanker truck drivers have announced a new walkout, Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019, after talks with employers broke down, just days after returning to work in a pay dispute. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
August 21, 2019 - 11:12 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese tanker truck drivers have announced a new walkout, just days after returning to work and resuming talks with employers in a pay dispute. The Hazardous Materials Drivers Union said Wednesday its about 750 members — from a total of some 900 in Portugal — will refuse...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, a Taiwan Air Force F-16 fighter jet takes off from a closed section of highway during the annual Han Kuang military exercises in Chiayi, central Taiwan. China said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, that it will levy sanctions against U.S. firms linked to plans for an U.S. dollars 8 billion sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan in a move that has further strained Sino-American relations. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
August 21, 2019 - 10:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that it will levy sanctions against U.S. companies linked to a planned $8 billion sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan in a move that has further strained Sino-American relations. The U.S. should "immediately back away" from the arms sale proposal,...
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In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, photo for sale signs beckon buyers to homes along Park Avenue in Richmond, Va. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in July. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 21, 2019 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales increased 2.5% in July, a sign that lower mortgage rates have produced a spurt of home-buying. The National Association of Realtors says homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.42 million units. Average interest rates on 30-year...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 21, 2019 - 9:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated Wednesday that she's still holding out for an amicable departure of Britain from the European Union, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson traveled to Berlin for the start of a high-stakes tour to press his case for reopening negotiations on...
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