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The National Museum, seen from above, stands gutted after an overnight fire in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. A huge fire engulfed Brazil’s 200-year-old museum, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save historical relics from the blaze. (AP Photo/Mario Lobao)
September 03, 2018 - 6:28 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil's National Museum on Monday, a day after flames gutted the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed fingers over who was to blame. The museum held Latin America's largest collection of...
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A journalist's phone, showing a pre-recorded video of Argentine President Mauricio Macri giving a message, lies on a chair at the Economy Ministry ahead of a press conference with Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Macri announced a withholding tax on exports and the elimination of several ministries amid economic turmoil that has sent the peso to record lows. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
September 03, 2018 - 11:39 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announced new taxes on exports and the elimination of several ministries on Monday in a bid to halt economic turmoil that has sent the peso to record lows. Macri said in a televised statement that he will also allocate more...
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A man fishes in front of docked ferries during seamen's unions strike at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Ferries are due to be halted by a 24-hour strike Monday, as unions seek the return of benefits and pay scales scrapped or frozen during eight years of international bailouts that ended in late August. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 03, 2018 - 4:36 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of travelers have been stranded on Greece's islands due to a strike by ferry crews seeking higher pay and tax breaks. The main PNO crew union is meeting to decide whether to extend the one-day strike, which will normally run until early Tuesday. Ferry companies have...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, the U.S. Capitol in Washington at sunrise. Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as lawmakers look to wrap up their work in 2018 and head home to campaign for the November elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 02, 2018 - 7:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as lawmakers look to wrap up their work and head home to campaign for the November elections. Democrats...
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Flowers sit atop the casket during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 02, 2018 - 6:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won't have it so simple. Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will. As her four sons and...
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File - In this Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, girls sit inside a classroom at an UNRWA school during the first day of a new school year in Gaza City. A spokesman for the Palestinian president says the American decision to cut funding for the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees is "an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people." The U.S. supplies nearly 30 percent of the total budget of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, and had been demanding it carry out significant reforms. The decision cuts nearly $300 million of planned support. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
September 01, 2018 - 7:14 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is "an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman said Saturday. Nabil Abu Rudeneh said the move...
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August 31, 2018 - 3:11 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has raised a tax on foreign currency deposit accounts and scrapped another on lira savings as it tries to shore up its struggling currency. According to a decision published in the Official Gazette on Friday, the withholding tax on foreign currency savings of up to six...
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August 30, 2018 - 10:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has become the latest company to announce plans to move its European headquarters out of Britain ahead of Brexit. The company said in a statement Thursday that it plans to relocate from the U.K. to Amsterdam on Oct. 1 to "pursue improved efficiency...
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This undated photo released by the Weber County Sheriff's Office shows Jacob Kingston. Prosecutors say two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group could flee to Turkey if they are released ahead of trial on charges in a $500 million tax credit scheme. Washakie Renewable Energy CEO Jacob Kingston and CFO Isaiah Kingston have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging they created false production records to obtain renewable-fuel tax credits and then laundered the proceeds. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah also says in court documents unsealed ahead of a Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, court hearing that the men were tipped off before a 2016 raid by federal agents. (Weber County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 5:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Salt Lake City biodiesel executives linked to a polygamous group will stay in jail after prosecutors argued they could flee to Turkey if released ahead of trial in an alleged $511 million tax credit scheme. The men have access private jets, millions of dollars stashed...
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Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, right, speaks to supporters with his wife, Casey, at an election party after winning the Republican primary, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
August 29, 2018 - 3:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 3:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he hasn't heard remarks by Florida GOP gubernatorial nominee Rep. Ron DeSantis that critics argue were a racially charged attack on his...
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