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AP analysis: Hundreds of companies excused from steel tariff

AP analysis: Hundreds of companies excused from steel tariff

WASHINGTON — Despite President Donald Trump's tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in
Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country's cash-strapped, state-owned oil company Friday and promised it an additional $1.
Airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under gender

Airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under gender

DALLAS — Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female.

US seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones

CHICAGO — The U.S.
Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

WASHINGTON — Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.
Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

CHICAGO — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R.
Paradise area was heaven for victims of deadly wildfire

Paradise area was heaven for victims of deadly wildfire

On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm. The 71-year-old amputee sat in his wheelchair, pointing a garden hose at what quickly became the deadliest wildfire in California history. Nobody knew at the time, early on Nov. 8, how bad it would be.
Diane Rehm testifies for assisted-death bill in Maryland

Diane Rehm testifies for assisted-death bill in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Retired radio talk show host Diane Rehm testified in favour of a Maryland measure to allow the terminally ill to end their lives with a doctor's help, describing the misery her husband suffered during his final days.
10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Scienc
Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

PARIS — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church