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Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska. KTOO public media reports 73 people have reported getting sick on the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam. The ship, which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and...


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Mexican players can have beef again at the World Cup

Russia WCup Mexico Food

MOSCOW (AP) — Mexico’s mantra for this World Cup is “No Excuses,” and that includes no complaining about the menu. The team brought two tons of food to Russia, along with everything necessary to make their players’ favorites, including traditional tacos, cheesy quesadillas and, of course, their hot...


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Oregon officials criticized for pesticides killing pines

Ponderosa Pines Pesticide

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental advocates are calling out the Oregon Department of Transportation and its contractors for applying a weedkiller along a highway in Sisters that unintentionally killed hundreds of ponderosa pine trees. Environmentalists argued that the various groups involved in the...


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Trump's tariff threats suddenly look very real for Germany's car industry

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. STUTTGART, Germany - For as long as Donald Trump has been president, he has been threatening to slap tariffs on foreign carmakers to stop flashy German vehicles from “flooding” American streets. On Friday, he repeated the threat and attached a specific number,...


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Ex-Las Vegas headliner loses bid to undo federal porn plea

Illusionist Vegas Porn Charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip headliner from Germany lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea in a federal child pornography case involving thousands of videos and images. Jan Rouven Fuechtener, 39, is expected to face at least 24 years in federal prison on felony charges of possession,...


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Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash

Delta Pit Bull Ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it’s no longer allowing passengers to fly with “pit bull type” dogs as service or support animals, a policy that’s being met with criticism by groups that train service dogs and the people who use them. The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban as an...


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Greek leader dons tie in sartorial relief over bailout end

Greece Bailout Fashion

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has donned a tie, for the first time in more than three years in office, to celebrate the debt relief deal agreed by the country’s creditors. Tsipras sported the burgundy tie with a white shirt and blue suit during a speech Friday to...


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Trump has long threatened to hike tariffs on European cars. German auto workers now fear

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. STUTTGART, Germany - For as long as Donald Trump has been president, he has been threatening to slap tariffs on foreign car makers to stop flashy German vehicles from “flooding” American streets. On Friday, he repeated the threat and attached a specific number,...


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Trump has long threatened to hike tariffs on European cars. German auto workers now fear

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. STUTTGART, Germany - For as long as Donald Trump has been president, he has been threatening to slap tariffs on foreign car makers to stop flashy German vehicles from “flooding” American streets. On Friday, he repeated the threat and attached a specific number,...


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Greece's Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s dominant Aegean Airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft. Aegean chairman Eftychios Vassilakis said the company will be buying 30-42 planes in an investment necessary to expand...


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