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Mexico's senate approves trade deal with US, Canada
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:06:22 -0500

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain le...  Full Story

EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:35:44 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restr...  Full Story

Snell chased in 1st, Sabathia wins 250th, Yankees sweep Rays
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:38:44 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer to help chase Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell in the first inning, CC Sabathia got his 250th career win and the New York Yankees thumped t...  Full Story

Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:27:02 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The guru of a cult-like self-improvement group that attracted heiresses and Hollywood actresses was convicted Wednesday of manipulating his female devotees through shame and h...  Full Story

Norway islanders want to go 'time-free' when sun doesn't set
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:31:04 -0500

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Residents of a Norwegian island where the sun doesn't set for 69 days of the year want to go "time-free" and have more flexible school and working hours to make the...  Full Story

Hicks rebuffs questions on Trump White House in interview
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:59:31 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks on Wednesday refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in an interview with the House Judiciary Committee,...  Full Story

US said in late stages of YouTube kids' video investigation
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:08:33 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles children's videos, a probe prompted by complaints that the compan...  Full Story

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:43:49 -0500

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad:

Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to h...  Full Story

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:35:05 -0500

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's civil war has killed at least 91,600 people so far, a database tracking violence said Wednesday, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months...  Full Story

The Latest: EPA chief expects new coal-fired plants to open
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:02:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an environmental rule covering coal-fired power plants (all times local):

11:50 a.m.

The Trump administration expects new coal-fired power plants...  Full Story