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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, speaks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, left, speaks with French President Francois Hollande, center, during a round table meeting at an EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. European Union leaders meet Thursday in Brussels to discuss defense, migration, the conflict in Syria and Britain's plans to leave the bloc. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 15, 2016 - 5:50 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia had no seat at the European Union's table Thursday but it cast a shadow over the summit as a target for criticism of its role in the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin's influence over the wars that have dragged on for years deeply frustrated a...
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. McAuliffe announced a proposed $50 million settlement to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from the former E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) facility in Waynesboro, Virginia (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 15, 2016 - 4:43 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades that made its way into Shenandoah Valley waterways, authorities announced Thursday. The deal would resolve alleged...
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Keith Saunders, a marijuana activist from Scituate, Mass., holds a jar that he says contains just under an ounce of pot, now legal in Massachusetts, Thursday Dec. 15, 2016 in Boston. Advocates gathered in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse Thursday to celebrate the voter-approved law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana that took effect at midnight Thursday. (AP Photo/Bob Salsberg)
December 15, 2016 - 4:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Legal-marijuana activists were in a celebratory mood Thursday as a new voter-approved law took effect in Massachusetts, allowing people 21 and over to possess, grow and use limited amounts of recreational pot. It will be at least another year before marijuana can be legally sold by...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, parts of U.S. $100 bill are seen in Washington. A new study says Republicans may be handing wealthy Americans a big tax cut by repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law. The richest households would get an average tax cut of $197,000, according to the analysis released Thursday by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
December 15, 2016 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans may be handing wealthy Americans a big tax cut by repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, according to a study released Thursday that spells out potential economic pitfalls behind the election-year slogans. The richest households — those with incomes above...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo shows a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, Yahoo said it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 15, 2016 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The revelation of Yahoo's latest hack underscores what many Americans have known for years: All those emails, photos and other personal files stored online can easily be stolen, and there's little anyone can do about it. The only saving grace is that the attackers apparently did not...
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December 15, 2016 - 3:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has started testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads around its technical center in suburban Detroit. The announcement comes just one week after Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that allows the cars to be tested on public roads without a driver or a...
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December 15, 2016 - 3:45 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades into the Shenandoah Valley waterways, authorities announced Thursday. The deal would resolve state and federal litigation...
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This Nov. 17, 2016 photo shows the liftoff of Ariane flight VA233, carrying four Galileo satellites, from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system, designed to rival the U.S.-made GPS service, has begun formal operations. The European Space Agency, ESA, said Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, that 18 Galileo satellites already in orbit will be joined by another 12 in the coming years to ensure an uninterrupted service. (Stephane Corvaja/ESA via AP)
December 15, 2016 - 3:43 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Eight years late and billions over budget, European officials flipped the switch Thursday on a satellite navigation system meant to rival the U.S.-made GPS service that's become a staple feature of smartphones and cars worldwide. The Galileo system, named after the Italian engineer...
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December 15, 2016 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan surpassed China in October as the largest foreign owner of U.S. Treasury securities, the first time the countries have swapped places in nearly two years. Total foreign holdings fell for a fourth month. The Treasury Department says that total foreign holdings dropped 1.9...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. Taxpayers will fork over an additional $10 billion next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, according to a study to be released Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 15, 2016 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to a study being released Thursday. The analysis from the Center for Health and Economy comes as the...
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