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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building in New York. A report by BuzzFeed News, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials, says that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress and that Cohen regularly briefed Trump on the project. The Associated Press has not independently confirmed the report. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 17, 2019 - 11:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign. Michael Cohen tweeted that "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. "...
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FILE In this Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019, file photo, U.S. Coast Guardsmen and women, who missed their first paycheck a day earlier during the partial government shutdown, walk off a 45-foot response boat during their shift at Sector Puget Sound base in Seattle. San Antonio-based USAA, a military personnel insurer and financial services company, said Wednesday they has donated $15 million for interest-free loans to Coast Guard members during the partial U.S. government shutdown. The funds will be disbursed by Coast Guard Mutual Assistance. The American Red Cross Hero Care Center will assist. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 17, 2019 - 11:40 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military personnel insurer and financial services company has donated $15 million for interest-free loans to Coast Guard members during the partial U.S. government shutdown. San Antonio-based USAA on Wednesday announced the funds will be disbursed by Coast Guard Mutual...
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President Donald Trump speaks about American missile defense doctrine, Thursday, Jan 17, 2019, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 17, 2019 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that space is the new warfighting domain, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed the U.S. will develop an unrivaled missile defense system to protect against advanced hypersonic and cruise missile threats from competitors and adversaries. Trump said in a Pentagon...
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FILE- In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo dawn arrives at the Capitol in Washington. On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who sought unemployment benefits last week, a figure likely to be inflated by applications from federal employees who aren't working because of the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 17, 2019 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department said Thursday that is double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous week...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, photo a realtor sign marks a home for sale in Franklin Park, Pa. On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 17, 2019 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week, after falling for six straight weeks to reach their lowest levels in nine months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged from last week at 4.45 percent. Rates...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2008 file photo, a Eurostar train heading to London enters the Channel tunnel to England in Coquelles, northern France. France's government is kicking off a 50 million-euro (about $57 million) plan to prepare for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 without a plan. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
January 17, 2019 - 9:00 am
PARIS (AP) — One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan. A no-deal Brexit would shake up the rest of the continent in...
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FILE- This Jan. 8, 2015, file photo shows a row of chairs with the "Pitt" logo, for the University of Pittsburgh before an NCAA college basketball game in Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh is offering graduating seniors up to $5,000 in federal student loan relief with one request: They pay it forward. The school’s new program, Panthers Forward, will help recent graduates chip away at student debt and introduce them to alumni mentors to encourage professional development. Students have no obligation to repay the gift, but the university is encouraging recipients to make financial contributions to sustain the program. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 17, 2019 - 8:57 am
With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these three universities are...
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January 17, 2019 - 8:41 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey deported a Dutch journalist on Thursday after receiving information about her from prosecutors in the Netherlands involved in a terrorism investigation. A Dutch prosecutor's office spokeswoman said the reporter is a suspect in an investigation, but not for terrorism...
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School teachers protest in central Athens, on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Hundreds of striking Greek civil servants, mostly school teachers, are marching through central Athens to protest the proposed new hiring criteria for state school teachers. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 17, 2019 - 8:39 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Striking school teachers and other Greek civil servants shut down central Athens for hours Thursday during a protest of new hiring criteria for teachers that were under consideration in parliament. About 3,000 people took part in the protest outside the parliament building,...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 file picture European and French flags are flapping at the Elysee Palace in Paris, during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and local, national political leaders, unions, business leaders and others to hear their concerns after four weeks of protests. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Thursday that the government will start hiring 600 extra government employees including customs agents to handle cross-border trade and security. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
January 17, 2019 - 7:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Germany's parliament has approved legislation regulating a putative transition period following Britain's departure from the European Union, a bill described as obsolete by an opposition lawmaker. Lawmakers passed legislation Thursday...
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