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FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, a shrimp boat carrying oil collection booms anchors for the night in Gulf of Mexico off the Mississippi River delta south of Venice, La. It will be months before state officials know whether losses from floods and spillway openings qualify Louisiana as a fisheries disaster. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say floods began around November 2018, and a full 12 months' data is needed to compare to averages for the previous 5 years. The governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama asked months ago for US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to declare a fisheries disaster, making federal grants available to affected people. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 6:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi's share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms...
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Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, attends an interview with AP before the Climate Strike, at City Hall, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in New York.  Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 20, 2019 - 6:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she's overwhelmed by the success of Friday's climate protests. But the 16-year-old who sparked the global movement said she was underwhelmed by the United States government's approach to climate change. Thunberg spoke with The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, a Walmart logo is displayed outside of a Walmart store, in Walpole, Mass. Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string of illnesses and deaths related to vaping. The nation's largest retailer said Friday, Sept. 20 that it will complete its exit from e-cigarettes after selling through current inventory. It cited growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity regarding vaping products. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting out of the vaping business. The nation's largest retailer said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs in the U.S. when it sells out its current inventory. The nation's largest retailer said the move is due to...
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This Jan. 23, 2019 photo released by ACLU of Montana, shows Martha "Mimi" Hernandez, left, and Ana Suda in Havre, Mont. Suda, who is suing the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after an agent questioned her and Hernandez for speaking Spanish in a convenience store says the backlash has forced them to leave their small Montana city. Suda said Friday, Sept. 20 she has been harassed by other Havre residents in stores and restaurants ever since a video of a Border Patrol agent questioning her and Hernandez was uploaded to YouTube. (Brooke Swaney/ ACLU of Montana via AP)
September 20, 2019 - 3:26 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A woman who is suing the U.S. Customs and Border Protection after an agent questioned her and a friend for speaking Spanish in a convenience store said Friday the backlash to their lawsuit has forced them to move away from their small Montana city. Ana Suda and her family have...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo Gordon Charlop, center, and Christian Bader work at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 20, 2019 - 2:51 pm
Stocks veered lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Friday after reports that a Chinese delegation has cut short a visit to the U.S. fueled speculation that upcoming talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing are in trouble. The selling, which erased modest...
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Nurse Cindy Rodriguez shouts during a one-day strike outside of Palmetto General Hospital, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Hialeah, Fla. Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
September 20, 2019 - 1:36 pm
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding better working conditions and higher wages as the nation's labor movement has begun flexing muscles weakened by decades of declining membership amid...
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In this photo opportunity during a trip organized by Saudi information ministry, a man watches the damaged in the Aramco's Khurais oil field, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, after it was hit during Sept. 14 attack. Saudi officials brought journalists Friday to see the damage done in an attack the U.S. alleges Iran carried out. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
September 20, 2019 - 1:34 pm
BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia are waiting for a "positive response." The Iran-backed Houthis have claimed recent attacks on key...
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In this Aug. 9, 1977 file photo, John Keenan, chief of detectives, speaks at a press conference at New York City Police headquarters after two new sketches of the "Son of Sam" were unveiled. Keenan, the police official who led New York City's manhunt for the "Son of Sam" killer, and eventually took a case-solving confession from David Berkowitz, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at the age of 99. (AP Photo/Ray Howard, File)
September 20, 2019 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Keenan, the police official who led New York City's manhunt for the "Son of Sam" killer and eventually took a case-solving confession from David Berkowitz, has died. His death Thursday, at age 99, was announced by the police department and Keenan's family. Keenan was the New...
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Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center, takes part during the Climate Strike, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in New York.  Rallies calling for action on climate change are happening in cities around the world Friday ahead of a summit on the issue.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 20, 2019 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape...
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This Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 file photo shows President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Eric Rosengren in Chelsea, Mass. Rosengren,s who opposed the September 2019 quarter-point rate cut, says that the additional stimulus was not needed. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 20, 2019 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Federal Reserve officials who dissented from this week's quarter-point rate cut on Friday highlighted the current deep divisions at the central bank. Eric Rosengren, head of the Fed's Boston regional bank and one of two officials who opposed the rate cut, said Friday that the...
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