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Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale 'Milkman'

Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale 'Milkman'

LONDON — Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence.

As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large

DALLAS — Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it the power to jolt the global economy — if it wants.
Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe

Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe

LONDON — Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union. The U.S.

Trump criticizes Fed for raising interest rates too quickly

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is criticizing the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates too quickly. The recent increase in interest rates has spooked investors who fear higher borrowing costs could slow down the economy.

Attorney: Ex-reality star close to deal in fatal Iowa crash

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — Attorneys for an Iowa farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" say they are close to reaching a deal with prosecutors that would resolve a criminal charge against him related to a fatal crash.
Estimated 129 guns found in home of police ambush suspect

Estimated 129 guns found in home of police ambush suspect

Authorities found approximately 130 guns inside the South Carolina home of a man who set up his house in an upscale neighbourhood to ambush police officers coming to question his son about a possible child sex assault, the sheriff investigating the c

Idaho wildlife official resigns after killing baboon family

BOISE, Idaho — A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed during a hunting trip Africa, ending days of turmoil for a state where big game hunting is popular but critics said the p
Lady Gaga getting married? She thanks 'fiance' during speech

Lady Gaga getting married? She thanks 'fiance' during speech

LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga apparently is getting married. The 32-year-old singer and "A Star is Born" actress thanked her "fiance" Christian Carino as she finished speaking Monday night at Elle's 25th annual Women in Hollywood event.
EU official urges Britain's May to get creative on Brexit

EU official urges Britain's May to get creative on Brexit

LUXEMBOURG — The European Union largely abandoned hope of clinching a Brexit deal this month and a top EU official implored British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to come up with "a new method of thinking" on the Irish border issue that has st
Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her 'phoney!'

Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her 'phoney!'

WASHINGTON — (Salsberg in Boston reached out to apologize for not being clearer about when Fried made his comments; it was in the past, not yesterday) -- President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen.