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Border Patrol agent acquitted in Mexican teen's 2012 death

Border Patrol agent acquitted in Mexican teen's 2012 death

PHOENIX — An Arizona jury on Wednesday acquitted a U.S.

AP Explains: Dispute between Seoul, Tokyo over WWII brothels

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea's decision to dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels has thrown fuel on the diplomatic fire between the countrie

Amazon says error exposed customer names and emails

NEW YORK — Amazon says a technical error on its website exposed the names and email addresses of some customers. The online retail giant says it has fixed the issue and emailed those affected. Amazon says its website and systems were not hacked.
Gunman in California mass shooting showed warning signs

Gunman in California mass shooting showed warning signs

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — At first, the outlines of the mass shooter's 28 years appeared unremarkable. Ian David Long enlisted in the Marines out of high school and married at 19.
Obama's book sells 1.4 million copies in a week

Obama's book sells 1.4 million copies in a week

NEW YORK — Michelle Obama's "Becoming" has become a massive hit. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first lady's memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in print and digital formats in the U.S.
British PM hails Brexit progress, but still no breakthrough

British PM hails Brexit progress, but still no breakthrough

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that she has made fresh progress in Brexit talks at a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as negotiators try to pin down an agreement that EU leaders can rubber-st
Attorney: Rapper 6ix9ine innocent of racketeering charges

Attorney: Rapper 6ix9ine innocent of racketeering charges

NEW YORK — The defence attorney for Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine says his client is "completely innocent" of federal racketeering and firearms charges.
Oil plunge could help US consumers, some emerging markets

Oil plunge could help US consumers, some emerging markets

FRANKFURT — Holiday shoppers should enjoy more spending power thanks to the recent sharp drop in oil prices, though cheaper energy could also weigh on the U.S. economy by dampening investment in shale oil production.
Trump's Mar-A-Lago: Mixing work, business, pleasure

Trump's Mar-A-Lago: Mixing work, business, pleasure

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is back in his comfort zone at the "winter White House.

Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

WARSAW, Poland — Poland's parliament passed legislation Wednesday to reinstate Supreme Court judges who were recently forced to retire, a step that could significantly ease a standoff with the European Union.