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US trade gap narrows 7.6% to $47.2 billion in October

US trade gap narrows 7.6% to $47.2 billion in October

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as imports fell faster than exports. The politically sensitive trade gap with China dropped.
Booksellers get holiday bonuses from James Patterson

Booksellers get holiday bonuses from James Patterson

NEW YORK — Bookstore employees from Mystic, Connecticut to Houston and San Francisco all have a happy holiday story to share: a $500 bonus from bestselling author James Patterson.

Girlfriend of teen suspect accused of aiding him post-escape

NASHVILLE — Police in Tennessee have arrested a 15-year-old girl who allegedly helped her boyfriend avoid authorities after he escaped from a juvenile detention centre .
Pelosi to deliver public statement on Trump impeachment

Pelosi to deliver public statement on Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she would deliver an unusual public statement on the status of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
New Zealand leader finds perfect spokesman: Stephen Colbert

New Zealand leader finds perfect spokesman: Stephen Colbert

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has relied on hobbits, bungy jumping and rugby to entice tourists in the past.
AP Interview: New Zealand PM aims to limit spread of hate

AP Interview: New Zealand PM aims to limit spread of hate

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s prime minister said she will do all she can to stop a man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers from spreading his message of hate at his trial, while she hopes artificial intelligence will one day stop such
Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — An active duty U.S.
Brazilian slum residents protest after 9 die in police raid

Brazilian slum residents protest after 9 die in police raid

SAO PAULO — Hundreds of people in Sao Paulo’s Paraisopolis slums took to the streets Wednesday to protest against local police three days after nine young people died in a stampede during a police operation at a funk music party.

UN says 58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Mauritania

DAKAR, Senegal — At least 58 people are dead after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African nation of Mauritania, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. It said 83 people swam to shore.
US Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state to retire after term

US Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state to retire after term

SEATTLE — Democratic Rep.
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