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President Trump offers himself as 'the chosen one'

President Trump offers himself as 'the chosen one'

WASHINGTON — King of Israel? The second coming? The chosen one? President Donald Trump is known to have a healthy ego. But a string of comments Wednesday went to a higher level.
Fed officials widely divided on rates at July meeting

Fed officials widely divided on rates at July meeting

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials were widely divided at their meeting last month when they decided to cut rates for the first time in a decade, with some arguing for a bigger rate cut while others insisted the Fed should not cut rates at all.
99-year-old grabs spotlight at Argentine Tango championship

99-year-old grabs spotlight at Argentine Tango championship

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — At the age of 99, James McManus embraces his partner and grabs the spotlight when he glides across the floor with his elegant two-toned shoes at the World Tango Championship in Argentina's capital.
Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

LOS ANGELES — Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage.

Tennessee woman charged with scalding toddler's feet

DAYTON, Tenn. — Police say a Tennessee woman accused of scalding the feet of a toddler has been charged with aggravated child abuse. Rhea County Sheriff's Detective Rocky Potter told news outlets that hospital officials called authorities on Aug.

Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird mural will be changed

INDIANAPOLIS — Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tatts. An artist says she'll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence.
China says British consulate staffer detained 15 days

China says British consulate staffer detained 15 days

HONG KONG — China said Wednesday a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the city of Shenzhen for violating regulations on public order.
US home sales rose 2.5% in July, aided by low mortgage rates

US home sales rose 2.5% in July, aided by low mortgage rates

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales increased 2.5% in July, a sign that lower mortgage rates have produced a spurt of home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.
Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington.
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