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As US seeks production, sole US rare earth miner goes public

The sole miner of rare earths in the U.S. is becoming a public company amid elevated trade tensions with China, the dominant global supplier of the material used in everything...
Jul. 15, 2020

Depp ex-employee: Heard asked him to lie in court over dogs

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp’s former estate manager said Wednesday that Amber Heard asked him to lie under oath after she was charged with bringing her two dogs to Australia...
Jul. 15, 2020

Floyd family to announce lawsuit against Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for George Floyd's family plan to announce a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers who are charged in his death. Attorney...
Jul. 15, 2020

Police partner at Americans' murder trial recounts knifing

ROME (AP) — An Italian police officer testified Wednesday at the murder trial of two Americans about trying in vain to stop blood pouring out like a “fountain” from his...
Jul. 15, 2020

Mom gets 5 weeks in prison for son's online class cheating

A California woman who paid $9,000 to have someone secretly take online college courses for her son and then demanded a discount when he received a C was sentenced Wednesday...
Jul. 15, 2020

Search for Tulsa massacre victims resumes, no remains yet

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A third day of excavation began Wednesday at a Tulsa cemetery for remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre with no human remains yet...
Jul. 15, 2020

Judge denies request to delay Iowa drug kingpin's execution

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has denied an Iowa drug kingpin's requests to delay his execution, which is scheduled for Friday. U.S. District Judge Leonard Strand wrote...
Jul. 15, 2020

Mongolian teenager dies of bubonic plague

BEIJING (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has died in western Mongolia of bubonic plague after eating an infected marmot, the country's health ministry announced. Two other teenagers who also ate...
Jul. 15, 2020

Paint dumped on Black Lives Matter mural in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati are asking the public for help in identifying the man who poured red paint on the block-long “Black Lives Matter” mural in front of...
Jul. 15, 2020

Markets rally worldwide on rising hopes for COVID-19 vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is rallying in early Wednesday trading on hopes that researchers are getting closer to finding a vaccine that works for COVID-19. Investors see a...
Jul. 15, 2020

Okinawa urges US to do more to stop virus outbreak at bases

TOKYO (AP) — The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa urged the government on Wednesday to pressure the U.S. military to do more to stop an escalating coronavirus...
Jul. 15, 2020

Jobs, ecology key to France's $110 billion virus rescue plan

PARIS (AP) — France’s new prime minister on Wednesday laid out 100 billion euros ($110 billion) in new spending to rescue the virus-battered economy from its worst crisis since World...
Jul. 15, 2020

Banksy's last COVID-19 tags scrubbed from London Tube train

LONDON (AP) — Even if you are Banksy, tagging is forbidden on London's Underground. Transport for London, the transportation agency for the greater London area, scrubbed the acclaimed street artist's...
Jul. 15, 2020

UN frees up 'expense' money for several declared terrorists

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations has freed up “expense” money for several men designated as terrorists at the request of the Pakistani government, including one with a $10 million...
Jul. 15, 2020

CBS, NAACP reach multi-year agreement to develop content

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Television and the NAACP has reached an agreement to develop content to further tell stories of the African American experience. The television studio and civil...
Jul. 15, 2020

Stocks up after early, encouraging results in vaccine trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street following encouraging news about a possible coronavirus vaccine. The S&P 500 climbed 1% in early trading Wednesday. The...
Jul. 15, 2020

Hyundai recalls 272K US cars; electrical outlet can overheat

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 272,000 cars in the U.S. because the electrical socket in the dashboard can overheat and cause a fire. The recall covers certain...
Jul. 15, 2020

The Latest: Trade adviser Navarro critical of Dr. Fauci

WASHINGTON — The White House says an opinion piece by its trade adviser that’s critical of Dr. Anthony Fauci is the adviser’s opinion “alone.” Alyssa Farah, White House director of...
Jul. 15, 2020

US industrial production surges 5.4% in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Production at America's factories, utilities and mines surged last month, but remained well below pre-pandemic levels. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that U.S. industrial production rose 5.4%...
Jul. 15, 2020

Apple wins big EU court case over $15 billion in taxes

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court on Wednesday delivered a hammer blow to the bloc’s attempts to rein in multinationals' ability to strike special tax deals with individual EU...
Jul. 15, 2020

US industrial production surges 5.4% in June, second straight monthly gain; factory output up 7.2%

WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production surges 5.4% in June, second straight monthly gain; factory output up 7.2%.
Jul. 15, 2020

Former coach's sentencing delayed in Nassar-related case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A water main break forced the postponement Wednesday of sentencing for a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach for lying to police during an investigation...
Jul. 15, 2020

As US seeks sourcing, sole US rare earth miner goes public

The sole miner of rare earths in the U.S. is becoming a public company amid elevated trade tensions with China, the dominant global supplier of the material used in everything...
Jul. 15, 2020

Bulgarian government faces no-confidence vote amid protests

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s center-right government will face a vote of no-confidence brought by the left-wing political opposition Wednesday, its fifth since taking power in...
Jul. 15, 2020

Tanker off UAE sought by US over Iran sanctions 'hijacked'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker sought by the U.S. over allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran was hijacked on July 5 off the coast of the United...
Jul. 15, 2020

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