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Trader Michael Capolino, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 30, 2018. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as gains in banks and energy companies are offset by losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 30, 2018 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks fell once again on Monday and deepened their steep losses from the end of last week. It's a sharp turnaround for a group that had long been the stock market's undisputed leader. A jump for energy stocks helped to offset the losses, but U.S. indexes were modestly...
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A man takes a photograph of parked taxis blocking the main Castellana avenue in Madrid, Monday, July 30, 2018. Representatives of taxi driver unions and Spain's government are meeting to find a way out of an indefinite strike protesting the proliferation of private ride-hailing services. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 30, 2018 - 8:36 am
MADRID (AP) — Striking taxi drivers brought traffic in parts of major Spanish cities to a standstill Monday by stopping their vehicles in major thoroughfares to protest ride-hailing services. Hundreds of stationary white taxis blocked the Paseo de la Castellana, one of Madrid's longest and broadest...
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Pope Francis waves to faithful from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square during the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 30, 2018 - 7:39 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of an Australian archbishop convicted in criminal court of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, taking action after coming under mounting pressure from ordinary Catholics, priests and even the Australian prime...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, photo a sign advertises the pending sale of a home in San Jose, Calif. More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in June compared to May, but the volume of pending sales has slipped over the past year. The National Association of Realtors said Monday, July 30, that its pending home sales index rose 0.9 percent last month to 106.9. But on a yearly basis, pending home sales have fallen 2.5 percent. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 30, 2018 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in June compared to May, but the volume of pending sales has slipped over the past year. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its pending home sales index rose 0.9 percent last month to 106.9. But on a yearly basis...
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The Monday, July 30, 2018 screenshot shows the #MeTwo Twitter website. The hashtag, a play on the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, was created by journalist Ali Can following the resignation of soccer star Mesut Ozil. (AP Photo)
July 30, 2018 - 6:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — After #MeToo comes #MeTwo. The hashtag has become a rallying point for scores of second- and third-generation immigrants in Germany, who have taken to Twitter to share their accounts of everyday racism and how they still struggle to be accepted as Germans. The hashtag, which echoes...
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July 30, 2018 - 6:41 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's currency has dropped to a record low ahead of the imposition of renewed American sanctions, with many fearing prolonged economic suffering or possible civil unrest. The rial dropped to 122,000 to the dollar on the thriving black market exchange Monday, from the previous...
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This July 14, 2018, photo shows people placing bets on sporting events at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J. On Monday, July 23, 2018, track operator Jeff Gural told The Associated Press the Meadowlands took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of operation. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 30, 2018 - 4:44 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August. Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press its Bally's casino in Atlantic City will start taking sports bets at...
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July 30, 2018 - 4:38 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities are defending the actions of guards from a German cruise ship that killed a polar bear that had attacked and injured a crew member, saying they at first tried to scare it away. Police spokesman Ole Jakob Malmo says Monday that two members of the 12-...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018 file photo, U.S. singer Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi. Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser to raise funds for orphans and children in Malawi. The singer tells The Associated Press she’s teaming with Facebook for the fundraiser, which runs from Monday through Aug. 31. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi, File)
July 30, 2018 - 4:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi. The singer tells The Associated Press she's teaming with Facebook for the fundraiser, which runs from Monday through August 31. Fans can donate directly to Madonna's Facebook page...
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Polling station officials empty ballots boxes before counting at a polling station in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, July 29, 2018. With the main opposition silenced, Cambodians were voting in an election Sunday virtually certain to return to office Prime Minister Hun Sen and his party who have been in power for more than three decades. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
July 30, 2018 - 3:59 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen congratulated itself Monday on its election victory, while the opposition party unable to contest the polls said they marked the death of democracy in the Southeast Asian country, making its government and any dealings...
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