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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2013, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz pauses during an interview in New York. Diaz is speaking out about the sexual misconduct allegations against him. The Boston Globe reports Diaz adamantly denies the accusations from women who say he behaved inappropriately. Author Zinzi Clemmons and other female writers have recently shared stories of Diaz's alleged behavior. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 01, 2018 - 5:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is speaking out about the sexual misconduct allegations against him. The Boston Globe reports Díaz adamantly denies the accusations from women who say he behaved inappropriately. Díaz says it doesn't sound "like anything that's in my life,...
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A Hello Kitty-themed “shinkansen” bullet train is unveiled at JR Shin Osaka station, in Osaka, western Japan, Saturday, June 30, 2018. The special shinkansen had its inaugural round trip Saturday between Osaka and Fukuoka, connecting Japan’s west and south until the end of September. The stylish train is painted pink and white, showcasing Hello Kitty images and trademark ribbons from flooring to seat covers and windows. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 30, 2018 - 5:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Hello Kitty-themed "shinkansen" bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside and out, it's a dream ride for fans of the internationally popular character. The special shinkansen had its inaugural round trip Saturday between Osaka and Fukuoka, connecting...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Parisa Sadrzadeh, a senior manager of logistics for, demonstrates a package delivery for journalists at a media event in Seattle to announce a new program that lets entrepreneurs around the country launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. Amazon says those businesses created under the program would operate 20 to 40 vans and employ between 40 and 100 people. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 29, 2018 - 8:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants you to deliver its packages for them. The online retailer launched a new program this week that helps people in the United States start their own businesses delivering Amazon packages. The move gives Amazon another way to ship its packages to shoppers besides relying on...
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FILE - This Tuesday, March 7, 2017 file photo shows Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent who set up Orbis Business Intelligence and compiled a dossier on Donald Trump, in London. No one has painted a more vivid or lurid portrait of a purported alliance between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia than Steele. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
June 29, 2018 - 1:38 am
An Associated Press review finds some truth but many open questions in the controversial dossier of campaign memos on a purported alliance between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government. The once-confidential memos, drafted by former British spy Christopher Steele,...
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This photo taken on Thursday, June 28, 2018 and provided by Airbus shows the first BelugaXL rolling out of the paintshop, unveiling a special livery, in Toulouse, southern France. The BelugaXL will now undertake ground tests before its first flight planned in summer 2018. (Jean-Vincent Reymondon/Airbus via AP)
June 28, 2018 - 2:57 pm
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A whale of a transport aircraft will be flying high later this summer sporting the grin of a Beluga whale. The Airbus BelugaXL, a massive transport plane, made a presentation on Thursday, its nose cone making it look like a whale. Airbus employees, 20,000 of them, voted on...
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June 28, 2018 - 5:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is costing British taxpayers a bit more this year. Financial figures published Thursday reveal that overall costs have gone up in part because of a 10-year program to refit aging Buckingham Palace, the queen's official residence in central London. Taxpayer funds...
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FILE- In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a selection of mattresses are available for sale at a bedding store in Cranberry Township, Pa. On Wednesday, June 27, the Commerce Department releases its May report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
June 27, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods declined for the second straight month in May, as demand for cars, metal products and aircraft fell. The Commerce Department says durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years, from washing machines to tractors — dropped...
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June 26, 2018 - 8:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a man got onto the tarmac at Atlanta's international airport and approached a Delta flight. News outlets report the man got onto the tarmac Tuesday and went up to a Delta Air Lines flight from Miami that had just landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport...
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June 26, 2018 - 8:43 am
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — It was a close call when a crane came smashing through the roof of a Rhode Island home, nearly hitting the residents. Jack Fandetti says he was inside his North Smithfield home with his wife around 3 p.m. Monday when the crane tipped over, sending the outrigger through...
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June 25, 2018 - 5:09 pm
CHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A camp counselor in New Hampshire took quick action after spotting a package of heroin at a beach during the first day of summer camp. WMUR-TV reports that police in Chester say the counselor saw the package at Wason Pond Recreation Area on Monday and thought it might be drugs...
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