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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, third from right, walks with TMT opposition leader Kaho'okahi Kanuha, third from left, while being accompanied by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I during a visit to the protests against the TMT telescope at the base of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island. The access road to Hawaii's tallest mountain will reopen during the weekend under an agreement with protesters who have been blocking construction of a giant telescope, Big Island Mayor Harry Kim said Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
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December 26, 2019 - 9:27 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters opposed to building a giant telescope on Hawaii's tallest peak agreed Thursday to move a tent of elders that has blocked the mountain's access road. They agreed to move the so-called “kupuna tent," referring to the Hawaiian word for elder, as part of a deal announced by...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo Uber and Lyft drivers carry signs during a demonstration outside of Uber headquarters in San Francisco. A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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December 26, 2019 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing. The law puts tough restrictions on who can be independent contractors or freelancers...
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December 25, 2019 - 7:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian officials opened a criminal probe Wednesday after a passenger train from Russia arrived in Crimea via a new Russian-built bridge, arguing that the train illegally carried people across the Ukrainian border. Earlier this week Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurated the...
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December 24, 2019 - 2:23 am
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A state park that borders Kentucky and Virginia wants to build the longest pedestrian swinging bridge in North America. The 725-foot bridge would cross the Russell Fork river and connect the Virginia and Kentucky sides of the park, news outlets report. A Virginia Coalfield...
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People watch a giant TV screen with Russian President Vladimir Putin, inside, riding a train across a bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula in Taman, Russia, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Putin on Monday inaugurated a railway bridge to Crimea, the longest in Europe, which is intended to facilitate links with Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. (AP Photo)
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December 23, 2019 - 8:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday inaugurated a massive railway bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Putin rode a commuter train for the opening of the 19-kilometer (11.9-mile) bridge, which is the longest in Europe. The $3.6-billion project is...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018 file photo a ship works offshore in the Baltic Sea on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 from Russia to Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
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December 21, 2019 - 11:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — A company that operates ships laying sections of a new German-Russian pipeline said Saturday it is suspending the work after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation threatening sanctions. Trump on Friday signed the bill passed earlier this week by the Senate that provides for...
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December 21, 2019 - 7:24 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russia and Ukraine have agreed to continue sending gas through Ukraine to Europe for five years. The decision that was announced Saturday removes worries that Europe could be denied a substantial amount of the Russian gas that it relies on for heating and industry. Russia...
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December 20, 2019 - 10:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Friday he was “under no illusions” that proposed U.S. sanctions against companies involved in building a Russian gas pipeline to Europe might be stopped at the last minute. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a Senate bill later...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles walk behind the Imperial State Crown as they arrive in the chamber for the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, Thursday Dec. 19, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II will formally open a new session of Britain's Parliament on Thursday, with a speech giving the first concrete details of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to do with his commanding House of Commons majority. (Aaron Chown, Pool via AP)
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December 19, 2019 - 12:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson signaled an end to Britain’s era of Brexit deadlock Thursday, announcing a packed legislative program intended to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Jan. 31, overhaul everything from fishing to financial services and shore up the country’s cash-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo a sign rests near a piece of earth-moving equipment, left, on a plot of land, in Westwood, Mass. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in November. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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December 17, 2019 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes rose again in November while applications for building permits rose to the highest level in 12 years, both encouraging signs of a rebound in the housing market. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders started construction on a seasonally...
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