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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo a wildfire burns near homes in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif. California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance issues even if they were not directly hit by this year’s blazes. The California Department of Insurance warned in January that the increasing number and severity of wildfires in the state were making it more difficult for homeowners to find and hold on to insurance. And now they say that recent massive fires may make the problem more acute. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
August 13, 2018 - 10:04 am
California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance headaches even if their houses weren't affected by this year's blazes. The California Department of Insurance had already warned this year that the increasing number and severity of wildfires were making it harder for homeowners in the...
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A Turkish waits to change his US dollars with Turkish liras inside a currency exchange shop in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday as its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further with a promise to double tariffs on the NATO ally. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 13, 2018 - 9:55 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says it would be in Turkey's own interest to come to an agreement with the United States and others on the release of foreign prisoners. Angered by the continued detention of an...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, then-Fox News co-president Bill Shine, leaves a New York restaurant. For years Shine carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nicknamed “the Butler” at Fox. Now, Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. Shine has yet to select a permanent office or unpack his stuff. But he has been putting his mark on the West Wing (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 13, 2018 - 9:20 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nickname "the Butler" at Fox News. Now, Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. The former news executive, who was formally brought into the White House last month as...
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FILE - This Aug. 11, 2010, file photo, shows shoes at the research and development room of Timberland Company in Stratham, N.H. VF Corp. says it plans to split into two publicly traded companies, with one focusing on clothing and footwear and the other concentrating on jeans and its outlet businesses. VF Corp., which is honing in on activity-based outdoor, active and work lifestyles, previously sold the Nautica brand and purchased the Altra, Icebreaker and Williamson-Dickie brands. Some of its other brands include The North Face, Timberland and Wrangler. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:29 am
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The clothing company that makes Wrangler and Lee jeans is breaking off its denim division, which could generate as much as $2.5 billion in revenue each year. VF Corp. said Monday that it wants to focus on its money-making active and outwear business. It owns The North Face...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 13, 2018 - 8:28 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, thinking about the...
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A woman walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a Hong Kong local bank Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Asian stock prices sank Monday as Turkey’s financial turmoil fueled fears contagion might spread to other emerging markets. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 13, 2018 - 7:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices sank Monday as Turkey's financial turmoil fueled fears of contagion in other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX declined 0.6 percent to 12,346 and London's FTSE 100 retreated 0.5 percent to 7,625. France's CAC 40 lost 0.2 percent to 5,401. On Wall...
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is interviewed in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mahathir said he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt, and he blasted Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya minority as "grossly unjust." (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 13, 2018 - 7:35 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister said Monday he is seeking to hike the price of water sold to the neighboring country of Singapore by more than ten times as his country searches for ways to pay off massive debts. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who shot back to power in an...
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad listens during an interview with The Associated Press in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mahathir said he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt, and he blasted Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya minority as "grossly unjust." (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 13, 2018 - 7:02 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia is looking to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by the previous scandal-tainted government as it digs itself out of debt, Malaysia's prime minister said Monday during an extensive interview in which he also blasted Myanmar's...
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August 13, 2018 - 5:36 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in German farm chemicals, materials and drug company Bayer have plunged in the wake of a U.S. court verdict against Monsanto, which Bayer has acquired. Shares of Leverkusen-based Bayer fell 11 percent Monday in morning trading in Europe to 83.09 euros per share. A...
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August 13, 2018 - 5:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Virgin Atlantic has joined British Airways in criticizing long waiting times at passport control at Heathrow Airport, releasing figures showing that the Border Force hit its target for processing passengers from outside the European Economic Area on just one day in July. Virgin says...
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