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Duterte opens ASEAN summit with oblique swipe at US, EU

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has opened an annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders with an oblique swipe at Western governments that have raised alarm over his brutal anti-drug crackdown, asking them not to meddle in the

Cosmetics makers seek to lure job-seeking male university students

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Cosmetics makers are stepping up efforts to tap deeper into the men's cosmetics market by targeting male university students preparing for their job interviews as the job-hunting season gets under way in Japan. Shiseido Co., Japan's leading cosmetic maker,

Timeline: President Trump vs. North Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile launch Saturday is the latest development in an ongoing game of brinkmanship this year with President Donald Trump's new U.S. administration. A look at key moments this year: Jan. 1: North Korean leader Kim

Mexico's lower house approves medical uses of marijuana

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house has overwhelmingly passed a bill approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat relaxed cannabis laws in Mexico. The measure does n

West Coast dockworkers to vote on labor-peace deal

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dockworkers were given the chance Friday to vote on a new contract extension that could provide long-term labor peace at West Coast seaports, where in recent years work slowdowns and strikes have affected billions of dollars in cargo.

Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is asking for an unspecified ransom to not release the entire fifth season online. The hacker, who goes by the name The Dark Over

The Latest: White House says Trump briefed on missile test

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local): 7:35 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on North Korea's most recent ballistic missile test. South Korea's military said in

Louisiana bank failure is costliest since financial crisis

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Banking regulators are seizing New Orleans-based First NBC Bank in the costliest bank failure since the financial crisis. Louisiana regulators seized the bank Friday and handed it to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which expects to spend $1 billion to

Alphabet paid Google CEO Sundar Pichai $200M in 2016

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai (soon-DAHR pee-CHAY) received a $200 million compensation package last year for running the internet company that makes nearly all the money for Alphabet Inc. Most of the pay consisted of Alphabet stock that th

The Latest: 2nd company shuts gas wells after deadly blast

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DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a fatal house explosion near a Colorado gas well (all times local): 4 p.m. A second petroleum company says it's shutting down and inspecting wells after a deadly house explosion near a gas well in Colorado. Great Western Oil & G

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