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CMA voters deciding whether to nominate 'Old Town Road'

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus has created a musical phenomenon, but many in Nashville are trying to decide whether to nominate it for a country music award. Voting is underway for nominations for the Countr


American Airlines seeks flight-cancellation cash from unions

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines wants two labor unions to pay damages and the company's attorney fees, saying they ignored a judge's order to quickly end a work slowdown by mechanics. American hasn't put a dollar figure on its request but says t


Ethics commissioner finds Canada PM Trudeau violated ethics

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TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ethics commissioner says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured the country's former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company in a conflict of interest case. Wednesday's report comes just before the


Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio clips

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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service. Some say the practice is an invasion of privacy as users aren't typically aware that humans are reviewing audio. Tech companies say the practic


Ex-Blackwater contractor sentenced to life in Iraq shootings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq. Judge Royce Lamberth issued the sentence Wednesday after friends and relatives request


Chastened Argentine leader offers help for workers, the poor

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A walloping at the polls has led President Mauricio Macri to decree economic relief for poor and working-class Argentines. The measures include an increased minimum wage, reduced payroll taxes, a bonus for informal workers an


'Chrisley Knows Best' stars due in court on federal charges

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ATLANTA (AP) — Reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are due in court on tax evasion and other federal charges. An initial appearance for the "Chrisley Knows Best" stars was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The 12-count indictment also accuses


Japan's FM discusses improving ties with Slovenia officials

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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Japan's foreign minister has discussed economic relations and cooperation with Slovenia as he met officials in the small European Union country as part of a tour that also includes visits to Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia. Foreign


Administration takes step to relax trucker drive-time rules

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. The proposed rule affects breaks that truckers are required to take, and their time on


Eco-activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York

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PLYMOUTH, England (AP) — Eco-activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from the English coastline for New York as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their agendas. The Malizia II caught the wind mid-afternoon Wednes


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