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Clothing retailer J.Crew's chief executive stepping down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:52pm

The chief executive of J.Crew Group Inc. is stepping down.

The Latest: CVS says Florida's opioid claim 'without merit'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 11:48am

The Latest on Florida's lawsuit accusing CVS and Walgreens of illegal opioid sales (all times local):

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 11:00am

Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales.

Thousands of homes still without gas service after blasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:28am

The company at the center of the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September says it has restored gas service to about 60 percent of affected homes, but nearly 1,760 families remain in temporary housing.

Amazon's would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, some hope for jobs

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 9:49am

Shawn Smith has heard the promises before. When new hotels sprang up near the public housing complex in Queens where he's lived for 17 years, residents were told they would bring jobs and economic opportunity.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron's mouth

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 9:38am

President Donald Trump put fighting words in his French counterpart's mouth this past week and assailed the special counsel's Russia investigation with a familiar and false characterization of the man leading it.

Czechs rally against PM on Velvet Revolution anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 8:58am

Thousands of Czechs have used the anniversary of their country's 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution to rally against Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

The Latest: 1 killed, 47 injured in France gas protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:58am

The Latest on protests in France against rising fuel taxes (all times local):

French officials say woman killed when driver accelerates during fuel tax protest as demonstrators block roads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:43am

French officials say woman killed when driver accelerates during fuel tax protest as demonstrators block roads.

Man-made Czech waterways help save carp, a Christmas treat

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:14am

Czechs will have to pay more for their traditional Christmas delicacy this year after a serious drought devastated the carp population this year.

UK leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:06am

British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back against critics of her Brexit deal Saturday, telling opponents from within her party their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work.

Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov't

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 2:05am

Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.

1 dead, dozens injured in fuel tax protests around France

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:22am

One protester was killed and 106 others were injured at roadblocks set up around France on Saturday as citizens angry at rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement and posed a new challenge to President Emmanuel Macron.

Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 12:22am

Iraq's President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

The Latest: Pence meets Taiwan's delegation at APEC summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:44pm

The Latest on the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local):

Pence, Xi trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

Jim Gomez and Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:04pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer.

North Korea's stable exchange rates confound economists

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:54pm

It's a question that nags at North Korea economy watchers: How has the country been able to maintain stable exchange rates — and avert hyper-inflation — despite intense sanctions, political tensions and a swelling trade imbalance?

Pulitzer Board tells Junot Diaz he is 'welcome' to remain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:40pm

The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided not to remove fiction writer Junot Diaz over sexual harassment allegations.

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:16pm

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down.

Colombia president snagged by protests, congressional revolt

Manuel Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:08pm

Ivan Duque was sworn in as Colombia's president in August after an easy election victory in which he promised to boost the sluggish economy by decreasing corporate taxes, while bringing order to rural areas that have long been plagued by drug trafficking and violence between armed groups.