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Technology companies lead early slide in US stocks; oil down

Oct 19, 2017

Technology companies are leading an early slide in U.S. stocks as the market pulls back from its latest record highs

Romanian health workers protest against tax plan

Oct 19, 2017

Some 7,000 Romanian public sector health workers are demonstrating in the capital, demanding the government eliminate a plan to make them pay more social security taxes

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.88 percent

Oct 19, 2017

US long-term mortgage rates fall: 30-year at 3.88 percent; 15-year at 3.19 percent

GOP US Rep. Tiberi to resign by January, lead business group

Oct 19, 2017

A senior Republican congressman from Ohio is resigning his seat to take the helm of a business policy group back home

Kenya police disperse demonstrators despite court order

Oct 19, 2017

A witness says police used tear gas and fired rifles to disperse demonstrators preparing to protest police killings of opposition supporters

The Latest: White House envoy heads to Egypt

Oct 19, 2017

The Latest: US says Mideast envoy Greenblatt left for Egypt to discuss Palestinian reconciliation with Cairo officials

Massachusetts coffee shop closes after anti-police post

Oct 19, 2017

The owner of a Massachusetts coffee shop says she's closing her business because of the firestorm created when her daughter, the store's manager, made anti-police comments on Facebook

Chelsea Handler ending Netflix show to focus on activism

Oct 19, 2017

Chelsea Handler says she is ending her weekly Netflix talk show after two seasons in order to focus on political activism

Robbers with hunting knives demand $1 from store, then flee

Oct 19, 2017

Two men made an unusually small request as they robbed a store in Massachusetts of $1

The Latest: Shooting victim said co-worker was always angry

Oct 19, 2017

The widow of a man killed in a workplace shooting in Maryland says her husband was so concerned about the gunman's temperament that he brought it up in church prayer sessions.