• White House requests $44 billion disaster aid bill
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    White House requests $44 billion disaster aid bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small.

  • Markets Right Now: S&P 500 has second straight weekly loss
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    Markets Right Now: S&P 500 has second straight weekly loss

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

  • Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys
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    Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

    President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday. The expenses cover personal lawyers representing Trump before

  • Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial 'liar'
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    Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial 'liar'

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for one of the South American soccer officials charged in a corruption case involving the sport's governing body is calling a key witness a "serial liar."

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him
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    Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him

    Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party called on Friday for President Robert Mugabe to resign, the main state newspaper The Herald reported, the latest sign that the aging leader's authority has collapsed after an army takeover. The newspaper said that ZANU-PF branches in all 10 provinces had met on

  • Goffin beats Thiem to set up ATP Finals semi with Federer
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    Goffin beats Thiem to set up ATP Finals semi with Federer

    LONDON (AP) — David Goffin is into the last four of the ATP Finals, to go any further he'll have to do something he's never done before: beat Roger Federer.

  • Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response
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    Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

    The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said. Ricardo Ramos, who was named head of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) in 2016, was also criticized

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    Ariel Winter feels insecure all the time

    Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) "Modern Family" actor Ariel Winter says she feels "insecure all the time" and recalled being branded "fat" and a "s**t" during her younger years. "I would say to myself, 'Do you really feel this way about yourself?' And

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    African airlines struggle amid strong USD

    Kampala, Nov 18 (IANS) Although passenger numbers are expected to slightly increase for African airlines in 2017, the carriers are likely to remain under pressure from a strong USD, the IATA has said. The airlines, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), are expected to make

  • U.N. to vote on Syria inquiry renewal, Russia opposed: diplomats
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    U.N. to vote on Syria inquiry renewal, Russia opposed: diplomats

    The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a Japanese-drafted resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but diplomats said Russia opposed the measure. It was not clear if Russia would cast its second veto in as many days or

  • Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe
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    Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch

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    Argentine submarine with 44 aboard goes missing

    Buenos Aires [Argentina], November 18 (ANI): An Argentine submarine with 44 crew members on board has gone missing off the country's Atlantic coast. Argentina's navy launched a huge search and rescue operation to discover the missing submarine. The ARA San Juan submarine was last spotted Wednesday

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    Sung Hyun Park opens 3-shot lead in LPGA Tour Championship

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park made five straight birdies and seized control late in the round with an eagle for a 7-under 65 and a three-shot lead in the CME Group Tour Championship.

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    Wales coach Chris Coleman quits to take club job

    SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — The Football Association of Wales says Chris Coleman has quit as national team coach after six years to return to club management.

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    Mexico: Cocaine found in apparent Social Security truck

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities have seized more than 800 pounds (371 kilograms) of cocaine being transported toward the U.S. border inside a truck bearing markings of the country's Social Security Institute.

  • NATO apologizes to Turkey over reports Erdogan shown as foe
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    NATO apologizes to Turkey over reports Erdogan shown as foe

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — NATO's secretary-general apologized to Turkey on Friday over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey's founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and the current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were reportedly depicted as "enemies."

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    Mexico enacts law targeting disappearances

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a new law aimed at addressing the country's staggering number of unsolved disappearances.

  • Papadakis & Cizeron set personal best in ice dance short
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    Papadakis & Cizeron set personal best in ice dance short

    GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Two-time world champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France are on course to break their world record after a personal best in the ice dance short program at the Internationaux de France on Friday.

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    Acting PM of Belize plane crash caused by passing car

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of the tiny Central American country of Belize said its acting prime minister is safe after the small prop plane he was riding in crashed into the sea after takeoff on Friday.

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    US Navy admits involvement in obscene skywriting

    Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The US Navy has admitted that one of its aircraft had drawn a phallic symbol in the sky over a town of the state of Washington, a media report said. Local news outlets said they were contacted by onlookers who had watched a plane draw what appeared to be crude depictions of

  • CORRECTED: U.N. pleads for end of Yemen blockade or 'untold thousands' will die
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    CORRECTED: U.N. pleads for end of Yemen blockade or 'untold thousands' will die

    The heads of three U.N. agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday to lift its blockade of Yemen, warning that "untold thousands" would die if it stayed in place. The coalition closed all air, land and sea access to Yemen on Nov. 6 following the interception of a missile fired

  • UN to vote on 30-day extension of expert body on Syria
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    UN to vote on 30-day extension of expert body on Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a vote Friday evening on a resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

  • Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town
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    Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

    Iraqi forces on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, signalling the collapse of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate. Rawa's capture marks the end of Islamic State's era of territorial rule over a so-called caliphate that it proclaimed

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    Four die as UK light aircraft and helicopter collide mid-air

    Four people were killed on Friday after a mid-air collision between a light aircraft and a helicopter in southern England, police said. The incident took place just after 1200 GMT at Upper Winchendon, near the village of Waddesdon, about 45 miles (72 km) to the northwest of London. The Air Accidents

  • The Latest: Macron says trying to avoid Mideast favoritism
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    The Latest: Macron says trying to avoid Mideast favoritism

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding Lebanon's crisis with Saudi Arabia in the wake of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's resignation (all times local):