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FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo trader Timothy Nick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedivesStocks fall sharply on Wall Street, shaving 496 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as traders worry about signs of weaker economic growth in China and Europe
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
Russia probe cost surpasses $25 million since May 2017The Russia investigation has cost more than $25 million since the special counsel's appointment in May 2017
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People walk by a Facebook “pop-up” trailer in New York’s Bryan Park on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The company hosted a one-day event open to the public, with Facebook employees on hand to answer questions about privacy settings and other issues. The pop-up event caps a difficult year for the company.(AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay)
Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook usersFacebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
A member of the Caracas media union takes a selfie backdropped by the El Nacional newspaper printing room in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Venezuela's last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper stopped publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages. El Nacional's final edition published Friday after 75 years in print. It will become an exclusively online publication. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela's El Nacional publishes last print editionVenezuela's last nationally circulated anti-government newspaper published its final print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, police stand guard after the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. The board overseeing North Carolina’s public universities is meeting to decide the fate of "Silent Sam."  The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors was meeting Friday, Dec. 14, to discuss a proposal to build a $5 million building to house the statue at UNC-Chapel Hill.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
UNC system rejects $5M plan to house Confederate statueNorth Carolina's public university system rejects proposal to build a $5 million structure to house a toppled Confederate statue
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File- This May 23, 2018, file photo shows Cyntoia Brown appearing in court during her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Several Democratic Tennessee lawmakers are urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to grant clemency to a woman convicted of first-degree murder as a teen. Newly elected Nashville Sen. Brenda Gilmore led a group Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, calling for 30-year-old Brown’s freedom. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
State lawmakers urge clemency for woman convicted as teenSeveral Democratic Tennessee lawmakers are calling on Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to grant clemency to a woman convicted of first-degree murder as a teen
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols Sunland Park along the U.S.-Mexico border next to Ciudad Juarez. A 7-year-old girl who had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father, died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday, Dec. 13. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
The Latest: Migrant girl's dad said she was ill on busA U.S. Border Patrol intake form obtained by The Associated Press says a 7-year-old girl who died in custody claimed "good health" when she was initially encountered by immigration authorities along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo trader Timothy Nick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Markets Right Now: S&P 500 sinks to lowest level since AprilWall Street ended the week on a sour note as the S&P 500 dropped to its lowest level since April. The benchmark index is now down almost 3 percent for the year.
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
In this Dec. 12, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, leaves federal court after his sentencing in New York. Trump has gone from denying knowledge of any payments to women who claim to have been mistresses to apparent acknowledgement of those hush money settlements – though he claims they wouldn't be illegal.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The Latest: Cohen says Trump knew payments were wrongPresident Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer says Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election."
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
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