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Hawaii lawmakers are considering adopting a resolution calling for the creation of legal protections for Native Hawaiian cultural intellectual property.
Audrey McAvoy/AP Photo
April 18, 2019 - 6:30 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters...
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Trump’s new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency finds.
Martin Mejia/AP Photo, File
April 18, 2019 - 6:01 pm
By Paul Wiseman WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency has found. The International Trade Commission said Thursday that Trump's U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement would lift the U.S...
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Mueller report
Jon Elswick/AP
April 18, 2019 - 5:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mueller Report finally out Thursday, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books already are in the top 100 on Amazon.com even though free pdfs are available online. The special prosecutor's findings, which run more...
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Denver East High School
David Zalubowski/AP
April 18, 2019 - 4:53 pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The suicide of a Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine shooting and may have planned to carry out her own attack will not end an investigation to determine if she had any accomplices, officials said as Denver schools reopened Thursday and...
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Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.
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April 18, 2019 - 3:20 pm
By Ellen Knickmeyer WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. Overall consumption of all kinds of fuels rose 4% year on year, the largest...
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Mueller report
Cliff Owen/AP
April 18, 2019 - 3:08 pm
UPDATED: 3:50 p.m. ___ WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, St. Patrick's Cathedral is seen in New York.
Richard Drew/AP Photo, File
April 18, 2019 - 1:52 pm
By David Porter and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A man arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O'Callaghan, left.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo
April 18, 2019 - 11:43 am
By Chad Day, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from...
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A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2018 seeks to cut the EPA's budget by 31 percent from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion.
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April 17, 2019 - 8:56 pm
By Gregory Wallace (CNN) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a nearly complete ban on the manufacturing and importing of asbestos. The rule will close loopholes in a decades-old partial ban, and EPA is separately reviewing the limited instances where asbestos is still used...
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Nearly three dozen doctors and a host of other medical professionals across eight states were charged for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
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April 17, 2019 - 7:19 pm
By Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) - - Nearly three dozen doctors and a host of other medical professionals across eight states were charged for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Those charged include two doctors who...
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