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AP FACT CHECK: Have Trump aides caught his exaggeration bug?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The administration officials who gave President Donald Trump's tax plan a splashy debut in recent days seem to have caught the exaggeration bug from their boss....

Macron's startup-style campaign upends French expectations
POITIERS, France (AP) -- Whether or not Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency in next Sunday's runoff, he has already accomplished the unthinkable....

Technology-loving Dubai unveils its own typographic font
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Apparently not content with having the world's tallest building, an indoor ski slope and countless other baubles, Dubai now boasts one more: its own typographic font....

Asian stocks mostly higher, some markets closed on Labor Day
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares were mostly higher Monday despite worries over regional tensions after a North Korea missile launch failed over the weekend....

Globalism reigns at box office, while 'Furious' passes $1B
NEW YORK (AP) -- A South India sensation, a Hispanic-focused comedy and the highest-grossing film ever directed by an African American made up the top three films in North America on a culturally diverse box office weekend....

Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year....

Yo ho ho! Pennsylvania aims to smash US embargo on Cuban rum
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Cuban rum run got its start in a chance meeting last fall in the parking lot in front of the state Capitol....

Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump would get additional military funds, but no border wall dollars under a massive spending bill that Congress agreed to Sunday night....

Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm adds metal detectors
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- Amusement park visitors to the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" can expect slightly longer wait times to pass through new metal detectors....

May brushes off EU calls to settle Brexit divorce bill first
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its "divorce bill" from the European Union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure a good Brexit deal....

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Time board: company not for sale; stock plunges

US stocks close modestly lower, but end higher for the week

Alphabet, Amazon surge; Time Inc. and Starbucks fall

US rig count rises 13 this week to 870; Texas up 11

Recalls this week: child backpack carriers, infant booties

GM is motoring, profit spikes 34 pct on US truck, SUV sales