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Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'
If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed. A longer impasse, economists say, could rattle consumer and investor confidence, pulling stocks lower and dragging down the economy....

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown....

Bank says executive is gone; no comment on harassment probe
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bank of America has confirmed that a high-profile senior executive has left the company, but it would not comment on reports of an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today's unemployment rate. He'd be calling the whole thing a "hoax."...

Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town
Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running....

Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say....

US stocks close higher as market sets latest record high
Investors shrugged off the potential for a federal government shutdown Friday, driving U.S. stocks higher and setting new milestones for several of the indexes....

British Airways pilot, allegedly drunk, taken off plane
LONDON (AP) -- A British Airways pilot has been removed from the cockpit of a flight amid fears he was drunk....

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