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New flight paths lead to airplane noise complaints across US
PHOENIX (AP) -- Airliners began flying over Twila Lake's bungalow-style house in a historic district three years ago, taking off every one to two minutes from the Phoenix airport and roaring over her neighborhood. It was a sudden change after rarely hearing jets in her previous 13 years in the downtown neighborhood....

Millions return to poverty in Brazil, eroding 'boom' decade
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- When Leticia Miranda had a job selling newspapers on the streets, she earned about $160 a month, just enough to pay for a tiny apartment she shared with her 8-year-old son in a poor neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro....

Trial to begin against Philip Morris in smoker's death
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit against Philip Morris in connection with the lung cancer death of a Connecticut woman who smoked the company's Marlboro cigarettes....

British business groups appeal for Brexit transition period
LONDON (AP) -- Five of Britain's biggest business groups are calling on the government to quickly agree to a transition period of at least two years following the country's exit from the European Union to provide certainty about regulatory and trade rules as companies make critical decisions for jobs and investment....

Japan ruling party win boosts Nikkei; other trading muted
TOKYO (AP) -- Global trading was muted Monday, but Japan's benchmark rose on the back of a parliamentary election victory by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democrats, who had promised stability and growth....

Fidelity has staff meeting on sex harassment after 2 leave
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The manager of Fidelity Investments' stock-picking unit held an emergency meeting last week to reiterate the firm's policies against sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, a person familiar with the matter said....

New York advances drone industry with testing corridor
ROME, N.Y. (AP) -- Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safety and performance testing....

Older vehicles in London to be charged more for polluting
LONDON (AP) -- Drivers of older, more polluting cars will face an additional charge when entering central London as the city battles air pollution blamed for thousands of premature deaths each year....

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene....

Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- House Republicans, with the urging of President Donald Trump, will strive to pass a budget this week so they can turn their attention to tax reform. Trump warned that action on tax reform is crucial to avoiding political failure in 2018....

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