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Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

Jul. 18, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying he poses a danger to the public and might use his "great wealth and vast resources" to flee the country. Epstein, with his hands folded before him, showed no reaction to the announcement by...

Facebook's Libra gets stark warning from G-7 finance chiefs

Jul. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

CHANTILLY, France (AP) — Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven rich democracies issued a stark warning on Thursday that cryptocurrencies like the Libra digital money recently unveiled by Facebook should not be allowed before "serious regulatory and systemic concerns" are addressed. France, which this year...

The Latest: Politicians praise Jeffrey Epstein's bail ruling

Jul. 18, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 2 p.m. A U.S. senator and a Florida congresswoman are praising a federal judge's decision to keep financier Jeffrey Epstein behind bars. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary...

Dennis quits Tour in bizarre way, Yates wins in Pyrenees

Jul. 18, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) — In 116 years of racing at the Tour de France, riders have done all sorts of bizarre things, from jumping on trains to fighting with fans at mountain stops. Rarely have they just vanished in the middle of a stage like Rohan Dennis did on Thursday during the first Pyrenean...

Taste of the Tour: Piping-hot bean stew in summer? Bien sûr!

Jul. 18, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) — Even in the July heat of a French summer, when many are glued to the Tour de France on TV, on vacation, or both, a piping-hot sweat-inducing cassoulet still hits the spot. Picking through the bean stew that is a specialty of the French southwest, the Tour's playground...

Renault chief confident partnership with Nissan on track

Jul. 18, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France (AP) — Renault's chairman expressed confidence Thursday that the French automaker's alliance with Nissan remains on track following the appointment of a new board at the Japanese firm in the wake of the scandal involving Carlos Ghosn, who had chaired both companies....

Notre Dame's melted lead prompts deep clean for schools

Jul. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The city of Paris has ordered a deep cleaning for schools nearest to Notre Dame, whose lead roof melted away in the cathedral's devastating fire in April. The announcement Thursday comes after a French investigative site reported that lead levels at many schools were far higher than considered...

Louvre in Paris removes Sackler name after opioid protests

Jul. 18, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the family that is blamed for the deadly opioid crisis in the United States. At the Louvre's Oriental Antiquities gallery, an Associated Press photographer...

The Latest: US still mulling retaliation for French tech tax

Jul. 18, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

CHANTILLY, France (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 finance ministers' meeting (all times local): 12:50 p.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the White House will press ahead with its investigation of France's digital tax, which is aimed at companies like Google and Amazon, as a possible unfair trade...

A long wait, but finally a Tour win for sprint prodigy Ewan

Jul. 17, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A bit more than a year ago, Caleb Ewan was devastated to be left out of the Tour de France. The Australian sprinter had to watch cycling's biggest race on TV after finding out at the last minute that his Mitchelton-Scott team was placing all its bets on Adam Yates in the fight for...