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AP PHOTOS: Rural Oregon town for sale for $3.5 million

AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus TILLER, Ore. (AP) — A tiny Oregon town is almost entirely for sale for $3.5 million — or $3.85 million if you also want the local elementary school, which is a separate deal. The community of Tiller, encircled by the Umpqua National Forest,...
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San Francisco power outage snarls traffic shuts rail station

AP Photo/Jocelyn Gecker SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A power outage struck a wide area of San Francisco on Friday, blacking out about 90,000 utility customers, snarling traffic as intersection signals went dark and stopping the famed cable cars for a time. Pacific Gas &...

US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has denied a request from Exxon Mobil to waive U.S. sanctions against Russia and allow it to resume oil drilling around the Black Sea. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says in a brief statement that the administration “will...

Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a “massive tax cut” under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump says the plan will result in tax cuts for both...

Shonda Rhimes tells all _ about how to be a screenwriter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes, the TV mastermind whose hits include “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” keeps a lid on plot twists. But she’s giving aspiring screenwriters a behind-the-scenes look at how to succeed in her craft. In six...

De Niro to receive honorary fine arts degree from Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Robert De Niro is among six people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University’s commencement exercises The Ivy League school announced Friday the Oscar-winning actor is being celebrated “for the intensity he brings to each...

Ontario police arrest 100 men in child prostitution case

TORONTO (AP) — More than 100 men have been arrested for allegedly looking to buy sex from underage girls, an Ontario police force said Friday. York Regional Det. Sgt. Thai Truong said undercover officers put ads online to find men looking for sex. When men responded to the...
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The Latest: Federal Reserve official optimistic on economy

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on global finance meetings (all times local): 1 p.m. The No. 2 official at the Federal Reserve says he agrees with the assessment of the International Monetary Fund that the global economy’s prospects are looking...
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The Latest: OMB preps for shutdown, WH says it's unlikely

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations on a budget bill (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The Office of Management and Budget has begun taking routine steps in preparation for a potential government shutdown that the White House is hoping to avoid....