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CHICAGO (AP) — One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals he could simply "edit that out."

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  • By CALVIN WOODWARD and JOSH BOAK Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In his Alabama-ish rally, President Donald Trump falsely stated that black homeownership has hit a record high under his stewardship and made the dubious claim that he set Canada's prime minister straight on the state of trade between the two countries.

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  • By JEFF HORWITZ and JAKE PEARSON Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — Gossip editor Dylan Howard faced sexual harassment accusations at another employer after leaving National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. amid similar allegations 15 months earlier.

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  • By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don't publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don't enforce them — and because people fail to apply them to themselves.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans left no doubt that the House will approve legislation Thursday preventing a weekend partial government shutdown, erasing any suspense over an impending budget clash that would put a calamitous exclamation point at the end of the capital's tumultuous year.

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  • By JULIE WATSON Associated Press
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — One of China's biggest state-run conglomerates is suing a Venezuelan counterpart in a U.S. court in a dispute over unpaid bills, a sign of Beijing's growing impatience with its crisis-wracked South American ally.

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A developer convicted of defrauding taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a failed effort to build a professional soccer stadium in Connecticut has been sentenced to three years in federal prison.

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  • By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer
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CHICAGO (AP) — Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use.

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  • By TOM HAYS Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — A turning point in the investigation of soccer's governing body came with a 6 a.m. wake-up call by the FBI to the five-star Miami hotel room of a Brazilian sports marketing executive named Jose Hawilla.

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  • By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to have "illegal immigrants pouring into our country," tossing incendiary rhetoric onto a partisan showdown that had been showing signs of easing.

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  • By MICHAEL R. SISAK and YVONNE LEE Associated Press
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Women who say they were sexually harassed or mistreated by powerful men in television news have banded together to form a support network aimed at changing a newsroom culture they say has given men a free pass to misbehave for decades.

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  • By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A new analysis of legislative conflicts of interest by The Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity found numerous examples around the country of state lawmakers voting on bills that ended up benefiting their own business interests.

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  • By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks held steady in Wednesday morning trading, following sharp drops for markets around the world. Coming off its first three-day losing streak since the summer, the Standard & Poor's 500 index flipped between small gains and losses in the first half hour of trading.

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  • By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Many mainstream economists say they're appalled by President Donald Trump's threats to trash trade agreements and tax imports in a blunt-force drive to shrink America's bulging trade deficits.

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  • By LIZ ESSLEY WHYTE and RYAN J. FOLEY Center for Public Integrity and Associated Press
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A recent change in Iowa's tax code spared Mark Chelgren's machine shop, welding company and wheelchair-parts plant from paying sales tax when buying certain supplies such as saws and cutting fluid.