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Demonstrators walk through tear gas during clashes Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Paris. Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
December 08, 2018 - 8:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France and neighboring countries (all times local): 7:45 p.m. France's interior minister says the protest violence in Paris is "under control" despite scattered tensions but is calling it "totally unacceptable." Interior Minister Christophe...
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Firefighters try to extinguished a car set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with riot police, in Paris, France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Crowds of protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 08, 2018 - 7:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week. A ring of steel...
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A climate activists with a colorful mask attends the March for Climate in a protest against global warming in Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, as the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference takes place in the city. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
December 08, 2018 - 3:28 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming. Protesters included farmers from Latin America,...
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In a Dec. 7, 2009 file photo, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm drives a pre-production Chevrolet Volt at the Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. GMs' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's remarkable comeback following its 2014 bankruptcy exit. GM wants to close four facilities in the United States and one in Canada. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 08, 2018 - 8:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's comeback since its 2014 bankruptcy exit. Experts say a...
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School children demonstrate in Paris, Friday Dec.7, 2018. Footage showing the brutal arrest of high school students protesting outside Paris is causing a stir ahead of further anti-government protests this weekend. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 07, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the protests in France (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Seven members of the "yellow vest" movement say they are satisfied after their meeting with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on the eve of anti-government protests that authorities fear could turn violent. One of...
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A woman walks past a worker fixing wooden pieces on a bank window near the Champs-Elysees avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Paris. Drastic security measures will put a lockdown on downtown Paris on Saturday as French authorities try to prevent another outbreak of violence during anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
December 07, 2018 - 2:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — Anticipating a fourth straight weekend of violent protests, France on Friday mobilized armored vehicles and thousands of police, cordoned off Paris' broad boulevards and made plans to shut down tourist sites like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre. The heavy security will put central Paris in...
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December 07, 2018 - 9:39 am
TORONTO (AP) — Ontario's provincial government has fired three board members from a government organization working with a Google-affiliated company to create a smart-city development in Toronto. The move raises doubt about the development's future. Monte McNaughton, Ontario's minister of...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 file photo, participants perform yoga in front of the Eiffel Tower as part of the sport event "La Parisienne", in Paris. The Eiffel Tower announces it will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 8 due to the protests called in the French capital by the yellow vest movement. Tickets bought online will be refunded, the company operating the Paris monument said on Twitter. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file)
December 06, 2018 - 2:48 pm
PARIS (AP) — Authorities across France braced Thursday for the possibility of more riots and violence at anti-government protests this weekend, holding emergency meetings and deploying tens of thousands of police and security forces. Museums, theaters and shops in Paris announced they would close...
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People pay their respects as the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush lies in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
December 05, 2018 - 8:03 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring late former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 8 p.m. The body of former President George H.W. Bush is set to lie in repose all night at the Houston church where his family worshipped. People lined up Wednesday night at St. Martin's Episcopal...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, State Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville, speaks at a Republican Party rally at Highland Stables in Bowling Green, Ky. Republican leaders in Kentucky have restored the lawmaker to his leadership position one year after he signed a secret sexual harassment settlement. Meredith was one of four Republican lawmakers who signed the settlement in 2017 with a woman who once worked for the House GOP Caucus. Meredith was renamed chairman of the House Local Government Committee on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Bac Totrong/Daily News via AP, File)
December 05, 2018 - 6:51 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican leaders in Kentucky have restored a state lawmaker to his leadership position more than a year after he signed a secret sexual harassment settlement. State Rep. Michael Meredith was one of four Republican lawmakers who signed the $110,000 settlement in 2017 with a...
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