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EU sees new 'dramatically difficult' phase in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — With British Prime Minister Theresa May already back home, European Union leaders stood united Friday in saluting the outcome of the first phase of Brexit negotiations, but warned London it will be "dramatically difficult" to get a full departure deal by the March 2019 deadline.

Posted on 15 December 2017 | 7:16 am

Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lung

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering regulations meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust, the cause of black lung disease, and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer.

Posted on 15 December 2017 | 6:45 am

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' boasts $45 million opening night

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney says Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an estimated $45 million from Thursday night showings.

Posted on 15 December 2017 | 6:40 am

US stocks move broadly higher in morning trading; oil rising

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in morning trading Friday, erasing modest losses from the day before. Technology companies, banks, and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers. Investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings news. They also kept an eye on Washington, where GOP lawmakers sought to line up enough votes to push a sweeping tax overhaul package forward.

Posted on 15 December 2017 | 6:30 am

As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood.

Posted on 15 December 2017 | 12:25 am