Big beer merger leaves future uncertain for competitors
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Big beer merger leaves future uncertain for competitors

LONDON (AP) — It’s no fun being in the middle. Heineken, Molson Coors and Carlsberg are storied brewers that trace their roots back hundreds of years and have loyal drinkers around the world. But the merger of their two biggest competitors leaves such mid-size brewers without a clear way forward. They find themselves squeezed between … Continue reading

Aging mobster acquitted in 1978 heist retold in ‘Goodfellas’
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Aging mobster acquitted in 1978 heist retold in ‘Goodfellas’

NEW YORK (AP) — An aging mobster who stayed mostly in the shadows for decades by adhering to the Mafia’s strict code of silence was acquitted Thursday of charges he helped plan a legendary 1978 Lufthansa heist retold in the hit film “Goodfellas.” A federal jury reached the surprising verdict at a Brooklyn racketeering trial … Continue reading

Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say
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Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say

LONDON (AP) — British and U.S. officials said Wednesday they have information suggesting the Russian jetliner that crashed in the Egyptian desert may have been brought down by a bomb, and Britain said it was suspending flights to and from the Sinai Peninsula as a precaution. Intercepted communications played a role in the tentative conclusion … Continue reading

State Dept. rejects TransCanada request for Keystone delay
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State Dept. rejects TransCanada request for Keystone delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is continuing a review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a request by the project’s developer to suspend the review. State Department spokesman John Kirby says the department advised TransCanada on Wednesday of its decision to continue the review. The State Department has jurisdiction over … Continue reading

Sports, political contests dominate TV ratings
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Sports, political contests dominate TV ratings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing beats athletes clashing on the field for impressive TV ratings, but the skirmishes of CNBC’s Republican debate came close. NFL programming and baseball’s World Series dominated last week’s ratings, taking seven of the top 20 spots, the Nielsen company said Tuesday, Viewers also were drawn to the debate with leading … Continue reading

Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders
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Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders on Thursday he’ll continue to champion a comprehensive change to the nation’s immigration laws and said America’s greatness comes from building opportunities, not walls. While prospects for an immigration overhaul are negligible during the remainder of his presidency, Obama used the speech to highlight differences with … Continue reading

Egypt pledges fast work amid search for Nefertiti’s tomb
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Egypt pledges fast work amid search for Nefertiti’s tomb

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities promised Thursday they would move quickly to get new radar equipment needed to search for Queen Nefertiti’s tomb amid a new theory it could be in an alleged, hidden chamber behind King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings. The theory, presented this summer by British Egyptologist Nicholas … Continue reading