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Reese Witherspoon honoured at Women in Entertainment gala

Reese Witherspoon honoured at Women in Entertainment gala

LOS ANGELES — Reese Witherspoon remembered when she met with several film production studios in 2011 to ask them how many movies were being developed for women. The studios’ responses nearly floored her.

Former NFL player charged in 2013 slaying in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. — A one-time NFL player was charged with murder in what authorities described as a drug-related killing in Louisiana in 2013.
Prague to ink partnership with Taipei after snubbing Beijing

Prague to ink partnership with Taipei after snubbing Beijing

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The city of Prague, the Czech capital, approved Thursday a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei.
Wholesale prices unchanged in November as energy prices cool

Wholesale prices unchanged in November as energy prices cool

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices were unchanged in November as the rise in energy costs slowed following a big gain in the previous month.

Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills 13, injures 21

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A fire at a plastics factory near Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 13 people and injured 21 others, police said Thursday.

Woman accidentally calls DA investigator, gets needed walker

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An 84-year-old New Mexico woman's misdial meant for a medical supply store went to an investigator in a district attorney's office — and led to a new walker.
California calls pot smoke, THC a risk to moms-to-be

California calls pot smoke, THC a risk to moms-to-be

LOS ANGELES — A California panel voted Wednesday to declare marijuana smoke and the drug's high-producing chemical — THC — a risk to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and require warning labels for products legally sold in the nation's larg

Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate alone Wednesday and signalled that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year.
Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable company

Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable company

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable public company Wednesday when its shares made their debut on the Saudi stock exchange, part of an ambitious shift away from the very fossil fuels the
$1M bail for teen charged in Wisconsin school officer attack

$1M bail for teen charged in Wisconsin school officer attack

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