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___ US suspends plans to hike tariffs Tuesday on Chinese imports WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports ...

Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook's Libra digital currency plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and Mastercard are dropping out of Facebook's Libra project, a potentially fatal blow to the social network's plan for a worldwide digital currency. Along with t...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2019. There are 87 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 19...

Rick Fox sues esports team partners, alleges rampant fraud

Former NBA player Rick Fox has filed a lawsuit accusing business partners at the esports organization he co-founded of multiple instances of fraud and is seeking damages worth tens of millions of doll...

Man gets prison for smuggling rhino horn cup from US to UK

MIAMI (AP) — An Irish national has been sentenced to one year and two months in U.S. prison for trafficking a libation cup made from the horn of a protected black rhinoceros. Court r...

LeBron James' high school jersey up for auction

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A sweat-stained jersey LeBron James wore while playing Ohio high school basketball and during his first Sports Illustrated magazine cover shoot as a teenager in 2002 is being auctio...

Cars taken from African leader's son worth $18.5M at auction

GENEVA (AP) — An auction house in Switzerland is set to sell 25 luxury cars including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis that Geneva authorities seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's preside...

China releases more pork from reserve to cool prices

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles for the second time this month to help cool surging prices ahead of next week's celebration of the Communist Party's 70th anniversar...

China releases more pork from reserve to cool prices

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles for the second time this month to help cool surging prices ahead of next week's celebration of the Communist Party's 70th anniversar...

Medieval masterpiece by Cimabue rediscovered in French house

PARIS (AP) — A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered in an elderly French woman's kitchen and is expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auct...

1 of B.B. King's 'Lucille' guitars sold for $280K at auction

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A guitar given to B.B. King for his 80th birthday has sold for $280,000 at an auction of items from the blues legend's estate. Julien's Auctions says King often...

Items linked to crime duo Bonnie & Clyde sold for $186K

DALLAS (AP) — Several personal items related to 1930s Texas outlaw Clyde Barrow have sold at a Boston auction for nearly $186,000. RR Auction officials say the Bulova watch that Barr...

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Phoenix home up for auction

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona home that architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed during the last year of his life is going on the auction block. Heritage Auctions announced the Norman Lykes...

Auction: Bonnie Parker's poetry book, Clyde Barrow's watch

DALLAS (AP) — A book of poetry handwritten by Bonnie Parker and a watch belonging to Clyde Barrow are among items from the outlaw Texas couple being offered at auction. RR Auction wi...

Prices exceed expectations at Mexican relics sale

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Not only did Mexico fail to stop a French auction house's sale of about 120 pre-Hispanic artifacts, many sold for well above their estimated prices. The Millon auc...