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China's quarterly economy growth sinks to 6%, a 26-year low

China's quarterly economy growth sinks to 6%, a 26-year low

BEIJING — China's economic growth decelerated to a 26-year low in the latest quarter amid a tariff war with Washington, adding to deepening slump that is weighing on global growth.
Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request.
Energy Secretary Perry says he is resigning by year's end

Energy Secretary Perry says he is resigning by year's end

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence.

San Diego woman living in van gives up all 300 of her rats

SAN DIEGO — A woman living in a van in San Diego with her pet rats has agreed to give them up — all 300 of them. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the San Diego Humane Society went to the woman's van near Del Mar on Oct. 8.
Man heard in strangling video charged in 2nd death in Alaska

Man heard in strangling video charged in 2nd death in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A man accused of killing a woman who was seen strangled in videos on a digital memory card was charged Thursday with the death of another woman, authorities in Alaska said.
White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

WASHINGTON — The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S.
GM workers to stay on picket line until vote on new contract

GM workers to stay on picket line until vote on new contract

DETROIT — Striking General Motors workers will stay on the picket lines for at least another week until they vote on a tentative contract with the company.

Anheuser-Busch accuses MillerCoors of stealing recipes

MILKWAUKEE, Wis. — Anheuser-Busch is suing MillerCoors over its confidential recipes for Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.
Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their long-sought Brexit deal.

Police: Toddler finds mom's gun, accidentally shoots self

MOORESVILLE, Ind. — Police in central Indiana say a toddler found his mother's unsecured gun while she was out of the room and accidentally shot himself to death.