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CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the second day of the NFL draft (all times Eastern):11:20 p.m.Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap turned the third round of the NFL draft into his own graduation party. He wore a cap and gown to announce Cinci ...more

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's strongest unions brought thousands of people into the streets Friday to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office in December.< ...more

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VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina (AP) — Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.The town in eastern Argentina is one of the worst-struck by weeks of heavy rains ste ...more

AP News - 9 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.The team led by researchers at the University of Michigan found that fos ...more

AP News - 10 hours ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A private Polish company said it has ended its contracts with two well-known state-owned stud farms after managers were replaced by the government, highlighting the turmoil surrounding the farms that feature Arabian and other hors ...more

AP News - 11 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder.The drug from Acadia Pharmaceutical ...more

AP News - 11 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many — possibly most — of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four we ...more

AP News - 12 hours ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police have arrested 73 people after breaking up a protest by taxi drivers that blocked the main highway leading from Mexico City to Acapulco.The police chief of the southern state of Guerrero says police found five as ...more

AP News - 13 hours ago

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 11 this week to 420, again reaching an-time low amid depressed energy industry prices.A year ago, 905 rigs were active.Houston oilfield services co ...more

AP News - 14 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents.The review comes as regulators disclo ...more

AP News - 15 hours ago

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local):7:55 p.m.The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority says the crashed helicopter's flight recorders, the so-called black boxes ...more

AP News - 15 hours ago

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory.Health Secretary Ana Rius said the victim is a 70-year-old man fr ...more

AP News - 16 hours ago

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal and the rest of the eurozone could breathe a sigh of relief Friday after international ratings agency DBRS said it wasn't lowering Portuguese sovereign debt to junk status — a feared move that likely would have sparked ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers were a bit more downbeat in April.The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment slid to 89 in April from 91 in March. It is the lowest reading since September and the fourth stra ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers boosted their spending by a tiny amount in March as purchases of nondurable goods such as clothing offset a big fall in spending on autos and other long-lasting items.Spending edged up 0.1 percent last month afte ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — It's been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis.The 19-country currency union, which as a bloc is the world's second-largest economy, enjoyed an ...more

AP News - 23 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland says its net loss widened in the first quarter as the taxpayer-owned bank made its final 1.2 billion-pound ($1.7 billion) payment to the U.K. Treasury as part of a deal to give the government first crack at any prof ...more

AP News - 24 hours ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — Eurozone economy grew by strong 0.6 percent in Q1; inflation in April falls to -0.2 percent. ...more

AP News - Apr 29, 2016 4:37 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus.KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France's CAC 40 fell 1.4 percent to 4,495.60 an ...more

AP News - Apr 29, 2016 3:01 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea.Treas ...more

AP News - Apr 29, 2016 2:13 AM

PARIS (AP) — Sanofi says drugs sales in emerging markets helped keep its profits stable in the first quarter despite losses caused by Venezuela's collapsing currency.With early efforts for a Zika vaccine and several other drugs in the pipeline, ...more

AP News - Apr 28, 2016 11:40 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade windfall of nearly $800 million from the NBA in what's commonly called the greatest deal in sports history, has died at age 83.Silna ...more

AP News - Apr 28, 2016 11:18 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus.KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 1.2 percent to 21,125.92 and Seoul's Kosp ...more

AP News - Apr 28, 2016 8:01 PM

PLANO, Texas (AP) — In a story April 27 about Dr Pepper Snapple Group's first-quarter earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company makes Fiji Water. Dr Pepper distributes Fiji Water.A corrected version of the story is bel ...more

AP News - Apr 28, 2016 6:15 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Now that a judge branded him "a serial child molester," Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he's out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender program that could include lie-detector ...more


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