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AP News - Nov 26, 2015 9:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.Do your research. Visit college campuses. Sit in on classes. Talk to professors, graduates and students. In the end, picking a co ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 5:47 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of one of New Orleans' best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center.The planned Tipitina's development i ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 3:51 PM

MONACO (AP) — Although new to his job, Sebastian Coe has already learned that some battles are simply not worth fighting when you're trying to lead a major sport out of crisis.The head of track and field's governing body announced Thursday that ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 11:30 AM

LONDON (AP) — Adele has announced her first tour since 2011, with a string of European dates in support of her record-breaking new album, "25."The British singer announced Thursday that she will play venues in Britain and Europe starting Feb. 29 ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 11:04 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — Poultry exported to Europe from factories in Thailand is sometimes prepared in conditions that violate labor rights, two Scandinavian groups promoting corporate responsibility charged Thursday. The claim comes as Thailand's seafood indus ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 10:56 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices increasingly weighs on family budgets.Retail prices have surged 401 percent since 2009 for brand-name drugs for skin c ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 10:46 AM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed — curly top gumweed — was growi ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 6:55 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than 2,000 pensioners chanting "We can't live on 300 euros" marched through central Athens to protest plans by the country's left-wing government to overhaul the pension system.Protests took place in Athens and 12 othe ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 5:16 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Thursday it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020, including public and private funds.Prim ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 4:52 AM

MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands (AP) — Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here o ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 3:13 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian helicopter carrying oil workers has crashed in eastern Siberia, and officials say 10 of the 25 people on board were killed.Russian news agencies say the Mi-8 helicopter took off from Igarka in the Krasnoyarsk region and c ...more

AP News - Nov 26, 2015 1:09 AM

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks to buy Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, a person with knowledge of the potential deal said Thursday.The person, who spoke on condition of ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 5:24 PM

___Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shoppingNEW YORK (AP) — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.For the first time, there's expected to be more people ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 4:49 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet's best-known companies for the past decade.Like her predecessors a ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 4:24 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.The EPA announced in a court filing that it had received new infor ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 3:53 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has starred in a decade-long soap opera during which it's run through five CEOs, fended off a hostile takeover bid from Microsoft and sparred (often unsuccessfully) with activist investors who muscled their way on to the Inte ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 3:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that businesses are cutting few jobs.THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for jobless benefits dropp ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 3:29 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Looking for a holiday present that's a perfect fit, procrastinator-friendly and a constant reminder of your generosity? Consider a gift subscription to one of the abundance of streaming choices that range from mainstream to niche.</p ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 12:41 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Brushing aside security concerns, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday on his first-ever trip to Africa and urged Kenyans to work for peace and forgiveness amid a wave of extremist violence on the continent that threatens to ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 11:36 AM

KLAIPEDA, Lithuania (AP) — Andrius Petraitis watches the flickering blue flame on his cooker and sighs with relief. This winter, he won't have to worry about supplies of gas for heating or cooking.Since last year, a floating gas terminal called ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 11:29 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers' outlook.The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index, releas ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 11:06 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-ho ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 10:40 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for March delivery was .25 cent higher at $4.8860 a bushel; March corn was 1 cent higher at $3.7040 a bushel; March oats were .50 cent ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 9:49 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.For the first time, there's expected to be more people visiting retailers' web sites through their smartphones than on de ...more

AP News - Nov 25, 2015 9:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second straight month in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.Spending edged up 0.1 percent after a similar tiny gain in September, the Commerce De ...more


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