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  • Markets brush aside China rating downgrade

    LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges Wednesday, with investors brushing aside Moody’s decision to cut China’s debt rating. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.3 percent at 7,506 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.2 percent to 12,635. The CAC 40 in France was 0.1 percent lower at 5,341. U.S. ...
  • New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a ‘closed issue’

    GENEVA (AP) — The new head of the World Health Organization doesn’t believe the Trump administration’s calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a “closed issue.” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian ex-health minister, said he was looking forward to further talks with the U.S., WHO’s biggest donor. “I wouldn’t take it as a final ...
  • The tragedy of Everest’s normal: 10 dead this season, so far

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Almost every year, the reports filter down from the highest mountain in the world, and talk among the climbing teams at Everest Base Camp turns to the latest person to die. On Everest, tragedy is almost normal. Ten people have died so far in a series of accidents this climbing season, four more than mountaineering officials ...
  • Donald Trump, Melania Trump

    The Latest: First lady visits Vatican’s children’s hospital

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 1 p.m. First lady Melania Trump has visited the Vatican’s children’s hospital, meeting with patients, painting pictures with them and taking selfies. Mrs. Trump went to the Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) pediatric hospital after she and President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis earlier ...
  • The Latest: School says student, 15, died in concert blast

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A school near Manchester says it is “in shock” and heartbroken as it announced that one of its students, teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, was killed in the Manchester concert attack. Tottingham High School, in Bury near the city of Manchester, said ...
  • OPEC likely to extend output cuts into next year

    VIENNA (AP) — The OPEC oil cartel and other producers, notably Russia, are this week expected to extend last year’s production cut in a concerted attempt to prevent oil prices from falling. With prices likely to fall because of an oversupply in the market if they don’t, both Russia, and OPEC oil giant Saudi Arabia have spoken out in favor ...
  • Donald Trump

    ‘We can use peace’: Trump and Pope Francis meet

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Trump, midway through a grueling nine-day, maiden international journey, called upon the pontiff in a private, 30-minute meeting laden ...
  • The Latest: School says student, 15, died in concert blast

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A school near Manchester says it is “in shock” and heartbroken as it announced that one of its students, teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, was killed in the Manchester concert attack. Tottingham High School, in Bury near the city of Manchester, said ...
  • Manchester police say they have made three more arrests over pop concert bombing

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester police say they have made three more arrests over pop concert bombing.
  • The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 a.m. As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast ...
  • Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time. Her parents, Ryan and Shauna, took the afternoon off work, and the ...
  • Warning of “imminent” attack, Britain raises threat level

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert — the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking to rattle life in the ...
  • Meek Mill

    Rapper Meek Mill, theater sued over concert fatal shooting

    WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill and a Connecticut theater are being sued over a fatal shooting following a concert in December. The shooting outside the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford killed 31-year-old Travis Ward and 20-year-old Jaquan Graves, both of New Haven. Two others were injured, including 25-year-old Nathan Mitchell, of Hartford. No arrests have been made. Ward’s family ...
  • Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage quit his post Tuesday as a chairman of the chamber’s moderate Tuesday Group, criticizing colleagues for having “different objectives and a different sense of governing than I do.” Rep. Tom MacArthur, a second-term congressman, announced his decision at a closed-door meeting of ...
  • Sean Hannity, Reince Priebusent

    Hannity backs off story about murdered DNC staffer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity said Tuesday he’s backing off his speculation about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich after talking with Rich’s family, which had appealed to the media to stop. The decision took Hannity off a potential collision course with his network, which earlier Tuesday had removed a week-old story ...
  • FCC: No punishment for late-night host Colbert’s Trump joke

    NEW YORK (AP) — There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert’s risque joke about President Donald Trump. A Federal Communications Commission spokesman said Tuesday that the agency received “thousands” of complaints about the late-night host’s May 1 show, so it reviewed the material as “standard operating procedure.” It’s the FCC’s job to police obscene or indecent material on TV ...
  • Bill O'Reilly

    Fox News finds itself in an unaccustomed spot _ out of first

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place. The network’s weekday prime-time lineup, long the king of cable news, finished behind MSNBC in viewers last week, the Nielsen company said. Among the 25-to-54-year-old audience that advertisers pay a premium for, Fox finished third to MSNBC ...
  • CFO of Soup Nazi-inspired company indicted on tax charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — The chief financial officer for a company licensing recipes from the real-life chef who inspired the “Soup Nazi” character on “Seinfeld” has been arrested on tax charges alleging he cheated the government out of a half million dollars. Robert N. Bertrand was arrested Tuesday after being charged in Brooklyn federal court with failing to pay Medicare, ...
  • Missing earring halts Philadelphia TV weather forecast

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia meteorologist has a TV news anchor to thank for finding an earring that fell off during her live forecast. In a video posted on Cecily Tynan’s social media accounts , she can be seen giving the details for Memorial Day weekend weather when her earring pops off. Moments later, WPVI-TV anchor Jim Gardner walks behind ...
  • Andrei Arshavin

    A year before World Cup, Russian clubs battle financial woes

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kuban Krasnodar’s fans hoped that signing Andrei Arshavin would herald long-awaited success for their club. The local governor hoped for a pre-election boost. By July 2015, Arshavin had lost much of the pace and attacking skill which made him a star in England for Arsenal years earlier, but he was still among Russia’s best-known footballers. Like most ...
  • PBS airing live nature special from Alaska this summer

    NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska. “Wild Alaska Live” will air over three nights on PBS on July 23, 26 and 30. Cameras placed in the Tongass National Forest, the Kenai ...
  • Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise reveals ‘Top Gun 2’ to start filming soon

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he’s about to fly back in. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to “Top Gun” is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. Cruise made the announcement Wednesday in response to questions from anchors on the Australian morning news show “Sunrise.” The ...
  • Colin Farrell, Tilda Swinton, Charlize Thero

    Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival’s birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the Cannes red carpet Tuesday night for a ceremony that recounted the festival’s history through a series ...
  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending May 21, 2017: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Logan 2. The LEGO Batman Movie 3. Fifty Shades Darker 4. xXx: Return of Xander Cage 5. Hidden Figures 6. A Dog’s Purpose 7. Split (2017) 8. Get Out 9. Prometheus 10. Guardians of the Galaxy iTunes Movies US Charts – Independent: 1. Before I ...
  • Cannes festival holds moment of silence for Manchester

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival paused Tuesday for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Thierry Fremaux, director of the festival, led Cannes in a minute of silence from the red-carpet steps of the Palais, the festival’s hub. The moment, he said, was to show ...
  • Roger Moore

    Reaction to death of actor Roger Moore at age 89

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Roger Moore Tuesday at age 89: — “The world has lost one of its great champions for children — and the entire UNICEF family has lost a great friend. In his most famous roles as an actor, Sir Roger was the epitome of cool sophistication; but in his work as a ...
  • ‘Dangal’ becomes China’s biggest non-Hollywood foreign film

    BEIJING (AP) — The Aamir Khan film “Dangal,” about an Indian man training his daughters to become wrestlers, has become China’s biggest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign movie. The Indian film, whose name translates as “Let’s Wrestle, Dad,” was released in China on May 5. By Tuesday, it had pulled in 806 million yuan ($117 million) in mainland China, according to data from ...
  • Rebel Wilson

    Rebel Wilson tells court Australian articles hurt her career

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A tearful Rebel Wilson testified on Tuesday that a series of magazine articles published in Australia were a deliberate attack on her character and damaged her acting career. Wilson is suing Australian publisher Bauer Media for defamation over several articles published in 2015 that the Australian-born actress said led to her film contracts being terminated. The ...
  • Donald Trump, Melania Trump

    The Latest: First lady visits Vatican’s children’s hospital

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 1 p.m. First lady Melania Trump has visited the Vatican’s children’s hospital, meeting with patients, painting pictures with them and taking selfies. Mrs. Trump went to the Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) pediatric hospital after she and President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis earlier ...
  • Polish couple among those killed in Manchester blast

    LONDON (AP) — The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what’s known about them so far: ___ A Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters from the concert were among the dead, according to Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski. The ...
  • The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 a.m. As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast ...
  • Bill Cosby

    Defense raises race bias in Cosby jury selection process

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, defense lawyers are crying foul and accusing prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury. The lawyers return to court on Wednesday in Pittsburgh to pick a 12th juror and six alternates. For now, Judge Steven O’Neill ...
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. POLICE ID SUSPECTED MANCHESTER BOMBER Salman Abedi — who authorities say blew himself up in a packed concert hall, killing 22 — was reportedly a British citizen of Libyan descent who made little impression on neighbors in the suburb where he lived. ...
  • Bill Cosby

    11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury Tuesday after prosecutors used their strikes to send two black women home. Judge Steven O’Neill for now rejected the argument after prosecutors said the second woman was a former Pittsburgh detective who sued the city after she was arrested in a public ...
  • Colin Farrell, Tilda Swinton, Charlize Thero

    Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival’s birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the Cannes red carpet Tuesday night for a ceremony that recounted the festival’s history through a series ...