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AP Photos: Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring visitors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:51am

A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world's most baleful ghost towns.

Security firm: Cyberattacks against Saudi Arabia continue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:40am

Researchers at a U.S. antivirus firm say the destructive cyberattack that hit Saudi Arabia late last year is continuing, revealing new details about an unusually disruptive campaign that some have linked to Iran.

As Dubai focuses on future, cybersecurity a growing concern

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:22am

A Dubai official says as the city races toward a future of self-driving cars and drones filling up its skies, cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern.

Global stocks mixed as investors await Trump tax cut plan

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:22am

Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after another day of gains in Asia as investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on tax cuts that could give a boost to U.S. companies and household spending.

The Latest: Kremlin denounces French report on Syria attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:20am

The Latest on Syria (all times local):

Romania: hundreds of taxis, buses protest Uber

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:01am

Some 200 taxis and buses have parked outside the government offices in Romania's capital, Bucharest, demanding that Uber and other online taxi services be outlawed in the country.

AP Explains: Why China's new aircraft carrier is significant

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:40am

China on Wednesday launched the navy's second aircraft carrier, its first to be entirely homebuilt.

Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts

Stephen Ohlemacher and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:12am

President Donald Trump is proposing tax cuts for individuals and businesses even as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the populist president tries to make good on promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class.

Daimler profits double on sales of Mercedes E-class, SUVs

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:03am

German automaker Daimler AG says net profit doubled in the first three months of the year as the new version of the company's Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and its SUV lineup boosted sales.

Different president, same old government shutdown threats

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:44am

There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks.

Some high plains farmers struggling after fires, drought

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:33am

Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires.

Trump's constant tweeting isn't lifting Twitter's profit

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:22am

You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and may even report a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public.

Credit Suisse to raise $4B in share issue as 1Q reaps profit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:30am

Swiss bank Credit Suisse has reported a return to profit in its first quarter, while announcing plans to raise about 4 billion Swiss francs by issuing new shares in the coming weeks.

US missile system claims another victim: Hyundai Motor

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:21am

Hyundai Motor Co. reported Wednesday more than a 20 percent drop in its first quarter profit as the anti-Korean sentiment in China sparked by the deployment of the U.S. missile defense system battered the Korean carmakers' sales in its biggest auto market.

China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:45pm

China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.

Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:16pm

Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality.

Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:14pm

Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find.

Watchdog says ASEAN must stand vs. killings in Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:13pm

An international human rights watchdog is calling on Southeast Asian leaders to take a stand against the Philippines' war on drugs that has left thousands dead under President Rodrigo Duterte, the host of this week's regional summit.

Asian stocks climb on hopes for US tax cuts, budget deal

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:52pm

Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after hopes for tax cuts by U.S. President Donald Trump drove record-breaking gains overnight on Wall Street

WTO ruling favors Mexico in US 'dolphin-safe' tuna spat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:31pm

The World Trade Organization ruled Tuesday that Mexico's tuna industry has been harmed by U.S. "dolphin-safe" labeling rules and says the country can seek retaliatory measures worth hundreds of millions of dollars.