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Prosecutor: Doctor tied to senator stole Medicare millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:05am

Prosecutors argued that a prominent Florida eye doctor ran a practice which was actually a well-organized scam that stole millions from Medicare.

N. Korea watchers on why army's big day has taken a backseat

Foster Klug and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:55am

The North Korean capital's broad, clean avenues were, by the authoritarian nation's usually over-the-top celebratory standards, fairly subdued ahead of Tuesday's 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army.

Rain delays Idaho potato, wheat planting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:55am

Eastern Idaho farmers are hoping for a hot and dry spell after cold rain delayed much of their spring planting schedules.

Disabled Amtrak train at Penn Station snarls morning commute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:45am

Transit officials say a disabled Amtrak train at Penn Station snarled the morning rush hour for commuters.

The Latest: Shareholders criticize Wells Fargo board members

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:45am

The Latest on Wells Fargo's annual meeting after a scandal over the bank's sales practices (all times local):

US consumer confidence dips in April but remains strong

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:35am

U.S. consumer confidence slipped in April but remains at high levels.

Hampton Roads' ship industry could lay off more than 1,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:34am

The ship-repair industry in Virginia's Hampton Roads region is preparing to lay off more than 1,000 employees as Congress works to approve a new national budget.

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Ivanka Trump defends father, brushes aside groans in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:30am

Ivanka Trump brushed aside groans and hisses Tuesday over her father's track record and defended his attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing as a White House adviser.

Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:25am

Wells Fargo's top management and board of directors apologized to investors and faced a series of protesters Tuesday at the first big shareholder meeting since a scandal over sales practices led to an executive shake-up, fines and a dented reputation.

Cost cuts at Coca-Cola go deeper, including jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:17am

Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will cut 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost-cutting.

Fewer immigrants without status since 2009-report

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

A new study shows the number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has fallen to 11 million since 2009, largely because of a drop-off in the number of Mexicans without legal status.

US new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

U.S. sales of new homes shot up in March to the fastest pace in 8 months, as more Americans are upgrading their houses in a positive sign for the broader economy.

Healthy profits push stocks higher yet; Nasdaq crosses 6,000

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices.

ASEAN leaders likely to go soft on sea feud in Manila summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

Southeast Asian leaders will express serious concern over territorial disputes in the South China Sea when they gather in an annual summit in Manila this week, but a draft of a communique to be issued at the end of the meeting indicates they will adopt subdued language on a conflict that has increasingly alarmed Asian and Western governments.

Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:02am

Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results.

Ivanka Trump defends father, brushes aside groans in Berlin

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:00am

Ivanka Trump brushed aside groans and hisses Tuesday over her father's track record and defended his attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing as a White House adviser.

The Latest: Ivanka Trump visits training center in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:00am

The Latest on Ivanka Trump's trip to Berlin (all times local):

Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:56am

In a move that further cements Russia's control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut off the power because of millions in unpaid bills.

Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:45am

President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that milestone by turning to a presidential tool he once derided. But Trump's frequent use of the executive order points to his struggles getting legislation through a Congress controlled by his own party and few of the orders themselves appear to deliver the sweeping changes the president has promised.