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Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:41pm

Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76.

Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:54pm

Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:54pm

Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him.

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:50pm

Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.

AP FACT CHECK: When Trump takes credit and assigns blame

Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:45pm

One of the most consistent features of President Donald Trump's public statements is his drive to take credit and assign blame. It's a tendency that consistently lands him in trouble with history, either recent or long ago, and has been on display as he approaches his 100th day in office.

The Latest: Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:10pm

The Latest on the confrontation on an American Airlines flight (all times local):

Authorities drop 33 cases against Dakota Access protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:06pm

Authorities dropped nearly three dozen cases last month that stemmed from arrests of protesters against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, court records show.

American Airlines investigates after video shows mom in tears

Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton CNN  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:35pm

American Airlines is investigating after a video surfaced on social media showing a confrontation between a passenger and a flight attendant aboard one of its flights.

APNewsBreak: Problems remain at troubled Washington hospital

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 1:00pm

Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients.

Bill for congresswoman's shooting memorial fails in Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:54pm

Lawmakers are walking away from a proposal to spend state money on a memorial to mark the 2011 shooting that targeted then-Rep. Gabby Giffords and killed six people.

North Carolina's long summer vacations are being challenged

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:35pm

Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing.

Ferry slams into breakwater in Canary Islands, 13 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:23pm

A large ferry slammed bow-first into a breakwater in the Canary Islands, injuring 13 passengers, Spanish authorities said Saturday.

Want to own a town? Tiny Oregon community for sale for $3.5M

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:05pm

In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it.

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:44am

The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home.

Boise jet-boat maker agrees to plead guilty to fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:03am

A jet-boat maker prosecutors say took millions of dollars from customers but never delivered their boats has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and bank fraud.

Florida senator who resigned over racial slur hired models

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:13am

A newspaper is reporting that a Florida state senator who resigned this week after using a racial slur hired a former Hooters "calendar girl" and a Playboy model with no political experience to be consultants for his political action committee last year.

Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:24am

The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Golf ball pieces from harvest cause hash brown recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:53am

A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them.

Correction: Mideast-Entrepreneurs story

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:47am

In a story April 22 about entrepreneurs from the Middle East, in a section about one Saudi woman who stands out, The Associated Press misspelled her name. She is Manar Alomayri, not Manal Dhod.

United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:34am

United Airlines said CEO Oscar Munoz, who came under withering criticism for the airline's handling of a passenger-dragging incident, will not automatically add the title of chairman in 2018 as planned.