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New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

Jesse J. Holland and Gerald Herbert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:44am

Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.

Orlando airport shuttle stops for 2nd time in week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:40am

For the second time in a week, shuttle problems at Orlando International Airport caused long lines and more than 50 passengers to miss their flights.

Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to US

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:30am

The CEO of one of the Middle East's largest carriers said Monday passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival, but expressed confidence in President Donald Trump as a "very good businessman."

Philippines lawyer alleges President Duterte link to deaths

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:11am

A Filipino lawyer on Monday presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he said contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects.

Emiratis, Malaysians reach $1.2B deal over troubled fund

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:02am

Emirati and Malaysian officials said Monday they reached a deal to resolve a legal dispute over the indebted and troubled Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, with the United Arab Emirates set to receive $1.2 billion over this year.

French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:42am

As relief rallies go, this may be as good as they come.

Mainstream politics shut out as Le Pen, Macron win in France

Sylvie Corbet and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:33am

French voters shut out the political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted for the runoff election between populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.

Japan's Nikon sues ASML, Zeiss over chip-making technology

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:12am

Nikon Corp. said Monday it has taken legal action in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan over the use of semiconductor lithography technology in products made by Dutch and German companies.

Oil workers' strike triggers gasoline lines in Sri Lanka

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:31am

Long lines formed at gasoline stations across Sri Lanka on Monday as workers from a state-run petroleum company went on strike to protest the government's plan to lease out oil tanks to neighboring India.

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:21am

North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.

As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding

Catherine Lucey and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:11am

With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown.

Britain's back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:01am

Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping off the list in the wake of the country's surprise to leave the European Union, according to a survey released Monday.

Global stocks mostly rise as investors mull French election

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:50am

Global stocks were mostly higher Monday as investors pondered the outcome from the first round of the French presidential election.

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

Sylvie Corbet and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:21am

French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.

German business confidence up in April, beats forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:20am

A survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has beaten economists' expectations to rise to a six-year high as companies take a brighter view of their current situation.

Cement multinational CEO resigns after Syria deals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:12am

The top executive of LafargeHolcim announced Monday that he will resign, citing "strong tensions" facing the Swiss-French cement maker since its admission last month that it had struck deals with armed groups in Syria — allegedly including the radical Islamic State group.

Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:54am

After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary.

Trump sons seek to extend family brand into domestic markets

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:44am

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.

Republicans want to muzzle database of consumer complaints

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:42am

U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government.

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Trump's AP interview

Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:33am

In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's achieved on his 100-day plan and showed he was not completely familiar with what he had promised in that "contract" with voters.