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French billionaire detained in Africa corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:36am

French billionaire Vincent Bollore has been detained for questioning in an investigation into alleged corruption during lucrative port deals in Africa.

From 'Jumanji' to Tarantino, Sony teases varied slate

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34am

Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as "Spider-Man" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series to family films, action pics, comedies and even Quentin Tarantino's Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

Boston airport decides against fees for drop-off, pickup

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:18am

A plan to charge drivers a fee for picking up or dropping off passengers at Boston's Logan International Airport has been rejected by the agency overseeing the airport.

O'Hare, Midway airports to offer unlimited free Wi-Fi

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:13am

O'Hare and Midway international airports will now be providing free unlimited Wi-Fi making long layovers a little more bearable.

Syrian troops target IS tunnels, trenches in Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:45am

Syrian state TV is reporting that government forces have launched a new operation targeting underground tunnels used by the Islamic State group in the capital, Damascus.

For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:39am

If you've ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you're in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn't belong on its service — 27 pages worth of them, in fact.

Global shares advance as US bond yields push dollar higher

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:24am

Global shares mostly rose Tuesday as a surge in U.S. bond yields pushed the value of the dollar higher against other major currencies.

German business confidence falls amid trade tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:04am

A closely watched survey showed a bigger-than-expected drop in German business confidence amid worries about international trade tensions, but Tuesday's report doesn't necessarily signal any serious problems for Europe's biggest economy.

Study: Bangladesh must do more to protect garment workers

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:53pm

The factory building had been expanded illegally, with additional floors stacked one on top of another. An engineer had declared it unsafe, and the thousands of people who worked inside, stitching garments for clothing brands from around the world, knew it was trouble.

Aimed at China, Trump's tariffs are hitting closer to home

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:59pm

President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home.

Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

Josh Lederman and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:59pm

It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country's image.

Asian shares advance as US bond yields push dollar higher

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:13pm

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as a surge in U.S. bond yields pushed the value of the dollar higher against other major currencies.

Former Christie allies to argue for bridge case reversals

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:07pm

The traffic scandal that dragged down former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations will write another chapter on Tuesday as two former associates facing prison for their roles seek to convince a federal appeals court their convictions should be overturned.

Top GOP gubernatorial candidates focus on vision in debate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:05pm

Idaho's top Republican governor candidates gave voters three distinct options to choose from during their second televised debate, which included plenty of jabs at each other's campaign tactics.

Judge faces punishment for sex acts in courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:03pm

Massachusetts' highest court will meet to consider the punishment for a judge who admitted to having a relationship with a courthouse employee that included sexual encounters in his chambers.

Arizona governor pushes for teacher pay deal as strike looms

Bob Christie and Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:13pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushed lawmakers Monday to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week.

Chipmaker SK Hynix reports 64 percent jump in 1Q earnings

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:53pm

SK Hynix Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit has surged 64 percent over a year earlier thanks to robust memory chip prices that offset slowing growth in the mobile sector.

Thousands protest against Nicaragua government, urge calm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:11pm

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans marched Monday in the capital to protest government repression and call for peace after several days of violent demonstrations set off by a social security overhaul.

Feds widen safety probes of Ford, VW and Nissan vehicles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:49pm

The U.S. government's highway safety agency is expanding three investigations for brake and air bag troubles that could affect more than 2.3 million vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen and Nissan.

Judge: Enbridge Line 3 project should follow existing route

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:47pm

Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company's preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday.