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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claims it has won re-election with commanding lead in vote count

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:41am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claims it has won re-election with commanding lead in vote count.

German business climate down, as economy lacks momentum

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:43am

A closely watched index of German business optimism has fallen for the second month in a row as the mood among company managers in Europe's largest economy weakened further.

Italian hostage freed after 3 years in Syria returns home

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:39am

Italy's defense minister says an Italian who had been held hostage in Syria for three years has been released and returned to Italy.

Official says Pakistan to get Saudi oil on credit as of July

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:33am

A Pakistani official says the much-anticipated Saudi oil will start flowing to Islamabad as of July, with payments deferred for three years.

China seeks Asian neighbors' support in trade fight with US

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:14am

China is seeking support from Russia and from its Central Asian neighbors in its escalating tariff fight with the U.S., while also stepping up protests against moves to penalize its technology sector.

World shares sink as US-China spat takes center stage

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:48am

World markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes.

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:22am

Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, appeared in a Japanese courtroom Thursday for a hearing ahead of his trial on accusations of financial misconduct.

China has more weapons in US tariff war _ but do they work?

Joe McDonald and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:08pm

Looking for ways to hit back at Washington as a tariff fight escalates, President Xi Jinping and his economy czar visited a Chinese factory that processes rare earths — exotic minerals used in electric cars, mobile phones and other technology.

Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:14pm

Big cities in the U.S. aren't growing like they used to.

Liberal groups want 2020 Dems to back Pentagon spending cuts

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:14pm

Nearly two dozen progressive groups are launching a new push to persuade Democratic presidential candidates to support dramatic spending cuts at the Pentagon.

FAA chief says flying public will regain faith in Boeing jet

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:37pm

Public confidence in Boeing's 737 Max jet is "maybe" shaken after two deadly crashes but that will eventually change, said the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Ex-detective pleads guilty to operating brothels

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:35pm

A retired New York Police Department vice detective and his wife have admitted to running a prostitution and gambling ring that allegedly involved seven police officers and dozens of civilians.

Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:04pm

Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before.

Kansas clinic returns to court over telemedicine abortions

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:49pm

A Kansas clinic stopped providing telemedicine abortions months ago and returned to court Wednesday after concluding that the legal climate remains uncertain despite a judge's order late last year saying the state couldn't stop the procedures.

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:28pm

Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn't just submit a couple of the devices -- he delivered in person or shipped to Apple around 3,000 of them.

United CEO vows to be aboard 737 Max when its cleared to fly

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:21pm

CEO Oscar Munoz says he will be aboard United Airlines' first flight of a Boeing 737 Max once regulators agree to let the aircraft fly again.

Judge approves $105M fund for California wildfire survivors

Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:12pm

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment.

Brazil's Natura announces purchase of Avon Products

Anna Jean Kaiser and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:56pm

The Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura announced Wednesday that it is buying Avon Products in an all-stock deal that it valued at $3.7 billion, in move that would create the world's fourth-largest group of beauty products.

Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistants

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:54pm

Are the female voices behind Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa amplifying gender bias around the world?