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Albanians, NGO file lawsuit against hydropower project

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:10am

Albanian residents and a non-governmental organization have filed a lawsuit against the government for giving a concession to build a hydropower station in a protected valley.

EU approves Areva-EDF nuclear reactor combination

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:00am

The European Union has approved the takeover of the reactor business of Areva by nuclear giant EDF in an all-French transaction, arguing it will not affect healthy competition in the sector.

Vermont nude beach fans against parking lot, boardwalk

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 6:53am

For decades, the tiny, out-of-site beach at the south end of Vermont's fjord-like Lake Willoughby has been known as much for its nudity as its views of the clear, cold lake. Now, regulars fear its charm could be the area's undoing.

Montenegro official prevented from transiting through Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 6:53am

Montenegro has strongly protested "inappropriate" conduct by Russian authorities against a senior ruling party leader who was prevented from changing planes at a Moscow airport.

World shares muted as investors await raft of economic data

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 6:32am

World stock markets were listless Monday as investors look to a raft of economic data this week and as holidays in several key markets crimped trading volume.

Poland investigates irregular property restitution cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 6:20am

A special Polish government commission is investigating irregularities in the restitution to private owners of Warsaw properties that were seized under communism.

Offices of search engine Yandex raided in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 5:10am

Ukraine's intelligence agency is searching the offices of Yandex, a Russia-based Internet company best known for its search engine.

Philadelphia's music legacy is vast but hard to find

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 4:41am

Detroit has the Motown Museum. Mississippi has a blues trail. Memphis has Graceland, Sun Studio and the Stax Museum of American Soul.

Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 4:02am

If you're planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You're going to have lots of company.

Trump budget draws ire, concern from minority communities

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:26am

Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump's proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to black Americans during his campaign: "What the hell do you have to lose?"

AP FACT CHECK: A rash of Trump statements under scrutiny

Calvin Woodward and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:26am

President Donald Trump has reopened his Twitter spigot now that his foreign trip is over, so brace yourself. The intensifying investigations into Russian interference in the election and the potential involvement of associates have reached his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and appear to have caught the president in a bare-knuckled mood.

Asian shares muted as investors await raft of economic data

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:41pm

Stock markets in Asia were subdued in holiday-thinned trading Monday as investors hunkered down ahead of a raft of economic data later this week that will provide fresh insight into the world economy.

End to 'temporary' status for US migrants feared under Trump

Luis Alonso Lugo and Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:21pm

Nancy Vasquez left the turmoil in her native El Salvador behind and moved to the U.S., where she was able to support her family, buy a house and start a food-truck business catering to workers on the outskirts of Washington thanks to a "temporary" residency permit that has lasted for nearly 20 years.

'Pirates of the Caribbean' tops box office, 'Baywatch' sinks

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:35pm

It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy "Baywatch."

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:22pm

Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant.

Government: Judge postpones trial of Chinese billionaire

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:13pm

The trial of a Chinese billionaire charged in a United Nations bribery case will not begin Tuesday after all, prosecutors said Sunday.

BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:24pm

British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.

The Latest: Proposed laptop ban on flights may expand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:23pm

The Latest on a proposed ban on laptops from passenger cabins of international flights (all times local):

US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:23pm

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.