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Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailout

57 min 39 sec ago

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation. President Alexander Lukashenko said Monday that he has secured Russian President Vladimir Putin’s promise to help shore up the Belarusian economy, which has suffered from recession in Russia, its main export market. Lukashenko didn’t elaborate, but […]

Yellen will testify amid predictions of slower rate hikes

1 hour 1 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Things looked so clear back in mid-December. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the likelihood of four more hikes in 2016. That was then. Panicky financial markets, global weakness and slumps in key U.S. economic sectors have since clouded the outlook for more rate […]

Audi tearjerker, ‘Puppymonkeybaby’ among Super Bowl winners

1 hour 2 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it’s a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Here are the advertisers whose gamble paid off, and those who dropped the ball. Missed the game? No […]

Uber passenger assaults driver, steals car, police in Oregon say

1 hour 14 min ago

Tigard, Ore., police arrested a man accused of assaulting an Uber driver and stealing his vehicle Saturday night.

Ian Mader named AP’s news editor in Florida

1 hour 15 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — Ian Mader, a veteran foreign correspondent with a reputation for breaking news and challenging reporters, has been named The Associated Press Florida news editor based in Miami. The appointment was announced Thursday by interim South Editor Ravi Nessman, who oversees 13 southeastern states plus the District of Columbia. “Ian is a great […]

Fans can have Hendrix experience at guitarist’s London home

1 hour 19 min ago

LONDON (AP) — When he wasn’t being a string-shredding, amp-blasting guitar hero, Jimi Hendrix liked nothing better than to sit at home drinking tea and watching the British soap opera “Coronation Street.” Hendrix’s former London apartment opens to the public this week, capturing a period when the musician was forging an international musical reputation and […]

Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel

1 hour 26 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing. Sen. Ron Wyden says he has “a number of concerns” about how panelists were selected and screened for an advisory panel on pain issues that includes experts from government and outside […]

NYC cop on trial for fatal stairwell shooting takes stand

1 hour 26 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer took the stand Monday to give his account of the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex. Officer Peter Liang is charged with manslaughter in the 2014 death of Akai Gurley in the Louis Pink Houses in Brooklyn. Liang began […]

US stocks open lower; energy sector sinks along with oil

1 hour 44 min ago

U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading Monday, putting the market on track for its second sizeable loss in a row. Technology, financial and energy stocks were among the biggest decliners. The slide followed steep drops in Europe. Crude oil prices slumped again. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 309 points, or […]

Man accused of stealing police badges while being questioned

1 hour 48 min ago

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man stole several police badges while he was being held for questioning in a domestic dispute. Police say 26-year-old Robert Dingeldein stole the badges Oct. 30 while being questioned by Irwin police. The small town has all its borough offices in one building, so Dingeldein was held […]

Giant red carpet for Egypt leader’s motorcade sparks uproar

2 hours 29 min ago

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in a Cairo suburb. Images of the giant red carpet prompted a wave of ridicule on social media, with a hashtag mocking the […]

Cruise ship damaged by wind in Atlantic; no guest injuries

2 hours 35 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean, forcing passengers to stay in their cabins, but no injuries were reported. Royal Caribbean said in a statement Monday that the ship Anthem of the Seas was damaged in some public areas and guest staterooms. Royal […]

Philippine autonomy delay stalls disarming of Muslim rebels

2 hours 35 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine rebel leader says Congress’ failure to pass a Muslim autonomy bill as part of a new peace pact will delay a program to disarm thousands of guerrillas in the country’s south. Mohagher Iqbal said Monday that his rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, will stick with the 2014 […]

Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks

2 hours 40 min ago

KAOLACK, Senegal (AP) — Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to Islamic extremists in Nigeria. As the forces encircled the home of Imam Alioune Badara Ndao, 300 boys from his boarding school ran into the dirt courtyard, panicked at the sudden appearance […]

Grand jury indicts duo accused of Southern jewelry robberies

2 hours 46 min ago

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a woman and man accused of robbing jewelry stores across the South have been indicted by a federal grand jury in northern Florida. The two are charged with conspiracy, obstructing commerce by robbery, and brandishing a gun in a violent crime. FBI agents say 24-year-old Abigail Kemp and […]

Man who walked miles to work settles into new life

2 hours 46 min ago

TROY, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area man who had said he walked 21 miles a day to and from work is finding life is much easier about a year after receiving a new car and a windfall of donations, but the downside to that generosity is that he has put on weight. The Detroit Free […]

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

2 hours 54 min ago

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety investigators have determined that electronic gear shifters in some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles while they are in gear, causing 121 crashes and 30 injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has doubled the number of vehicles in the […]

Flavor Flav to face Vegas judge in DUI, speeding, pot case

2 hours 56 min ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The entertainer Flavor Flav is due to face a Las Vegas judge on misdemeanor driving under the influence, speeding and marijuana possession charges stemming from a vehicle stop last May. Defense attorney Kristina Wildeveld says she hopes to resolve the case Monday without a trial for the 56-year-old rapper and reality […]

Image of Asia: On patrol at holy confluence of Indian rivers

2 hours 57 min ago

In this photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh, police on horses patrol as thousands of Hindus perform rituals at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati rivers, during the Magh Mela in Allahabad, India. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims will bathe in the confluence during the annual festival, hoping to wash […]

Bill would give college dropouts money to finish

2 hours 57 min ago

A new bill would give students who never finished college, but have 15 credits left to complete a degree, a scholarship to go back to school and finish.