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  • Asian stocks advance after Wall Street rebounds

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.1 percent to 3,271.65 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.4 percent to 21,821.64. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 0.8 percent to 31.226.61 and Seoul’s Kospi rose 1.1 […]
  • Ex-Trump campaign associates face more charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate. The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and bank fraud and significantly increases the legal jeopardy facing Paul Manafort, who managed Trump’s campaign for several months […]
  • Hearing set on if US will seize assets of ‘Pharma Bro’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli is due back in court Friday for a hearing about whether he should forfeit millions of dollars in assets including a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of his conviction in a securities fraud scheme. Prosecutors are expected to argue in federal court in Brooklyn that Shkreli […]
  • Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides

    YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Starting next month, Nissan Motor Co. is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. But Easy Ride won’t necessarily be easy if poor internet connections mean it won’t work at all. Nissan says that […]
  • Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence for lawyers’ words

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein apologized to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit. A spokeswoman for the disgraced movie mogul said Thursday that Weinstein has also directed his legal representatives not to use specific names of actors and former associates […]
  • NBA setting up hotline to report misconduct, work concerns

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is establishing a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report concerns about misconduct in their workplace. The move comes after a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile environment for women in the Dallas Mavericks organization. Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to teams Thursday detailing plans […]
  • China prosecuting tycoon who considered Kushner investment

    BEIJING (AP) — The founder of one of China’s biggest insurers, who had discussed possibly investing in a Manhattan skyscraper owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, will be prosecuted for financial offenses and regulators have taken control of his company, the government announced Friday. Anbang Insurance Group chairman Wu […]
  • Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport. The 10 green bins dubbed “amnesty boxes” prevent federal transportation agents from finding pot on passengers during security screenings. […]
  • Judge: Ads can run in Uber, Lyft vehicles in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave the green light Thursday to a Minnesota company that wants to put advertising in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City. U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams released her written ruling in the First Amendment case brought by a company that was blocked from […]
  • DeVos backs expanding school choice for military children

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called for allowing military families to use federal funds to pay for private school or other educational services for their children. The idea is part of Trump administration’s focus on expanding school choice — alternatives to traditional public schools across the nation. DeVos said that many […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Ford names Lincoln chief to replace ousted N. American head DETROIT (AP) — A veteran Ford Motor Co. executive who was leading the Lincoln luxury brand has been picked to lead North American operations, replacing an executive who was ousted this week over allegations of inappropriate behavior. Kumar Galhotra, 52, will replace Raj Nair […]
  • Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation’s schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don’t do it. The National Association of School Resource Officers said Thursday it strongly recommends that no firearms be allowed on a school campus except those carried by carefully selected, specially trained police […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

    Stocks closed mostly lower Thursday after much of a midday rally faded away by the closing bell. Industrial stocks contributed the most to the market’s gains. Energy companies also rose. Investors were relieved to see bond yields pull back from the four-year highs they reached a day earlier. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell […]
  • Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The journey of Yevgeny Prigozhin from troubled youth to ex-con entrepreneur with […]
  • NPR adopts new measures after sex harassment investigation

    National Public Radio has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive. The new measures, adopted unanimously by NPR’s board, include changes in management structure, a diversity and inclusion committee, and pay audits to assess fairness. The […]