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  • Woman to Detroit-area body parts broker: ‘Burn in hell’

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man who made money by supplying diseased body parts for medical training sometimes peddled them twice and sent the decedent’s family a different set of cremated remains, an FBI agent testified Monday. Arthur Rathburn faces sentencing for fraud and shipping hazardous material. The sale of human remains is unusual but […]
  • Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

    DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body parts for medical training. Arthur Rathburn is returning to Detroit federal court on Monday, four months after he was convicted of fraud and shipping hazardous material. The sale of human remains is unusual but mostly legal, […]
  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the […]
  • Iran’s transgender people face discrimination despite fatwa

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother’s balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment and prying, judging eyes on the street. Nahal recalled how she had hardly started high school before being forced to leave […]
  • Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration’s temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement. After high-level talks in Washington last week, Beijing has agreed to “substantially reduce” America’s trade deficit with China. “On China, Barriers and […]
  • This Week: Fed minutes, home sales, durable goods orders

    A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: READING BETWEEN THE LINES The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its most recent policymakers’ meeting on Wednesday. At the meeting earlier this month, the panel left the central bank’s key policy rate unchanged at a still-low level of 1.5 to […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Russia probe, border; Pruitt claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts involving the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. In a series of tweets Sunday, he repeatedly assails special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe as hopelessly biased, insisting that it is effectively controlled by Democrats. He also repeats a claim that his campaign had […]
  • Asian markets higher as US, China put trade war on hold

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 23,042.54. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 1.2 percent to 31,423.99, while Shanghai […]
  • Portrait of despair: Opioids land more women behind bars

    JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren’t allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video. “Hi, Mommy,” 10-year-old Robby says to Krystle Sweat, clutching a phone […]
  • NYPD probing sex allegations against Mario Batali

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against celebrity chef Mario Batali. The NYPD confirmed the probe following a “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday night in which an unnamed woman accused Batali of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2005. She says she remembers joining him for […]
  • Stars urge Indonesia to ban ‘brutal’ trade in dog meat

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia’s president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption. The appeal comes after Indonesian campaigners against animal cruelty and Humane Society International in January exposed markets on the island of Sulawesi where […]
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor, Condor Airlines add flights to Frankfurt

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport welcomed Condor Airlines this weekend, which will be providing twice-a-week flights to Germany.
  • Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was despairing over Gaza’s dire living conditions and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the territory, alleging personal problems. Suicide is strictly forbidden in Islam […]
  • International military company to be based in New Hampshire

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A multinational company that develops and builds equipment for military use worldwide is choosing Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as its U.S. headquarters. Revision Military will be opening its offices at Pease International Tradeport. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says the move proves that New Hampshire’s business climate is improving. The company’s CEO says […]
  • Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price has spiked 41 cents over the past three months. Lundberg says the increase is largely driven by […]