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  • Former Malaysian PM Najib questioned by anti-graft agency

    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the office of Malaysia’s anti-graft agency for questioning over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him. He was summoned to meet with investigators nearly two weeks after the defeat of his long-ruling coalition in national elections. U.S. investigators say […]
  • Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees. A majority of yes votes Tuesday would not immediately […]
  • Baboon escapes crate at Texas airport; officers corner him

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two hours at San Antonio International Airport. Officers shot the baboon named Dawkins with a tranquilizer dart. The ape got loose Monday afternoon shortly after arriving on an American Airlines flight from […]
  • Drilling rig topples near Phoenix airport, worker is trapped

    PHOENIX (AP) — Cranes, back hoes and other heavy equipment are being set up to move a drilling rig that toppled on its side near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, trapping a construction worker. The rig fell over about 9:30 a.m. Monday during construction for the Sky Train guideway system. Airport operations aren’t affected by […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court has ruled that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. With the court’s five conservative members in the majority, […]
  • At Cannes, a #MeToo upheaval up and down the Croisette

    CANNES, France (AP) — Fifty years after filmmakers shut down the Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious Cote d’Azur extravaganza was again shook by upheaval. From the start to the finish, the 71st Cannes was dominated by protest and petition for gender equality, culminating in the extraordinary sight at the festival’s closing ceremony Saturday of Italian […]
  • Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking

    DETROIT (AP) — Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla’s Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports. While the magazine said the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling, testers were troubled by its 152-foot average stopping distance from 60 miles per hour in emergency […]
  • General Electric, Alphabet and Micron Technology surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: General Electric Co., up 29 cents to $15.26 The conglomerate will get $2.9 billion as it combines its train engine business with Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies. LaSalle Hotel Properties, up $1.71 to $33.61 The real estate investment trust agreed to be bought by […]
  • Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That’s in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much privacy protections will change for Americans and other non-Europeans. Microsoft’s move means no matter where you […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Monday

    Industrial and technology companies led stocks to solid gains Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make significant progress in trade talks. That helped ease concerns among investors that the world’s two biggest economies might be headed for a trade war. On Monday: The S&P 500 index picked up 20.04 points, or 0.7 percent, […]
  • Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was chosen Monday to be the new chancellor of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, which have struggled with state aid cuts and to recruit students to its rural campuses. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education announced Daniel Greenstein will assume leadership of […]
  • The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who were seeking […]
  • Result of US-China talks: Short-term relief, long-term risks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the short run, a truce in the trade conflict between the United States and China has lightened tensions, halted the immediate threat of U.S. tariffs on China’s goods and cheered stock markets. The long-run picture may not be so sunny. The outcome of last weekend’s talks upset supporters of Donald Trump’s […]
  • Houston baggage handler pleads guilty to officer gun theft

    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 22-year-old man working as a contract baggage handler at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport has pleaded guilty to stealing guns last year from the luggage of three Bellevue, Washington, police officers. Mack Stewart faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine at his sentencing hearing […]
  • Houston man pleads to $3.4 million fraud scheme

    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 42-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $3.4 million from a Dallas-based design and construction company where he was construction manager for a downtown Houston luxury hotel project. U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick says Moses Said had worked for The Beck Group of Dallas in charge […]