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Gov’t shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his...

Global markets gain higher as French election rally lingers

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were higher Tuesday in Europe and Asia as the rally driven by the outcome of France's vote persisted. Hopes for U.S. tax reform and a compromise on the U.S. budget...

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

PARIS (AP) — Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the...

A budget deficit challenge for Trump’s tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for...

North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of...

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Long after the Trail Blazers had left their court, many of Golden State's players celebrated on the floor at the Moda Center to the delight of a rather large contingent...

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night. ...

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction...

Volunteers accompany US immigrants to court to allay fears

NEW YORK (AP) — When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum application, a woman she had just met...

Faye Dunaway speaks on Oscar’s best picture fiasco

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar's best picture winner. ...

Wells Fargo to face irritated shareholders at annual meeting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wells Fargo's top management and board of directors will face irritated investors Tuesday for the first big shareholder meeting since the scandal over the bank's sales practices led to an...

Lithuanian reliever Neverauskas makes debut for Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dovydas Neverauskas' long journey from Lithuania to the major leagues finally ended on Monday night when the relief pitcher made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5

TORONTO (AP) — Putting Norm Powell in the starting lineup has changed the playoff fortunes of the Toronto Raptors. Powell scored...

Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

CHICAGO (AP) — The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his...

Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin for women’s conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls will take her to a conference in Berlin Tuesday, an attention-getting first international outing aimed at building support for investment in women's economic empowerment...

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead...

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn...

Madison Bumgarner’s rented bike slipped near end of ride

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner had nearly finished a ride of more than two hours in the mountains outside Denver when his rented dirt bike slipped on the trail and took the pitcher...

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on...

Farmers fear deportation of workers could hurt livelihood

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the...

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump. ...

Justices turn away appeal from Houston man shot by police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Houston man shot in the back by police during a traffic stop, prompting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to complain of a "disturbing...

The Latest: Trump jokes about replacing Haley, takes it back

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:07 p.m. ...

New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday as New Orleans joined the movement to...

Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass...

Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is ‘different’

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He's startled...

Trump calls US astronaut who broke record for time in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a very long distance phone call to the International Space Station, to congratulate its commander on breaking the record for the most time spent in...

New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, making the city the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as...

Haley warns NKorea about attacking US base or testing ICBM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador said Monday. ...

Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdown

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the...

Russian foreign minister: No proof of persecution of gay men

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow wants to protect human rights but has no reason to believe reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Russian officials said on Monday. ...

Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the...

France’s rejected mainstream unites for Macron over Le Pen

PARIS (AP) — France's political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united on Monday to call on voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron and reject Marine Le Pen's populist nationalism. ...

Elon Musk steps out in Australia with Amber Heard

Billionaire Elon Musk is getting close with actress Amber Heard. The pair is shown in paparazzi photos zip-lining in Australia, where...

3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year...

Pence cites ‘challenging times’ to troops in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing "challenging times" for the military in the Asia-Pacific. ...

Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants in Iraq ambushed a convoy of off-duty soldiers near a town in the country's sprawling western desert, killing at least 10 and wounding 20, officials said on Monday. ...

German court orders trial over 2010 Love Parade deaths

BERLIN (AP) — A German court said Monday that 10 people indicted over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 must stand trial, overturning a lower court's decision...

APNewsBreak: New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy. ...

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test...

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

PARIS (AP) — French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for...

US Defense Sec’y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Monday to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops. ...

MacArthur returns, scores for Sens to beat Boston 3-2 in OT

BOSTON (AP) — Clarke MacArthur spent almost two full seasons recovering from a concussion, wondering if he would ever be able to return to the Senators. ...

NYC house fire kills 5, including 3 children

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a deadly, fast-moving house fire that killed five people, including three children, on a sunny spring afternoon. ...

Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates...

Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joe Johnson saved the Utah Jazz — again. "Iso Joe" has become a major problem for...

Sheryl Sandberg picks ‘Option B’ in her book on resilience

NEW YORK (AP) — Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in...

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if...

Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. ...

Murphy, Scherzer slam Mets as Nats win 7th straight, 6-3

NEW YORK (AP) — As usual, Daniel Murphy was diplomatic about all the damage he's done to the New York Mets since they let him leave as a free agent. ...