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  • Philips’ net profit slumps in 1st quarter, sales edge higher

    PARIS (AP) — Royal Philips NV, the world’s biggest lighting maker, said Tuesday higher restructuring costs wiped out gains from higher sales to reduce first-quarter net profit by 27 percent to 100 million euros ($109…

  • Popular zoo elephants likely to get harder to see in future

    SEATTLE (AP) — Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle’s zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to play with balls and snack on carrots and…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 12 8 .600 — Boston 11 9 .550 1 Tampa Bay 11 9 .550 1 Baltimore 9 10 .474 2½ Toronto 9 11 .450 3 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 15 5 .750 — Atlanta 10 9 .526 4½ Miami 8 12 .400 7 Philadelphia 8 12 .400 7 Washington 7 13 .350 8 Central Division W…

  • Ukraine says rebels using rocket launchers

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say separatist rebels in the east have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal. The army said in a…

  • Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near

    CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one…

  • Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

    BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the…

  • New things we learned about Colorado theater shooting

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Opening arguments in the Colorado theater shooting trial revealed a torrent of new details about James Holmes and the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70. The judge had ordered…

  • Shields Ks 12 but slumping Padres lose 9-4 to surging Astros

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Even a season-high 12 strikeouts by Padres ace James Shields were not enough to slow down the surprising Houston Astros. Colby Rasmus homered and drove in three runs as the Astros…

  • News guide: Day 2 of the theater shooting trial in Colorado

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Testimony starts Tuesday, the second day of the long-awaited trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. Here’s a look at where things stand: ___ LONG-AWAITED ANSWERS: In the trial’s first hours,…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    SUSPECT DIES-BALTIMORE-FUNERAL Two-hour funeral held for Baltimore man who died of injury sustained in police custody. BALTIMORE (AP) — Clerics, civil rights activists and civic leaders attended the funeral of a Baltimore man who died…

  • Trade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the “gold standard” in efforts to create open and fair trade. Now, early…

  • Vietnam and the US test their hard-won friendship

    BANGKOK (AP) — After tanks from communist North Vietnam burst through the gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon 40 years ago Thursday, Washington imposed a punitive economic embargo that kept Hanoi from receiving assistance…

  • Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year’s disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly school children, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by…

  • Senate takes up bill on congressional approval of Iran deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate begins debate Tuesday over legislation empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear pact the Obama administration develops with Iran. The bill approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee…