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  • Opposition Center Party takes lead in Finnish election

    HELSINKI (AP) — Juha Sipila has tentatively declared his opposition Center Party the winner of Finland’s parliamentary election and will become the country’s new prime minister. Sipila, a self-effacing millionaire businessman who entered politics four…

  • Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked.…

  • Huge demand for Lilly Pulitzer collection overwhelms Target online

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Huge demand for the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection has overwhelmed the Minneapolis retailer’s website. Many Lilly Pulitzer fans who stayed up to buy pieces from the limited-edition collection were greeted with…

  • Studies: Merck drug Keytruda effective against 3 cancers

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.’s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association…

  • NY’s Cuomo to be first gov. to visit Cuba as ties reopen

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates…

  • ‘Furious 7′ speeds ahead of the competition

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James’s “Paul Blart” sequel couldn’t outpace “Furious 7.” The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but “Furious 7″ maintained first…

  • SKA St. Petersburg beats Kazan to win KHL title

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title on Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars Kazan. Kovalchuk scored two goals…

  • Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water…

  • Fire sends plume of smoke above Mexico City

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire in a brewery’s warehouse sent a towering black plume of smoke pouring into the sky above Mexico City on Sunday, but officials said there were no reported injuries. The…

  • Number, size of Virginia farms decline in 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal statistics show the number and size of Virginia farms declined in 2014. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Statistics Service estimates there were 45,900 farms in Virginia in 2014. That’s…

  • Canadian shrimp imports up as Maine fishery remains closed

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine fishmonger Glen Libby made a disheartening discovery on Easter Sunday brunch — the cold water shrimp on the menu at a restaurant up the street from his fish market were…

  • Austerity’s legacy: British election focused on UK economy

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain’s May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy. The…

  • Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign’s outset

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals’ good side. As a presidential candidate in 2008, she opposed gay marriage, equivocated on granting driver’s licenses to people who were living…

  • Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment:

    ISLAMIC STATE NEW: IS video purports to show killing of Ethiopians in Libya CAIRO (AP) — A video released by the Islamic State group appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured…

  • China’s Central Bank to cut bank reserve requirement

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s Central Bank said Sunday that it will cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by 1 percentage point to stimulate more lending into a slowing economy. The new reserve requirement will take…