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  • For refugees, finding work in Europe an uphill battle

    VIENNA (AP) — Antonio Piani appears to have beaten the odds stacked against refugees finding work in Europe, but the hotel where he works was set up specifically to employ people like him. The 40-year-old…

  • Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year’s hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three…

  • Things to know about Obama’s summit with SE Asian leaders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region’s fast-growing economies. But a nation not invited —…

  • Obama to push trade agenda at summit with Southeast Asia

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A summit next week between Southeast Asian leaders and President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver any big economic prizes, but will allow the American side to press the advantages of…

  • US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea’s nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week…

  • US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

    HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating…

  • Carmelo Anthony voted to player union’s executive committee

    TORONTO (AP) — New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony has been elected to the NBA Players Association’s executive committee as a vice president. Anthony was voted in by players Friday during a meeting at All-Star…

  • Official’s email says shift to Flint River made too quickly

    As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an…

  • Bill would make men confirm marriage for ED medication

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky state lawmaker has filed a bill that would require men have at least two office visits and swear on a Bible they are married before a doctor could prescribe…

  • Drew Lewis, Reagan transport secretary during strike, dies

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drew Lewis, a businessman who served as U.S. transportation secretary under President Ronald Reagan during the 1981 air traffic controllers’ strike, has died at age 84. Lewis, who lived on a farm…

  • Judge wants to review scope of Duke Energy pollution deal

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge said Friday he wants to review a surprise deal settling decades of groundwater pollution at Duke Energy’s coal ash pits because he questioned the motives behind the…

  • Contracts of Coples and McCain terminated by Miami Dolphins

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The contracts of defensive end Quinton Coples and cornerback Brice McCain have been terminated by the Miami Dolphins, saving the team about $10 million in salary cap space. Coples, a former…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Eurozone economy grew a paltry 0.3 percent in Q4 BRUSSELS (AP) — The 19-country eurozone grew by a paltry quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the final three months of 2015 despite tail winds…

  • House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday. The vote was…

  • Governor signs bill overhauling Wisconsin civil service laws

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping bill Friday that reworks Wisconsin’s hiring and firing practices, brushing aside Democrats’ complaints that the measure will lead to cronyism in state agencies. The Republican-backed…