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  • Caesar’s Entertainment to buy affiliate

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caesar’s Entertainment will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load. The Las Vegas company will take Caesar’s Acquisition in…

  • Express Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C deal

    The nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into a fight over the high cost of treating hepatitis C, saying it will cover a drug from AbbVie while pulling back on those from…

  • Russian deputy PM talks up the ruble

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian Cabinet minister said on Monday he’s expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and added that the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies.…

  • Stocks advance amid oil price stability hopes

    LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets rose strongly Monday amid hopes that some stability was emerging in oil markets following a rout that’s seen prices slide to five year lows. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain’s…

  • Woman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protest

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said. Khin San Hlaing, a lawmaker…

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king’s sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country’s…

  • SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants. State-owned Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. said…

  • Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar .

  • China opposes cyberattacks, doesn’t name N. Korea

    BEIJING (AP) — China told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington…

  • Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there’s one country that’s reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed “Europe’s last dictator” by the United States and…

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    The image of a woman escaping from a Sydney cafe where a gunman had taken 18 people hostage captured the terrifying drama that shook Australia last week. The siege ended 16 hours later when police…

  • N. Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of…

  • Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has…

  • Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the…

  • AP: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left…