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  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • ‘Furious 7′ speeds ahead of the competition

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Furious 7″ might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but the high-octane action movie maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million, according to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country

    HELSINKI (AP) — Finland is voting to determine which coalition can lead the country out of a three-year recession, with the ruling conservatives pitted against their socialist government partner and an anti-immigration Finns Party that…

  • 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…

  • Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

    BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series “Finding Your Roots” not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Italy searches by sea, air for 700 migrants believed lost in Mediterranean north of Libya ROME (AP) — Emergency services mounted a major search and rescue operation Sunday north of Libya after a ship containing…

  • World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its…

  • Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After anonymously buying Elvis’ first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” at his Third Man…