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  • UK reporter handed suspended sentence in bribery case

    LONDON (AP) — A British tabloid reporter has been handed a suspended 18-month prison sentence over a police bribery case. Anthony France, a crime reporter for the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper, The Sun, was accused of…

  • Observatory at One World Trade Center opens to public

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a new bird’s eye view of New York City. The One World Trade Center observatory is officially opening to the public on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Visitors will get…

  • California beaches could be open again as mystery goo fades

    MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Seven miles of shutdown Southern California beaches, their surf made sticky by an oily goo of mysterious origin, could soon reopen if cleanup continues at the current clip. Crews scouring…

  • 2 to plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raids

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A father and son have agreed to plead guilty to crimes stemming from an investigation into suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district. Xilin Chen…

  • Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill — when…

  • Ruble rebound threatens ‘Made in Russia’ industry revival

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world’s second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015. That will help keep a leash on…

  • The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies. Last year, the median pay for women CEOs rose to…

  • China stocks seesaw, investors jittery after big tumble

    HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks seesawed on Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off while other world benchmarks were uneven, as European shares slumped while Asian indexes finished higher. KEEPING…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Ahead of presidential election, Blatter says vote for Russia and Qatar the root of FIFA crisis ZURICH (AP) — The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body’s decision to award Russia…

  • Rocky road: Britain’s troubled ties to European Union

    LONDON (AP) — The British people will get another chance to decide on their European future by the end of 2017 — marking one more milestone in a long-troubled relationship. The planned referendum on Britain’s…

  • US says China has artillery vehicles on artificial island

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. officials say that two large artillery vehicles have been detected on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea. The discovery, made at least several…

  • Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

    ZURICH (AP) — The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body’s decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday. Blatter spoke…

  • G-7 finance chiefs wrapping up meeting on growth, taxes

    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are wrapping up three days of debate and discussion about how to get the global recovery moving faster. Officials…

  • ‘Best’ Jobs for Women in 2015 Include Six Figures, Growth Prospects

    (NEW YORK) — While the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can lack gender diversity, an online career site names a handful of jobs in those categories for having the best prospects for…

  • Good Humor Truck Gets All Grown Up This Summer

    (NEW YORK) — Ice cream trucks are so last century — which is exactly what Good Humor and its distributors are trying to change. Rolling out this summer in the Northeast are two new takes…