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  • Airliner makes emergency landing at Vancouver airport

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport. Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington, when problems arose with…

  • China factory index shows fastest deterioration in a year

    HONG KONG (AP) — A report says Chinese manufacturing suffered its sharpest contraction in a year in April in a further sign of the weakness in the world’s No. 2 economy. HSBC’s manufacturing index based…

  • 5 Tufts students go on hunger strike over janitor layoffs

    MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Five students at Tufts University began a hunger strike Sunday over the university’s plans to cut about 35 janitorial jobs at the end of May. More than 80 students, janitors and…

  • Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad

    NEW YORK (AP) — For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies. Strong pay-per-view demand for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas…

  • Intuit drafting another small business for Super Bowl TV ad

    NEW YORK (AP) — Intuit is looking to draft another small business for some air time in football’s biggest game. The maker of QuickBooks accounting software is planning its second competition in which small companies…

  • Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Runway damage is forcing authorities in Nepal to close the main airport outside Kathmandu to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials say…

  • AmEx to roll out loyalty program Plenti on Monday

    NEW YORK (AP) — American Express will roll out a new loyalty program, Plenti, on Monday, allowing U.S. shoppers for the first time to earn rewards points through a variety of purchases, from paying a…

  • Washington state officials withdraw shellfish spray permit

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s Department of Ecology has canceled a permit to spray pesticides over shellfish beds in two areas, officials said Sunday. The decision to halt the practice in Willapa Bay and Grays…

  • Suspect in Chicago-area FAA fire formally charged

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago contractor accused of setting fire to an air traffic control facility has been formally charged. The U.S. Attorney’s office announced the charges Friday against 37-year-old Brian Howard of Naperville.…

  • Thousands turn out to clean Milan after May Day clashes

    ROME (AP) — Thousands of Milan residents, led by Mayor Giuliano Pisapia, have marched through Italy’s financial capital to protest violence that left much of downtown trashed on May Day. Hundreds of the marchers on…

  • ‘Avengers’ sequel is second biggest US opener of all time

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening…

  • Moldovans call for reforms, probe into missing bank funds

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Thousands have protested against Moldova’s government, saying it has failed to implement reforms to bring the country closer to the European Union. Protesters also called on the government to investigate the…

  • German train drivers to start 5-day strike Tuesday

    BERLIN (AP) — A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a five-day strike starting Tuesday, its longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the national railway operator. The GDL…

  • France tightens Gulf ties with jet deal, security talks

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is seeking to solidify strategic alliances in the Persian Gulf, as he heads to Qatar to sign a 7 billion-euro ($7.8 billion) fighter jet deal and then gets…

  • GM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car. The company says the new Volt will start at $33,995 including shipping when it goes…