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  • Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Islamic State group blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35, a potential major escalation FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan,…

  • Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff’s gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the…

  • Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late…

  • 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…

  • Jamaica’s government organizes trade mission to Cuba

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The Jamaican government is organizing a trade mission to Cuba with representatives from 18 private sector companies. Jamaican Industry Minister Anthony Hylton says the group’s members will meet with their Cuban…

  • Cyprus passes insolvency laws, clears rescue program hurdle

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Lawmakers in Cyprus on Saturday passed key insolvency laws designed to open the taps for more international bailout cash. The vote makes it possible to operate foreclosure laws that international creditors…

  • Short portraits of 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon

    Portraits of the 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon: Jason Anderson, 35, Midfield, Texas. Jason Anderson wasn’t even supposed to be on the Deepwater Horizon that day. Anderson had been with the rig since…

  • 5 years on, empty graves, full hearts for Gulf survivors

    JONESVILLE, La. (AP) — Courtney Kemp was getting dressed for work when husband Wyatt walked in and sat down, not saying a word. Something was clearly weighing heavily on him. She knew that things hadn’t…

  • BMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air bag problem

    BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash. The problem affects the 2005 to…

  • In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains’ rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York is increasingly becoming chain store city. Looking for a “Seinfeld”-style coffee shop? It’s sharing the city with 280 Starbucks and more than 530 Dunkin Donuts. A good neighborhood deli?…

  • Iraqi soldiers enter refinery amid Islamic State attacks

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers surrounded and entered the country’s biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said. The refinery at Beiji, some 250 kilometers…

  • Bangladesh guardedly welcomes Benetton factory victim pledge

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi garment industry leader on Saturday guardedly welcomed Italian retailer Benetton’s pledge of more than $1 million to victims of a factory collapse that killed over 1,100 people two years…

  • Israel, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he has reached an agreement with Israel in which essential tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be transferred following a four-month…

  • Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. On Iran, Medicare, education and trade, Republicans and Democrats have come together to make deals, and that’s something rarely seen lately. “It’s great,” Republican…