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  • Global stocks mostly higher in quiet trading day

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Monday on a quiet trading day with Wall Street, London and Hong Kong closed for holidays. KEEPING SCORE: In in Europe, France’s CAC-40 was among the few indexes…

  • Phelps’ coach returns to college ranks at Arizona State

    Bob Bowman will always be known as Michael Phelps’ coach. Phelps won’t be around forever, though, so Bowman started thinking about his future. It led him back to the college ranks and a new job…

  • Life works out for Del. fitness instructor

    LEWES, Del. (AP) — Cassandra Parker isn’t a 55-year-old fitness instructor. She’s a fitness instructor who happens to be 55. It’s a small distinction but an important one for the Lewes woman. Few who meet…

  • Correction: Nigeria-Fuel Crisis story

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a story May 25 about Nigeria’s fuel crisis, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the country produces more than 2 billion barrels of oil a day. The correct figure is…

  • Greece rules out capital controls if bailout talks fail

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government on Monday ruled out restricting access to bank accounts and the free movement of money if there is no breakthrough soon in tortuous talks with bailout creditors and its…

  • ‘Ugly’ potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it’s Republicans — not White…

  • Anti-eviction campaigner promises change in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Leading Spanish social activist Ada Colau says the fight against evictions, poverty and corruption will be her priority as new mayor of the country’s second city, Barcelona. Colau, 41, said Monday…

  • Vatican bank profits soar as recovery, reform continue

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican bank said Monday its profit soared by more than 20 times last year as it recovered from a trading loss and continued its reform process away from its scandal-marred…

  • China cuts import tax on clothes, other goods

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced Monday it will cut import taxes on clothing, cosmetics and some other goods by half in a new tactic to spur consumer spending and economic growth. Beijing is in the…

  • Turkmenistan unveils massive gold-leaf statue of president

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan has unveiled a grandiose gold-leafed statue of the president carrying a dove and riding atop a horse — a move aimed at burnishing the leader’s burgeoning personality cult. The 21-meter…

  • Explosion at Turkish cement factory kills 3 near Ankara

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say an explosion at a cement factory in a town near Ankara has killed three employees. Mayor Lokman Erturk says two other workers were injured in the explosion and…

  • Report: Iran raises gas prices by 40 percent in subsidy cut

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will raise gasoline prices by some 40 percent beginning Tuesday, the country’s official news agency reported, the latest cut to the Islamic Republic’s fuel subsidies that cost it some $32…

  • Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains

    SEATTLE (AP) — One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an…

  • UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages

    LONDON (AP) — With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth’s center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn’t what brings millions of people within a stone’s…

  • Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage,…