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  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Nepal quake death toll reaches 1,805; 60 more die in neighboring regions KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s Home Ministry says the death toll from Saturday’s devastating earthquake has reached 1,805. The latest toll puts the…

  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence…

  • History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States. Abe intends to promote a free trade pact and stronger defense ties as his government loosens…

  • History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States. Abe intends to promote a free trade pact and stronger defense ties as his government loosens…

  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

    SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several…

  • Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of…

  • Sens. Warren, Brown counter Obama on trade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the Democratic Party’s most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama’s hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent criticism and are calling on him to make public…

  • How London man may have helped trigger the ‘flash crash’

    NEW YORK (AP) — He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city’s glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy. Yet, if U.S. authorities…

  • Spain activates alert as oil spill threatens Canary Islands

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government activated an environmental emergency alert Saturday over oil slicks that threaten pristine beaches on the southwestern Canary Islands. The government activated a level 2 alert after analyzing ocean current data…

  • European authorities stop illegal horse meat network

    PARIS (AP) — European authorities say police in several countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on an organized crime network accused of trading in illegal horse meat. Eurojust, the EU agency for judicial…

  • Japan’s views of WWII history rankles some US veterans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lester Tenney endured three years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but he has made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to address…

  • After renovation, The Watergate Hotel reopens this summer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — What was once one of the world’s most glamorous hotels soon hopes to reclaim its former reputation. After undergoing a $125 million renovation, The Watergate Hotel will reopen its doors this summer.…

  • Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Greece’s European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country…

  • Thousands march in South Korea anti-government protest

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300…

  • Risk and worry await S. Korea work to lift doomed ferry

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache…