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Specialist Brian Fairbrother, left, and trader Tommy Kalikas work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. U.S. stock indexes were little changed in early trading Tuesday, a day after the market closed at record highs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 16, 2017 - 12:31 pm
The major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in midday trading Tuesday a day after the market closed at record highs. Investors were sizing up the latest crop of company earnings and new data on home construction and industrial production. Health care and real estate...
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May 16, 2017 - 12:31 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Microsoft announced Tuesday that it intends to contribute $5 million over five years to the United Nations human rights office, assistance the Geneva-based agency called a "landmark partnership" that could prod other big private-sector donors to follow suit. The Redmond, Washington-...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer, left, calls on a reporter as National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens at right during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. President Donald Trump claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 16, 2017 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the report that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials (all times EDT): 12:16 p.m. CIA Director Mike Pompeo will brief members of the House intelligence committee later tonight. Pompeo will likely be grilled by lawmakers about...
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May 16, 2017 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City museum has installed John Singer Sargent's painting depicting British soldiers wounded in a World War I gas attack. The American artist's 8-foot by 12-foot (2.4-meter by 3.6-meter) oil on canvas titled "Gassed" was mounted Tuesday in the New-York Historical Society's...
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FILE- In this July 8, 2015 file photo, Rep. Tommy Pope, R-York, speaks in Columbia, S.C. The special election spotlight has rolled on to South Carolina, where Republican runoff voters are now tasked with deciding which mainstream Republican they'll choose as their pick to keep Mick Mulvaney's former seat in GOP control. Tommy Pope and Ralph Norman are up for election in Tuesday's GOP runoff in the 5th Congressional District. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
May 16, 2017 - 10:27 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tuesday's Republican runoff for the House seat Rep. Mick Mulvaney vacated to join the Trump administration has exposed a breach in the party that's so wide, some GOP voters are threatening to stay home. The two candidates are alike in many ways, but one is backed by business...
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May 16, 2017 - 10:25 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The rock band Bon Jovi has surprised graduates and guests at Fairleigh Dickinson University's commencement exercises by putting on an impromptu performance. Fairleigh Dickinson University won a nationwide contest to bring the New Jersey-based band to play their...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2016 file photo, Callista Gingrich is seen during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The Trump administration has tapped Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 16, 2017 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approached the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, days before President Donald Trump embarks on his first foreign trip. Trump will nominate Callista Gingrich for the post, two people with direct...
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A demonstrators walks by to a burning barricaded on a highway during a national sit-in against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 15, 2017. Opposition leaders are demanding immediate presidential elections. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 16, 2017 - 10:21 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Chaos erupted in Venezuela this week during another round of protests against the socialist government, with buildings set afire, tear gas canisters lobbed back and forth, and at least three new deaths reported. Grisly videos captured much of Monday's violence. In a video...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 22, 2015, file photo, Stijn Vanveerdeghem, left, an engineer with Cisco, shows graphics with live wireless traffic to FedEx employee Barry Poole during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, where threat analysts, security vendors and corporate IT administrators gathered to talk about malicious software, spear-phishing and other attacks that can steal money or secrets from companies and consumers. As the Friday, May 12, 2017, global cyberextortion attack that held people’s computer files hostage slows, authorities are working to catch the crooks behind it, which is a difficult task that involves searching for digital clues and following the money. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 16, 2017 - 10:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Simon Choi,...
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May 16, 2017 - 10:19 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has removed all airlines from Benin and Mozambique from its air safety blacklist after the companies addressed the bloc's safety concerns. EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said Tuesday that the airlines' removal from the blacklist showed their reforms and...
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