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Germany's Scholz arrives in China on a visit marked by trade tensions and Ukraine conflict

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has arrived in China on a visit focused on the increasingly tense economic relationship between the sides and differences over Russia's invasion of Ukraine
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FILE - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gestures as he arrives at the Party of European Socialists (PES) Leaders Conference, at the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon, in Bucharest, Romania, on April 6, 2024. Scholz arrived in China on Sunday, April 14, 2024 on a visit focused on the increasingly tense economic relationship between the sides and differences over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru, File)
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India's Modi vows to boost social spending, make country into a manufacturing hub ahead of election

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to boost social spending, develop infrastructure and make India a global manufacturing hub as companies shift away from China
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Drummers walk alongside a vehicle with hoardings showing portraits of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Anirban Ganguly, during an election rally for the forthcoming national parliamentary election in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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Israel hails 'success' in blocking Iran's unprecedented attack. Biden now seeks diplomatic response

Israel has hailed the success of its defenses in the face of an unprecedented attack by Iran
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Israeli Iron Dome air defense system launches to intercept missiles fired from Iran, in central Israel, Sunday, April 14, 2024. Iran launched its first direct military attack against Israel on Saturday. The Israeli military says Iran fired more than 100 bomb-carrying drones toward Israel. Hours later, Iran announced it had also launched much more destructive ballistic missiles. (AP Photo/Tomer Neuberg)
April 14

Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court

The rural city of Grants Pass in southern Oregon has become the unlikely face of the nation’s homelessness crisis as its case over anti-camping laws goes to the U.S. Supreme Court
April 14
A man plays with his dog in Baker Park next to his tent, at left, after using the stick to help the stream of water flow better on Friday, March 22, 2024, in Grants Pass, Ore. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
April 13

Olympic track uniforms spark online debate

U.S. track and field athletes have around four dozen pieces to choose from when assembling their uniforms at the Olympics
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The craze for Masters gnomes is growing. Little golf-centric statue is now a coveted collector item

Gnomes, those quirky statues people often have in their gardens, are flying off the shelves at Augusta National
April 13
A patron carries a Masters gnome, a one-foot high ceramic figurine, during a practice round in preparation for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)
April 13

Momofuku backs down from defending its 'chile crunch' trademark after outcry by small businesses

Momofuku, a food and restaurant brand started by chef David Chang, says it won’t defend its trademark on the name “chile crunch” after it sparked an outcry by sending cease-and-desist letters to other businesses using the term
April 13
FILE - David Chang presents a dish at Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. On Friday, April 12, 2024, Momofuku, a food and restaurant brand started by food mogul Chang, said it won't defend its trademark on the name “chile crunch” after it sparked an outcry by sending cease-and-desist letters to other businesses using the term. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)
April 13

Diplomat tapped as Latvia's new foreign minister as incumbent quits following flights scandal

The head of Latvia’s government has tapped an experienced diplomat to become the Baltic nation’s new foreign minister after the current post holder stepped down earlier this week amid a criminal probe over alleged misuse of government funds
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It's almost April 15. Here's how to reduce stress and get your taxes done

For many people, tax season isn’t only about gathering W-2 forms or calling an accountant
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Greg Mahaffey, an enrolled agent with Levy & Associates Tax Consultants, works at his desk, Thursday, April 11, 2024, in Lathrup Village, Mich. For many people, tax season isn't only about gathering W-2 forms or calling an accountant. It also can bring intense feelings of stress or anxiety about dealing with finances. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
April 13

Nearing 50 Supreme Court arguments in, lawyer Lisa Blatt keeps winning

No woman has appeared more often before the Supreme Court than Lisa Blatt, who'll make her 50th argument this month
April 13
Attorney Lisa Blatt, of Williams & Connolly LLP, poses for a photograph in front of the Supreme Court, Monday, April 8, 2024, in Washington. Blatt will argue her 50th case before the Supreme Court later this month. She will have argued more cases before the Supreme Court than any other woman. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 13

This automaker has an answer to electric sports cars

"There's going to come a point where physics gets in the way."
April 13
The McLaren 750S delivers 740 horsepower from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine.
April 13

Israel says Iran launched more than 300 drones and missiles, 99% of which were intercepted

Booms and air raid sirens have sounded across Israel after Iran launched hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles in an unprecedented revenge mission that pushes the Middle East closer to a regionwide war
April 13
Israeli Iron Dome air defense system launches to intercept missiles fired from Iran, in central Israel, Sunday, April 14, 2024. Iran launched its first direct military attack against Israel on Saturday. The Israeli military says Iran fired more than 100 bomb-carrying drones toward Israel. Hours later, Iran announced it had also launched much more destructive ballistic missiles. (AP Photo/Tomer Neuberg)
April 13

How O.J. Simpson burned the Ford Bronco into America's collective memory

O.J. Simpson's time in a white Ford Bronco during a slow-moving police pursuit 30 years ago still burns bright in the nation’s cultural memory
April 13
FILE - In this June 17, 1994, file photo, a white Ford Bronco, driven by Al Cowlings carrying O.J. Simpson, is trailed by Los Angeles police cars as it travels on a freeway in Los Angeles. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. (AP Photo/Joseph Villarin, File)
April 12

Argentina's populist president meets billionaire Elon Musk in Texas — and a bromance is born

Tech executive Elon Musk and Argentine President Javier Milei have sealed their budding bromance at a Tesla electric car factory in Texas — their first meeting after months of mutual admiration on social media
April 12
Argentine President Javier Milei waves after speaking to students at Florida International University, Thursday, April 11, 2024, in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
April 12

Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users

Google is removing California news websites from some users' search results
April 12
FILE -- A sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2019. On Friday, April 12, 2024, Google announced it was testing removing links to California news websites from some people's search results. The search giant said it was preparing in case the Legislature passed a bill requiring it to pay media companies a fee for linking to its content. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 12

The US and UK restrict the trade of Russian-origin metals

The U.S. and U.K. will begin restricting the trade of new Russian-origin metals — including aluminum, copper and nickel — on global metal exchanges and in derivatives trading
April 12
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (Alexei Babushkin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
April 12

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has spread to more than two dozen herds in eight states
April 12
FILE - A line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a dairy farm in Idaho on March 11, 2009. As of April 11, 2024, a strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, that has killed millions of wild birds in recent years has been found in at least 24 dairy cow herds in eight U.S. states: Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Idaho, Michigan and North Carolina and South Dakota. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield, File)
April 12

It's the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer's. Why is is it off to a slow start?

The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged and diagnosis and treatment remain complicated
April 12
FILE - This December 2022 image provided by Eisai shows vials and packaging for their medication Leqembi. The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market in 2023, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage. (Eisai via AP, File)
April 12

Russian authorities announced mass evacuation for flood-hit city near Kazakhstan border

Authorities in the Russian city of Orenburg, near the border with Kazakhstan, have announced a mass evacuation from there after water levels in the Ural River rose further, threatening the area with more flooding
April 12
This image provided by Maxar Technologies, shows flooded areas in Orenburg, Russia, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP)
April 12

How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/12/2024

U.S. stocks fell sharply following a mixed start to earnings reporting season
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US Steel shareholders approve takeover by Japan's Nippon Steel opposed by Biden administration

U.S. Steel shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the firm’s sale to Nippon Steel of Japan for $14.1 billion in cash, voicing unequivocal support for a combination that has drawn opposition from the Biden administration on economic and national secu...
April 12
FILE - U.S. Steel's Mon Valley Works Clairton Plant in Clairton, Pa., is shown on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. U.S. Steel shareholders overwhelmingly approved the firm's sale Friday, Apri 12, 2024, to Nippon Steel of Japan for $14.1 billion in cash, voicing unequivocal support for a combination that has drawn opposition from the Biden administration on economic and national security grounds. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 12

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery rose 64 cents to $85.66 per barrel Friday
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Wild prints, trendy wear are making the Masters the center of the golf fashion universe

Whether it's a bold azalea print on a black polo shirt or a striking vest adorned with huge block letters, the gear players are wearing at the Masters this year has made it quite clear that Augusta National is fast becoming the center of the golf fashi...
April 12
Gary Woodland hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during second round at the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club Friday, April 12, 2024, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 12

No link between Ozempic, Wegovy and suicide, EU drug regulators say

Drug regulators in Europe have found no evidence that popular diabetes and weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are linked to a higher risk of suicidal thoughts or actions
April 12
FILE - The injectable drug Ozempic is shown Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Houston. Drug regulators in Europe have found no evidence that popular diabetes and weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are linked to a higher risk of suicidal thoughts or actions. The European Medicines Agency regulatory committee announced the results of its review on Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 12

Gold prices hit a record high. What's behind the surge?

The price of gold has climbed 17% in 2024.
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An undated photo shows bars of gold in the vault of the Bank of New York.
April 12

White House cancels $7.4B in student debt

President Joe Biden is canceling more than $7 billion in student loan debt for more borrowers. Plus, Uber is boosting its safety features.
April 12
VIDEO: White House cancels $7.4B in student debt
April 12

JPMorgan Chase, Advanced Micro Devices fall; Progressive, State Street rise, 4/12/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: JPMorgan Chase, Advanced Micro Devices fall; Progressive, State Street rise
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Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on federal lands under new Biden administration rule

Oil and gas companies will have to pay more to drill on federal lands and satisfy stronger requirements to clean up old or abandoned wells under a final rule from the Biden administration
April 12
FILE - Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks at the National Geographic Society in Washington, Friday, March 3, 2023. Oil and gas companies will have to pay more to drill on public lands and satisfy stronger requirements to clean up old or abandoned wells under a final rule issued Friday, April 12, 2024, by the Biden administration. The Interior Department rule does not go so far as to prohibit new oil and gas leasing on public lands, as many environmental groups have urged and as President Joe Biden promised during the 2020 campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 12

Dead whale in New Jersey had a fractured skull among numerous injuries, experts find

A post-mortem examination of a whale that washed ashore on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island shows the animal sustained numerous blunt force injuries including a fractured skull and vertebrae
April 12
A dead humpback whale rolls in the surf in Long Beach Township on New Jersey's Long Beach Island on Thursday, April 11, 2024. On Friday, a marine animal rescue group that examined the animal said it sustained numerous blunt force injuries including a fractured skull. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
April 12

US consumer sentiment falls slightly as outlook for inflation worsens

Consumer sentiment about the U.S. economy has ticked down but remains near a recent high, with Americans’ outlook largely unchanged this year
April 12
Shoppers leave a Target store in midtown Manhattan in New York on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. On Friday April 12, 2024, the University of Michigan releases its preliminary reading of consumer sentiment for April. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
April 12

Biden heads to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to talk about taxes

President Joe Biden is headed to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to talk about who he believes should be paying more in taxes and who should be paying less
April 12
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 12

Ex-Fed chair Ben Bernanke finds 'significant shortcomings' in Bank of England's economic forecasting

A review of the Bank of England’s economic forecasting undertaken by the former chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve has found “significant shortcomings” that should be addressed to better inform future interest rate decisions
April 12
FILE - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, center, accompanied by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, left, speaks during the Thomas Laubach Research Conference at the William McChesney Martin Jr. Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, on May 19, 2023. A review of the Bank of England's economic forecasting that was published Friday April 12, 2024 and undertaken by Ben Bernanke, the former chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, has found “significant shortcomings” that should be addressed to better inform future interest rate decisions. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 12

Big banks warn of uncertain year ahead after mixed financial performances in the first quarter

Big banks warned of an uncertain year ahead after mixed financial results during the first quarter in an environment of stubbornly high inflation and geopolitical clashes in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere
April 12
FILE - Pedestrians approach JPMorgan Chase headquarters on Dec. 29, 2023, in New York. JP Morgan reports earnings on Friday, April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
April 12

Ford is under investigation for Bronco Sport gas leaks. US says its remedy doesn't fix the problem

The U.S. is investigating a Ford recall for gasoline leaks from fuel injector cracks that can cause engine fires, saying that the remedy doesn’t fix the leaks
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Real estate tycoon's death sentence is a turning point in Vietnam's anti-corruption campaign

Real estate tycoon Truong My Lan's death sentence is a pivotal moment in Vietnam’s anti-corruption drive
April 12
Business woman Truong My Lan attends a trial in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The real estate tycoon may face the death penalty if convicted of allegations that she siphoned off an amount of $12.5 billion, nearly 3 percent of Vietnam's 2022 GDP, in its largest financial fraud case. (Thanh Tung/VnExpress via AP)
April 12

Popular 'Buy Now, Pay Later' programs come with help and headaches

The payment plan for large purchases can lead to debt.
April 12
The Afterpay application login page arranged on a smartphone, Aug. 3, 2021.
April 12

US-China competition to field military drone swarms could fuel global arms race

U.S. and Chinese military planners are gearing up for a new kind of warfare in which squadrons of air and sea drones equipped with artificial intelligence work together like a swarm of bees to overwhelm an enemy
April 12
In this photo from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, drones fly in a Defense Department urban warfare exercise at Fort Campbell, Tenn., in Nov., 2021. A single operator supervised a swarm of more than 100 cheap, unscrewed air and land drones at the exercise. With tensions high over Taiwan, U.S. and Chinese military planners are readying themselves for a new kind of war where battleships, fighter jets and amphibious landings cede prevalence to squadrons of AI-enabled air and sea drones. (DARPA via AP)
April 12

How to get a last-minute tax filing extension

An extension affords filers more time but comes with limitations.
April 12
A woman filling a tax form
April 12

China's exports tumble 7.5% in March and imports also fall as demand slows

Official customs data show China’s exports contracted in March after growing in the first two months of the year
April 12
FILE - A freight train carrying cars to be exported arrives at a dock for ro-ro shipping in Yantai in eastern China's Shandong province Sunday, March 3, 2024. China’s exports contracted in March after growing in the first two months of the year, underscoring the uneven nature of the country's recovery from the pandemic. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
April 12

Retired chair of Chinese state-owned Everbright Group indicted on bribery charges

A former chairman of the China Everbright Group and ex-central bank executive has been indicted on bribery charges, part of a wider wave of prosecutions of senior officials accused of financial crimes
April 12
FILE - Tang Shuangning, then chairman of China Everbright Group and Everbright Securities Co., talks to the press after the IPO for Everbright Securities at Shanghai Stock Exchange in Shanghai, China on Aug. 18, 2009. Tang has been indicted on suspicion of embezzlement and bribery, part of a wider wave of prosecutions of senior officials accused of financial crimes. Tang, who also had held senior posts at the People's Bank of China and the China Banging Regulatory Commission, was indicted by a court in Tangshan, near Beijing, according to a statement issued by the Supreme People's Procuratorate on Friday, April 12, 2024. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
April 12

Stock market today: Wall Street falls sharply to close out its worst week since October

U.S. stocks fell sharply following a mixed start to earnings reporting season
April 12
People pass the Fearless Girl statue outside of the New New York Stock Exchange on Friday, April 12, 2024 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
April 12

If O.J. Simpson's assets go to court, Goldman, Brown families could be first in line

O.J. Simpson died without having paid the lion's share of the $33.5 million judgment a civil jury awarded to the families of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman
April 12
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1995, file photo, O.J. Simpson reacts as he is found not guilty in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in Los Angeles. Defense attorneys F. Lee Bailey, left, and Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. stand with him. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
April 12

North Carolina welcomes a historic visitor in Japan's Prime Minister Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is cementing economic links and cultural amity with North Carolina by visiting the Tar Heel state after a few days in Washington focused on global security issues
April 12
Japan first lady Yuko Kishida, center, is flanked by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left and Shigeo Yamada, Japan Ambassador to the United States, during a luncheon in honor of the Prime Minister at the North Carolina Executive Mansion, Friday, April 12, 2024, in Raleigh, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
April 11

US airlines ask the Biden administration not to approve additional flights between the US and China

The biggest U.S. airlines and their unions are asking the Biden administration to stop approving more flights to the United States by Chinese airlines
April 11
FILE - Air China planes sit on the tarmac at Beijing Airport in Beijing, China on Aug. 20, 2009. The biggest U.S. airlines and their unions are asking the Biden administration in a letter Thursday, April 11, 2024, to stop approving more flights to the United States by Chinese airlines. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)
April 11

Uber and Lyft delay their plans to leave Minneapolis after officials push back driver pay plan

The ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said they will delay their planned exit from Minneapolis to July 1 after city officials decided Wednesday to push back the start of an ordinance that increases driver pay
April 11
FILE- Minneapolis city council member Robin Wonsley speaks at a news conference on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at City Hall in Minneapolis. The ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said they will delay their plans to stop operating in Minneapolis after city officials decided Wednesday, April 11, 2024, to delay an ordinance requiring increased pay rates for drivers. (AP Photo/Trisha Ahmed, File)
April 11

Treasury wants to boost foreign investment review powers, as Congress dissects Nippon, TikTok deals

U.S. Treasury wants to enhance the power of a little-known, secretive government committee to review deals made between U.S. firms and foreign investors
April 11
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a news conference with President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 11

Kansas has some of the nation's lowest benefits for injured workers. They'll increase in July

Kansas will increase what have been among the lowest benefits in the U.S. for workers who are injured or killed on the job
April 11
In this Monday, March 25, 2024, photo, Kansas state Rep. Sean Tarwater, R-Stillwell, watches a debate in the House at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Tarwater is chair of the House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee, and he has helped shepherd an overhaul of workers compensation laws that increases total benefits for injured workers through the Legislature. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 11

How immigrant workers in US have helped boost job growth and stave off a recession

Millions of jobs that new immigrants have been filling in the United States appear to solve a riddle that has confounded economists for at least a year: How has the U.S. economy managed to prosper, adding hundreds of thousands of jobs, month after mont...
April 11
Workers tend to cows in the milking parlor at the Flood Brothers Farm, Monday, April 1, 2024, in Clinton, Maine. Foreign-born workers make up fully half the farm's staff of nearly 50, feeding the cows, tending crops and helping collect the milk — 18,000 gallons every day. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
April 11

How to get a last-minute extension on filing your taxes

An extension affords filers more time but comes with limitations.
April 11
An extension affords filers more time but comes with limitations.
April 11

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/11/2024

Jumps for Big Tech stocks helped U.S. stock indexes claw back much of their slide from the day before, when worries that interest rates may stay high for a while rocked Wall Street
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