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Prosecutor tells jury that self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman cheated thousands of $1 billion

A prosecutor told jurors at a fraud trial's start that a self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman became an internet sensation and conned thousands of people worldwide out of $1 billion
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FILE - In this courtroom sketch, Guo Wengui, seated center, and his attorney, Tamara Giwa, left, appear in federal court in New York, March 15, 2023. Wengui, a self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman became an internet sensation and conned thousands of people worldwide into sending him $1 billion, enabling him to spend lavishly on a mansion, two yachts and even a $35,000 mattress, a prosecutor told a New York jury Friday, May 24, 2024 at the start of his fraud trial.. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)
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What comes next for Ohio's teacher pension fund?

A battle is under way for the future of Ohio’s $94 billion teacher pension fund
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Wade Steen, a trustee of the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, speaks to reporters during a Wednesday, May 15, 2024, meeting of the pension fund's board at STRS headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
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Boeing's 1st astronaut flight now set for June after a review of small leak on new capsule

Boeing is now aiming for its first astronaut launch at the beginning of June
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FILE - Boeing's Starliner capsule atop an Atlas V rocket is seen at Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station a day after its mission to the International Space Station was scrubbed because of an issue with a pressure regulation valve, Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Boeing is now aiming for its first astronaut launch at the beginning of June. Officials for the company and NASA said Friday, May 24, that weeks of review show that the capsule can safely fly with two test pilots, despite a small propulsion system leak.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
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NewsNation completes transition to cable news outlet next week

The NewsNation television network completes its transition to an all-news outlet next week
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Workers at Georgia school bus maker Blue Bird approve their first union contract

Workers at a Georgia school bus manufacturer have approved their first union contract
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FILE -- An all-electric school bus sits on display in front of the Blue Bird Corp. factory in Fort Valley, Ga., on Feb. 8, 2023. The company and the United Steelworkers union said on Thursday, May, 23, 2024 that workers had approved an initial three-year contract after voting to unionize in May 2023. (Matthew Pearson/WABE via AP, file)
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Workday, Intuit fall; Ross Stores, Deckers Outdoor rise, Friday, 5/24/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: Workday, Intuit fall; Ross Stores, Deckers Outdoor rise
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The Shiba Inu that became meme famous as the face of dogecoin has died. Kabosu was 18

The dog that skyrocketed to internet fame and became the face of the cryptocurrency dogecoin has died
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FILE - This mobile phone app screen shot shows the logo for Dogecoin, in New York, April 20, 2021. Kabosu, the Siba Inu that rose to meme fame after becoming the face of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, has died. She was 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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China's latest AI chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping's political ideology

China’s latest artificial intelligence chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping’s doctrine in a stark reminder of the ideological parameters that Chinese AI models should abide by
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FILE - Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Thursday, May 16, 2024. China’s latest artificial intelligence chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping’s doctrine, in a stark reminder of the ideological parameters that Chinese AI models should abide by. (Sergei Guneyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
May 24

SEC approves rule change to allow creation of Ether exchange-traded funds

The decision comes less than six months after the Securities and Exchange Commission approved Bitcoin ETFs.
May 24
VIDEO: SEC approves rule change to allow creation of Ether exchange-traded funds
May 24

Eli Lilly beefs up plan to expand manufacturing for popular drugs Zepbound, Mounjaro

Eli Lilly will spend more than $5 billion to expand an Indiana manufacturing site and eventually make more doses of its hot-selling weight-loss and diabetes treatments, Zepbound and Mounjaro
May 24
FILE - A sign for Eli Lilly & Co. sits outside their corporate headquarters in Indianapolis on April 26, 2017. Eli Lilly will spend more than $5 billion to expand an Indiana manufacturing site and eventually make more doses of its hot-selling weight-loss and diabetes treatments, Zepbound and Mounjaro. The drugmaker said Friday, May 24, 2024 that it was more than doubling its investment in a site near its Indianapolis headquarters. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 24

Despite surging demand for long-term care, providers struggle to find workers

Despite growing demand for long-term care, the industry struggles with labor shortages, and experts worry about whether there will be enough workers in the future to care for America’s aging population
May 24
Culix Wibonele poses for a portrait on Monday, April 29, 2024, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Wibonele is a certified nursing assistant working in long-term care. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 24

Russia smashes train tracks in a battered Ukrainian border region where children are being evacuated

Officials say a nighttime Russian attack has destroyed train tracks and rolling stock in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region
May 24
Firefighters hose down a fire as a lifeless body lies under the rubble after a Russian missile hit a large printing house in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, May 23, 2024. Russian missiles slammed into Ukraine’s second-largest city in the northeast of the country and killed at least seven civilians early Thursday, officials said, as Kyiv’s army labored to hold off an intense cross-border offensive by the Kremlin’s larger and better-equipped forces. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)
May 24

Harris announces plans to help 80% of Africa gain access to the internet, up from 40% now

Vice President Kamala Harris has announced the formation of a new partnership to help provide internet access to 80% of Africa by 2030, up from 40% now
May 24
Kenya's President William Ruto, left, and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in a discussion at the U.S.-Kenya Business Forum at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 24

UN countries adopt treaty to better trace origins of genetic resources under global patent system

U.N. member countries have concluded a new treaty to ensure that genetic resources used in inventions, like new medicines derived from exotic plants in the Andes mountains, are properly traced
May 24
FILE - Andean farmers take part in a ceremony honoring Mother Earth and Father Snowy Mountain, in Pitumarca, Peru, April 4, 2018. U.N. member countries on Friday concluded a new treaty to help ensure that traditional knowledge about genetic resources – like medicines derived from exotic plants in the Andes mountains – is properly traced. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
May 24

Singapore Airlines tightens cabin safety measures after turbulence killed one

Singapore Airlines says it will halt meal services and get all cabin crew to buckle up when planes fly through turbulence as part of tighter cabin measures after one person died and dozens were injured on a flight from London this week
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Director of Samitivej Hospital Adinun Kittiratanapaibool talks to reporters during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 23, 2024. Many of the more seriously injured people who were on the Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence need operations on their spines, the Bangkok hospital said Thursday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
May 24

The Biden administration is releasing gasoline reserves. Will it lower prices?

White House will release 1 million barrels as drivers hit the road this summer.
May 24
A sign displays gas prices at a gas station, on May 21, 2024, in Chicago.
May 24

US pushes for Ukraine aid, united front against China's trade practices at G7 finance meeting

The U.S. is seeking to build support for squeezing more money for Ukraine out of frozen Russian assets as finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich democracies open a two-day meeting Another key topic pushed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen...
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From left, International Monetary Fund Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board Kristalina Georgieva, United States' Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Canada's Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde meet during the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Stresa, northern Italy, Friday, May 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 24

Stock market today: Wall Street rises to erase its losses for the week

Most U.S. stocks are rising in a bounce back from Wall Street’s worst day since April
May 24
FILE - Tourists gather near the New York Stock Exchange on May 16, 2024, in New York. Shares retreated in Europe and Asia on Friday, May 24, 2024, after unexpectedly strong reports on the U.S. economy raised the possibility that interest rates may stay painfully high. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
May 24

Australian judge rules that social media platform X must answer to hate speech complaint

An Australian judge has ruled that the social media platform X is subject to a state’s anti-discrimination law even though it does not have an office in Australia
May 24
FILE - The opening page of X is displayed on a computer and phone in Sydney on Oct. 16, 2023. An Australian judge has ruled that the social media platform X is subject to a state’s anti-discrimination law even though it does not have an office in Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
May 24

Fire at chemical factory in India kills at least 9, with searchers looking for more victims

Rescuers are combing through piles of debris and wreckage to search for bodies after an explosion and fire at a chemical factory in western India killed at least nine people and injured 64 others
May 24
National Disaster Response Force rescuers work at the site after an explosion and fire at a chemical factory in Dombivali near Mumbai, India, Friday, May 24, 2024. Multiple people were killed and dozens were injured in the incident that happened Thursday. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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As the election nears, Biden pushes a slew of rules on the environment and other priorities

President Joe Biden has unleashed a flurry of election year rules on the environment as he tries to secure his legacy
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Massive wind farm proposal in Washington state gets new life from Gov. Jay Inslee

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state’s largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project
May 23
FILE - Wind turbines are seen on April 16, 2019, south of Kennewick, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, May 23, 2024, rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state's largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project. (Bob Brawdy/The Tri-City Herald via AP, File)
May 23

Families of Marines killed in 2022 Osprey crash sue aircraft manufacturers Boeing, Bell, Rolls Royce

Families of four of the five Marines killed when their Osprey crashed in California in June of 2022 have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the aircraft's manufacturers failed to address known mechanical failures that led to the deaths
May 23
FILE - A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft taxies behind an Osprey carrying members of the White House press corps at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., April 24, 2021. Families of four of the five Marines killed when their MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft crashed in California in June of 2022 filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, May 23, 2024, alleging that the Osprey's manufacturers failed to address known mechanical failures with the airframe. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 23

Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation facing antitrust suit

The Department of Justice alleges Ticketmaster, which controls 70% of the ticketing and live events market, has created an unlawful monopoly. Live Nation responded, calling the allegations baseless.
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VIDEO: Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation facing antitrust suit
May 23

Tennessee attorney general looking into attempt to sell Graceland in foreclosure auction

Tennessee’s attorney general says his office is looking into a company’s attempt to sell Elvis Presley’s home Graceland at a foreclosure auction, a move that was stopped by a judge after the king of rock n’ roll’s granddaughter filed a lawsuit claiming...
May 23
FILE - Fans wait in line outside Graceland Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. A Tennessee judge on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, blocked the auction of Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley, by a company that claimed his estate failed to repay a loan that used the property as collateral. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
May 23

NBA great Dwyane Wade launches Translatable, an online community supporting transgender youth

NBA great Dwyane Wade has launched Translatable, a nonprofit online community dedicated to supporting transgender youth
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NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade, center, poses with Carolina Garcia Jayaram, left, CEO of the Elevate Prize Foundation, and Joseph Deitch, right, founder of the foundation, after having received the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award, Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the Make Good Famous Summit in Miami Beach, Fla. Wade has launched Translatable, a nonprofit online community dedicated to supporting transgender youth. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 23

The Justice Department is suing Ticketmaster and Live Nation. What does that mean for concertgoers?

Will the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Live Nation give concertgoers, sports fan and theater patrons some relief from surging ticket prices
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NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade brings the fight back to Florida, launching an online community for transgender youth

NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade brings the fight back to Florida, launching an online community for transgender youth
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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 5/23/2024

Most U.S. stocks slumped after strong economic reports raised the possibility of interest rates staying painfully high
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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery fell 70 cents to $76.87 per barrel Thursday
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American Airlines retreats after blaming a 9-year-old for not seeing a hidden camera in a lavatory

American Airlines is walking back a court filing in which it seemed to blame a 9-year-old girl for not noticing a camera phone when she used an airplane lavatory
May 23
FILE - In this photo provided by the law firm Lewis & Llewellyn LLP, an iPhone is taped to the back of a toilet seat on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Boston, Sept. 2, 2023. Estes Carter Thompson III, an American Airlines flight attendant, pleaded not guilty Monday, May 20, 2024, on charges of trying to secretly video record a 14-year-old female passenger using an airplane bathroom last September. Police have also alleged that Thompson had recordings of four other girls using lavatories on an aircraft where he worked. (Lewis & Llewellyn LLP via AP, File)
May 23

Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul faces economic woes after floods, and an unclear path to rebuilding

Flooding in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state ravaged nearly everything needed for economic activity, from local shops to factories, farms and ranches
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A man wades through an area flooded by heavy rains, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, May 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Carlos Macedo)
May 23

Judge weighs proposed changes to Google's Android app store to prevent anticompetitive tactics

Google is confronting the latest in a succession of legal attacks on its digital empire on Thursday as a federal judge began to address anticompetitive practices in the app market for smartphones powered by its Android software
May 23
FILE - The Google sign is shown on the company's building on Sept. 6, 2023, in New York. Google will confront the latest in a succession of legal attacks on its digital empire on Thursday, May 23, 2024, when a federal judge will begin to address anticompetitive practices in the app market for smartphones powered by its Android software. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
May 23

OpenAI to start using news content from News Corp. as part of a multiyear deal

OpenAI will start using news content from News Corp. as part of a multiyear deal between the two companies
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FILE - The OpenAI logo is seen displayed on a cell phone with an image on a computer monitor generated by ChatGPT's Dall-E text-to-image model, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Boston. OpenAI will start using news content from News Corp. as part of a multiyear deal between the two companies. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, file)
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Various challenged children's books are displayed at the White Rose Books & More bookstore in Kissimmee, Fla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (Erin Decker/White Rose Books & More via AP)
May 23

NY judge imposes $15 million fine on unlicensed cannabis shops owner who says he gave free samples

The owner of seven unlicensed cannabis shops in New York whose promotions included an Easter egg hunt has been fined more than $15 million
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New York will set aside money to help local news outlets hire and retain employees

New York is setting aside $90 million in tax credits for local news outlets to hire and retain journalists
May 23
FILE - News Editor Chris Sciria puts the newspaper to bed for the last time from an empty newsroom at The Citizen's 25 Dill St. location in Auburn, N.Y. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. After 51 years on Dill St. the newspaper moved its operation to a smaller office space. New York is offering up to $90 million in tax credits for news outlets to hire and retain journalists in an effort to help keep the shrinking local news industry afloat. (Kevin Rivoli/The Citizen via AP, File)
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Nvidia, Synopsys rise; Live Nation, V.F. Corp. fall, Thursday, 5/23/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Thursday: Nvidia, Synopsys rise; Live Nation, V
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Ticketmaster Timeline: A running list of clashes between the event organizer, fans and artists

The Justice Department filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment on Thursday, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America — squelching competition and driving up pr...
May 23
FILE - The City" logo of the Golden State Warriors is displayed after being installed on the floor of Oracle Arena, Nov.16, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. In 2015 StubHub sued Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors, alleging it unfairly required fans looking to resell tickets to use Ticketmaster's resale exchange. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 23

Borrowers, especially the young, struggle with credit card debt in potentially bad sign for economy

Consumers are increasingly struggling to pay their credit card bills, raising concerns about severe delinquencies spiraling and sapping consumer spending
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FILE - Visa credit cards in New Orleans, Aug. 11, 2019. Consumers are increasingly struggling to pay their credit card bills, raising concerns about severe delinquencies spiraling and sapping consumer spending. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
May 23

5 things to know about Memorial Day, including its evolution and controversies

Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members
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FILE - The sun shines through the flags in the Memorial Day Flag Garden on Boston Common, May 27, 2023, in Boston. Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members. But it’s come to anchor the unofficial start of summer and retail discounts. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, file)
May 23

Long-term mortgage rates ease for third straight week, dipping to just below 7%

The average rate on a 30-year mortgage dipped this week to just below 7% for the first time since mid April, a modest boost for home shoppers navigating a housing market dampened by rising prices and relatively few available properties
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A "For Sale" sign is displayed in front of a home in Skokie, Ill., Sunday, April 14, 2024. On Thursday, Mat 23, 2024, Freddie Mac reports on this week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 23

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

A former New Hampshire Democratic Party chair whose phone number was spoofed in artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice ahead of New Hampshire's presidential primary says today's charges related to the case sho...
May 23
FILE - In this image taken from video, Steve Kramer speaks during an interview, Feb. 26, 2024, in Miami. The Federal Communications Commission has issued a $6 million fine against the political consultant who sent AI-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden’s voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire’s presidential primary. Steve Kramer also faces two dozen criminal charges in New Hampshire. Kramer has admitted orchestrating the message sent to thousands of voters. (AP Photo)
May 23

Norfolk Southern will pay $15 million fine as part of federal settlement over Ohio derailment

The federal government agreed to a $15 million fine for Norfolk Southern over last year’s disastrous derailment in East Palestine, Ohio
May 23
FILE - Debris from a Norfolk Southern freight train lies scattered and burning along the tracks on Feb. 4, 2023, the day after it derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. A federal judge has signed off Tuesday, May 21, 2024, on the $600 million class action settlement over last year's disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment in eastern Ohio, but many people who live near East Palestine are still wondering how much they will end up with out of the deal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 23

Nvidia's stock market value is nearly $2.6 trillion. How it rose to AI prominence, by the numbers

Nvidia’s stock price has more than doubled this year, increasing the company’s market value by more than $1.3 trillion
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FILE - CEO Jensen Huang walks on stage before the keynote address of Nvidia GTC in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 18, 2024. Nvidia’s stock price has jumped 92% this year as of Wednesday, May 22, increasing the company’s market value by more than $1 trillion. Those numbers are headed higher again Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly results. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 23

TikTok rolls out new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts on its platform

TikTok said Thursday its putting in place new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts
May 23
FILE - A TikTok sign is displayed on their building in Culver City, Calif., March 11, 2024. TikTok said Thursday, May 23, its putting in place new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
May 23

Government sues Ticketmaster owner and asks court to break up company's monopoly on live events

The Justice Department has sued Ticketmaster and its parent company, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America
May 23
FILE - Taylor Swift performs at the Paris Le Defense Arena as a part of her Eras Tour concert in Paris, May 9, 2024. The U.S. Justice Department was expected to file a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation Entertainment, on Thursday, May 23, 2024. The ticket seller sparked outrage in November 2022 when its site crashed during a presale event for a Taylor Swift stadium tour. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, File)
May 23

Justice Department sues Ticketmaster and Live Nation, alleging illegal monopoly on live events drives up prices for fans

Justice Department sues Ticketmaster and Live Nation, alleging illegal monopoly on live events drives up prices for fans
May 23
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Myanmar quietly announces plans to study controversial Chinese dam project suspended 13 years ago

Myanmar’s military government appears to be considering reviving a massive China-backed hydroelectric dam project
May 23
FILE - Activists shout slogans during a protest against Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State, in front of city hall in Yangon, Myanmar Saturday, Jan. 18, 2019. Myanmar's military government appears to be reviving consideration of a massive China-backed hydroelectric dam project, work on which was suspended more than a decade ago after protests over its possible impact on the environment. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)
May 23

Putin signs decree allowing seizure of Americans' assets if US confiscates Russian holdings

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to confiscate U.S. assets to compensate for any Russian assets confiscated in the United States
May 23