• Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives. Her muscles tensed. Her nerves tingled. She fought back...

  • Victorian-era painting going on view for 1st time in NYC

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by Victorian-era British artist Frederic Leighton is going on view for the first time in New York City. "Flaming June" depicts a young woman in a gauzy saffron dress. The work will be at The Frick Collection from June 9 through Sept. 6. It is on loan to the...

  • Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it. A ministry statement says the prehistoric, Minoan-era vase, which had...

  • US stocks move higher in the afternoon, a day after a slump

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose modestly in midday trading Wednesday, recovering part of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece's debt problems. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 125 points, or 0.7 percent, to 18,166 as of 2:30 p.m....

  • Florida coasts have grown, but hurricane damage risk hasn't

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Since eight hurricanes whipped through Florida during back-to-back seasons a decade ago, causing $33 billion in insurance claims, the state's coastal communities have added an additional 1.5 million people and almost a half-million new houses, an Associated Press analysis...

  • Citing illness, Suge Knight refuses to leave cell for court

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge stopped short of ordering Marion "Suge" Knight forcibly removed from his jail cell Wednesday after the rap music mogul said he was sick and refused to go to court for a hearing in his robbery case. Los Angeles Superior Court Ronald S. Coen said Knight told...

  • Ex-Madoff trader testifies against co-workers, avoids prison

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime trader for Bernard Madoff's firm was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months of home confinement after his testimony helped convict five former co-workers for their roles in history's largest Ponzi scheme. David Kugel, 69, apologized before U.S. District Judge...

  • Lilly Pulitzer taking heat for fat-shaming cubicle cartoons

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The floral-inspired Lilly Pulitzer fashion house is trying to nip concerns about fat-shaming in the bud. Cartoons posted in a cubicle at its headquarters near Philadelphia suggest little tolerance for the "fat, white and hideous." But a company spokeswoman said...

  • FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a top complaint of consumers — those annoying automated telemarketing calls on their landline and wireless phones — and the government is taking note. The head of the Federal Communications Commission is circulating a new proposal designed to close loopholes and...

  • US bank earnings up 6.9 percent in Q1

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 6.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as revenues increased, delinquent loans continued to fall and the number of "problem" banks reached a six-year low. The data issued Wednesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed...

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