• China's Hanergy under investigation by Hong Kong regulator

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong regulators said Thursday they're investigating a leading Chinese solar panel maker owned by billionaire Li Hejun after its shares took a sudden and unexplained plunge. The Securities and Futures Commission normally does not announce its investigations but...

  • Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The decree published on the official government web-site and signed by Putin on Wednesday makes it a state secret to divulge information about peacetime losses of...

  • Chinese leader calls for innovation as economic growth slows

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Rapturous crowds. Beaming workers. Pep talks for the troops. The TV coverage Thursday of Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to an eastern province was a tour de force of Communist propaganda, showcasing what's seen as an emerging cult of personality around the...

  • Ahead of FIFA election, sponsor Visa threatens to pull out

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter was preparing for the FIFA presidential election with world soccer reeling from the arrest of several officials and a key sponsor threatening to cut ties with the scandal-tainted organization. In the two-pronged criminal investigations, Swiss prosecutors on...

  • Turkey revokes journalist's honor over Erdogan criticism

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish city has canceled plans to bestow a rare honor on a former New York Times journalist because of an article in which he criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Stephen Kinzer was scheduled to be made an honorary citizen of the southern city of...

  • US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world. They knew that the moment to strike would come when FIFA, the sport's governing body, held its annual congress in Zurich, gathering all of...

  • Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James does, getting ready to...

  • Rubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Florida Senator Marco Rubio is back in his childhood home of Las Vegas. The Republican presidential candidate is celebrating his 44th birthday with a fundraiser at the home of the host of "Pawn Stars." Rubio spent six years of his childhood in a humbler part of Sin...

  • Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional...

  • White House Brief: Things to know about George Pataki

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to say Thursday whether he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a snapshot of things to know about him. ___ THE BRIEF Lanky and low-key, Pataki is a Republican who was elected governor three times...

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