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Head of major Chinese bank found dead in apparent suicide

BEIJING (AP) — The head of a major bank in northern China was found dead in his office in an apparent suicide, state media reported Monday, in the latest in a recent string of deaths among government and ruling Communist Party officials. Tianjin Rural Commercial Bank Chairman Yin Jinbao was found...


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The Latest: EU official has confidence in Italian president

Italy Politics

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy’s political crisis (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The European Union’s foreign policy chief says she has full confidence in the Italian president, who vetoed the proposed economy minister of what would have been Western Europe’s first populist government. Federica...


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Trump threatens another shutdown as budget battle heats up

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief...


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Australian Senate to vote in June on corporate tax cuts

Australia Corporate Tax Cuts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government announced Monday that the Senate will vote in June on cutting corporate tax rates after an opinion poll suggested the contentious reform had popular public support. The leader of a crucial minor party said she was reassessing her opposition to...


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Asian shares advance as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil

Hong Kong Financial Markets

HONG KONG (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday as investors digested the latest developments regarding North Korea and Italian politics. Crude oil extended losses as traders braced for output increases. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index was nearly flat at 22,445.27...


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Wife of Korean Air chief summoned over abuse allegations

South Korea Korean Air Nut Rage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Monday summoned the wife of Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho to question her about allegations she abused and assaulted employees. Lee Myung-hee has been accused of physically or verbally abusing more than 10 former and current employees of Cho’s...


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East Texas native Brandon Maxwell shines in design world

Exchange Designer Brandon Maxwell

DALLAS (AP) — Brandon Maxwell is an unlikely “it” guy of the high-fashion world. The Dallas Morning News reports the 33-year-old grew up openly gay and as a bit of a misfit in Longview, where he felt threatened and insecure outside his loving cocoon of family and close friends. Hard work prepared...


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Vacant for decades, Detroit's train station may get new life

Detroit Train Station Ford

DETROIT (AP) — The last train left Michigan Central Station 30 years ago and it has stood vacant ever since, a hulking embodiment of Detroit’s long decline from America’s manufacturing engine to its biggest municipal bankruptcy. The 105-year-old building that once handled all of Detroit’s passenger...


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'Solo' sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

Film Review Solo: A Star Wars Story

NEW YORK (AP) — In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend in North American theaters. Disney...


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Huge lightning storms in UK disrupt travel at London airport

Britain Lightning Storms

LONDON (AP) — British meteorologists said thousands of lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport reported flight disruptions Sunday after an aircraft refueling system was damaged. London Stansted Airport said that a lightning strike disabled...


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