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May 02, 2017 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are little changed Tuesday morning as weak auto sales drag down car makers even as other companies report strong earnings. Industrial companies including engine maker Cummins and pump and valve maker Flowserve are rising after they posted their first-quarter...
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This image released by Boneau.Bryan-Brown shows, foreground from left, John Earl Jelks, Michelle Wilson, Johanna Day and Alison Wright during a performance of Lynn Nottage's play, "Sweat," at Studio 54 in New York. The play, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama on April 10, is a likely contender for a Tony Award for best play. Tony Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a sung-through musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, which also saw nods for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny...
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Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) celebrates with right fielder Craig Gentry, right, and left fielder Joey Rickard left, after defeating the Boston Red Sox 5-2 during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 02, 2017 - 10:20 am
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox President Sam Kennedy is apologizing for fans taunting Orioles center fielder Adam Jones with racial slurs. Kennedy also apologized Tuesday for a fan throwing peanuts at Jones on Monday night. He says the organization is "sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few." Jones, who...
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People look over the scene Monday, May 1, 2017, in San Diego, at the La Jolla Crossroads apartments where a deadly shooting took place on Sunday. Peter Selis, despondent over a recent breakup, opened fire at a poolside birthday party and phoned his ex-girlfriend as he kept shooting strangers, police said Monday. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 10:17 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pool party was in full swing when a lone man reclining in a lounge chair with a blank expression pulled a gun from his waistband and began shooting. As bodies fell on the pool deck and people ran for their lives, the gunman despondent over a recent breakup dialed his ex-...
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People carry a large Puerto Rican flag as they protest looming austerity measures amid an economic crisis and demand an audit on the island's debt to identify those responsible, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, May 1, 2017. Puerto Rico is preparing to cut public employee benefits, increase tax revenue, hike water rates and privatize government operations, among other things. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)
May 02, 2017 - 9:57 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Bondholders filed to sue Puerto Rico on Tuesday in the first legal challenges to hit the U.S. territory after a freeze on litigation that protected it from lawsuits expired amid a deep economic crisis. A group representing those who bought a portion of the $16 billion...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, enter signs a declaration of membership to rejoin the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, in Ankara, Turkey, as Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, right, looks on during a ceremony, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Erdogan rejoined the Islamic-rooted party he co-founded in a ceremony on Tuesday, following his narrow victory in a referendum that expands the powers of the president's office. (Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 9:57 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Tuesday rejoined the ruling party he co-founded in a step on his path toward solidifying his grip on power, following his narrow victory in last month's referendum. Most of the constitutional changes ushering in a presidential system, approved in the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands prior to their talks at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 9:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:55 p.m. President Vladimir Putin has denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Speaking during a joint news conference Tuesday with Germany's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2007, file photo, striking writers walk the picket line outside Paramount Studiosin Los Angeles. The clock is ticking on negotiations between television and film writers and producers before their contract expires. A strike could begin Tuesday, May 2, 2017, forcing writers to begin picketing. The previous writers' strike lasted 100 days in 2007-08 and was costly to the businesses that serve Hollywood and to consumers expecting to be entertained. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
May 02, 2017 - 9:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tentative deal was reached between screenwriters and producers Tuesday, averting a strike that could have crippled TV and film production. The three-year agreement, which requires ratification by members of the Writers Guild of America, was confirmed by the guild and producers...
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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo, Chevrolet trucks are lined up at a Chevrolet dealership in Richmond, Va. Analysts expect the auto industry to post a fourth straight month of lower sales as the pace of sales cools after last year's record. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 02, 2017 - 9:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford, General Motors and Toyota all reported U.S. sales declines in April, strong signs that demand for cars, trucks and SUVs is starting to slow after seven straight years of growth. Ford's sales fell 7.2 percent, dragged down by car sales that tumbled over 21 percent. At General...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 25, 2016, file photo, USA Today, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers are displayed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, in Chicago. A little more than half of American adults regularly pay for news, through newspaper and magazine subscriptions, apps on electronic devices or contributions to public media, according to the Media Insight Project released Tuesday, May 2, 2017, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
May 02, 2017 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously. A little more than half of American adults regularly pay for news, through newspaper and magazine subscriptions, apps on...
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