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US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April
06:51 AM, 05.22.2015

In this Thursday, April 2, 2015 photo, shoppers walk past a Dior luxury goods shop on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Labor Department releases the Consumer Price Index for April on Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April, but overall gains were held back by another decline in energy costs that offset the biggest one-month jump in medical care in eight years.

South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive
06:47 AM, 05.22.2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's military on Friday accused the Sudanese government of aiding a new rebel offensive in the southern country where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting.

Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art
06:41 AM, 05.22.2015

Two bronze horse statues by artist Josef Thorak are transported on a flatbed trailer in Bad Duerkheim, southwestern Germany, Thursday, May 21, 2015. A German investigation into black market art had recovered the two statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's grand chancellery building in Berlin as well as other Nazi-era pieces that had been lost for decades. Police in five states conducted coordinated raids during more than a yearlong investigation into illegal art trafficking. (Fredrik von Erichsen/dpa via AP)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf Hitler, as more details emerged Friday about an amazing trove of Nazi-era art seized by authorities this week.

Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths
06:40 AM, 05.22.2015

This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — About a week after the bodies of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper were discovered after a fire in their mansion, an ex-convict who once worked for the businessman and is suspected in the killings has been arrested.

Deere ups guidance as construction offsets ag swoon
06:30 AM, 05.22.2015

In this March 23, 2015 photo, John Deere lawn tractors are on display at a Home Depot in Robinson Township, Pa. Deere & Co. on Friday, May 22, 2015, reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $690.5 million. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Solid sales in construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, and the company raised its outlook for the year.

US consumer prices up slightly in April; drop in energy costs mutes overall gains
06:30 AM, 05.22.2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices up slightly in April; drop in energy costs mutes overall gains.

Islamic State claims Yemen mosque attack: Islamic State Twitter statement
06:29 AM, 05.22.2015

A bomb exploded at a Shi'ite Houthi mosque in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, wounding 13 people, a security source said, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on Twitter. Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have seized large swathes of territory, including Sanaa, prompting formation of a Saudi-backed Arab coalition that is using air power to try to halt their advances. "Members of the caliphate in Sanaa have detonated an explosive device in a Houthi mosque in the people's district...which lead to the death and injury of many of them [Houthis]" said the Islamic State.

Polish court adjourns Polanski extradition case until mid-September
06:26 AM, 05.22.2015

Filmmaker Roman Polanski talks to the media after a court hearing in KrakowA Polish court on Friday adjourned until mid-September a hearing on whether to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction. Polanski, who lives in France, is in Poland making a movie but did not appear in the Krakow court on Friday and was represented by lawyers. Judge Dariusz Mazur said Poland had requested further information from U.S. authorities by Aug. 8.

Pakistan cricket lovers set for international return
06:26 AM, 05.22.2015

Pakistanj cricket fans stand in a queue to enter the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, May 22, 2015. Zimbabwe is the first test playing nation to visit Pakistan in more than six years since gunmen attacked a bus of the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in 2009. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of police were on duty at a Pakistani cricket stadium on Friday as cricket fans prepared for the first international game since a terror attack in 2009.

Factbox: Britain's EU demands, and how they might be handled
06:25 AM, 05.22.2015

By Alastair Macdonald RIGA (Reuters) - David Cameron met his EU counterparts on Friday for the first time since his re-election two weeks ago ensured that Britain will have a referendum in the next couple of years on quitting the bloc. At an EU summit in Riga, Cameron repeated his intention to seek reforms in the Union before giving British voters a choice. Looking at Cameron's election manifesto demands, here is how they might try to accommodate Cameron's requirements: THE RELATIVELY STRAIGHTFORWARD: - REFORM THE EU : "TOO BIG, TOO BOSSY, TOO BUREAUCRATIC" - BREAK DOWN REMAINING BARRIERS TO TRADE IN SINGLE MARKET - CUT EU BUDGET, FOCUS EU SPENDING ON JOBS AND GROWTH Much of this is already in train.

Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan
06:22 AM, 05.22.2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days.

Suicide bomber targets Shiite worshippers in Saudi Arabia
06:17 AM, 05.22.2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, an activist and witnesses in the area said.

Ireland votes on gay marriage; Catholic leaders opposed
06:13 AM, 05.22.2015

Carmelite sisters cast their vote at a polling station in Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland, Friday, May 22, 2015. Ireland began voting Friday in a referendum on Gay marriage which will require an amendment to the Irish constitution. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other."

UK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldier
06:11 AM, 05.22.2015

LONDON (AP) — A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007.

US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid
06:11 AM, 05.22.2015

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, Steve Pagliuca, managing director of Bain Capital, speaks during a conference at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, May 21, 2015, making Boston Celtics co-owner Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games. Pagliuca takes over the effort to convince the IOC to send the Summer Olympics to the United States for the first time since 1996. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)LONDON (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.

Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment
06:06 AM, 05.22.2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.

Tim Roth deals with death, sadness in Cannes entry 'Chronic'
06:05 AM, 05.22.2015

Actor Tim Roth, left, and director Michel Franco pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Chronic, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)CANNES, France (AP) — Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic."

Feds: Temple professor offered China data on US-made device
06:05 AM, 05.22.2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chairman of Temple University's physics department sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on a device invented by a U.S. firm and offered to make the country a leader in the field of superconductivity, federal prosecutors said.

Grand jury indicts 6 officers in death of Freddie Gray
06:00 AM, 05.22.2015

These undated photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department, show Baltimore police officers, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. A grand jury indicted the six officers, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday, May 21, 2015. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — A grand jury's decision to indict all six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries suffered in police custody, allows the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."

EU's Juncker to visit Cameron on Monday to discuss reform
05:54 AM, 05.22.2015

RIGA (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will travel to London on Monday for talks with Prime Minister David Cameron on British proposals for reform of the bloc, a British official said during an EU summit in Latvia. (Reporting by Kyle MacLellan; Writing by Alastair Macdonald; @macdonaldrtr)

Nadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals
05:54 AM, 05.22.2015

FILE - In this May 10, 2015, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, makes a speech after losing to Andy Murray of Britain during the men's final at the Madrid Open Tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain. For years and years _ a full decade, in fact _ Nadal has dominated the French Open the way no one has ever dominated a Grand Slam tennis tournament. Despite the way he's ruled Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic is considered the man to beat, (AP Photo/Paul White, File)PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced at Roland Garros.

China stocks hit 7-year high, Europe muted ahead of Fed
05:45 AM, 05.22.2015

A man checks stock prices at a brokerage house in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province Friday, May 22, 2015. Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while most other world markets were subdued Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUTHONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while most other world markets were subdued Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Eiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets
05:44 AM, 05.22.2015

Tourists wander under the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Friday May 22, 2015. The Eiffel Tower is closed to the public because workers are protesting a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets. The Paris monument is normally open every day of the year and brings in thousands of visitors daily. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.

ECB tells governments: Don't wait to fix Europe's economy
05:36 AM, 05.22.2015

A man grills meat in a barbecue of a Portuguese traditional food restaurant in Lisbon, Thursday, May 21, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said that "growth is too low everywhere" in Europe despite a modest recovery, during an ECB's conference on inflation and unemployment in Sintra, Portugal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments that share the euro currency shouldn't wait for better times to push through reforms that would boost sluggish growth.

IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra
05:32 AM, 05.22.2015

This picture released on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by the website of Islamic State militants, shows damaged Syrian military helicopters at Palmyra air base that was captured by the Islamic State militants after a battle with the Syrian government forces in Palmyra, Syria. Activist and officials say members of the Islamic State group are conducting search operations in the ancient town of Palmyra where they have detained and killed dozens of people. (The website of Islamic State militants via AP)BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday, while in neighboring Syria the group's fighters killed dozens of pro-government forces in the ancient town of Palmyra.

Guinea reports 27 new Ebola cases after previous lull
05:31 AM, 05.22.2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Authorities in the country where the Ebola epidemic began are concerned about a new outbreak of cases just as officials hoped the crisis was coming under control.

Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help
05:29 AM, 05.22.2015

SOUTHERN SHUNE, Jordan (AP) — Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi was a "big disaster" and that the country's own forces could not adequately fight back.

France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets
05:26 AM, 05.22.2015

PARIS (AP) — France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste.

Fresh fighting erupts in east Ukraine, three Ukrainian soldiers killed
05:25 AM, 05.22.2015

Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 12 wounded in the latest clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists, further eroding a three-month-old ceasefire, Kiev's military said on Friday. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said government forces had come under attack from separatists using large-caliber guns and mortar in several parts of the east and southeast, including near the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk. There was no word on casualties among the separatists, who Kiev, NATO and Western countries say are being provided with arms and men by Russia, something Moscow denies.

Nadal, Djokovic face French Open last-eight duel
05:24 AM, 05.22.2015

Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Spain's Rafael Nadal (R), seen here at the Monte-Carlo Masters, could face each other in the quarter-final of the French OpenNine-time champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic were placed on a mouth-watering French Open quarter-final collision course in Friday's draw. Nadal is seeded a lowly sixth this year after slipping to seven in the rankings and as a result was always likely to face one of his major rivals in the last eight. "It's very strange," admitted Nadal, promoted to the sixth seeding after the injury-enforced pull-out of Canada's Milos Raonic.

Longtime Clinton adviser sent flood of emails on Benghazi
05:23 AM, 05.22.2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to child care workers during a visit to the Center For New Horizons Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by wary White House officials. But that didn't cut his direct line to Clinton on one of the most sensitive matters of her tenure at the agency.

Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'
05:20 AM, 05.22.2015

FILE-In this April 30, 2015 file photo, German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender poses for a portrait to promote his film, "Slow West" in New York. Michael Fassbender discusses the making ‘the Scottish Film’ Macbeth at the 68th international Cannes film festival. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, FILE)CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it.

Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage
05:20 AM, 05.22.2015

Members of the public arrive to vote at a polling station in Drumcondra, north Dublin, on May 22, 2015Ireland took to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation. "This burden and pressure that's been on (gay couples), living in the shadows -- that can be removed on Friday by voting 'Yes'," Kenny said.

Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence
05:20 AM, 05.22.2015

Supporters of Andrzej Duda react in front of a tv studio during the second debate between opposition candidate Andrzej Duda, and incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski ahead of the May 24 presidential runoff in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo / Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power.

Yemen struggles with food shortages as shipments stay slow
05:19 AM, 05.22.2015

By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) - A trickle of aid, medicine and commercial ‎food cargoes is reaching Yemen yet the process remains slow as more ships await clearance to discharge at ports and logistical chains buckle due to fuel shortages and war. Before Saudi Arabia launched air strikes in Yemen in March, the Arabian Peninsula's poorest country imported more than 90 percent of its food - most of it by sea. In recent days over 130,000 tonnes of wheat has reached Yemen in commercial ships as well as other supplies including sugar and fuel, partly helped by a five-day truce which expired last Sunday.

London homes near Wembley evacuated after WWII bomb is found
05:17 AM, 05.22.2015

LONDON (AP) — British police have closed roads and evacuated hundreds of homes near London's Wembley Stadium as the army works to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb.

Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala
05:15 AM, 05.22.2015

Model Petra Nemcova, center, and unidentified guests arrive for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 68th Cannes international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer — the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.

Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum
05:10 AM, 05.22.2015

A Yes supporter shows of her campaign badge in central Dublin in IrelandBy Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish voted on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after Ireland became the last country in Western Europe to decriminalise homosexuality. With the once mighty Catholic Church's influence ravaged by child abuse scandals, opinion polls indicated the proposal would pass by as much as two-to-one, making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote. "I voted 'Yes' because everyone's the same so why not have the same rights as everyone else," said Dubliner Jennifer Brown, 21, who voted on her way to a university exam.

Dogs domesticated over 27,000 years ago: study
05:05 AM, 05.22.2015

A woman holds a Husky puppy during an exhibition in Kyrgyzstan's capital BishkekMan's best friend may have been his companion for far longer than believed, scientists have reported, publishing an analysis that dates domesticated dogs to more than 27,000 years ago. The Taimyr wolf lived a few thousand years after Neanderthals disappeared and modern humans spread throughout Asia and Europe, the study said.

UK 'non-doms' and their British offshore firms
05:01 AM, 05.22.2015

By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - “Non-domiciled” status lets British residents use offshore trusts to keep profits made on British businesses out of reach of the tax authority. Here are some of the non doms who have held assets offshore: •South-Africa born Abe Jaffe built automobile dealership Currie Motors, which operates under the slogan “nice people to do business with,” into an operation with turnover of 170 million pounds ($266 million at current rates) before he died in 2009. Currie Motors and his British property interests were held by a Dutch holding company, Curfin Holdings BV, controlled by a family trust. Facebook Page

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