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Trader Lauren Simons works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, May 21, 2018. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after trade tensions between the U.S. and China dissipated. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 21, 2018 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Industrial and technology companies led stocks to solid gains Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make significant progress in trade talks. That helped ease concerns among investors that the world's two biggest economies might be headed for a trade war. After another round...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich sits in his box before the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 21, 2018 - 4:31 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An associate of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich confirmed Monday that the Russian billionaire's British visa has not been renewed. Abramovich was noticeably absent from the stands when Chelsea won England's FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. The associate told The...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was chosen Monday to be the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities, which have struggled with state aid cuts and to recruit students to its rural campuses. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, March 1, 2018, Giuseppe Conte smiles during a meeting in Rome. Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the eurosceptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indicated a 54-year-old law professor with no political experience as their candidate for premier. Neither 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio nor League leader Matteo Salvini named Giuseppe Conte in brief remarks to reporters after leaving a closed-door meeting with President Sergio Mattarella in what could be final consultations before forming a government 11 weeks after elections left Italy with a hung parliament. But, in a breach of protocol, Di Maio identified Conte to reporters outside the Quirinale presidential palace and posted his name on the movement’s popular block. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 21, 2018 - 4:28 pm
ROME (AP) — Giuseppe Conte, a bureaucracy-allergic law professor, is hardly a household name in Italy. Yet the 53-year-old academic is the candidate two rival political leaders have chosen to head what they hope will be the country's first populist government. Say the name "Conte" and the one who...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, Lou Holtz speaks at the Manufacturer & Business Association's 112th Annual Event at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa. Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer. Orlando, Florida, law firm Morgan & Morgan announced in a news release Monday, May 21, 2018, the two sides came to an amicable resolution. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News, via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 4:07 pm
Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer. Orlando, Florida, law firm Morgan & Morgan announced in a news release Monday the two sides came to an...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:01 pm
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut medical examiner's office has confirmed the identity of man who barricaded himself on his property before dying in an explosion that also injured nine police officers. The agency said Monday that testing showed the man was 60-year-old John Sayre and that he...
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Vegas Golden Knights' James Neal (18), Deryk Engelland (5), goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and the rest of the team celebrate after defeating the Winnipeg Jets during NHL Western Conference Finals, game 5, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 4:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Welcome to Impossible. Those words have been projected onto the ice in big, bold letters at T-Mobile Arena before each game during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Well, the Vegas Golden Knights are turning impossible into possible. The stunningly successful expansion squad is headed to...
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May 21, 2018 - 3:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four former University of Southern California students sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who they accuse of molesting patients over decades as a "serial sexual predator," according to a court filing Monday. Dr. George Tyndall routinely made crude comments, took...
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In this Sept. 27, 2017, photo, Caleb Sharpe walks into Spokane County Juvenile Court in Spokane, Wash. Superior Court Judge Michael Price ruled on Monday, May 21, 2018, that incriminating statements Sharpe made to law officers after he was arrested following a school shooting at Freeman High School in Spokane in 2017 will be admissible in court. (Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 3:44 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Incriminating statements to law officers made by a student arrested after four people were shot at a Washington state high school last year will be admissible in upcoming court proceedings, a Spokane County judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the...
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May 21, 2018 - 3:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — Police officials say a group of people, some armed with guns, shot into the air in the French city of Marseille and tried to corner officers who responded to the sound of gunfire. Christophe Reynaud of the Marseille police said one resident was hit in the head with a butt of a gun and...
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