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  • AP Top Business News At 11:41 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close Gap reports higher profit, plans India expansion Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal US ...

  • Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key ...

  • Former AP photo editor Toby Massey dies

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He ...

  • AP Top News at 11:36 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary ...

  • AP source: Griner's WNBA defensive player of year

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award. The person says Griner will receive the award Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury face Los Angeles in the ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3' game

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Pick 3" game were: 5-2-5 (five, two, five) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize of $500. Lesser amounts ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were: 01-05-09-10-11-12-14-17-18-19 (one, five, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen)

  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    2 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate ...

  • NY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding ...

  • Met Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts. The Met and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees said Thursday night the groups reaching the tentative contracts include ...

  • Foles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles threw for 179 yards and a touchdown to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both played one day ...

  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ...

  • Phelps back in international comp, advances in 100

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps' return to international competition. It was anything but boring. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist advanced to the 100-meter freestyle final at the Pan Pacific championships ...

  • Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Matt Shoemaker didn't allow a hit through 6 2-3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway Park. Shoemaker ...

  • Angels 2, Red Sox 0

    3 hours, 29 minutes ago

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  • Braves 8, Reds 0

    3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) Atlanta Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Heywrd rf 4 2 2 1 BHmltn cf 4 0 0 0 Avilan p 0 0 0 0 Frazier 3b 4 0 1 0 Gosseln 2b-lf 5 1 2 0 ...

  • Braves beat Reds 8-0 for 6th win in last 7

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night. ...

  • Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds. As he looked out ...

  • No Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Joshua Houston had a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Chicago held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 on Thursday night in a matchup of inner-city teams at the Little ...

  • Plane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Plane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur.

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