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For Trump in White House, conflicts of interest range widely

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:52:33 GMT2017-04-29T13:52:33Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest in the White House, President Donald Trump has ripped up the playbook in his first 100 days....

EU leaders unite ahead of Brexit divorce talks with UK

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:21:24 GMT2017-04-29T16:21:24Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly."...

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:44:14 GMT2017-04-29T17:44:14Z

ISTANBUL (AP) -- In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog....

Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:58:10 GMT2017-04-29T16:58:10Z

USSEAU, France (AP) -- French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind....

Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:29:01 GMT2017-04-29T13:29:01Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online....

US economy expanded at weakest pace in 3 years

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:47:40 GMT2017-04-29T05:47:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump's ambitious growth targets and underscores the challenges of accelerating economic expansion....

Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:25:29 GMT2017-04-29T00:25:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump's 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a defeat for the president than a victory....

Dole settles suits over listeria outbreak blamed for death

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:02:16 GMT2017-04-29T16:02:16Z

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- Court documents show that Dole Fresh Foods has recently settled two lawsuits filed by families of people stricken by a listeria outbreak after eating salads packaged in Ohio....