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Philippine troops battle IS-linked gunmen in southern city

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:45:02 -0700

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say a group of heavily armed militants backing the Islamic State group has barged into a southern city and troops are battling the gunmen. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Joar Herrera said by telephone that army and police forces were battling at least 15 fighters from a Muslim […]

Health care ranks near the top of CEO pay trends, again

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:37:12 -0700

Pay checks have remained healthy for executives in the health care industry. A year after earning the highest compensation of any industry, health care remained close to the top in 2016. The typical CEO in the industry made $12.9 million, just a touch below their counterparts in industrial goods. A look at the top and […]

Only on AP: CEOs got biggest raise since 2013

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:37:10 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That’s the biggest raise in three years. The bump reflects how […]

Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:37:07 -0700

Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. ___ 1. Thomas Rutledge Charter Communications Inc. Most Read StoriesFamily of girl snatched by sea lion lambasted for ‘reckless behavior’  WATCHI didn’t get it right with Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, and I apologizeBlast at Ariana Grande […]

How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:37:05 -0700

For its annual study of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm. Equilar examined the regulatory filings detailing the pay packages of 346 executives. Equilar looked at companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index that filed proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and May 1, […]

The biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2016

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:37:03 -0700

Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. ___ Top raises: ___ Most Read StoriesFamily of girl snatched by sea lion lambasted for ‘reckless behavior’  WATCHI didn’t get it right with Seahawks’ Michael […]

2 army rangers killed in troubled southern Thailand

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:07:04 -0700

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Attackers in southern Thailand fatally shot two army rangers at close range Tuesday, police said, the latest killings in a region that has been plagued by a long-running Muslim separatist insurgency. The army rangers were patrolling a community village on motorcycles when attackers remotely detonated a bomb as the rangers […]

Teacher, 2 children remain hospitalized week after bus crash

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:00:02 -0700

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two children and a teacher remain hospitalized a week after a bus carrying dozens of Philadelphia eighth-graders to Washington, D.C., overturned in Maryland. reports ( ) that teacher Brittany Jacobs is still in critical condition at a Maryland hospital and has not recovered enough to be moved closer to home. She […]

70-year-old man dies in crash days before college graduation

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:57:10 -0700

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a 70-year-old Rhode Island man was killed last week in a car crash, days before he was supposed to walk in his college graduation. The Providence Journal reports ( ) Anthony Guadiana died Thursday after colliding with two other cars in Scituate. Three days later, his daughter collected his […]

Pakistani opposition criticizes PM over Saudi-Trump summit

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:38:03 -0700

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A prominent Pakistani opposition leader has criticized the country’s prime minister for an allegedly “ineffective” trip to Saudi Arabia for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. The cricket-star-turned-politician Imran Khan is also claiming that Trump snubbed Nawaz Sharif by not singling out Pakistan as a victim of terror attacks in his […]

Nokia and Apple settle long-running legal disputes

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:22:06 -0700

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia and Apple have settled their numerous legal disputes after signing an agreement to work together. Nokia, once the world’s No. 1 cellphone maker and now a networks provider after selling its ailing mobile phone sector to Microsoft in 2014, described the pact as “meaningful.” Maria Varsellona, Nokia’s chief legal officer said […]

European economic rebound showing surprising strength

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:22:03 -0700

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe’s economic recovery is showing surprising strength, as key surveys of business activity and optimism hit their highest levels in years. The data released Tuesday hold out hope that the region is set to see a sustained and marked decline in its unemployment rate from the current 9.5 percent. And the good […]

AP Exclusive: Outgoing WHO head practiced art of appeasement

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:12:09 -0700

LONDON (AP) — As the World Health Organization struggled to coordinate vaccine production during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, its director-general met with Vladimir Putin, then Russia’s prime minister, during an official visit to Moscow. Dr. Margaret Chan commended Russia’s public health achievements and asked if the country might be willing to make a cheap […]

Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:11:02 -0700

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels escaped its waters following a show of force by Vietnam’s coast guard in the South China Sea. Indonesia’s Maritime and Fisheries Ministry said Tuesday that Vietnam is holding an Indonesian fisheries officer, who was aboard one of the Vietnamese vessels, and Indonesia has 11 Vietnamese […]

S. Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:54:05 -0700

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday after an unidentified object flew south from rival North Korea, Seoul’s military said. Local media said it may have been a North Korean military drone. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the military broadcast a warning to North Korea […]

Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:50:12 -0700

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area’s worst drought in more than a century. The city, a major international tourist destination, says it is experiencing the impact of climate change and predicts little rain in the next three weeks. It […]

Ex-church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:46:02 -0700

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A former church treasurer in Kentucky has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and must repay more than $201,000 taken from the church. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Delanie L. Tillman, former treasurer of the Greater Norris Baptist Church in western Kentucky, reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. The […]

South Korean military says it fired warning shot after unidentified object flew south from North Korea

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:44:11 -0700

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean military says it fired warning shot after unidentified object flew south from North Korea.

Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:34:05 -0700

Investigators found white supremacist propaganda, bomb-making materials and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Florida apartment where a teenager killed two roommates who had once shared his neo-Nazi beliefs before he converted to Islam, police and the FBI said. Devon Arthurs, 18, led police to the two bodies inside his […]

EU envoy defends grants after Philippines’ aid rejection

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:32:03 -0700

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The European Union’s ambassador to the Philippines said Tuesday that he will seek clarification about Manila’s decision to reject new grants from his grouping, while he defended the foreign aid program as promoting development. Ambassador Franz Jessen told reporters he will meet next week with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano […]