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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, left, talk during a contract signing ceremony as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) AP

    Indian PM on climate: would be ‘crime’ to spoil environment

    BERLIN (AP) — India’s prime minister says it would be a “crime” to spoil the environment for future generations as the world awaits a decision on U.S. climate policy. President Donald Trump says he will make a long-awaited decision this week on whether the U.S. stands by the 2015 Paris deal that aims to slow […]
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    Taxi strike across Spain to protest Uber, Cabify services

    MADRID (AP) — Taxi drivers across Spain’s are striking to protest the increase in cars run by private companies offering cheaper, mobile ride-hailing services. Travelers arriving at Madrid’s or Barcelona’s airports Tuesday found none of the usual lines of taxis waiting to pick them up. The strike was directed against the San Francisco-headquartered Uber and […]
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    Czech court to open hearing on Russian hacker extradition

    PRAGUE (AP) — A Russian man who faces charges in the United States of hacking computers at American companies is facing an extradition hearing at a Prague prison. Yevgeniy Nikulin’s hearing on Tuesday is being held at Prague’s Pankrac prison — a rare measure that underlines the sensitivity of the case. The hearing was originally […]
  • In this undated photo provided by Dan Olmstead in May 2017, diamondback moths mate on a cabbage leaf. Researchers in a New York cabbage patch are planning the first release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to die before they can reproduce. It's a pesticide-free attempt to control invasive diamondback moths, a voracious consumer of cabbage, broccoli and other crucifer crops that's notorious for its ability to shrug off every new poison in the agricultural arsenal. (Dan Olmstead/Cornell via AP) Lifestyle

    Researchers test self-destructing moth pest in cabbage patch

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers in a New York cabbage patch are planning the first release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to die before they can reproduce. It’s a pesticide-free attempt to control invasive diamondback moths, a voracious consumer of cabbage, broccoli and other cruciferous crops that’s notorious for its ability to shrug […]
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    Offices of search engine Yandex raided in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s intelligence agency is searching the offices of Yandex, a Russia-based Internet company best known for its search engine. Ukrainian authorities earlier this month blocked access to Yandex as well as to several major Russian social media websites. President Petro Poroshenko said the move was made in response to Russia’s annexation of […]
  • A man stands near a screen showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a report of North Korea's missile launch, in Tokyo Monday, May 29, 2017. North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, in the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP) World

    NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will. South Korean and Japanese officials said the suspected Scud-type short-range missile flew about 450 kilometers (280 […]
  • This combination of photos released by Disney, shows the character Jack Sparrow at two stages of his life in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."  Johnny Depp, who portrays the character, is the latest mega-star to get the drastic de-aging treatment on screen. Lola Visual Effects first captured a performance from the actual actor and then manipulated it. It went through a number of iterations, over the course of six months, to arrive at the perfect age. The final shots, of which there are about 20-25, took about 15 artists a year of work. (Disney via AP) AP

    How Hollywood is giving its biggest stars digital facelifts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp is 53 years old but he doesn’t look a day over 26 in the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie — at least for a few moments. There was no plastic surgeon involved, heavy makeup or archival footage used to take the actor back to his boyish “Cry Baby” […]
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    The Latest: Proposed laptop ban on flights may expand

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a proposed ban on laptops from passenger cabins of international flights (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The U.S. ban on laptops from passenger cabins on some international flights may get expanded. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he’s considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights […]
  • FILE - In this Monday, May 22, 2017, file photo, Jim Hackett speaks after being introduced as Ford Motor Company CEO, in Dearborn, Mich. Hackett and company chairman Bill Ford spoke to The Associated Press about the carmaker's plans to transform itself under new leadership and fix recent quality problems. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) Money

    Ford’s changes at the top aimed at faster decision-making

    DETROIT (AP) — Earlier this week, Ford Motor Co. replaced company veteran Mark Fields as CEO with Jim Hackett, a relative newcomer to the auto industry. Ford said it needed the change to speed up decision-making and reorient toward the future. Ford is highly profitable, thanks to strong sales of pickups and SUVs. But last […]
  • FILE - In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, while testifying before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on FY'18 budget. Kelly said he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) AP

    US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he’s considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. The current ban […]
  • Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, left, talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, second left, and German Chancellor Angela Merke, right as NATO member leaders gather to pose for a group photo, prior to the start of their summit in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump and other NATO heads of state and government on Thursday will inaugurate the new headquarters as well as participating in an official working dinner. (Eric Vidal/Pool Photo via AP) AP

    Newcomer Macron makes France’s mark, with Trump and globally

    TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests — pushing the Paris climate deal on a skeptical Donald Trump, rallying European allies to do more to fight Syria’s extremists, and now hosting Vladimir Putin. Europe has a lot riding on Macron’s diplomatic performance. So […]
  • Passengers stand with their luggage outside Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow airport after flights were canceled due to the airport suffering an IT systems failure, Saturday, May 27, 2017.  British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. (AP Photo /Jo Kearney) AP

    BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

    LONDON (AP) — British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. BA chief executive Alex Cruz said Sunday the airline was running a “near-full operation” at […]
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    US nuclear lab’s future up in the air after recent fire

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A recent fire has put a national laboratory’s ability to operate safely into question. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced Friday that it will hold a hearing next month to discuss the future of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2qmP0CY). The board is […]
  • FILE - In this May 21, 2107 file photo people watch a TV news program showing a file image of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. With North Korea’s nuclear missile threat in mind, the Pentagon is planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will target an intercontinental-range missile. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File) National News

    US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday The American interceptor has a spotty track record, […]
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    US science agency: Selfies with seal pups a no-no

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. officials are warning people not to take selfies with seals, no matter how tempting. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries office says seal pupping season is underway in New England and that means people might see seal pups on the beach during Memorial Day weekend. But they say there […]