The Latest: Federal Reserve official optimistic on economy

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on global finance meetings (all times local): 1 p.m. The No. 2 official at the Federal Reserve says he agrees with the assessment of the International Monetary Fund that the global economy’s prospects are looking...

The Latest: OMB preps for shutdown, WH says it's unlikely

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations on a budget bill (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The Office of Management and Budget has begun taking routine steps in preparation for a potential government shutdown that the White House is hoping to avoid....

Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) DENVER (AP) — Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner was...

Ohio Family Members Plead For Tips To Solve Massacre Of 8

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio a year ago. Geneva Rhoden, who lost two sons, three grandchildren and a nephew in the slayings, said she is begging anyone with information to come...

US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia

FILE – This Jan. 30, 2012, file photo, shows the sign for the Exxon Mobil Torrance Refinery in Torrance, Calif. A person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, April 19, 2017, that Exxon Mobil is seeking permission from the U.S. government for approval to resume drilling...

Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Ledell Lee. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use a lethal injection drug that a supplier says was misleadingly obtained cleared the way for Arkansas to execute...

Kris Bryant of Cubs has baseball’s most popular jersey

FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) smiles during introductions before Game 3 of baseball’s National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco. Bryant has the most popular jersey in...

The Latest: Activists protest World Bank poverty policies

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on global finance meetings (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Anti-poverty activists are complaining that the World Bank needs to expand its definition of poverty so that more needy people around the world can be helped....

Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

A pedestrian stands next to a refrigerator destroyed during looting the night before in the Valle neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 21, 2017. At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital amid a spiraling...

Family: Stadium Warned Of Faulty Locks Before Man Fell, Died

CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a concertgoer believed to have fallen to his death through a garbage chute at Progressive Field alleges the Cleveland Indians had been repeatedly warned about faulty locks and doors leading to trash chutes at the ballpark. Attorneys for Cory...