Sentencing Set In $10 Million Ohio Fraud Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a July sentencing date for a former Ohio man who pleaded guilty to charges in a multimillion dollar fraud case. A 135-count indictment filed last year described a scheme under which Haider Zafar (HAY’-dur ZAH’-fahr) allegedly...
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CANNES WATCH: Ken Loach not done yet

AP Photo/Thibault Camus CANNES, France (AP) — Ken Loach isn’t done yet. The 77-year-old British director said he has “enough petrol in the tank” to probably make a “little one more.” While making his latest film, “Jimmy’s...
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Sears 1Q loss widens, sales remain soft

AP Photo/Elise Amendola HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears’ first-quarter loss widened as the beleaguered retailer sales declined amid its ongoing struggle to attract shoppers. Sears Holdings Corp. has been cutting costs, reducing inventory and selling assets to...

EU-wide elections could roil politics back home

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Several European countries’ commitment to the painful economic reforms meant to cut debt and foster growth could be shaken by this week’s elections to the European Parliament, which are likely to see anti-EU parties buoyed by protest...
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China treads carefully as it pursues influence

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan SHANGHAI (AP) — China is carrying on a high-stakes balancing act aimed at building influence and access to resources abroad without damaging ties with its most important economic partner – the United States. In rapid-fire moves Wednesday,...
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China market attack the latest in wave of violence

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, a police officer walks near a blast scene, which has been cordoned off, in downtown Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Attackers crashed a pair of...
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Syrian troops reach besieged prison in Aleppo

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows buildings which were destroyed from a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, May. 17, 2014. The...
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Lavish weddings the norm for celebrity Romeos

AP Photo/Riccardo de Luca PARIS (AP) — As Romeo said: “My bounty is as boundless as the sea … the more I give to thee, the more I have.” His modern-day counterparts – the kind with deep pockets – are going all out to offer extravagant,...
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US forecasters to predict slow hurricane season

Acting Director Tom Evans of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center speaks during a briefing in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Weather forecasters are predicting four to seven tropical cyclones in the central Pacific Ocean during this year’s hurricane season. (AP...
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Marketplace bombing kills 31 in far western China

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, police officers stand guard near a blast site which has been cordoned off, in downtown Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Attackers crashed a pair of...