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Blogger, 16, exposes limits on free speech in Singapore

AP Photo/Ryan Pearson SINGAPORE (AP) — A government crackdown on a teen video blogger and independent news and opinion website has focused attention on free speech limits, and perhaps the next election, in this cosmopolitan but famously strict city-state. Five days after...
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New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood,...
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5 things to know about trade as Senate debate begins

AP Photo/Seth Perlman WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s bid for new trade agreements faces big tests in Congress this week, mostly from his fellow Democrats. Pro-trade senators must produce 60 votes Tuesday to begin debate on “fast track”...

Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Monday, May. 11. The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Columbus bureau is reachable at...

Chinese billionaire gives France vacation to 6,400 workers

NICE, France (AP) — The billionaire chief executive of the Chinese conglomerate Tiens has given 6,400 of his best salespeople a vacation that started in Paris and ended with a parade on France’s Cote d’Azur. CEO Li Jinyuan said he was celebrating the...

Moroccan fighter jet goes missing in Yemen

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s armed forces say one its F-16 fighter jets taking part in the Saudi-led Sunni coalition air strikes against the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen has gone missing. The statement carried by the state news agency MAP said early Monday that...

Police: 1,018 Rohingyas, others landed illegally in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say 1,018 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis have landed illegally on a beach in a northern resort island and all have been detained for processing. Langkawi island police chief Jamil Ahmed says they were believed to have come in three...
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San Francisco commuters snub public transit for $6 bus ride

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The compact city that inspired ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft is offering a new way to get to work: fancy $6 big-bus rides with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and attendants who deliver snacks. A company called Leap launched the...
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AP Exclusive: Self-driving cars getting dinged in California

AP Photo/Eric Risberg LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads. Two accidents happened while the cars...

Berlin Phil’s musicians elect new conductor to follow Rattle

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Philharmonic’s musicians are electing a new chief conductor and artistic director to succeed Simon Rattle, who will leave the orchestra in 2018. Members of the Philharmonic are to meet at an undisclosed location Monday to decide who will get...