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AP Interview: $100 billion Saudi city to be ready by 2035

AP Photo/Raad Adayleh SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world’s “largest new emerging...

Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the interior ministry. The ministry said in a statement Friday that the security...

Dutch government to sell off nationalized ABN Amro bank

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government says it will sell off ABN Amro bank in phases beginning later this year, seven years after the state took over the ailing bank amid the turmoil of the global financial crisis. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday the...
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CANNES WATCH: Longoria a success behind the camera

AP Photo/Joel Ryan CANNES, France (AP) — There’s been much talk at the Cannes Film Festival about how to boost the ranks of women directors and producers. Eva Longoria is a good example of a success story. Though she gained fame for “Desperate Housewives,”...
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Ex-house sitter agrees to stay away from actor Luis Guzman

AP Photo/Gus Ruelas ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who used to house-sit for character actor Luis Guzman has agreed to stay at least 300 feet away from him. The Caledonian-Record reports (http://bit.ly/1LsvLIz ) that Guzman alleged in court documents that Joda...
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Here come the judges as ‘AGT’ returns for its 10th season

AP Photo/Charles Sykes NEW YORK (AP) — “They keep telling people it’s the 10th anniversary. But it’s the fourth season, as far as I’m concerned,” says Howard Stern, who joined “America’s Got Talent” as a judge in 2012....

Army Corps Begins Court-ordered Dredging In Cleveland Harbor

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says dredging in the Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River channel is underway after a federal judge sided with the state of Ohio and ordered the agency to continue with the work. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports ( ) the...

Campaign worker sends fake news release saying foe left race

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A campaign worker for a New Hampshire House hopeful has been charged with a felony for sending out a fake news release saying the opponent had dropped out of the race. Attorney General Joseph Foster says 28-year-old Carl Gibson of Concord was charged...
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Ear problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas from Indy 500

AP Photo/Dave Parker INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 two days before the race after he was diagnosed with an “inner ear condition” and failed to pass a medical exam. Dr. Terry Trammell, IndyCar’s medical consultant,...
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US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April

AP Photo/Richard Vogel WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April for the third straight month, suggesting that an improving economy could be setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year. Consumer prices edged up...