Douze points: Things to know about Eurovision Song Contest

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Eurovision Song Contest, possibly the only event in the world where the press kit for accredited journalists includes hair spray, is upon us. Even if you haven’t been waiting all year for this moment – and you know you have – here are...

Bees are buzzing on roof

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, there are more than 370 rooms inside and 100,000 bees buzzing above in rooftop hives outside. Yes, honeybees. Aware of the well-publicized environmental threats to honeybees that have reduced...

Poland awaits Moody’s review as numbers show economy shrank

AP Photo/Michael Sohn WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Government statistics show that Poland’s economy contracted slightly in the first quarter after years of continuous growth, bad news that comes ahead of a possible downgrade by the ratings agency Moody’s later in the...

Hong Kong economy shrinks in 1Q on global economic weakness

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s economy contracted in the latest quarter as the weak global economy and poor local conditions weighed on the southern Chinese business hub. Official data released Friday showed that gross domestic product contracted a seasonally adjusted...

When man-about-town Trump posed as his own spokesman

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back when Donald Trump’s love life was tabloid heaven, a Trump spokesman with intimate knowledge of the businessman’s personal relationships offered juicy stories about a failing marriage, a new live-in paramour and three other girlfriends he...

Million-dollar bids shown for gun that killed Trayvon Martin

MIAMI (AP) — Bidding in an online auction for the pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin had gone well into the millions by Friday morning, though it was unclear if they were serious bids. The website for United Gun Group...

New cyberattack made on bank, financial supervisor warns

BRUSSELS (AP) — International money transfer supervisor Swift has warned that a new cyberattack has been made against a bank, which it did not name, and has urged its clients to urgently review their security systems. Belgium-based Swift said in a statement Friday that...

‘Self-funded’ Donald Trump preparing to seek big-donor money

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The billionaire presidential candidate who prides himself on paying his own way and bashed his competition for relying on political donors now wants their money — and lots of it. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, recently...

Defense: Abusive Upbringing Led Ohio Man To Kill 3 Women

CLEVELAND (AP) — Defense attorneys for an Ohio man convicted of killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags say an upbringing that included “generations” of abuse left their client without a moral compass. A Cleveland jury began hearing...

Navy SEALs invite public to honor fallen SEAL killed in Iraq

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy SEALs are inviting people to line the streets in the military town of Coronado on Friday to honor the special warfare operator killed in Iraq. Charles Keating IV, who grew up in Phoenix, is the third service member to die in Iraq since U.S....