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Zimbabwe authorities mix charm with force in an attempt to shore up the world’s newest currency

May. 26, 2024 01:31 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The introduction of the world's newest currency in April inspired a reggae artist to record a song praising the ZiG, or Zimbabwe Gold. The catchy tune, titled “Zig Mari,” received generous play on state television and radio. The musician, Ras Caleb,...

Stock market today: Nasdaq sets another record as Wall Street wins back earlier losses

May. 24, 2024 17:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Friday in a bounce back from Wall Street’s worst day since April. The S&P 500 gained 36.88 points, or 0.7%, to 5,304.72 and won back all its losses from the prior two days. It eked out a tiny gain for the week, enough to extend its weekly...

Colorado governor signs bills regulating funeral homes after discovery of 190 rotting bodies

May. 24, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed two bills into law Friday that overhaul state oversight of the funeral home industry after a series of gruesome discoveries, including 190 discomposing bodies in a facility, families being sent fake ashes and the unauthorized sale of body parts. ...

Big Ten and SEC are again the top conferences in revenue with athlete pay plan on horizon

May. 24, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

The Big Ten held a narrow edge over the Southeastern Conference in revenue for the second straight year and the Atlantic Coast Conference again ranked a distant third among the five largest college sports conferences, according to tax filings released this week. The five leagues...

German Chancellor Scholz warns next European Commission president against courting far-right support

May. 24, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz waded into the European election campaign on Friday by warning that the next president of the European Commission should not seek support from far-right parties hoping to make big gains in next month’s vote. Left-leaning parties across...

As the election nears, Biden pushes a slew of rules on the environment and other priorities

May. 24, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he tries to secure his legacy, President Joe Biden has unleashed a flurry of election year rules on the environment and other topics, including a landmark regulation that would force coal-fired power plants to capture smokestack emissions or shut down. The...

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

May. 23, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A political consultant who sent artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire's presidential primary faces a $6 million fine and more than two dozen criminal charges. The Federal...

Federal environmental agency rejects Alabama's coal ash regulation plan

May. 23, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday rejected Alabama’s proposal to take over coal ash regulation, saying the state plan does not do enough to protect people and waterways. The agency said the state's proposal was “significantly less...

Norfolk Southern will pay $15 million fine as part of federal settlement over Ohio derailment

May. 23, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

The federal government agreed to a $15 million fine for Norfolk Southern over last year's disastrous derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and the railroad promised to pay more than $500 million to complete the efforts to improve safety that it announced after the crash and address community health...

Long-term mortgage rates ease for third straight week, dipping to just below 7%

May. 23, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The average rate on a 30-year mortgage dipped this week to just below 7% for the first time since mid April, a modest boost for home shoppers navigating a housing market dampened by rising prices and relatively few available properties. The rate fell to 6.94%...