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Global stocks subdued as investors eye earnings, data

Apr. 18, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets were subdued Thursday as investors digested corporate earnings reports and mixed economic data, with some traders in Europe preparing for a long weekend. London's FTSE 100 fell 0.1% to 7,460 and Frankfurt's DAX rose 0.5% to 12,208. France's CAC 40 gained 0.3% to 5,576. A survey...

Nelly Korda shoots a 63, leads by 1 at Lotte Championship

Apr. 18, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Nelly Korda took advantage when Hawaii's tough trade winds took a break. Korda rolled in the last of her nine birdies at the 18th in a bogey-free round of 63 Wednesday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club. "I got here Saturday...

Australia officials work with social media to safeguard poll

Apr. 18, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian electoral authorities have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up to general elections on May 18, an official said on Thursday. Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers...

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines

Apr. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Sydney was little-changed. U.S. stocks fell despite data showing growth in China's gross domestic product held steady in the...

Pet deer kills man and injures wife in rural Australia

Apr. 17, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A man was killed and his wife critically injured on Wednesday when they were attacked by their pet deer on a rural Australian property, police said. The 46-year-old man entered the stag's enclosure in the morning at Moyhu in Victoria state, Police Sergeant Paul Pursell said....

Police: Good Samaritans thwart kidnaping in San Francisco

Apr. 17, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Good Samaritans stopped the attempted kidnapping of a 2-year-old boy by an Australian disc jockey from a busy San Francisco street, police said Tuesday. Police arrested Roscoe Bradley Holyoake, 34, of Perth, Australia, on Friday. Australia media reports Holyoake is a popular disc...

The Latest: Australian DJ charged with attempted kidnapping

Apr. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an alleged attempted toddler kidnapping (all times local): 4:15 p.m. An Australian man accused of attempting to kidnap a 2-year-old boy from a busy San Francisco street appeared in court on the charge. Roscoe Bradley Holyoake did not enter a plea during his appearance...

Australia PM: Islamic State orphans face hurdles to return

Apr. 16, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Tuesday that hurdles remain to repatriating three orphaned Australian children of a convicted terrorist from a Syrian refugee camp and that national security interests must come first. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia was working with...

Victim didn't have permit for large, flightless bird

Apr. 15, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

ALACHUA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida breeder who was fatally attacked by a large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea did not have a permit to own the animal. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker confirmed Monday that 75-year-old Marvin Hajos...

Media lawyers in Australian court over Cardinal gag order

Apr. 15, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Dozens of high-profile Australian journalists and major media organizations were represented by lawyers in a court on Monday on charges relating to breaches of a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's convictions for sexually molesting two choirboys. Reporting in any...