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Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings

Apr. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group...

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

Apr. 22, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security. It paints a sobering...

Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants

Apr. 22, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year. Police targeted isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3,000...

Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman

Apr. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records. The complaint became the latest front in the intensifying battle between the president...

San Francisco at 'boiling point' over tech, houses, homeless

Apr. 22, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's renowned waterfront hosts joggers, admiring tourists and towering condos with impressive views. It could also become the site of a new homeless shelter for up to 200 people. Angry residents have packed public meetings, jeering at city officials and even shouting down...

Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed, Trump says

Apr. 22, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve's board amid a focus on past scandals and doubts about his qualifications for the role. Cain is a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza who dropped out of the 2012 presidential...

Impeach or not impeach? Pelosi says focus first on facts

Apr. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged divided fellow Democrats Monday to focus on fact-finding rather than leaping to talk of impeachment to hold President Donald Trump accountable for the "highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior" described in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. In her...

SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident

Apr. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule during testing. Over the weekend, the company's recently flown Dragon crew capsule was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test...

Will Ukrainian comedian be any match for Vladimir Putin?

Apr. 22, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy's landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election has thrust a comedian and political novice into the middle of the most dangerous flashpoint between Moscow and the West since the end of the Cold War. Whether Zelenskiy is any match at all for Vladimir Putin, a...

Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

Apr. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31...

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Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues

Apr. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung is pushing back this week's planned public launch of its highly anticipated, $2000 folding phone after reports that reviewers' phones were breaking. The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday, but instead it will now run more tests and announce a new...

Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants

Apr. 22, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year. Police targeted isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3,000...

US stock indexes end mostly lower after listless trading day

Apr. 22, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

Wall Street capped a day of mostly sideways trading Monday with a slight gain for the benchmark S&P 500 index, as a spike in crude oil prices sent energy companies broadly higher. Energy sector stocks climbed as the price of crude oil hit its highest level since October after the U.S. government moved to...

Judge denies lower bond for ex-priest accused of abuse

Apr. 22, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County judge has refused to lower bail for a former Catholic priest who was previously imprisoned and labeled sexually violent. Fred Lenczycki of suburban Chicago was charged in February with two counts of sodomy for allegedly abusing two boys in the early 1990s at a north...

Family charged with scheme to get Masters tickets for resale

Apr. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Four members of a Texas family are facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf tournament, then resell those tickets at a healthy profit. Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Augusta charged...

Video released of suspect in 2017 killings of Indiana girls

Apr. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities on Monday released video of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers two years ago and urged the public to scrutinize the footage, which shows him walking on an abandoned railroad bridge the girls visited while out hiking the day they were slain. The Indiana State...

Quake sways buildings in Mexico City; some evacuations

Apr. 22, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to evacuate along a central avenue temporarily. There were no initial reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a...

Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

Apr. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31...

2 Oregon men plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute pot

Apr. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men who grew marijuana in Oregon and shipped it to Texas, Virginia and Florida have entered guilty pleas in federal court to marijuana distribution and money laundering conspiracy charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland says Cole Griffiths of Hood River and Raleigh Lau of...

Attack give-and-take in four-way Spanish electoral debate

Apr. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Four runner-ups to become the next Spanish prime minister are exchanging attacks while slipping in campaign pledges during the first of two televised live debates ahead of Sunday's general election. Monday night's debate on Spanish public television and the second on Tuesday on a private...