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Oil prices soar on producer output cuts; World shares higher
Oil prices have soared nearly 6% after Saudi Arabia and other major oil producers said they will cut production by 1.15 million barrels per day from May until the end of the year. Shares in Europe...
By ELAINE KURTENBACH
About 25 train cars derail in Montana, no injuries reported
WSJ: McDonald's to close offices briefly ahead of layoffs
Trans people face rhetoric, disinformation after shooting
Jury selection begins in Idaho trial of slain kids' mother
Sex abuse case against ex-Alaska attorney general thrown out
1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at West Hills shopping center
Seymour Stein, record exec who signed up Madonna, dead at 80
Seymour Stein, the brash, prescient and highly successful founder of Sire Records who helped launched the careers of Madonna, Talking Heads and many others, has died at age 80. He was known for his deep knowledge and appreciation of music and...
Twitter pulls check mark from main New York Times account
Twitter has removed the verification check mark on the main account of The New York Times, one of CEO Elon Musk’s most despised news organizations. The removal comes as many of Twitter’s high-profile users are bracing for the loss of the blue...
By The Associated Press
Police reforms tested in city where officer killed Black man
City leaders in Grand Rapids insist policing reforms and outreach to the Black community ensured protests following the killing of a Black motorist by a white police officer last April did not devolve into violence and destruction. But nearly a...
By COREY WILLIAMS
New York, city of Trump's dreams, delivers his comeuppance
Donald Trump is due to return to the city that put him on the map, but which long ago rejected him. Queens-born Trump faces charges from a grand jury in Manhattan, the place he long has viewed as center of the world, where he built his business...
By MATT SEDENSKY
32 dead as tornadoes torment from Arkansas to Delaware
Residents across a wide swath of the U.S. are racing to assess the destruction from fierce storms that spawned possibly dozens of tornadoes from the South and the Midwest into the Northeast. At least 32 people have died. Confirmed or suspected...
By ADRIAN SAINZ, ANDREW DeMILLO and BEN FINLEY
Tesla sales rise 36% in first quarter, following price cuts
Tesla’s first-quarter vehicle sales rose 36% after the company cut prices twice in a bid to stimulate demand. The electric car, SUV and heavy truck maker said it delivered 422,875 vehicles worldwide from January to March. That's up from just over...
By TOM KRISHER
More Ecuadorians move to US, spared many others' hurdles
Amid economic woes and rising violence, more Ecuadorians are leaving their country and migrating to cross the border into the United States. The number of people from Ecuador detained near the U.S.-Mexico border has spiked. Ecuadorians don’t face...
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and GONZALO SOLANO
$90 cream and $10 toothpaste: Companies target big spenders
Companies from toothpaste makers to beauty chains are adding more premium items like designer creams and services as they reach out to wealthier shoppers who are still spending freely even in the face of higher inflation and volatile economic...
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
'Dungeons & Dragons' opens with $38.5M, takes down John Wick
Riding terrific reviews and a strong word-of-mouth, the role playing game adaptation “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” opened with $38.5 million in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters over the weekend. That is according to studio estimates...
By JAKE COYLE
Man gets new trial in Chicago honor student's death
A state appeals court has ordered a new trial for the man accused of gunning down a Chicago honor student just days after she had performed at Barack Obama's 2013 presidential inauguration. Micheail Ward was found guilty in connection with the...
States aim to boost school safety after Tennessee shooting
In the wake of a deadly elementary school shooting in Tennessee earlier this week, state lawmakers across the country are moving forward with school safety measures. They range from requiring schools to have panic alert systems to emergency...
By CLAIRE RUSH
Activists' network in Mexico helps U.S. women get abortions
A network of abortion-rights activists in Mexico is finding ways to offer assistance -- including shipments of abortion pills -- to women in the United States affected by recently imposed abortion bans in several states. This abortion model, in...
By MARÍA TERESA HERNÁNDEZ