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Parents convicted in college scam remain free during appeal

BOSTON (AP) — Two men convicted of buying their kids’ way into elite universities will stay out of prison while they appeal their cases in the college admissions bribery scheme, a Boston judge ordered...

US lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico statehood

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of Democratic congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state ...

Ex-interim mayor in Puerto Rico pleads guilty to corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former interim mayor in Puerto Rico pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a bribery conspiracy just weeks after the ex-mayor he replaced pleaded guilty in the same...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for June delivery rose $2.62 to $112.21 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude for July delivery rose $2.93 to $112.04 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for June delivery...

Jan. 6 panel asks GOP lawmaker to testify about Capitol tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection sent a letter Thursday to a House Republican in an effort to learn more about a tour he led of the building th...

Navy ship to be named for Filipino sailor Telesforo Trinidad

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced Thursday that a future destroyer will be named the USS Telesforo Trinidad in honor of a Filipino sailor who rescued two crew memb...

Oz, McCormick at tie in PA with thousands of ballots out

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Vote counting in Pennsylvania's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate dragged into a third day as Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick remained essentially t...

Filing: Chicago 'two-faced' on acknowledging police abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago pursues a “two-faced” strategy of acknowledging an ugly history of police brutality in public while directing its lawyers to deny that legacy in court when victims s...

Real Madrid signs deal worth $380M for Bernabéu management

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid has signed a stadium management deal for the Santiago Bernabéu worth 360 million euros ($381 million), the club said Thursday. The agreement was reached wit...

NATO chief sure spat over Sweden, Finland will be resolved

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's leader flatly opposes having Sweden and Finland join NATO, but the military alliance's chief said Thursday he was confident the standoff would be resolved and the two Nordic n...

WhatsApp adds messaging tools to attract businesses

WhatsApp parent Meta is moving forward with its push to attract businesses to its popular chat app, part its effort to find new ways to make money beyond targeted advertisements on its other platforms...

Biden hails Finland, Sweden NATO bids as leaders visit US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flanked by the leaders of Finland and Sweden, President Joe Biden forcefully supported their applications to join NATO on Thursday as Russia's war in the heart of Europe challenges t...

Oklahoma approves the nation's most restrictive abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Legislature gave final approval Thursday to another Texas-style anti-abortion bill that providers say will be the most restrictive in the nation once the governor signs...

Congress OKs latest $40B to help Ukraine repulse Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a $40 billion infusion of military and economic aid for Ukraine and its allies on Thursday as both parties rallied behind America’s latest, and qui...

Inflation, Russia-Ukraine war draw G7 finance leaders' focus

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) — Finance ministers for the Group of Seven leading economies grappled Thursday with deepening inflation concerns and the immediate effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, with ...