Brazil's first black justice considers presidential run

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's first black supreme court justice says he is considering a run for president in October. Former justice Joaquim Barbosa's entry in the race would be signifi...

Ahead of 420, advocates and critics reflect on pot in the US

America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states an...

Mexico's ruling party struggles to stay relevant in race

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico prepares for its first-of-three presidential debates, the ruling party is struggling to remain relevant in the campaign ahead of the July 1 presidential election. ...

Trump and Abe talk trade as well as relations with NKorea

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seeking to reassure Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of their close alliance ahead of planned talks with North Korea, the Trump administration has signaled it is open to cons...

AP advice: don't make polls only subject of campaign stories

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press says its journalists should not use public opinion polls as the sole subject in a political campaign story. The news organization said Tuesday th...

Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead over Nixon among NY Dems

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a big lead over Cynthia Nixon among state Democrats — though the "Sex and the City" actress is gaining slightly on the two...

Johnson & Johnson tops profit and revenue expectations in 1Q

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is reporting better than expected profit and revenue for the first quarter The New Brunswick, New Jersey, company on Tuesday reported...

UnitedHealth 1Q earns jump 30 percent

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — UnitedHealth Group is reporting first-quarter earnings of $2.84 billion, a jump of more than 30 percent from last year, with broad growth for the nation's largest health insur...

3 officials resign in Kenya's electoral body over poll probe

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three commissioners from Kenya's electoral commission say they've resigned over the suspension of the chief executive officer who was sent on compulsory leave to pave way for wid...

Online poll ranks Papago Intl. Resort as most beautiful hotel in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an online poll conducted by the Taiwanese travel company EzTravel, over 30,000 netizens have given their vote “Taiwan’s most beautiful hotel.” The ...

Brazil's ex-leader still leads in polls after arrest

SAO PAULO (AP) — Even imprisonment hasn't knocked former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the lead in Brazil's presidential race. A poll released Sunday by the Datafolha in...

Poll finds majority in Taiwan back the government's response to China's 31 measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The majority of people support the government’s response to Chinese measures aimed at draining capital, expertise and talent from Taiwan, according to a poll released Ap...

Poll: Cuomo holds big lead over Nixon among NY Dem voters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll finds two-time incumbent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holding a commanding lead over "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon among registered Democratic voters in the state'...

Heinz asks if America is ready for Mayochup

PITTSBURGH (AP) — What do you get when you combine mayonnaise and ketchup? A debate on Twitter after Heinz on Thursday launched a poll asking Americans if they'd like a pre-made comb...

Predators unveil new catfish tank for start of NHL playoffs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tossing catfish onto the ice has been a popular hockey tradition in Music City, and the Nashville Predators finally have their own catfish tank inside the arena. ...