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World shares drift as central bank cues awaited

A women looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in the rain in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Asian stock markets were muted Wednesday as investors watched for cues from central banks in Japan and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) A women looks at an...
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With vote, Sacramento Kings to build new NBA arena

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson waves to Vivek Ranadive, majority owner of the Sacramento Kings after the Sacramento City Council approved a financing plan for a new arena for the NBA basketball team, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The council voted 7-2 on the...
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Missouri inmate’s hopes rest with Supreme Court

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2014 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Russell Bucklew who is scheduled to die for killing a romantic rival as part of a crime spree in southeast Missouri in 1996. Bucklew, who suffers from a congenital condition that...
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Gay couples rush for licenses in Pennsylvania

Just engaged Jefferson Rougeau, left, and Steven Creps pose for photographs on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage was overturned Tuesday by a federal judge in a decision that makes same-sex marriage...
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Rescuers to dig for victims of Nigerian car bombs

Smoke rises after a bomb blast at a bus terminal in Jos, Nigeria, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Two explosions ripped through a bustling bus terminal and market frequented by thousands of people in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on Tuesday afternoon, and police said there are an...

Target faces identity crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is having an identity crisis. The nation’s third-largest retailer was once high-flying, but now it’s struggling to find its place in the minds of American shoppers. Once known for its cheap chic fashions and home accessories, Target...

Google eyeing up to $30 billion in foreign buyouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is amassing cash overseas to help finance a foreign shopping spree that could cost the Internet company up to $30 billion. The potential price tag for Google’s expansion plans outside the U.S. surfaced Tuesday in documents disclosing the...
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Sacramento approves $477 million Kings NBA arena

Sacramento Kings fan J.R. Basa waits in line with dozens of other Kings fans to enter City Hall, where the council is scheduled to vote on a $477 million downtown arena for the Kings, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The city would be responsible for a $223 million...
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AP NewsBreak: WNBA to market to LGBT community

FILE – In this June 29, 2013 file photo, Connecticut Sun’s Kalana Greene, left, and Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner eye a rebound during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to...
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Cavs continue lottery luck, get No. 1 pick again

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin holds a lucky bow tie after the Cavaliers won the first pick in the NBA draft lottery, in New York on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The bowtie was worn by Nick Gilbert, son of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, who represented the Cavs in the...