A broader Israel-Arab deal _ rare opportunity or diversion?

AP Photo/Evan Vucci RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have pledged to seize what they believe is an opportunity for an ambitious Israeli-Arab peace deal. The premise is that Sunni Arab countries – pushed...

Fund manager Q&A: A diversified approach to income-investing

Bond investors aren’t exactly known as risk-seekers. But when interest rates and inflation could be on the rise, playing it too safe in a “vanilla” bond index fund may not cut it. That drives the strategy for Eaton Vance Management’s Multisector Income...

Can internet-beaming balloons outmaneuver shifting winds?

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — An eccentric laboratory spun out of Google believes it has discovered a way to bring remote parts of the world online more quickly with a smaller fleet of internet-beaming balloons than it previously thought. The lab, called “X,”...

'Fist Fight' stars on the need for comedy in uncertain times

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one could have predicted when they were making the breezy, irreverent, 91-minute Charlie Day and Ice Cube comedy “Fist Fight” that it would be coming out in the midst of such uncertain and divisive times. Back then, nearly two years ago,...

Nap Time: Rangers, Napoli Finally Reunited For 3rd Stint

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Napoli has rejoined the Texas Rangers for the third time, calling it a great opportunity to be back with his first World Series team. The Rangers re-introduced Napoli on Thursday morning. He got an $8.5 million, one-year contract that includes a club...

Spanish woman gives birth to healthy twins at age 64

MADRID (AP) — A doctor in northern Spain says a 64-year-old woman has given birth to healthy twins following her second successful pregnancy at an advanced age. Recoletas Hospital medical director Enrique Martin said Thursday that the babies delivered by cesarean section on...
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Auto workers union preparing 'Buy American' ad campaign

AP Photo/Paul Sancya DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is preparing an ad campaign that urges people to buy U.S.-made vehicles as it tries to tap into feelings of nationalism stoked by President Donald Trump’s election. UAW President Dennis Williams says...
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AP FACT CHECK: Misplaced blame for nomination failure

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — The abrupt withdrawal of the nomination of President Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary brought swift blame from press secretary Sean Spicer, who said Democrats had “a double standard” for his party’s...

The Roots to perform NBA-themed musical at All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) — The Roots will perform an original NBA-themed musical featuring former “Hamilton” actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, musician Jidenna and rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. The...

For Gore Verbinski, a fresh start after 'Lone Ranger'

NEW YORK (AP) — Say what you will about Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger,” but it didn’t lack for ambition. Verbinski’s $215 million film was a bid to reorient the Texas Ranger tale around its Native American sidekick, Tonto (Johnny Depp), and...