Asian shares drop as eyes turn to central bank meetings

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks mostly fell Wednesday after a muted market response to the Trump-Kim summit. Investors have now turned their eyes to the trio of this week’s central bank meetings. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 0.4 percent to finish...

Italy accepts 900 migrants but 600 more continue onto Spain

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — An Italian coast guard vessel has docked in Sicily with more than 900 migrants aboard, evidence that Italy’s new anti-migrant government is still taking in some asylum-seekers but is forcing the rest of Europe to accept others. Crew aboard the...

Deputy shoots, kills Georgia man who shot relative

MONROE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who shot his relative in front of deputies. News outlets cite a Georgia Bureau of Investigation release that says Walton County deputies responded to a report of a man with a gun...

Suspect in Paris hostage-taking placed in psychiatric unit

PARIS (AP) — A French judicial official says the suspect in a hostage-taking in central Paris has been transferred overnight to a psychiatric unit. The official spoke anonymously Wednesday because he was not allowed to discuss an ongoing investigation. A four-hour hostage...

Legal pimp defeats Nevada lawmaker in GOP primary race

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital...

German police raid homes looking for human traffickers

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of federal police are raiding homes across Germany in connection with illegal human trafficking networks. The dpa news agency reported that the raids are focusing on traffickers bringing people from Pakistan and India by arranging sham marriages for...

Indian chess player won’t wear headscarf in Iran

NEW DELHI (AP) — A female Indian chess player says she has decided not to not in an Asian championship being held in Iran next month because she could not comply with an Iranian rule requiring women participants to wear a headscarf. Soumya Swaminathan says she finds the...

Jay hits 3-run HR, D-backs top Pirates 13-8 for 5th straight

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s offense, so awful in May, is on a scoring binge in June — and Jon Jay joined the party Tuesday night. Jay got his first three hits for Arizona, including a three-run homer, and the Diamondbacks won their fifth game in a row with a sloppy...

AT&T antitrust win may herald a new wave of media mergers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leon said the government failed to prove that the merger would lead to higher prices and other harm to consumers. Despite Justice Department lawyers taking their “best shot,” he said, their evidence was “too thin a reed for this court to...

Nevada brothel owner ousts incumbent state lawmaker in Republican primary for legislative seat

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada brothel owner ousts incumbent state lawmaker in Republican primary for legislative seat.