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NEW YORK | Big spenders: S&P 500 stock buybacks set record in 1Q

NEW YORK (AP) — Flush with savings from lower tax bills and profits from a growing economy, big U.S. companies are spending a record amount buying back their own stock. Stock repurchases hit $189.1 billion in the first quarter for the S&P 500, according to preliminary results from S&P Dow Jones Indices. That tops the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Big spenders: S&P 500 stock buybacks set record in 1Q

LAS VEGAS | Pawn Stars’ Richard Harrison, known as ‘The Old Man,’ dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — “Pawn Stars” patriarch, Richard Benjamin Harrison, who was known as “The Old Man,” has died at age 77. Gold & Silver Pawn’s Facebook page posted Monday that Harrison was surrounded by “loving family” this past weekend and died peacefully. The post said that fans would remember Harrison as a “sometimes grumpy … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Pawn Stars’ Richard Harrison, known as ‘The Old Man,’ dies

EASTBOURNE, England | Pliskova, Wozniacki through to 3rd round at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Defending champion Karolina Pliskova survived a scare to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and reach the third round of the Eastbourne International on Monday. Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, last year’s runner-up, had an easier passage as she beat Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2. Pliskova had never lost a set to Pavlyuchenkova in five previous meetings … Continue reading EASTBOURNE, England | Pliskova, Wozniacki through to 3rd round at Eastbourne

VOLGOGRAD, Russia | El Hadary sets record, Saudis beat Egypt 2-1 at World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — The oldest person to play in a World Cup match let in a pair of goals Monday despite some spectacular saves. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his team’s final group match to set the record. Although he saved one penalty, he couldn’t stop Saudi … Continue reading VOLGOGRAD, Russia | El Hadary sets record, Saudis beat Egypt 2-1 at World Cup

COLUMBIA, S.C. | Arrington won’t drop out of US House race after crash

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington is determined to keep running for Congress even after a crash that will likely keep her in the hospital for two weeks, family friend U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said. Scott said the first word Arrington wrote when he visited her the day after the wreck was … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | Arrington won’t drop out of US House race after crash

JERUSALEM | Prince William arrives in Israel for historic royal visit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William arrived in Israel on Monday for the first-ever official visit of a member of the British royal family to the tumultuous region London once ruled. Arriving from neighboring Jordan, the Duke of Cambridge landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport and then departed to Jerusalem, where he will stay at the … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Prince William arrives in Israel for historic royal visit

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Probe sought in communist-era deaths of 340 orphans

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian government institute asked prosecutors Monday to investigate the deaths of 340 children at a communist-era orphanage during the 1980s. The Institute for Investigating the Crimes of Communism said the deaths occurred from 1980-1989 at “the Horror Orphanage,” the nickname local residents gave to a facility for children with chronic … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Probe sought in communist-era deaths of 340 orphans

SWISSVALE, Pa | Mourners seek justice in teen’s fatal shooting by police

SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) — Mourners displayed signs reading “Justice for Antwon” and “#SayHisName” in the funeral procession Monday for a black Pennsylvania teenager fatally shot by a white police officer as he fled a traffic stop a week ago. The funeral for 17-year-old Antwon Rose was held in a school in the district he attended … Continue reading SWISSVALE, Pa | Mourners seek justice in teen’s fatal shooting by police