CHARLOTTE, N.C | Matt Kenseth returning to NASCAR with Roush Fenway Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing wants to be among NASCAR’s elite again and recognized it needed help for its ongoing rebuild. The organization called on Matt Kenseth, one of its cornerstone former drivers, and asked him to come back. When Kenseth took the call from team owner Jack Roush, he had just one … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Matt Kenseth returning to NASCAR with Roush Fenway Racing

LONDON | Stronger pound weighs on revenues at drugmaker GSK

LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical and consumer goods maker GlaxoSmithKline says first-quarter revenue dropped 2 percent as a stronger pound offset encouraging sales of a new shingles treatment. The company said in a statement Wednesday that revenue fell to 7.22 billion pounds ($10.1 billion) from 7.38 billion pounds in the same period last year. Net income … Continue reading LONDON | Stronger pound weighs on revenues at drugmaker GSK

TORONTO | The Latest: Sri Lanka native ID’d as van attack victim

TORONTO (AP) — The latest on a van attack in Toronto which killed 10 people and injured 14 (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A Buddhist temple in Toronto has identified one of the victims of Monday’s van attack as Renuka Amarasinghe (am-uh-ruh-SEEN’-yuh). Mahavihara Buddhist Meditation Centre chief monk Ahangama Rathanasiri Thero (AN’-guh-mah Rah-than-ah-SEER’-ah THEER’-oh) says … Continue reading TORONTO | The Latest: Sri Lanka native ID’d as van attack victim

KUWAIT CITY | Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid maid abuse dispute

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait on Wednesday expelled the Philippines ambassador and recalled its own envoy from Manila over a growing diplomatic dispute sparked by complaints of the abuse of Filipina housemaids and workers in the country. The highly unusual move came as a surprise in the typically sedate and oil-rich Gulf Arab nation, both … Continue reading KUWAIT CITY | Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid maid abuse dispute

NEW ORLEANS | Louisiana: $1.5 billion in tax breaks for $9.4 billion plant

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State and local governments in Louisiana have offered an estimated $1.5 billion in incentives to persuade a Taiwanese company to locate a $9.4 billion plastics complex along the Mississippi River upstream from New Orleans, Louisiana’s secretary of economic development said. The package includes about $1.4 billion in local property tax exemptions … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Louisiana: $1.5 billion in tax breaks for $9.4 billion plant

SACRAMENTO, Calif | ‘Major announcement’ planned on elusive serial killer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office plans to make a ‘major announcement” in the case of an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s. District Attorney’s spokeswoman Shelly Osorio says a news conference will be … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | ‘Major announcement’ planned on elusive serial killer