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The Latest: Assange seeks contact with US, UK officials

The Latest: Assange seeks contact with US, UK officials

LONDON — The Latest on Swedish prosecutor ending investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 4:55 p.m. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his legal team will contact U.K.
Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 states

Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 states

WASHINGTON — Solid hiring nationwide led unemployment rates to touch record lows in three U.S. states last month.
With drama aplenty, Netflix and 'Okja' debut in Cannes

With drama aplenty, Netflix and 'Okja' debut in Cannes

CANNES, France — Netflix's entry into the Cannes Film Festival produced new drama Friday as the first screening of its film "Okja" was met with boos for Netflix and a technical glitch that prompted the festival to restart the film and apologize to th
China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

BEIJING — Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines.
Brazil's Temer: 'I won't resign' amid corruption allegations

Brazil's Temer: 'I won't resign' amid corruption allegations

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for corruption.

Home Capital shows sign of turnaround as high-interest savings accounts rise

TORONTO — Home Capital Group Inc. says its high-interest savings accounts rose Wednesday, a sign the cash-strapped lender may be turning itself around after customers began running away amid a funding crisis that erupted nearly a month ago.

Judge denies release of 38 Studios grand jury records

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island judge has denied a request to release secret grand jury records from the criminal investigation into the state's $75 million deal with the video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes has died at 77

Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes has died at 77

NEW YORK — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday

North American stock markets recoup slight gains from previous day's steep losses

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index held steady Thursday as investor worries over the ability of U.S. President Donald Trump to push ahead with his pro-business agenda amid political scandal were temporarily quelled.

'A long period of growth' possible if Trump's pro-business policies arrive: Fairfax CEO

TORONTO — The investor sometimes called Canada's Warren Buffett says he remains bullish on global economic growth led by the United States, despite the turmoil in President Donald Trump's White House.