PM’s youth leader in jail for Mugabe slur

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A lawyer for a youth leader in the Zimbabwe prime minister’s party says he is in jail for referring to the nation’s longtime ruler as “a limping donkey” at an election campaign rally. Attorney…

Stocks surge in early trading after hiring climbs

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is pushing further into record territory after the government reported a surge in hiring last month. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time, and the Standard and…

Kutcher’s company settles suit against CA DMV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashton Kutcher’s production company has settled a lawsuit against the California Department of Motor Vehicles over a planned reality series focusing on the agency’s offices. Court records in Los Angeles show Kutcher’s production company…

Flip Saunders returning to Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Welcome back, Flip. The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Flip Saunders as the team’s new president of basketball operations on Friday, bringing him back eight years after he was fired as the head coach. Saunders replaces David…
This Tuesday, April 30, 2013, photo, shows Dawn Ultra antibacterial soap in a kitchen Tuesday in Chicago. Federal health regulators are deciding whether triclosan, the germ-killing ingredient found in an estimated 75 percent of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S. is harmful. The ruling, which will determine whether triclosan continues to be used in household cleaners, could have broader implications for a $1 billion industry that includes hundreds of anti-bacterial products from toothpaste to toys (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?

It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's basinet.…

First black Italian minister seeks cultural change

ROME (AP) — Italy’s first black Cabinet minister, targeted by racist slurs following her appointment last week, said Friday that Italians aren’t racist but that some are merely ignorant of other cultures and the “richness” that immigration can…

Another Puerto Rico university official resigns

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The president of the University of Puerto Rico’s main campus has resigned just days after the presidents of the university’s 10 other campuses did the same. Friday’s announcement by Ana Guadalupe comes…

Crosby to return for Game 2 against Islanders

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It’s game on for Sidney Crosby. The Penguins’ star says he will play Friday night in Game 2 of the playoff series with the New York Islanders after missing more than a month with a…

Solar plane leaves Calif. on cross-country trip

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane has taken off from Northern California on the first leg of a planned journey to several U.S. cities. The Solar Impulse left Moffett Field in Mountain View just after dawn.…

Authorities comb woods near bomb suspect’s college

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Federal, state and local authorities are searching the woods near the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth campus as part of their investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing. Christina DiIorio-Sterling, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz,…

Barge breakaway causes small Miss. River oil spill

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — The Coast Guard is assessing the environmental impact of roughly 300 gallons of crude oil it says spilled into the Mississippi River after more than a dozen barges briefly broke free near Alton, Ill.…