BC-AP Americas Digest
UNITED STATES-CLIMATE CHANGE
WASHINGTON — The United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House’s plans. By Josh Lederman. AP Photo.
FORT MEADE, Maryland — Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials say. One of the men died, and the other man and the officer were hurt. By Meredith Somers and Lolita C. Baldor. AP Photos.
SAN DIEGO — A leading association for U.S. pharmacists adopts a policy that discourages its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections — a move that could make carrying out executions even harder for death penalty states. By Julie Watson. AP Photo.
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence calls off public appearances as lawmakers scramble to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance. By Tom Davies. AP Photos.
With: TIM COOK-RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS.
BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
BOSTON — Prosecutors rest their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack. By Legal Affairs Writer Denise Lavoie. AP Photos.
With: BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING-KEY MOMENTS
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio says that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his plans for the 2016 presidential election. By Philip Elliott. AP Photos.
DEMOCRATS-PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CLINTON EMAILS
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton used multiple devices for email and mixed work and personal concerns at least once during her tenure as secretary of state, documents obtained by The Associated Press reveal. By Jack Gillum. SENT: 880 words, photos.
CONGRESS IN ACTION-ANALYSIS
WASHINGTON — Two important issues concerning how the government spends taxpayer money have made progress in the U.S. Congress, a break from years of legislative dysfunction and gridlock. By Steven R. Hurst. AP Photos.
BOSTON — U.S. President Barack Obama says that American politicians in an era of partisanship should try to carry themselves more like Edward M. Kennedy, as politicians from both parties lauded the late senator’s collegial spirit at the dedication of an institute that bears his name. By David Espo and Nedra Pickler. AP Photos. AP Video.
TORONTO — An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator says. By Rob Gillies. AP Photos.
MEXICO CITY — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother says. By Alberto Arce. AP Photo.
MEXICO CITY — Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico’s Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-percent wage increase to end a two-week-old strike. By Mark Stevenson. AP Photos.
NEW YORK — After two bodies are pulled from the rubble of a Manhattan apartment building collapse, authorities shift their focus to what caused the massive explosion and fire and the possibility that someone may have improperly tapped a gas line serving one of the buildings. By Meghann Barr. AP Photos. AP Video.
CARACAS, Venezuela — Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso will form part of a team defending two jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela. By Fabiola Sanchez. AP Photo.
DAILY APPLES-KEY QUESTIONS
CHICAGO — An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples. By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. AP Photo.
EQUAL BEFORE BIRTH
NEW YORK — Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests. That contradicts the idea found in many textbooks and scientific articles that males are in the majority at conception, researchers said. By Science Writer Malcolm Ritter. AP Photo.
NEW YORK — The last ever Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side — a neighborhood that’s been dubbed the “Jewish Plymouth Rock” but is rapidly gentrifying. By Verena Dobnik. AP Photos. AP Video.
BUSINESS & FINANCE:
WASHINGTON — Two major companies in a prominent $1.4 billion Asia investment fund managed by New York banking giant Morgan Stanley unexpectedly told securities regulators they will not file their financial statements on time and froze trading in their stocks, actions generally considered to be cause for concern. By Jeff Horwitz. AP Photos.
A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.
The March report from the National Association for Business Economics forecasts more hiring, a lower unemployment rate, a lower inflation rate and more growth in consumer spending in 2015, compared to the group’s forecast in December 2014.AP Photos.
WASHINGTON — Ben Bernanke no longer leads the Federal Reserve, but he’s hardly letting up in his defense of the ultra-low-rate policies he engineered — and his successor, Janet Yellen, has continued. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. AP Photo.
AUTO SHOW-LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
DEARBORN, Michigan — Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia. Now the Lincoln Continental is back. Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off the assembly line, Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting its storied nameplate. The new Continental debuts in concept form at this week’s New York auto show. The production version of the full-size sedan goes on sale next year. By Auto Writer Dee-Ann Durbin. AP Photos.
With: PHOTO GALLERY.
DETROIT — Volvo Cars is planning to build its first-ever U.S. assembly plant as part of a push to increase sales here. The $500 million plant will be Volvo’s first car plant in North America. By Auto Writer Dee-Ann Durbin.
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators filed civil fraud charges against prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton and her investment firms, who are accused of concealing the poor performance of fund assets linked to loans to distressed companies. By Business Writer Marcy Gordon. AP Photo.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
NEW YORK — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central announces.. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. AP Photos.
With: TV-TREVOR NOAH-Q&A; TV-TREVOR NOAH-5 THINGS.
NEW YORK — Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott understands that the working life of a rock band no longer comes with an expiration date. All that’s required is to make great music and stay healthy to endure the rigors of the road. By John Carucci. AP Photos.
JAY Z-STREAMING SERVICE
NEW YORK — Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu.
MUSIC-SELENA-20 YEARS LATER
SAN ANTONIO — Twenty years after Selena’s murder, the Latin world will remember “The Queen of Tejano” with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. But her father has mixed feelings about the celebrations. By Enrique Lopetegui. AP Photo.