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This June 19, 2015 photo shows the seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at SEC headquarters, in Washington. The Securities and Exchange Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, to formally adopt a rule compelling public companies to report the ratio between their chief executive's annual compensation and the median, or midpoint, pay of employees. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

How much more does the CEO make?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

WASHINGTON — CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find out how big the disparity actually is within publicly traded companies. Federal regulators, under mandate from a 2010 law that reshaped regulation after the financial crisis, will require companies to reveal the extent of their own pay gaps. … 0

North Korea’s ship out of luck

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

UNITED NATIONS — Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that’s been held, against Pyongyang’s wishes, in a Mexican port for … 0

Russia claims vast Arctic territory

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Russian government on Tuesday announced that it had delivered “ample scientific data” to the United Nations to back its claim to more than 460,000 square miles of Arctic territory and the wealth of energy, gems and precious metals believed to lie within. Moscow also is asserting ownership of the emerging Northern Sea … 0

Dentist who shot Cecil the lion finds himself in a legal thicket

Friday, July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — A 115-year-old U.S. law that’s grown like kudzu now hangs over the head of the Minnesota dentist who shot Cecil the lion. But it’s one of the Supreme Court’s newest decisions that could shape how officials … 0

Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

Friday, July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have … 0

Afghan Taliban praise new leader as rift in ranks appears

Friday, July 31, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan — The first signs of the deep fractures within the Afghan Taliban surfaced on Friday as the son of Mullah Mohammad Omar rejected the choice of his successor, just hours after the group issued a statement … 0

Poll: Trump could send Clinton to White House, just like ‘92

Friday, July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump could do to the 2016 general election exactly what Ross Perot did a generation ago — with a Clinton pulling away from a Bush and a wealthy business mogul drawing a surprisingly large share … 0

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

Friday, July 31, 2015

LONDON — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday. There is … 0

Hopes high wing flap will shed light on Flight 370 mystery

Friday, July 31, 2015

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion — Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean, but also to what … 0

Watchdog groups quick to criticize IOC over Beijing in 2022

Friday, July 31, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC’s decision began to pour in. … 0

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

Friday, July 31, 2015

BERLIN — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for … 0

End Cuban embargo, Clinton says

Friday, July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON —Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called for an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba on Friday, setting up a clear contrast with her Republican rivals on an issue that divides Florida. “The Cuba embargo needs to go, once and for all,” Clinton said in a speech … 0

Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

Friday, July 31, 2015

DUMA, West Bank — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which … 0