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Fox News to host town hall meeting with Pete Buttigieg

NEW YORK — Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to agree to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel. The May 19 event will be broadcast live from Claremont, New Hampshire.
I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'

I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'

LONDON — Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, "Machines Like Me," features a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry. In real life, the Booker Prize-winning author is conflicted.
US new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March

US new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump.
Coca-Cola surprises investors with better-than-expected 1Q

Coca-Cola surprises investors with better-than-expected 1Q

ATLANTA — The Coca-Cola Co. surprised investors with a better-than-expected first quarter but cautioned that it's still expecting slower growth for the full year. Atlanta-based Coke reported net income of $1.
Merkel: Ukraine vote gives leader Zelenskiy 'strong mandate'

Merkel: Ukraine vote gives leader Zelenskiy 'strong mandate'

BERLIN — Angela Merkel's office says the German chancellor has called Ukraine's president-elect to congratulate him, saying the vote gives him "a strong mandate.

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens in a mass execution across the country for what it described as terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of the bodies and its severed head to a pole as a warning
Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation

CHICAGO — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the "Empire" actor's attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted publicly that the brothers carried
Militants blamed in Sri Lanka attacks had incendiary leader

Militants blamed in Sri Lanka attacks had incendiary leader

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed for an Easter attack in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people began posting videos online three years ago calling for non-Muslims to be "eliminated," faith leaders said Tu
Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide attacks

Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest.
Zelenskiy wins Ukraine's presidential election with 73%

Zelenskiy wins Ukraine's presidential election with 73%

KIEV, Ukraine — Full preliminary results show TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won Ukraine's presidential election with 73% of the vote.