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American Woodmark posts 4Q profit

June 2, 2015 06:51 AM EST | AP


WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) _ American Woodmark Corp. (AMWD) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $11.3 million.

On a per-share basis, the Winchester, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 69 cents. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring gains, came to 68 cents per share.

Former Brazil soccer president Teixeira facing investigation

June 2, 2015 06:45 AM EST | AP


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The former president of the Brazilian soccer confederation is facing corruption charges related to $147 million in transfers from his bank accounts as he led the preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

Local newsmagazine Epoca reported that Brazil's Federal Police had investigated Ricardo Teixeira and in January recommended to federal prosecutors that he be charged for corruption crimes. The magazine says it has seen the police document.

Kerry to have surgery Tuesday on broken leg

June 2, 2015 06:37 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday morning on his broken leg at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

The State Department said in a statement late Monday night that prior to the surgery, Kerry will participate by telephone in an international gathering to combat the Islamic State in Paris.

Violinista completa concierto de su padre cortado por nazis

June 2, 2015 06:36 AM EST | AP


RAANANA, Israel (AP) — En 1933, el prometedor vioilnista judío alemán Ernest Drucker abandonó el escenario a mitad de un concierto de Brahms en Colonia por orden de las autoridades nazis, en uno de los primeros actos antisemitas del nuevo régimen.

Ahora, más de 80 años después, su hijo, el violinista estadounidense Eugene Drucker, ganador de un Grammy, ha completado la obra inconclusa de su padre. Con lágrimas en los ojos, Drucker ofreció este fin de semana una emotiva versión del Concerto para violín en Re Mayor de Brahms, opus 77, con la orquesta sinfónica de Raanaan.

Prosecutor to discuss shootout with Boston marathon bombers

June 2, 2015 06:36 AM EST | AP


WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor has scheduled a news conference to discuss her office's investigation into the April 2013 shootout that left one of the Boston Marathon bombers dead and nearly killed a police officer.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan is scheduled to make a statement Tuesday regarding the investigation.

Abu Dhabi's Etihad hits back at unfair competition charges

June 2, 2015 06:29 AM EST | AP


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national carrier, has formally submitted a document to the United States government rebutting allegations by U.S. carriers that it receives unfair subsidies.

The airline, owned by the oil-rich Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, announced the filing Tuesday. It is its most comprehensive response yet to an American carriers' effort to pressure Washington to renegotiate agreements that allow airlines from Qatar and the UAE to fly to the U.S.

3 beluga whales spotted in New Jersey shore rivers

June 2, 2015 06:28 AM EST | AP


HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Three juvenile beluga whales have surfaced in two rivers along the New Jersey shore.

They are believed to be the same whales that appeared off Rhode Island on Mother's Day and in Long Island waters over the Memorial Day weekend.

Russian maker of the Buk missile says MH17 shot down by older missile, in Ukrainian service

June 2, 2015 06:27 AM EST | AP


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Ahead of the Bell: US factory orders

June 2, 2015 06:25 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department reports on U.S. factory orders for April at 10 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday.

FEWER ORDERS: Economists expect that orders fell 0.1 percent in April, according to a survey by data firm FactSet.

Conn's tops 1Q profit forecasts

June 2, 2015 06:22 AM EST | AP


THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) _ Conn's Inc. (CONN) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $15.7 million.

The The Woodlands, Texas-based company said it had profit of 43 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 44 cents per share.

Ex-Kremlin Internet 'troll' sues to end Putin propaganda

June 2, 2015 06:16 AM EST | AP


ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A former "Kremlin troll" is suing her old employer to shut down what she describes as a "factory" churning out Internet propaganda defending Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Lyudmila Savchuk said Tuesday that the trial opened Monday in St. Petersburg but was immediately delayed until June 23 because the defendant failed to show up.

Boko Haram attacks northeast city again, jet fighter deploys

June 2, 2015 06:05 AM EST | AP


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram early Tuesday attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri, according to residents awakened by booming explosions, heavy gunfire and the screech of a jet fighter.

"We are under siege," Sumaila Ayuba told The Associated Press by telephone just after midnight from her home on the western flanks of the city. "The shooting is quite deafening. Please we need prayers."

Federal cafeterias to serve meat with fewer antibiotics

June 2, 2015 06:05 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees.

The White House said Tuesday that many federal cafeterias will start buying meat and poultry produced with fewer antibiotics later this year. The directive would apply to all of those civilian government restaurants within five years.

Federal cafeterias to serve meat with fewer antibiotics

June 2, 2015 06:03 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees.

The White House said Tuesday that many federal cafeterias will start buying meat and poultry produced with fewer antibiotics later this year. The directive would apply to all of those civilian government restaurants within five years.

Use of 'doggie double' in talent show causes uproar in UK

June 2, 2015 06:02 AM EST | AP


LONDON (AP) — Producers of the popular "Britain's Got Talent" TV show and the dog trainer who won the competition are coming under fire after a "doggie double" was used to perform a trick.

Border collie Matisse was replaced by a lookalike dog for a tightrope-walking sequence during the routine in Sunday night's live final.

Israeli military punishes soldier for eating a pork sandwich

June 2, 2015 05:58 AM EST | AP


JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S.-born Israeli soldier is deep in the mud after pigging out during training.

The military sentenced the soldier to 11 days in prison for eating a pork sandwich during a break in his commander's course. The punishment was replaced with confinement to base after relatives made a stink in the media, and a lawmaker wrote the defense minister on his behalf.

El Barcelona renueva a Jordi Alba hasta 2020

June 2, 2015 05:54 AM EST | AP


BARCELONA, España (AP) — El Barcelona anunció el martes que había ampliado el contrato de Jordi Alba hasta el año 2020, lo que vinculó por cinco campañas más al lateral internacional, pilar del equipo azulgrana en la banda izquierda las últimas tres temporadas.

El futbolista concluía su previo vínculo con la entidad catalana en 2016, pero el Barça quiso comunicar la resolución del nuevo acuerdo, pendiente de firma, a cuatro días de jugar la final de la Liga de Campeones contra la Juventus, el próximo sábado en Berlín.

Spanish royals in Paris for visit; will honor crash workers

June 2, 2015 05:51 AM EST | AP


PARIS (AP) — Spanish flags are lining Paris avenues as the French capital hosts Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia for a state visit that was delayed because of a deadly plane crash in March involving dozens of Spanish victims.

The royal couple will hold a state dinner Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace and visit a Velasquez exhibit.

Deudas de vivienda persiguen a estadounidenses mayores

June 2, 2015 05:48 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — Al y Saundra Karp han encontrado una forma poco convencional de reunir dinero y ayudar a salvar del desahucio su casa en la zona de Miami: buscan conciertos para su grupo familiar de jazz.

A los dos les gusta actuar. Pero no es así exactamente como Al, un veterano de la guerra de Corea de 86 años, o Saundra, de 76, esperaban pasar su jubilación.

10 Things to Know for Today

June 2, 2015 05:55 AM EST | AP


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. A FEW SURVIVORS PULLED TO SAFETY FROM CAPSIZED CHINESE BOAT

Irak pide más inteligencia de aliados contra Estado Islámico

June 2, 2015 05:43 AM EST | AP


PARÍS (AP) — El primer ministro de Irak pidió el martes más inteligencia y más acciones de los aliados internacionales contra los extremistas del grupo Estado Islámico.

Haider al-Abadi dijo que el flujo de combatientes extranjeros a trasvés de la frontera con Irak no se ralentizó, y que el grupo radical suní tiene ahora una mayoría de foráneos. Hace un año, agregó, era un 60% iraquí.

Hamas kills Islamic State supporter in Gaza crackdown

June 2, 2015 05:34 AM EST | AP


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas forces have killed an Islamic State group supporter, the first fatality since Gaza's Islamic rulers launched a crackdown on the more-radical group months ago.

Hamas spokesman Eyad Al-Bozum says Tuesday that a 27-year-old man died "during an attempt to arrest him."

Hamas mata a partidario de Estado Islámico en Gaza

June 2, 2015 05:27 AM EST | AP


FRANJA DE GAZA (AP) — Fuerzas de Hamas mataron a un seguidor del grupo extremista Estado Islámico, la primera víctima mortal de la ofensiva lanzada hace meses por la formación islamista que rige Gaza contra la milicia radical.

El vocero de Hamas Eyad Al-Bozum dijo el martes que un hombre de 27 años murió "durante un intento de arrestarlo".

Eurozone consumer prices rise for first time in 6 months

June 2, 2015 05:25 AM EST | AP


BRUSSELS (AP) — Consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone were up 0.3 percent in May from the year before, in the first positive inflation reading in six months, official figures showed Tuesday.

The figure reported by the EU's statistics agency, Eurostat, was up from a flat reading in April and slightly above market expectations for a 0.2 percent rise in May. It also suggests the eurozone is past its bout of falling prices, which can become a long-term threat to growth.

German anti-euro party scraps congress amid infighting

June 2, 2015 05:24 AM EST | AP


BERLIN (AP) — An upstart German party that combines an anti-euro stance with tough talk on immigration has called off a planned congress amid increasingly ugly infighting over its leadership and future course.

Alternative for Germany, founded two years ago, won seats in the European Parliament last year and has entered five state legislatures in regional elections over recent months.