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Pizza chef Bruno DiFabio gets prison time for tax evasion

Pizza chef Bruno DiFabio gets prison time for tax evasion

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bruno DiFabio, a celebrity pizza chef who owns restaurants in Connecticut and New York, was sentenced to 30 days in prison Thursday for tax evasion.
US sends more warplanes to protect pullout from Afghanistan

US sends more warplanes to protect pullout from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The United States has deployed a dozen additional warplanes to bolster protection of American and coalition troops making a final withdrawal from Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents step up pressure on Afghan government forces, top Pentago
Blinken reaffirms US support for Ukraine amid Russia tension

Blinken reaffirms US support for Ukraine amid Russia tension

KYIV, Ukraine — U.S.
Rights report: State of Afghan women's health care grim

Rights report: State of Afghan women's health care grim

KABUL — After nearly 20 years since the ouster of the Taliban and billions of dollars spent on infrastructure and aid, many Afghan women still have desperately poor access to health facilities and adequate health care, a leading rights group said Thu
US proposes ending rule that weakened wild bird protections

US proposes ending rule that weakened wild bird protections

BILLINGS, Mont. — Longstanding protections for wild birds would be restored under a proposal unveiled Thursday to bring back prosecutions of avian deaths by industry that were ended under former President Donald Trump.

AP source: Sheldon Silver ordered back to federal prison

WASHINGTON — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will be returned to federal prison after federal authorities denied him home confinement, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Vatican conference features Fauci, Francis - and Aerosmith

Vatican conference features Fauci, Francis - and Aerosmith

ROME — The CEOs of vaccine-makers Pfizer and Moderna joined cardinals, academics and the lead guitarist of Aerosmith in opening a unique Vatican conference on COVID-19, other global health threats and how science, solidarity and spirituality can addr
Microsoft pledges to let EU users keep data inside bloc

Microsoft pledges to let EU users keep data inside bloc

LONDON — Microsoft is pledging to let business and public sector customers in the European Union keep cloud computing data inside the 27-nation bloc to avert concerns about U.S. government access to sensitive information.
Productivity rebounds at solid 5.4% rate in first quarter

Productivity rebounds at solid 5.4% rate in first quarter

WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity posted a sharp rebound between January and March after falling in the previous quarter. Labor costs declined slightly. Productivity increased at an annual rate of 5.4% in the first quarter, recovering from a 3.
Bank of England expects best year for UK economy since 1941

Bank of England expects best year for UK economy since 1941

LONDON — The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold as it forecast the fastest annual pace of growth for the British economy since early on in World War II, largely as a result of the rapid rollout of coronavirus vaccines.