The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Japan releases ex-Nissan chairman on bond

TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Japanese detention center Thursday evening, his head held high, after paying $4.5 million in bail and winning a court rejection of an appeal from prosecutors.

This day in history, April 26, 2019

Today is Friday, April 26, the 116th day of 2019. There are 249 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On April 26, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Port Royal, Va., and killed.

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Deadline near for Illinois homeowners to get mortgage help

CHICAGO (AP) — Time is running out for Illinois homeowners facing foreclosure to get help paying their mortgage.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority says the state's Hardest Hit program will close on April 30.

UPS falls short of forecasts due to bad weather, costs

NEW YORK (AP) — United Parcel Service's first quarter financial results fell short of Wall Street forecasts as the package-delivery company's revenue flat-lined.

A series of harsh storms during the quarter cut into revenue while the company ramped up spending on a reorganization program.

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Who's minding the store? In the not-too-distant future it could be cameras and sensors that can tell almost instantly when bruised bananas need to be swapped for fresh ones and more cash registers need to open before lines get too long.

Poll: Two-thirds blame drug firms for opioid crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds.

Southwest profit dips as rising costs offset higher sales

DALLAS (AP) — Higher costs due partly to the grounding of its Boeing Max jets more than washed out rising ticket sales at Southwest Airlines, causing first quarter profit to drop 16% to $387 million.

U.S. urges avoiding Sri Lanka places of worship

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka warned Thursday that places of worship could be targeted for militant attacks over the coming weekend, as police searched for more suspects in the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings that killed over 350 people.

Durable goods orders up solid 2.7% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose 2.7% in March with a key category that tracks business investment decisions rising at the strongest pace in eight months.

FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore mayor's homes, City Hall

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's books to disguise government kickbacks.

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