'American Idol' crowns 15th and final winner as TV show ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first "American Idol" finale in 2002 was a battle of the sexes, with Kelly Clarkson the victor over Justin Guarini. The last contest settled the score as Trent Harmon defeated La'Porsha Renae for the crown.

  • Written by LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

Why few Americans in Panama Papers? Lawyer doesn't want them

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Rich and influential people around the globe have found themselves under siege since a major data leak revealed their ties to secretive financial accounts and shell companies in low-tax havens used to hide wealth.

  • Written by JUAN ZAMORANO, Associated Press JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press

4 Fed leaders face questions about their powerful jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen was put on the spot about whether she made a mistake in raising interest rates in December. Ben Bernanke was quizzed about what it felt like to be called a traitor by the governor of Texas.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer