Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies

ISE, Japan (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.

  • Written by ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press PAUL WISEMAN, Associated Press

Native groups protest planned French auction of artifacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial objects is getting bipartisan support.

  • Written by MATT BARAKAT, Associated Press MARY HUDETZ, Associated Press

Feds: 5 arrested, accused of scam posing as IRS agents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has arrested five people in Miami accused of posing as IRS agents in telephone calls and demanding immediate payment of overdue taxes, a scheme that netted them an estimated $2 million, a top official said Tuesday.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Friends, Romans: Help restore Rome's ruins, monuments

ROME (AP) — Friends, Romans, countrymen! Oh yes, and countrywomen. And people in far-flung nations. Everyone, basically. Rome is seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos.

  • Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press