3 nations move against alleged big money launderer in Panama

Authorities of U.S, two other nations move against a prominent Panama business family and dismantle an empire of banking, real estate and retail businesses that Washington says were part of a top worldwide money-launderer for drug traffickers


US employers added 160K jobs in April; jobless rate 5 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low 5 percent, roughly where it has been since fall.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.

  • Written by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer