• Defense and aerospace companies lead US stocks higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Monday as software, chip makers and other technology companies climb. Defense contractors are also rising as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Energy companies are taking modest losses.

  • Ousted South Korean president’s graft trial begins Tuesday

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Handcuffed, her inmate number 503 attached to her clothing, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye begins her corruption trial Tuesday in the same courtroom where a brutal dictator was sentenced to death two decades ago.

  • AP Source: Ford replaces CEO in push to transform business

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is replacing CEO Mark Fields amid questions about its current performance and future strategy, according to a person familiar with the situation.

  • Brazil’s Temer: ‘I won’t resign’ amid corruption allegations

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for corruption.

  • New Mexico utility execs could earn $8.6M in compensation

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The top executives who oversee the parent company of New Mexico’s largest electric utility could earn more than $8.6 million in total compensation if they meet their performance goals.