Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to US

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The CEO of one of the Middle East's largest carriers said Monday passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival, but expressed confidence in President Donald Trump as a "very good businessman.

Elon Musk steps out in Australia with Amber Heard

Billionaire Elon Musk is getting close with actress Amber Heard. The pair is shown in paparazzi photos zip-lining in Australia, where Heard is filming "Aquaman." Both Musk and Heard posted pictures to their Instagram accounts Monday showing Musk with lipstick on his cheek left behind from a kiss. Musk wrote on his post that he and Heard were dining with "Aquaman" director James Wan and producer Rob Cowan on Australia's Gold Coast.

French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

LONDON (AP) -- As relief rallies go, this may be as good as they come. European markets have jumped higher, with France's main index hitting its highest level since early 2008, amid relief over the results of the first round of the French presidential election. Though Marie Le Pen of the far-right National Front came second with 21.

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 100-DAY MARK NEARS AS BUDGET DEADLINE LOOMS As the symbolic milestone approaches, Trump juggles a renewed health care push and his demands that a government funding bill should include money for the border wall with Mexico. 2.

66-year-old man arrested on child sex charges

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) -- A judge has denied bail for a 66-year-old man arrested on child sex charges. News outlets report that Tony Calhoun Fulmer is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a victim under 16 years old but more than 10 years old between September 2016 and January 2017. Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed W. Hashe says Fulmer was arrested Sunday morning.

2 charged after date ends in robbery, stabbing

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A woman has been arrested for conspiring with another man to rob her date, who was stabbed during the incident. The Fayetteville Observer reports ( ) 25-year-old Lechonte-Andrea Ilima Day and 25-year-old Nikita Fuquell Creech face several charges in the robbery of Sylvanus Ralls. Arrest documents say Day set up a date with Ralls and asked him to drive her to a home after the date.

Philippines lawyer alleges President Duterte link to deaths

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Filipino lawyer has presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he says contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects. Lawyer Jude Sabio presented a 77-page file outlining the allegations to prosecutors Monday morning.

German court orders trial over 2010 Love Parade deaths

BERLIN (AP) -- A German court said Monday that 10 people indicted over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 must stand trial, overturning a lower court's decision last year. Twenty-one people died on July 24, 2010, in a crush in a packed tunnel that was the sole access point to the music event in Duisburg, in western Germany. More than 500 people were also injured.

The Latest: French Muslim leader urges big vote for Macron

PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the French election (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A senior French Muslim leader has called on the country's nearly 5 million Muslims to "vote massively" to elect Emmanuel Macron president. Dalil Boubakeur, rector of Paris' Grand Mosque, called the final May 7 vote to choose the next French head of state "decisive for the destiny of France and its religious minorities.

Emiratis, Malaysians reach $1.2B deal over troubled fund

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Emirati and Malaysian officials said Monday they reached a deal to resolve a legal dispute over the indebted and troubled Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, with the United Arab Emirates set to receive $1.2 billion over this year. The deal, which still would need to be approved by an arbitration panel in London, resolves merely one part of the sprawling, worldwide investigation into 1MDB.

Japan's Nikon sues ASML, Zeiss over chip-making technology

TOKYO (AP) -- Nikon Corp. said Monday it has taken legal action in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan over the use of semiconductor lithography technology in products made by Dutch and German companies. Nikon said it is seeking to stop Dutch company ASML Holding N.V. and its supplier Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH from using patented technology without its permission.

Mixed-use Cary development with Wegmans advances

CARY, N.C. (AP) -- Developers will submit a rezoning request to the town of Cary on Monday, advancing a 2-million-square-foot mixed-use space project. The News & Observer reports ( ) that Columbia Development Group's proposal is expected to bring office and retail space, restaurants, hotels, housing, an amphitheater, green space and a Wegmans grocery store to the 92-acre site, along with thousands of jobs.

London nightclub acid attack suspect charged with 15 crimes

LONDON (AP) -- British police say the suspect in a nightclub acid attack that injured many people has been charged with multiple crimes. Police say Arthur Collins was charged late Sunday with 14 counts of wounding with intent to do severe bodily harm and one count of throwing corrosive fluid on a person with intent to cause harm.

2 men charged after bouncer killed in club fight

SEVEN SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) -- A member of a club's security personnel team has died after being assaulted by two men in Seven Springs. News outlets report that 32-year-old Jerry Wayne Anthony Chandler and 27-year-old Dustin Steve Kirk have each been charged with murder in the death of 49-year-old Michael Ray Brinkley. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says in a release that sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Maynard's Night Club around 11 p.m.

French election result gives markets a start-of-week lift

LONDON (AP) -- European stock markets and the euro ratcheted higher Monday, particularly in France, after the first round of the country's presidential election saw centrist Emmanuel Macron emerge on top -- stoking hopes that he will defeat far-right Marine Le Pen in the run-off in two weeks' time. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 spiked 4.6 percent to nine-year highs of 5,290, while Germany's DAX advanced 3.2 percent to 12,427.

Mississippi State catcher arrested for DUI over the weekend

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi State baseball player has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence and no insurance. The Clarion-Ledger reports ( that sophomore catcher Elih Marrero was arrested Saturday, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office. He was released on bail. The university didn't immediately issue a statement regarding the arrest. Mississippi State Head Baseball Coach Andy Cannizaro said earlier this season that 19-year-old Marrero hadn't played since Feb.