The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Emmanuel Macron is celebrating his victory in France's first-round presidential election at a Left Bank eatery frequented by Ernest Hemingway and other artistic dignitaries. The choice to dine in La Rotonde in the Montparnasse neighborhood fits with Macron's literary leanings -- he quotes poets and philosophers in his campaign rallies.

It's an orca! Last killer whale is born at a SeaWorld park

MIAMI (AP) -- The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ticket sales. The Orlando-based company said the orca -- the last in a generation of whales bred in confinement -- was born Wednesday afternoon.

APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld

MIAMI (AP) -- The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ticket sales. The Orlando-based company said the orca -- the last in a generation of whales bred in confinement -- was born Wednesday afternoon.

The Latest: Trump, May speak about British election plans

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May calling for a general election on June 8 (all times local): 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have spoken about her plans to call a general election in June. The White House says May telephoned Trump regarding her plans and that Trump wished the British people the best of luck in the June 8 vote.

Trump group's ads bolstering GOP Obamacare repeal drive

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A pro-Trump group is airing ads in a dozen Republican-held House districts aimed at drumming up support for the White House's wounded drive to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. The $3 million campaign comes during a two-week congressional recess in which GOP lawmakers' town hall meetings have been rocked by liberal supporters of Obama's 2010 statute.

Yes or No? Final day of campaigning before tight Turkey vote

ISTANBUL (AP) -- In the last day before Turkey's crucial referendum on whether to expand the president's power, both "yes" and "no" campaigners addressed flag-waving supporters Saturday in Istanbul and Ankara. At stake is the future of Turkey's political system, with supporters saying the constitutional changes will herald a period of stability and prosperity, and detractors warning the reforms could lead to an autocratic one-man rule by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Move over, "Obamacare." The health care debate has shifted to ideas from President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers in Congress, and most people don't like what they see. With Republicans in command, their health care proposals as currently formulated have generated far more concern than enthusiasm.

Key findings of the AP-NORC poll on Trump's budget

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans have mixed views of President Donald Trump's budget proposal, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. They are more likely to favor than oppose increased spending for the military and border patrol, along with decreased foreign aid spending. They overwhelmingly support increased spending on veterans.

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans oppose funding border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans oppose funding President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and even many of his supporters reject his proposed budget cuts to scientific and medical research, according to poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The president gets higher marks for efforts to boost defense spending and beef up the border patrol, the poll found. The results come at a crucial time.

Poll: Most young people say gov't should pay for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor, President Barack Obama. But there's one big exception: A majority of young Americans dislike "Obamacare's" requirement that all Americans buy insurance or pay a fine.

Poll: Most young people say gov't should pay for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor, President Barack Obama. But there's one big exception: A majority of young Americans dislike "Obamacare's" requirement that all Americans buy insurance or pay a fine.

Chelsea Clinton, on book tour, in no hurry to enter politics

NEW YORK (AP) -- Congresswoman Clinton? President Clinton? For now, Chelsea Clinton insists she's focused far less on her political future than on burnishing her profile as an author of children's books. The former first daughter embarked Tuesday on a six-state book tour that was scheduled back when she believed her mother was on the way to the White House.

Japan business outlook brightens, though improvement modest

TOKYO (AP) -- Encouraged by stronger export orders, Japanese manufacturers are feeling a bit more upbeat than they were late last year, according to a quarterly survey by the Bank of Japan released Monday. The central bank's "tankan" report put sentiment among large manufacturers at 12, up from 10 in December. Medium-sized and small companies also were more optimistic. The survey's findings fell slightly below economists' forecasts.

Bank of Japan survey shows uptick in business outlook

TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese manufacturers are feeling slightly more upbeat than they were late last year, according to a quarterly survey by the Bank of Japan released Monday. The central bank's "tankan" report put sentiment among large manufacturers at 12, up from 10 in December. Medium-sized and small companies also were more optimistic. The survey's findings fell slightly below economists' forecasts.

The Latest: Protests in Ecuador over election results

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- The Latest on Ecuador's presidential election (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Thousands of outraged supporters of opposition Ecuadorean presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso shouted "fraud" and broke through metal barricades to almost reach the entrance of the electoral council's headquarters in Quito before being pushed back by police. A similar scuffle took place outside the electoral offices in Guayaquil.

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans want independent Russia probe

NEW YORK (AP) -- A slim majority of Americans favor an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with the Russian government, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that showed public views about the controversy driving congressional investigations are sharply divided along party lines.

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor Russia probe

NEW YORK (AP) -- Slim majorities of Americans favor independent investigations into President Donald Trump's relationship with the Russian government and possible attempts by Russia to influence last year's election. That's according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

AP-NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump's overall performance two months into his presidency. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's overall performance, and about the same percentage say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

AP-NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump's overall performance two months into his presidency. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's overall performance, and about the same percentage say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Wednesday.