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Stocks open higher, S&P 500 headed for best week since April

Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street Friday, keeping the S&P 500 on track for its biggest weekly gain since April. The benchmark index was up 0.1% in the early going, and it’s now up 2.5% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up even more with a climb of 0.4%, due largely to a huge gain in sportwear maker Nike, which reported blowout earnings late Thursday and delivered a strong outlook for the year. European markets were mixed, Asian markets closed mostly higher, and energy prices rose moderately. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.50%.

Review: Hiss Golden Messenger delivers anthems for our times

Hiss Golden Messenger, “Quietly Blowing It" (Merge)

NJ residents flock outside as vaccine earns free state parks

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — As New Jersey residents prepare to head outdoors for the Fourth of July, the state's parks are already seeing an explosion in popularity, with more than 100,000 people signing up for annual park passes as part of New Jersey's COVID-19 vaccine incentive.

AP-NORC poll: Most say restrict abortion after 1st trimester

NEW YORK (AP) — A solid majority of Americans believe most abortions should be legal in the first three months of a woman’s pregnancy, but most say the procedure should usually be illegal in the second and third trimesters, according to a new poll.

Ousted Grammys CEO, Recording Academy reach settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — Ousted Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan and the Recording Academy have reached a confidential settlement over why the former leader was let go from the organization.

UK health minister admits virus rules breach with embrace

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s health minister apologized Friday for breaching national restrictions after a newspaper ran pictures of him embracing a woman with whom he allegedly had an affair.

Pence: Idea of overturning election results is 'un-American'

The former vice president defended his role in certifying the results of the 2020 election, saying he's "proud" of what he did on Jan. 6. Hear his remarks here.

Macron: EU needs to fight 'illiberal values' inside bloc

BRUSSELS (AP) — French president Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that the European Union needs to fight a “cultural" and “civilizational" battle to stop the rise of illiberal ideas across the 27-nation bloc that he believes are threatening European values at their core.

Death toll in Florida collapse rises to 4; 159 still missing

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — About 160 people were still unaccounted for Friday a day after an oceanside condominium building collapsed into a pile of rubble, and searchers combing through a twisted, shifting pile of concrete and metal feared the death toll of at least four could go much higher.

Blinken basks in Biden's post-Trump Europe glow

PARIS (AP) — European leaders may have breathed audible sighs of relief when U.S. President Joe Biden visited them last week to proclaim the Trump era over, but they are giving his top diplomat even more effusive welcomes.