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Firefighters still dousing hot spots at massive fire scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:55am

Firefighters are still dousing hot spots after a massive fire at a seven-story apartment building under construction near the University of Maryland.

NYC has increase in homeless students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:55am

The number of New York City public school students who lived in homeless shelters for at least part of the last school year rose by more than 4,000 from the previous year.

A budget deficit challenge for Trump's tax plan

Josh Boak and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:45am

President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget?

The Latest: Ivanka Trump 'rather unfamiliar' with new role

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:36am

The Latest on Ivanka Trump's trip to Berlin (all times local):

FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:34am

Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving automobiles they are building under an expanding partnership.

Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:30am

The Kremlin says Russia will supply electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut off the power because of unpaid bills.

Caterpillar tops Street 1Q forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:13am

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $192 million.

NYC firefighter's widow gets help to pay off mortgage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:00am

The family of a New York City firefighter who died after falling five stories while battling a blaze in Queens last week has the support of the city and a charity in helping to pay its debts.

Cost cuts at Coca-Cola go deeper

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:54am

Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business and the company said Tuesday that it will cut costs further.

N. Korea watchers on why army's big day has taken a backseat

Foster Klug and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:54am

The North Korean capital's broad, clean avenues were, by the authoritarian nation's usually over-the-top celebratory standards, fairly subdued ahead of Tuesday's 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army.

EU investigators probe Swedish mobile telecoms firms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:40am

The European Union's competition watchdog says investigators have launched surprise inspections at a number of Swedish mobile telecoms companies amid concerns over a possible cartel.

Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:24am

Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe.

Beer stores near reservation appeal loss of liquor licenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:24am

The owners of four Nebraska beer stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year near a South Dakota Indian reservation are appealing a state regulator's decision not to renew their liquor licenses.

Eurozone deficit down to lowest level since early 2008

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:15am

Following years of strict budget restraint, particularly in Greece, the level of government borrowing across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Tuesday.

LVMH to consolidate hold on Dior in multibillion-euro deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:15am

The magnate behind LVMH is to incorporate Christian Dior into his luxury goods empire in a multibillion-dollar deal.

Auditors warn of shortfalls at Greece, Italy migrant centers

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:43am

Migrant centers in Greece and Italy meant to fast-track the arrival of people seeking sanctuary in Europe are overwhelmed and urgently require more experts, particularly to help vulnerable children traveling alone, European Union auditors warned Tuesday.

Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:34am

Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.

L.L. Bean orders delayed after systems upgrade problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:20am

Outdoors retailer L.L. Bean says a systems upgrade is causing shipping delays.

Nepal makes scant progress in rebuilding 2 years after quake

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:13am

The paved alleys are still lined by the skeletons of homes once filled with families. Shop shelves are empty, and the water well in the center of town remains clogged by fallen debris. Children carefully side-step piles of broken brick on their way to school.

Swiss drugs giant Novartis posts 15 percent drop in profit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:00am

Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis says net income fell 15 percent in the first quarter as it continued to adjust to generic competition for its Gleevec leukemia drug and stopped work on a hoped-for treatment for heart failure.