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Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:29am

A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.

Kansas child-welfare chief 'deeply saddened' by boy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:29am

The head of Kansas' child-welfare agency says she's "deeply saddened" by the slaying of a 7-year-old boy whose remains were fed to pigs, and that state case workers did what they could.

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:15am

The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.

More sponsors pull out of New York's Puerto Rican parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

More sponsors have dropped out of New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade after a decision by organizers to honor a freed nationalist who once embraced armed resistance to the U.S. rule of Puerto Rico.

6,300-plus stoves recalled following electrocution death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of 6,300 electric stoves in connection with the electrocution death of a plumber last year.

The Latest: Trump sends Congress $4.1T spending plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local):

President Trump sends $4.1 trillion budget to Congress that calls for sharp cuts in programs for poor, boosts military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

President Trump sends $4.1 trillion budget to Congress that calls for sharp cuts in programs for poor, boosts military.

For $1, you can add more muscle to Dodge's newest muscle car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:50am

If you want a car with 840 horsepower that can go from zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds, it'll cost you $84,995. Plus another dollar.

US new-home sales drop 11.4% in April, most in 2 years

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:50am

U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years.

Report: Lawn mower sparked Florida wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:49am

A lawn mower is being blamed for sparking a wildfire that destroyed five structures in Florida.

US stocks inch higher as health care companies gain ground

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:30am

U.S. stocks are slightly higher Tuesday morning as health care companies including makers of scientific instruments and drugs rise. Beverage makers are also gaining, leading household products makers upward. Stocks rose for the past three trading days following a steep loss last Wednesday.

Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:12am

Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:12am

Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

German prosecutors to search Daimler offices in diesel probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:12am

German automaker Daimler AG says prosecutors will search several of its offices in Germany as part of a preliminary investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emission controls.

US sales of new homes tumble 11.4 percent in April, biggest drop in more than two years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:10am

US sales of new homes tumble 11.4 percent in April, biggest drop in more than two years.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:10am

Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:18am

Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.

Macron tries to sell plan to reform France's labor market

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:05am

French President Emmanuel Macron is holding meetings with unions and business organizations to discuss reforming the country's labor market, which many blame for France's sub-par economic performance over recent years.

Australia and Peru to begin negotiating free trade agreement

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:55am

Australia plans to start negotiating a free trade deal with Peru as part of a new Australian push to open Latin American markets for beef, wheat and wine exports.