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China shuts only undersea coal mine amid production rebound

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:05am

China is shutting down its only undersea coal mine, state-run newspapers reported Wednesday, as the government struggles to rein in rising production that threatens to frustrate a planned shift to cleaner-burning fuels.

Moody's cuts China credit rating over rising debt

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:04am

The Moody's ratings agency on Monday cut China's credit rating due to surging debt, prompting a protest by Beijing and highlighting challenges faced by communist leaders as they overhaul a slowing economy.

Airlines do limit what you can photograph, video on flights

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:04am

Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month.

United CEO likely to face investor questions about dragging

David Koenig and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:04am

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is likely to face questions from shareholders Wednesday about the rough removal of a passenger from a flight, an incident that sparked weeks of bad publicity.

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:54am

The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner.

China's Geely to buy Lotus, take stake in Malaysia's Proton

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:44am

Chinese automaker Geely has agreed to buy a 49.9 percent stake in Malaysian manufacturer Proton, in a deal aimed at reviving the loss-making company.

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:40am

President Donald Trump's budget builds on more than two decades of Republican efforts to cut food stamps.

Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:22am

The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill.

China stocks fall after rating cut, other Asian markets gain

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:51pm

Chinese stocks sank Wednesday after Moody's cut Beijing's government debt rating and other Asian markets rose following Wall Street's advance.

Maine senators join fight to ease sea urchin shipping burden

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:31pm

Maine's U.S. senators are on board with a plan to make it easier for seafood dealers to export sea urchins and sea cucumbers outside of the United States.

Moody's cuts China rating citing rising debt, slowing growth

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:22pm

Rating agency Moody's cut its credit rating for China on Wednesday, citing slowing economic growth and rising debt that it says will erode the country's financial strength.

China stocks fall after rating cut, other Asian markets gain

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:03pm

Chinese stocks sank Wednesday after Moody's cut the country's debt rating and other Asian markets rose following Wall Street's advance.

The Latest: Some of Trump's GOP allies slam budget plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:00pm

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

Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:13pm

Hillary Clinton proclaimed Tuesday that President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children.

The Latest: Kansas clarifies time of contact with slain boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:00pm

The Latest on the case of a 7-year-old Kansas who was murdered and fed to pigs (all times local):

Enzi says federal government must live within its means

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:54pm

Sen. Mike Enzi is commending President Donald Trump for submitting a balanced budget to Congress.

Hines VA Hospital staff say they've rid kitchen of roaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:53pm

Officials of Hines Veterans Administration Hospital outside Chicago said Tuesday they have solved the problem of cockroaches in food preparation areas and on serving trays handed to patients.

The Latest: Lab tests ongoing in California botulism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:40pm

The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station (all times local):

Christie lays out train deal, Cuomo set for 'summer of hell'

Michael Catalini and Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:06pm

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday unveiled a plan to limit the impact on New Jersey commuters during an emergency track repair project at Penn Station, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cautioned commuters in his state to prepare for a "summer of hell."

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:52pm

President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost.