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House GOP gives election-year airing to IRS gripes

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:00pm

Republicans gave an election-year airing to their complaints about IRS chief John Koskinen Tuesday, telling a GOP-run House committee that he should be impeached for lying to lawmakers and destroying evidence.

Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:51pm

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees.

Judge: Substantial progress in Volkswagen emissions talks

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:51pm

Volkswagen and attorneys for vehicle owners affected by the company's emissions cheating scandal are on target to meet a June deadline for a final settlement proposal, a federal judge said Tuesday.

EPA fines 1 Nevada nursery over pesticides, warns another

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:41pm

Federal regulators have fined one northern Nevada nursery and issued a warning to another for violating pesticide worker safety laws.

Judge fines Arkansas funeral home in corpse-stacking case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:41pm

A judge has handed down a $50,000 fine to a central Arkansas funeral home where bodies were found stacked on top of each other in unrefrigerated areas.

Lawsuit accuses Domino's Pizza of 'rampant wage violations'

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:41pm

The state's attorney general has sued Domino's Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company's computer system.

Firefighters from US, South Africa to arrive in Alberta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:31pm

Officials say about 1,000 additional fire crews from across Canada, the United States and South Africa will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray.

New Mexico awards prison health care contract to Centurion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:21pm

The New Mexico Department of Corrections says it has awarded a $41 million contract for state prison inmates' medical care to Centurion LLC.

Cargill plans to keep several operations in Wichita

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:21pm

Agribusiness giant Cargill says it is keeping several of its operations in Wichita, Kansas, and is searching for a new facility to house them.

Rescue farm overwhelmed by 50 goats, seeks the public's help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:21pm

An animal rescue farm in Massachusetts is experiencing a goat overload and is seeking the public's help.

NYC proposes rules to put the brakes on sleepy taxi drivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:21pm

Cabbies will have to pull over after driving 12 hours in any 24-hour period under rules proposed by New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Trump says decision to seek donations followed GOP request

Jill Colvin and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:21pm

Donald Trump holds his first presidential fundraisers this week. The events directly benefit his campaign, but he doesn't see it that way.

Beshear asks Supreme Court to hear college funding case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:11pm

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether Gov. Matt Bevin has the authority to cut college and university budgets without the approval of the state legislature.

Suspect arrested in death of ex-coal chief executive

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:11pm

An Ohio man was arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday.

Monsanto rejects $62B Bayer bid, but still open to talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:02pm

Monsanto rejected Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate."

Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:51am

The Massachusetts Senate began consideration Tuesday of a $39.5 billion budget that would hold the overall increase in state spending to about 3 percent while providing additional funding for schools and public colleges and universities.

The Latest: Shell: Pipeline fixed after California oil spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:51am

The Latest on an oil spill in rural Northern California (all times local):

Best Buy offers weak profit view, says CFO stepping down

Anne D'Innocenzio and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:41am

Best Buy Co. on Tuesday offered a disappointing profit outlook for the current quarter, weighed in part by a recent earthquake in Japan that hurt the availability of some highly profitable products.

Cuba to legalize small and medium-sized private businesses

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:40am

Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.

Microsoft opens wallet to extend Internet in remote areas

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:31am

Microsoft has joined other tech giants working to deliver the Internet in remote parts of the world, although it's taking a smaller-scale approach than some of its rivals.