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Idaho city settles lawsuit over local law, LGBT weddings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:30am

A northern Idaho city has settled a lawsuit brought by wedding chapel owners who oppose same sex marriage.

Lawsuit: Salon shampoo license requirement doesn't wash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:30am

When in the course of human events someone wants to give a shampoo at a salon, a conservative think tank says they shouldn't have to get a license.

Beyonce goes from 'Lemonade' to watermelon water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:01am

When life handed Beyonce lemons, she made ... watermelon water?

Doctor at jail temporarily barred from practicing medicine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:00am

A doctor at a New Hampshire jail has been temporarily barred from practicing medicine at the facility following claims that he failed to provide inmates with adequate medical care.

Tests show child with Elizabethkingia has different strain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:00am

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin says lab tests show that a child diagnosed with Elizabethkingia (ee-LIZ'-ah-beth-KING'-ee-ah) is not connected to the strain that has caused an outbreak of the bloodstream infection in Wisconsin.

Federal official: DC subway hasn't improved safety

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:00am

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Washington's subway system appears not to have made meaningful safety improvements since a fatal accident in 2009.

St. Louis jury awards $55M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:50am

For the second time in three months, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a huge award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:40am

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

DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:30am

More than 19 million U.S. tourists visited Washington in 2015, an increase of 1 million over the previous year and a record for the nation's capital as its tourism industry continues to make steady progress since the Great Recession.

Morgan State University designated a national treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:20am

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is naming Morgan State University a national treasure.

Freddie Mac posts $354M loss in 1Q; no dividend payment

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:20am

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported a net loss of $354 million for the first quarter, mostly due to losses it sustained on the investments it uses to hedge against swings in interest rates.

EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:20am

The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.

College of DuPage appoints its first female president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:11am

A retired Navy vice admiral is set to become the College of DuPage's first female president in the suburban Chicago school's 49-year history.

Driver in fatal duck boat crash cited 10 times for speeding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:10am

The driver of an amphibious sightseeing vehicle that collided with a scooter in Boston, killing a woman, has a history of driving violations.

French parliament debates labor law after violent protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:10am

After a month of often violent protests, French legislators on Tuesday started to debate a hotly contested labor bill that would make it easier to lay off workers, weaken some union powers, and relax rules regulating the country's 35-hour workweek.

Profits sagged at Swiss bank UBS as clients held back

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:00am

Swiss bank UBS Group AG says first-quarter profits dropped as turbulent markets and global economic and political uncertainty deterred clients from doing business.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open lower on weak China data

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:51am

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Suspended executive at VW's Porsche brand is replaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:51am

Volkswagen's Porsche division has replaced a top vehicle development manager suspended since the start of the Volkswagen group's scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

Memos from Egypt's Interior Ministry leaked to journalists

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:30am

Memos containing internal instructions from Egypt's Interior Ministry were leaked to the media on Tuesday, outlining strategies on how to deflect public outrage over arrests it made inside the journalists' union, handle the media in general, and deal with the case of an Italian student found tortured to death.

Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast

Fares Akram and Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:11am

Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.