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Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:12am

The senators who oversee the U.S. foreign aid budget have warned the Turkish government there could be fiscal repercussions if Ankara fails to punish the bodyguards responsible for a violent incident in Washington.

Cafe worker fired over anti-police insults on cop's receipt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:12am

A New Jersey restaurant worker who wrote insults on a police officer's receipt has been fired.

Clariant, Huntsman, latest chemical makers seeking to merge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:05am

Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and Texas' Huntsman Corp. will attempt to join and create a company with a market value of $13.8 billion, the latest proposed deal in a chemicals industry that is seeking to consolidate rapidly.

Proposed Wyoming coal mine subject of regulatory hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:57am

A state regulatory council is holding hearings this week on whether to approve what would be Wyoming's first major new coal mine in decades.

Fields out at Ford; new CEO Hackett known for turnarounds

Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:56am

Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.

Technology and defense companies lead US stocks higher

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:56am

U.S. stocks are higher Monday as software and chip makers and other technology companies climb. Defense contractors are also rising as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Ford is up after it replaced CEO Mark Fields.

Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:56am

The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits.

Saudi oil minister confident in extension of production cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:56am

Saudi Arabia's energy minister says he doesn't expect any objections to a nine-month extension to the output cut deal between OPEC and none-OPEC members through March 2018.

France's Le Pen would accept exit of rival on euro issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:43am

Tensions are mounting between French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and her National Front party's No. 2 figure over whether the party should abandon its push to quit the shared euro currency.

NY senators: Withhold Penn Station funds because of delays

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:40am

Some New York state lawmakers want to withhold millions of dollars of funding from Penn Station until Amtrak resolves chronic commuter train delays.

Eventful Yale commencement includes protest, interruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:36am

Graduation day at Yale University included the awarding of degrees, a union demonstration and a man who unexpectedly took the podium and had to be tackled.

1 dead, several injured in protest clashes in Tunisia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:27am

A protester died and several more were injured during clashes with police Monday in southern Tunisia, where tense protests over unemployment have gone on for weeks, a doctor at a local hospital said.

Bird-riding loses luster in South Africa's ostrich capital

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

Clambering onto an ostrich for a ride used to be popular among tourists in a South African town known as the "ostrich capital of the world."

Used clothing store gets surprise donation of marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

Someone apparently inadvertently donated more than 100 grams of marijuana when they dropped off some used children's clothes a suburban Minneapolis shop.

Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

The Trump administration and House Republicans are asking a federal appeals court for a 90-day extension in a case that's casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for millions of consumers.

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:58am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics.

Trump's plan to nix community block grants may be tough sell

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:54am

President Donald Trump may have a tough time carrying out plans to kill a popular program that has helped build fire stations, provided meals to needy children and more. Plenty of lawmakers — including some key Republicans — enthusiastically support the Community Development Block Grant program.

Arconic allows activist investor to add board members

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:45am

Elliott Management will add three members to the board at EXONIX, and one will have a say in naming the next CEO.

Greece looks for debt help after backing further cuts

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:27am

Greece is seeking Monday to persuade its creditors in Europe that it has done enough to get another chunk of bailout loans and a firm commitment on alleviating Athens' hefty debt burden.

Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:03am

Remember the Republican health care bill?