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Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

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.

Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage quit his post Tuesday as a chairman of the chamber's moderate Tuesday Group, criticizing colleagues for having "different objectives and a different sense of governing than I do."

The Latest: Democrats criticize Trump budget plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

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

US says Fiat Chrysler used software to beat emissions tests

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:54am

The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests.

Target, states reach $18.5 million settlement on data breach

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:54am

Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday.

Why Trump's budget plan wouldn't likely accelerate growth

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:54am

The Trump administration's budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3 percent a year — a level it hasn't achieved in more than a dozen years.

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:50am

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.

Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:50am

Education organizations are lashing out at President Donald Trump's budget proposal to eliminate subsidized student loans and loan forgiveness programs.

NYC tightens security after concert blast in England

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:50am

New York City police say they have tightened security at high-profile locations "out of an abundance of caution" following the deadly explosion in Manchester, England.

Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:34am

President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years.

Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:34am

President Donald Trump's first budget proposal got an icy reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and that was just from the Republicans.

Christie: Most riders will be spared from Penn Station work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:30am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says an agreement has been reached between New Jersey Transit and Amtrak that will limit the effect on commuters from this summer's planned work at New York's Penn Station.

Dark money comes with a twist in Virginia's statewide races

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:14am

In Virginia's closely watched statewide political contests, so-called "dark money" comes with a few ironic twists.

Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:13am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.

US stocks advance as banks and health care lead rally

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday as banks climb following an increase in bond yields, which will allow banks to charge higher rates on loans. Health care companies like makers of scientific instruments and drugs are higher as well. Stocks are on track for their fourth gain in a row and have mostly undone a big loss from last Wednesday, when they took their biggest loss of 2017.

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

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

More sponsors are dropping out of New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade after a decision by organizers to honor a Puerto Rican nationalist who served decades in prison for his involvement in a group that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings.

Google aims to connect online ads to physical stores

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising.

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.

Wal-Mart expands military leave-of-absence policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:32am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Tuesday that it's expanding its military leave-of-absence policy by offering differential pay to all eligible employees who are on military assignments lasting more than three days.

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.