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Norway subjects viewers to 2-day stream of app terms of use

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:01pm

A Norwegian consumers' group took inspiration from "slow television" to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions of downloadable apps.

GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over LGBT rights

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:51am

Conservatives angered by the inclusion of LGBT protections in an otherwise routine spending bill scuttled the measure Thursday in a stark display of the potency of a civil rights issue suddenly prominent in the presidential race and responsible for a legal standoff between the Obama administration and several states.

Electric Boat partners with Rhode Island schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:51am

U.S. Navy contractor Electric Boat is partnering with Rhode Island schools to help train about 180 students for marine industry careers over the next two years.

Greece planning cautious return to bond markets in 2017

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:51am

Greece is planning a gradual return to international debt markets next year, a senior Finance Ministry said Thursday.

Nebraska pig supplier promises to investigate alleged abuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:41am

A Nebraska pig supplier is promising to investigate animal abuse allegations after an animal rights group released an undercover video showing pigs with open wounds and other health problems.

Depp asks court to rule he should not pay spousal support

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:40am

Johnny Depp has asked a court to determine that he should not pay spousal support to his estranged wife Amber Heard, who filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage.

Obama defends his nuclear record on eve of Hiroshima visit

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:32am

On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He says he will use his visit to the Japanese memorial site on Friday to underscore "the sense of urgency that we all should have."

Phoenix VA hospital blocks medical marijuana presentation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:31am

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix has blocked a local doctor from giving a lecture about marijuana's effect on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Target announces settlements amid civil trial over stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:21am

The retailer Target announced Thursday amid a civil trial that it has settled several lawsuits stemming from the stabbing of a 16-year-old girl inside one of its stores.

US worries about declining precision weapons stocks for wars

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:21am

The commander of U.S. Air Forces in the Middle East says he's concerned about running low on precision-guided weapons needed for the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

The Latest: Target settles lawsuits tied to girl's stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:11am

The Latest on lawsuits linked to a girl's stabbing in a Pittsburgh Target store (all times local):

Strapped Muncie Schools plans to cut 37 teaching jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:01am

The financially troubled Muncie Community Schools is planning to eliminate 37 teaching positions, including some through layoffs, because of falling enrollment.

House-Senate talks begin on Obama's Zika funding request.

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:01am

The GOP-controlled House has moved to officially begin talks on legislation to fund the fight against the Zika virus, but lawmakers immediately left town for the Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a compromise.

Gawker may be looking to sell after losing Hulk Hogan case

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:50am

The embattled online media company Gawker Media has hired an investment banker to explore its options, including a possible sale.

UW to cut dozens of vacant positions to save millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:50am

At least 70 vacant faculty and staff positions at the University of Wyoming will be eliminated and looking at program cuts under a plan announced by new President Laurie Nichols to find $50 million in savings.

Capitol protesters: Scrap budget deal, fund public schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:31am

More than 100 protesters at the Oklahoma state Capitol have called for the Legislature to scrap a proposed budget deal and designate more state money for public education.

Takata taps financial adviser as recall costs mount

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:31am

Faced with mounting costs from a global recall of air bags, Japanese supplier Takata Corp. has hired the advisory firm Lazard to engineer a restructuring of its finances, likely with the help of some of its biggest customers.

Utah lawsuit challenges porn filter fees

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:21am

A man with a history of filing longshot lawsuits is challenging on religious grounds a Utah law allowing Internet service providers to charge for filtering pornography. And some experts say this latest argument could have merit.

Hang up: Dutch look at banning use of cellphones on bikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:20am

The Dutch government is considering banning the country's millions of cyclists from using their cellphones while riding, saying pedaling and phones are a dangerous mix.

Markets Right Now: Stocks trade sideways on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:11am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):