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Hungary wants transparency in EU choice on Russian sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:20am

Hungary's foreign minister says the European Union's decision on whether to extend economic sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine should be transparent and discussed openly.

S&P: Britain's EU vote could jeopardize pound's standing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:00am

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's says a vote to leave the European Union could jeopardize the pound's standing as an international reserve currency, potentially threatening the country's credit rating.

Euro Disney goes on trial for alleged hiring discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:50am

The Euro Disney group is going on trial in France for publishing an allegedly discriminatory job ad requesting that candidates have "European citizenship" to work as parade artists at its famous Disneyland Paris theme park.

Greek market cheer after creditors OK loan, eye debt relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:30am

Greece's government borrowing costs are at a six-month low and Athens stocks are up after international creditors approved a substantial batch of bailout loans for the debt-crippled country.

Shell to cut at least another 2,200 jobs globally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:10am

Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell says it will trim at least 2,200 jobs globally amid challenging times in the oil industry.

The Latest: French drivers hunt for gas amid strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:10am

The Latest on France's strikes and protests against the government's labor reforms (all times local):

Former Czech prime minister appointed central bank governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:30am

Czech President Milos Zeman has appointed his ally and former Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok to be governor of the central bank.

France tapping fuel stocks as strikes cause gas shortages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:20am

France has started using its fuel reserves to deal with gasoline shortages caused by strikes and protests over a bill weakening worker protections.

Mishawaka High uses grant for technology in the classroom

Selena Ponio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:10am

There is no shortage of noise Monday afternoon at Mishawaka High School where the whirring of drones and the buzzing of 3-D printers are becoming commonplace.

EXCHANGE: Students learn culinary skills in unique program

Sharon Woods Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:10am

Sabrina Falkingham wants to do more with the cooking skills she has than bake brownies or flip pancakes, and she's found just the ticket to move her dream forward: the culinary arts program at Pekin Community High School.

Prosecution, defense offer opposite views of Alabama speaker

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:50am

Prosecutors and defense lawyers offered jurors opposing views of Alabama House speaker Mike Hubbard as he went on trial on felony ethics charges.

AGs: Pelvic mesh implants caused dire complications

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:41am

Dawna Hankins was scheduled to have a partial hysterectomy in 2008 when her doctor suggested implanting a vaginal mesh device at the same time to deal with minor incontinence.

Planners seek to transform border town into destination

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:41am

Trucks race along a winding road in the arid New Mexico desert. As they travel through Santa Teresa, a border-crossing port of entry and unincorporated town, they pass millions of square feet of warehouses that store steel coil, wind turbine blades and specialty glass.

Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:30am

Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada.

Top general urges lawmakers to preserve Afghan visa program

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:00am

Afghan civilians who assisted the American-led coalition as interpreters, firefighters and construction workers could be in serious danger if Congress cancels a program that allows them to resettle in the United States, according to the top American commander in Afghanistan.

House GOP faces first vote on Puerto Rico bill

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:00am

House Republicans are attempting to hold together a rare bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances as a committee begins considering the legislation Wednesday.

TSA chief headed back to Capitol Hill to talk airport lines

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:00am

The head of the Transportation Security Administration is heading back to Capitol Hill Wednesday to try to explain what his agency is doing to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have already snarled the fledgling summer travel season.

Gov't report: Feds spend billions to run ancient technology

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:31am

The government is spending about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems, including platforms more than 50 years old in vital areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. One still uses floppy disks.

Toyota to expand in Malaysia with $488 million plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:30am

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that it will build a second factory in Malaysia as part of expansion to meet rising local demand.

Military spouses struggle to find jobs

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:30am

Military spouses struggle to find jobs and are more likely to work for less pay or in positions below their education level, spurring unemployment and other costs of as much as $1 billion a year, according to a study.