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Unsealed records suggest years of abuse for slain Kansas boy

Allison Kite and John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:47pm

Kansas received reports that a boy who ultimately was murdered and fed to pigs was being physically abused years before his death, according to documents released Tuesday that also show a social worker was in contact with his father and stepmother by phone more than a year after the state said it lost physical contact with the family.

Broadway's box office coffers soars but attendance retreats

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:47pm

On Broadway, there's great financial news to sing about but a sour note amid the flush times: Box offices are enjoying the highest grossing season in history but attendance has dipped after four consecutive seasons of gains.

Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:40pm

Education advocates say President Donald Trump's budget contradicts his campaign pledge to make college more affordable with its proposed elimination of subsidized student loans and cuts in other programs that help students pay tuition.

The Latest: Records suggest years of abuse for Kansas boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:40pm

The Latest on the case of a 7-year-old Kansas who was murdered and fed to pigs (all times local):

Concert-goers recall haphazard screening, but did it matter?

Paisley Dodds and Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:38pm

Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall said security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, raising the question of whether public arenas and other crowded spaces are being safeguarded to the extent they could be.

Ford's new CEO promises a fit _ but fun _ company

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:35pm

Ford's new CEO, Jim Hackett, revealed a little about his plans — and a lot about himself — when he talked to media after his appointment.

Christie lays out train deal, Cuomo set for 'summer of hell'

Michael Catalini and Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:35pm

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday unveiled a plan to limit the impact on New Jersey commuters during an emergency track repair project at Penn Station, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cautioned commuters in his state to prepare for a "summer of hell."

Idaho wants to identify veterans monuments, memorials

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:20pm

Idaho is trying to identify all the monuments and memorials to the military and veterans in the state.

CFO of Soup Nazi-inspired company indicted on tax charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:18pm

The chief financial officer for a company licensing recipes from the real-life chef who inspired the "Soup Nazi" character on "Seinfeld" has been arrested on tax charges alleging he cheated the government out of a half million dollars.

Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for now

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:55pm

The Trump administration is allowing to go forward an Obama-era rule that puts stricter requirements on professionals who advise retirement savers on their investments. But it's leaving open the possibility that deep changes to the rule will still be made.

Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:55pm

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."

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:47pm

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

Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:47pm

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

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:47pm

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

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

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:46pm

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.

Gold, silver fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:36pm

The May gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1254.80 an ounce -- down $5.90.

Enzi says federal government must live within its means

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:36pm

Sen. Mike Enzi commends President Donald Trump for submitting a balanced budget to Congress.

US says Fiat Chrysler used software to beat emissions tests

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:25pm

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

Fox News finds itself in an unaccustomed spot _ out of first

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:25pm

Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place.