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Trump envoy Haley tells refugees she cares, but defends cuts

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:40pm

President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador visited a UNICEF center providing emotional support for Syrian refugee children and asked how the U.S. could better care for their needs. Then her boss proposed ending all U.S. funding to the organization.

California botulism outbreak is rare case of deadly disease

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:30pm

A deadly botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold in a California gas station is a rare case of the disease that can cause paralysis and death.

Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:20pm

Google already monitors online shopping — and now it's keeping an eye on physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising.

US says Fiat Chrysler used software to cheat emissions tests

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:20pm

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

CFO of Soup Nazi-inspired company indicted on tax charges

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:20pm

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

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

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:20pm

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

Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:20pm

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.

Trump's food stamp cuts faces hard sell in Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:07pm

President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost.

Boston museum doubles reward for stolen artwork to $10M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:07pm

A Boston museum has doubled its reward to $10 million for information that leads to the return of 13 works of art stolen in 1990 in the largest art heist in U.S. history.

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

Michael Catalini and Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:55pm

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."

Lawmakers probe US contractor in Iraq sex trafficking case

Desmond Butler and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:55pm

A congressional panel is demanding documents and testimony from an embattled U.S. defense contractor accused of failing to promptly disclose human trafficking on a base in Iraq.

Trump proposes $120M budget cut at nuke site despite trouble

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:47pm

President Donald Trump's proposed budget includes a cut of about $120 million for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, despite two recent incidents that raised concern about worker safety at the former nuclear weapons production site.

Stocks claw back more lost ground with 4th straight gain

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:47pm

U.S. stocks rose for the fourth day in a row Tuesday as they continued to recover the ground they lost last week. Major indexes approached record highs again.

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.

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.

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.

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.