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Media mogul Jerry Perenchio dies in LA at 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:50pm

Jerry Perenchio, a billionaire media mogul who helped produce hit TV shows and sporting events and turned Univision into a major Spanish-language network, has died. He was 86.

House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:41pm

The House on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit.

Agent feared leak of Trump tax returns could affect election

Michael Kunzelman and Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:41pm

Less than two weeks before Election Day, federal agents descended on a hotel lobby to meet a Louisiana private investigator they believed had illegally tried to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns.

Passenger: airline was warned about disruptive man at gate

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:26pm

Before a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu took off carrying a passenger whose inflight behavior prompted bomb-threat procedures and military fighter jets to escort the plane, passengers complained to American Airlines workers that the man was scaring them, a woman who was on the flight said Wednesday.

How food stamp cuts could ripple through the economy

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:51pm

A proposal to curtail the nation's food stamp program would pinch families struggling to pay for groceries and ripple through other areas of the economy, including supermarkets and discounters, as people shuffle their budgets.

Major sponsor pulls support from Alaska's Iditarod race

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:50pm

The world's most famous sled dog race has lost a major backer, and Alaska race officials are blaming animal rights organizations for pressuring corporate sponsors outside the state like Wells Fargo with "manipulative information" about the treatment of the dogs.

UN: Proposed US funding cuts would make UN's work impossible

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:41pm

President Donald Trump's huge proposed cuts in U.S. funding for the United Nations would make it "simply impossible" for the world organization to carry out essential work to promote peace, combat poverty and provide humanitarian assistance, the U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.

Interactive experiences a big part of casinos' futures

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:41pm

Getting new customers involved in more interactive experiences is going to be a big part of the future for casinos in the United States and around the world, participants in a major gambling conference predicted Wednesday.

Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers

Jill Lawless, Maggie Michael and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:41pm

Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of additional attacks.

Hannity says liberal fascists after sponsors; 1 is leaving

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:23pm

Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of "liberal fascism" for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer hawk its wares there.

FAA tells airlines to remove some seats from smaller planes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:17pm

Federal safety regulators are telling airlines to remove a certain type of seat from their planes, saying the seat could cause neck injuries during otherwise survivable crash landings.

Argentina authorities raid Odebrecht offices in Buenos Aires

Debora Rey, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:07pm

Argentine federal agents searched the offices of the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht in Buenos Aires on Wednesday as part of an investigation into alleged bribes in the granting of construction contracts for a water treatment plant.

Drugmaker paying $33M over recalled nonprescription meds

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:07pm

Johnson & Johnson has reached a $33 million settlement with 42 states, resolving allegations the health care giant sold nonprescription medicines that didn't meet federal quality requirements.

Treasury chief to Congress: Raise debt limit before August

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:07pm

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers on Wednesday that they should vote to increase the government's borrowing authority — and avert a disastrous economic default — before their August recess.

Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising tools

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:57pm

Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses.

The Latest: Airline looks into claims of warnings about man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:48pm

The Latest on a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu (all times local):

Judges divided in hearing on consumer agency power

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:37pm

Federal appeals judges are divided as they hear arguments over whether the president should be able to more easily fire the head of the government's consumer finance watchdog agency.

Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:37pm

President Donald Trump's budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan's deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies and food stamps.

The Latest: Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:37pm

The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law (all times local):