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AP Interview: Qatar energy minister wants 'fair' oil price

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:10am

The oil market is slowly recovering from its steep drop over the past two years but crude is still not trading at a "fair price" to encourage necessary investment, Qatar's energy and industry minister said Tuesday, ahead of next week's meeting of OPEC producers.

Train engineer isn't legally allowed to drive motor vehicles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:10am

An engineer is operating trains along the nation's third-largest commuter railroad even though his driver's license has been suspended for 10 years because of a history of driving while intoxicated.

Despite money woes, Atlantic City's attractions still open

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:00am

Atlantic City is open for business — and pleasure.

The Baltimore Sun names Davis managing editor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:00am

The Baltimore Sun has named its first African-American managing editor.

Lawsuit accuses Domino's Pizza of 'rampant wage violations'

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:00am

The state's attorney general has sued Domino's Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company's computer system.

Swiss bank to be shut over Malaysia embezzlement scandal

Geir Moulson and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:00am

A Swiss private bank accused of turning a blind eye to shady money transfers and willful defiance of regulators will face criminal proceedings and be liquidated for its alleged role in the suspected embezzlement of $4 billion from a Malaysian state fund.

Coming soon to Twitter: More room to tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:51am

Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or less.

Kansas teacher who used racial slur in class fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:50am

A white University of Kansas assistant professor who used a racial slur during a class discussion on race will not have her contract renewed after the next academic year.

Cuba to legalize small and medium-sized private businesses

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:41am

Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small and medium-sized private businesses, a move that could significantly expand the space allowed for private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.

Snyder: Budget deal is close, but some issues unresolved

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:40am

Gov. Rick Snyder says he and Republican legislative leaders are close to brokering a budget agreement, with a "fairly short list" of issues left to be resolved.

US new-home sales jump to highest level in more than 8 years

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:40am

Americans ramped up their purchases of new homes in April to the highest level since January 2008, evidence of a strong start to the spring buying season.

Hecla Mining to acquire Mines Management

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:40am

Hecla Mining Co. has reached a nearly $30 million deal to acquire Mines Management Inc., the owner of the Montanore Mine in northwestern Montana.

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House panel hearing lawmaker who wants IRS chief impeached

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:30am

A leading House Republican is telling Congress that IRS chief John Koskinen should be impeached because he's misled congressional investigators probing his agency.

Protesters interrupt coal debate in Swedish Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:20am

Unruly protesters briefly interrupted a debate Tuesday in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany.

US new-home sales soar to highest level in 8 years on strong gains in Northeast and West

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:12am

US new-home sales soar to highest level in 8 years on strong gains in Northeast and West.

Romanian Senate speaker charged with making false statements

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:10am

Romanian prosecutors have charged the Senate speaker with making false statements to protect people standing trial in a real estate case involving a prince.

Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:01am

Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open solidly higher on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:50am

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Algerian authorities destroy mountain of pirated CDs, DVDs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:40am

Power shovels and a bulldozer have destroyed a huge mound of 2 million illegally copied CDs and DVDs outside Algeria's Culture Ministry, as part of a government pledge to crack down on long-rampant digital piracy.

French raid Google over 'aggravated tax fraud' allegations

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:31am

French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache for the American search engine-and-email company, which like other Silicon Valley firms faces increasing questions about its complex tax arrangements.