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Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:22am

The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill.

China stocks fall after rating cut, other Asian markets gain

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:51pm

Chinese stocks sank Wednesday after Moody's cut Beijing's government debt rating and other Asian markets rose following Wall Street's advance.

Maine senators join fight to ease sea urchin shipping burden

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:31pm

Maine's U.S. senators are on board with a plan to make it easier for seafood dealers to export sea urchins and sea cucumbers outside of the United States.

Moody's cuts China rating citing rising debt, slowing growth

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:22pm

Rating agency Moody's cut its credit rating for China on Wednesday, citing slowing economic growth and rising debt that it says will erode the country's financial strength.

China shuts only undersea coal mine amid production rebound

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10pm

China is shutting down its only undersea coal mine as the government struggles to rein in rising production that threatens to frustrate a planned shift to cleaner-burning fuels.

China stocks fall after rating cut, other Asian markets gain

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:03pm

Chinese stocks sank Wednesday after Moody's cut the country's debt rating and other Asian markets rose following Wall Street's advance.

The Latest: Some of Trump's GOP allies slam budget plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:00pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local):

Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:13pm

Hillary Clinton proclaimed Tuesday that President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children.

The Latest: Kansas clarifies time of contact with slain boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:00pm

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

Enzi says federal government must live within its means

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:54pm

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

Hines VA Hospital staff say they've rid kitchen of roaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:53pm

Officials of Hines Veterans Administration Hospital outside Chicago said Tuesday they have solved the problem of cockroaches in food preparation areas and on serving trays handed to patients.

The Latest: Lab tests ongoing in California botulism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:40pm

The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station (all times local):

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

Michael Catalini and Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:06pm

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."

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:52pm

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.

Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

Tom McElroy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:43pm

Uber on Tuesday admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years.

Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority

Joe Reedy, Paisley Dodds and Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:35pm

Even before the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester, England, arena Monday night, the Chicago Cubs were evaluating ways to make the area around Wrigley Field safer.

Emerald weighing more than 600 pounds found in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:35pm

Miners have found a 4.3-foot (1.3-meter) tall emerald weighing more than 600 pounds (272 kilograms) in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia.

Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:18pm

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

Mark Zuckerberg, wife visit Massachusetts high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:10pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Massachusetts high school where his wife attended.