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US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:30pm

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says U.S. regulators are investigating its accounting practices.

Puerto Rico clears first hurdle with committee vote

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:12pm

A bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances cleared its first hurdle Wednesday with approval from a Republican-led House committee.

New York tampon tax to get the ax with governor set to sign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:10pm

New York's Legislature has given its final approval to exempting tampons and other feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes.

Reports: Billionaire Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:10pm

Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape, according to reports in Forbes and The New York Times.

Bull Hancock, William Woodward elected to racing Hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:10pm

Arthur B. "Bull" Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr., prominent thoroughbred breeders and owners, have been elected to racing's Hall of Fame in the Pillars of the Turf category.

College partiers leave half a mile of trash on lake island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:01pm

The National Forest Service says workers have cleaned up a half-mile-wide swath of trash left behind by about 1,000 campers after an annual trip to a California lake by fraternity and sorority members.

Microsoft cuts more jobs in troubled mobile unit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:51am

Microsoft said Wednesday it will cut up to 1,850 jobs and take a $950 million hit to its books as it attempts to salvage its rocky entrance into the smartphone market.


Clinton faulted on emails by State Department audit

Michael Biesecker and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:51am

Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, an independent audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."

Exxon shareholders reject climate-change resolutions

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:42am

Shareholders at Exxon's annual meeting rejected several resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the company to take a stronger stand in favor of steps to limit climate change.

Judge: US man charged in Uganda counterfeit plot could flee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:32am

A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that an American deported from Uganda and charged in a massive counterfeiting scheme is a major flight risk.

The Latest: Contractor feels 'vindicated' by health report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:31am

The Latest on congressional reports about the problems surrounding Oregon's health insurance website (all times local):

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

Alicia A. Caldwell and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:31am

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.

The Latest: Homicide, attempted suicide victims identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:31am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an heating oil company worker in Londonderry, New Hampshire (all times local):

Microsoft denies forcing Windows 10 upgrade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:11am

Microsoft says Windows users still can opt-out of upgrading to the latest version of the software despite claims the company has made it exceedingly difficult to do so.

Bank of Canada: Economy will shrink due to Alberta wildfires

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:11am

Canada's central bank said Wednesday the Canadian economy will shrink in the second quarter because of Alberta's devastating wildfires, which shut down its oil sands production.

Euro Disney goes on trial for alleged hiring discrimination

Philippe Sotto, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:11am

The Euro Disney group went on trial in France on Wednesday for publishing an allegedly discriminatory job ad a decade ago requesting that candidates have "European citizenship" to work as parade artists at its famous Disneyland Paris theme park.

Conservative group endorses Jonathan Johnson for governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:01am

A national conservative group is jumping into Utah's Republican race for the governor's office by endorsing executive Jonathan Johnson.

UConn's draft budget scraps plans for increased enrollment

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:01am

University of Connecticut officials have put off plans to grow enrollment at the state's flagship university as they prepare a budget for the next fiscal year.

Under bill, engineers can't operate trains if license pulled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:00am

A top New Jersey lawmaker is pushing legislation to prevent engineers from operating trains if their driver's licenses are revoked or suspended for drunken driving violations.