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Markets Right Now: Stocks close mixed on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:21pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

Adam Allington, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:12pm

Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.

Court upholds $3M judgment against Gerber Products Co.

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:11pm

A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said a baby food manufacturer must pay more than $3 million to workers for the time they spent dressing and undressing into uniforms and protective gear.

US worries about declining precision weapons stocks for wars

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:10pm

In the face of imminent military assaults on key cities in Iraq and Syria, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in the Middle East said Thursday he's concerned about running low on precision-guided weapons needed for the war against the Islamic State group in both countries.

APNewsBreak: Poor suburb softens on merger with Cleveland

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:01pm

Leaders of one of Ohio's poorest cities have dropped their opposition to being annexed by neighboring Cleveland, a shift East Cleveland residents hope could provide basic services the city hasn't been able to afford for years.

FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:50pm

Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time.

GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over gay rights

Erica Werner and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:41pm

Angry House conservatives voted down a routine spending bill Thursday in a fight over gay rights, underscoring the passions surrounding a social issue that is dividing the Republican Party and the nation in this election year.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:40pm

Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:40pm

Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Phoenix VA hospital blocks medical marijuana presentation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:31pm

A doctor is upset after the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix blocked her from giving a lecture about marijuana's effect on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Clinton decries Trump 'deportation force' in Vegas speech

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:21pm

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton decried Donald Trump's deportation plan as a threat to American values and told an audience of about 300 union members in Las Vegas that it's time to unite to keep the Republican candidate out of the White House.

Nebraska pig supplier promises to investigate alleged abuses

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:10pm

A national pork supplier promised Thursday to investigate abuse allegations at one of its Nebraska facilities after an animal rights group released an undercover video showing pigs with open wounds and other health problems.

Depp asks court to rule he should not pay spousal support

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:10pm

Johnny Depp has asked a court to determine that he should not pay spousal support to his estranged wife Amber Heard, who filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage.

Bees, butterflies to get better habitat along Interstate 35

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:02pm

Six states and the Federal Highway Administration have agreed to make the roadsides along Interstate 35 friendlier for bees and butterflies to help the insects boost their declining populations.

$36K settlement in Carson City housing discrimination suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:01pm

The owners of rental property in Carson City have agreed to pay a $36,000 fine to settle a federal lawsuit accusing them of discriminating against families and children in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

Tax fraud police search McDonald's French headquarters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:40pm

French police have searched McDonald's headquarters outside Paris after a probe was opened for alleged aggravated tax fraud and money-laundering against the local branch of the fast-food giant.

Funds for community colleges will rise slightly in budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:20pm

Michigan's 28 community colleges will receive smaller funding increases than anticipated.

The Latest: EDF staff join French labor protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:10pm

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Norway subjects viewers to 2-day stream of app terms of use

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:01pm

A Norwegian consumers' group took inspiration from "slow television" to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions of downloadable apps.