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Militants shut down Chevron's Escravos, onshore in Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:31pm

Militants and residents say an attack on Chevron's Escravos terminal has shut down the U.S.-based oil major's onshore operations in Nigeria.

Nebraska pig supplier promises to investigate alleged abuses

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:22pm

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.

FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:50pm

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.

Shipwreck from 1800s uncovered in Boston's Seaport District

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:41pm

A shipwreck from the 1800s has been uncovered during construction in Boston's Seaport District.

University of Kentucky to lay off up to 75 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:41pm

The University of Kentucky says it will lay off up to 75 people as part of a reorganization plan to cut $6 million in spending.

Jury sides with Google in closely watched copyright case

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:30pm

A federal jury has sided with Google in a $9 billion legal battle with tech industry rival Oracle, a complex copyright case that was closely watched in Silicon Valley.

Correction: Commencement Speaker Costs story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:00pm

In a story May 20 on fees paid by colleges to commencement speakers, The Associated Press, relying on information from Rutgers University, reported erroneously that it had paid PBS journalist Bill Moyer $35,000 for an address. The university now says that Moyers had informed a school official before the ceremony that he would not accept the fee.

APNewsBreak: Poor suburb softens on merger with Cleveland

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:00pm

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.

Puerto Rico senators override veto, halt tax increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:50pm

Puerto Rico's governor has lost a battle to increase a business-to-business tax and impose a transition to a value-added tax system amid an economic crisis.

Mississippi high court won't reconsider drug-pricing case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:41pm

The Mississippi Supreme Court is standing by its decision to uphold a $38.2 million judgment for the state in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit.

The Latest: 2nd man sentenced for stalking TV anchor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:41pm

The Latest on sentencing for the stalkers of two TV news anchors (all times local):

Tax fraud police search McDonald's French headquarters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:31pm

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 company.

Nevada panel recommends rooftop solar 'grandfathering'

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

A Nevada task force wants to allow the state's early-adopter rooftop solar customers to go back to an older, more favorable rate structure.

CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

Andrew Taylor and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:21pm

The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a congressional compromise on emergency funding to battle the virus.

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.

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.