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Ford taps former office furniture executive to be new CEO

Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:34pm

The job of Ford's new CEO won't be easy: He will have to shore up the 114-year-old company's traditional auto business, but also invest in self-driving cars and other projects that could one day make that business obsolete.

Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:34pm

The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits in a ruling that places strict limits on where such cases can be filed.

Budget hearing for Justice Department postponed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:34pm

A scheduled budget hearing involving Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been postponed.

Eventful Yale commencement includes protest, interruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:20pm

An eventful graduation day at Yale University on Monday featured the awarding of degrees, dancing from Stevie Wonder, a union demonstration and a man who unexpectedly took the podium and was tackled.

Boeing blamed for maintenance errors on Air Force One

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:14pm

Boeing mechanics are to blame for accidental contamination of oxygen systems aboard one of the modified Boeing 747 planes known as Air Force One used for presidential travel, the Air Force said in an investigation report.

Idaho court: Otter can't question legality of grocery bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:11pm

The Idaho Supreme Court says Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter won't be allowed to dispute the constitutionality of a vetoed bill at the center of a high-profile lawsuit that has now more than 30 lawmakers involved in the case.

The Latest: Mark Zuckerberg visits Rhode Island school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:11pm

The Latest on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's visit to New England (all times local):

Sessions may put more rules on money for sanctuary cities

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:11pm

The Justice Department is looking for more ways to deny coveted federal grant money to so-called sanctuary cities.

Boeing and Arconic climb while Halliburton declines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:00pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:

Construction injuries show dark side of Idaho's housing boom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:46pm

As Idaho's housing demands have grown, so has the residential construction industry.

APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:46pm

The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:46pm

Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo billions of dollars in federal payments.

Stocks bounce back as technology and defense companies climb

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:33pm

Strong gains for technology companies like software and chip makers helped lead U.S. stocks higher Monday. Defense contractors also climbed as the market continued to bounce back from a bout of turbulence last week.

Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:23pm

President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax revenues to fulfill the promise of a government back in the black.

New York City steakhouse sues Pennsylvania eatery over name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:20pm

A New York City steakhouse is suing a Pennsylvania eatery for trademark infringement.

Real estate agent accused in killings prompts new law

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:20pm

People who sell or manage property in South Carolina will have to pass a background check to renew their license under a new law prompted by November's arrest of a real estate agent accused of killing seven people.

Lawyer fee ruling overturned in international custody case

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:16pm

A court on Monday overturned an order for a Connecticut financier to pay nearly $90,000 in attorney fees racked up by a British television host during a long-running and bitter international child custody dispute.

Three lawsuits allege foot-dragging by Fox on harassment

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:14pm

Three new lawsuits filed Monday allege racial discrimination or sexual harassment at Fox News, deepening the network's legal woes.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.