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UK investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers

Jill Lawless, Maggie Michael and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:33am

British security forces raided a building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated "a network" of people allegedly behind the city's concert bombing. Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster.

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:22am

Many small business owners make it a point to hire veterans when they have job openings.

Ryan rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:22am

Breaking with President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he rejects Trump's assessment that former FBI Director James Comey is a "nut job."

Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:22am

White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put "taxpayers first."

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:06am

Many small business owners make it a point to hire veterans when they have job openings.

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:06am

Many small business owners make it a point to hire veterans when they have job openings.

Idaho wants to identify veterans monuments, memorials

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:02am

Idaho is trying to identify all the monuments and memorials to the military and veterans in the state.

Lebanon renews Central Bank governor's term amid turbulence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:54am

The Lebanese government has reappointed Lebanon's long-serving Central Bank governor for another six year term.

Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:46am

Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month.

US stocks extend rally to fifth day as tech companies rise

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:46am

U.S. stocks are up for the fifth straight day Wednesday morning as materials and real estate companies move higher. Technology and industrial companies are making some of the largest gains while retailers of home improvement products, jewelry and car parts are all falling. Stocks continue to recover the steep losses they suffered one week ago.

Certified pre-owned cars cost more, but come with perks

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:46am

A certified pre-owned vehicle costs more than a regular used car, but it can give buyers some peace of mind in an often murky market.

Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:35am

HBO is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration continues to provide his fellow comedians with comic gold.

The Latest: Mulvaney defends plans to cut social programs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:34am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget (all times local):

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:11am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Broadway's box office coffers soars but attendance retreats

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:11am

On Broadway, there's great financial news to sing about but a sour note amid the flush times: Box offices are enjoying the highest grossing season in history but attendance has dipped after four consecutive seasons of gains.

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:11am

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.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:10am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US home sales slid 2.3 percent in April as supplies tightened and prices climbed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:10am

US home sales slid 2.3 percent in April as supplies tightened and prices climbed.

Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:49am

Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.

Correction: Zuckerberg-High School Visit story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:40am

In a story May 23 about a visit by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to a Massachusetts high school, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the couple made a donation to the school during the visit. The couple did not make a donation to the school.