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State grants variance request for Cincinnati abortion clinic

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:30pm

A Cincinnati abortion clinic can legally continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies, under a decision from the state's health director on Friday.

Uber appeals Pennsylvania utility regulator's $11.4M fine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:30pm

Ride-hailing company Uber is asking state utility regulators to reconsider the record-setting $11.4 million fine they issued against it.

Oklahoma House passes $6.8 billion budget bill for 2017

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:21pm

The Oklahoma House Friday narrowly passed and sent to the governor a $6.8 billion budget for the upcoming year following hours of partisan discussion and debate in which Democrats and Republicans blamed each other for failing to fully fill a projected $1.3 billion budget shortfall.

US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:21pm

The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year.

Family behind Market Basket grocery chain back in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:11pm

Two cousins whose feud over their family's New England supermarket chain prompted an employee walkout and a customer boycott are fighting in court again.

Iowa Indian burial site possibility stalls oil pipeline

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:11pm

The possibility of an American Indian burial site in northwest Iowa may require relocation of a crude oil pipeline route and delay the beginning of construction in Iowa, the only one of four states where work hasn't begun.

Governor signs financial rescue package for Atlantic City

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:11pm

Republican Gov. Chris Christie has signed a package of bills to keep financially troubled Atlantic City from running out of cash.

Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:01pm

Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.

Parents: 'Medically Fragile Children Matter' in Louisiana

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:01pm

Parents of disabled children chastised Louisiana lawmakers on Friday for obligating them to return year after year to plead for health care financing.

NY Democrat: Trump should return money to 9/11 recovery fund

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:40pm

Donald Trump is "a small man" for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks and should return the money or donate it to charity, a New York Democratic congressman said.

University of Maine offshore wind project gets grant boost

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:30pm

An offshore wind power pilot project led by the University of Maine is back in the running for a major federal grant, officials said Friday.

$12M of SC State's debt to be forgiven, $6M must be repaid

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:30pm

South Carolina State University would be free from $12 million in state loans but would have to repay $6 million over the next 16 years under terms approved Friday by legislators negotiating a state budget compromise.

Google-backed Magic Leap alleges workers stole its secrets

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:30pm

Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets behind its technological tricks.

Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines

Jeff Martin and Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:30pm

Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.

Venezuelan boy's death sparks anger over health care crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:21pm

Venezuelans are expressing dismay over the death of an 8-year-old boy with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who had become a symbol of the crisis-wracked nation's collapsed health care system.

Markets Right Now: Stocks close higher on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:20pm

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

Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

Martin Crutsinger and Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:11pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving.

Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:00pm

Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won't be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to make it a felony crime.

Education Department replaces career college chain monitor

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:00pm

The Education Department on Friday appointed a new lawyer to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., following an Associated Press review that found trouble at the schools and questioned the previous monitor's independence.