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The Latest: Teen gets probation in fire that killed friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

The Latest on the sentencing of a 14-year-old boy for the death of a friend in massive arson fire at a New York recycling plant last summer (all times local):

Caterpillar and Biogen jump; Express Scripts plunges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:22pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Nielsen's top programs for April 17-23

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:22pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Carlson leads in ratings in first night post-O'Reilly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:20pm

Tucker Carlson moved into Bill O'Reilly's old time slot at Fox News Channel and, on his first night Monday, took over his predecessor's status as host of the most-watched host in cable news.

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:15pm

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

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GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:06pm

Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and eliminate the threat of a government shutdown on Trump's 100th day in office this Saturday.

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:57pm

Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work.

Several states consider tossing bottle deposit programs

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:55pm

As curbside recycling has grown, environmentalists around the United States find themselves fighting to protect decades-old bottle recycling programs that critics say are becoming obsolete.

KIDZ BOP ready bigger tour with help from Live Nation

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:55pm

KIDZ BOP, the musical brand for children that's sold millions of CDs over the years, is launching its new tour in a big way with the help of juggernaut promoter Live Nation.

Uber takes to the skies with next ride-hailing project

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:48pm

Uber is taking to the skies with its next project — "flying cars" — even as all eyes are on its problems on the ground.

States alarmed by laser strikes on aircraft

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:48pm

Michigan State Police pilot Jerry King was flying his state plane back to the Lansing airport after a mission when he saw a green pulsing light in the night sky.

Big unwind begins: Republicans target crisis financial rules

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:46pm

Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession.

Healthy profits push stocks higher yet; Nasdaq crosses 6,000

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:46pm

Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices.

Moving beyond China and Mexico, Trump targets Canada trade

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:35pm

President Donald Trump has long railed about unfair trade practices of China and Mexico. Now he's drawn a new target — Canada.

GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

Stephen Ohlemacher and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:35pm

Republicans who slammed the growing national debt under Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday they are open to President Donald Trump's tax plan, even though it could add trillions of dollars to the deficit over the next decade.

Brazil police shoot tear gas at Indians, who throw spears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:34pm

Military police in Brazil's capital have shot tear gas and rubber bullets trying to break up a gathering of thousands of indigenous people in front of Congress. Many of the protesters, wearing traditional clothing, responded by throwing spears at police.

Mayors grapple with grant threat after meeting with Sessions

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:21pm

Mayors from several U.S. cities threatened with the loss of federal grants emerged from a meeting with the attorney general Tuesday saying they remain confused about how to prove their police aren't prohibited from cooperating with immigration authorities — a requirement for the money.

Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:12pm

Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities.

Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 fatal Alaska crash

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:00pm

The National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot's decision to fly using visual flight rules when conditions called for instrument rules was a cause of a fatal crash of a sightseeing flight in Alaska.