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New Mexico awards prison health care contract to Centurion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:21pm

The New Mexico Department of Corrections says it has awarded a $41 million contract for state prison inmates' medical care to Centurion LLC.

Cargill plans to keep several operations in Wichita

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:21pm

Agribusiness giant Cargill says it is keeping several of its operations in Wichita, Kansas, and is searching for a new facility to house them.

Rescue farm overwhelmed by 50 goats, seeks the public's help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:21pm

An animal rescue farm in Massachusetts is experiencing a goat overload and is seeking the public's help.

NYC proposes rules to put the brakes on sleepy taxi drivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:21pm

Cabbies will have to pull over after driving 12 hours in any 24-hour period under rules proposed by New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Beshear asks Supreme Court to hear college funding case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:11pm

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether Gov. Matt Bevin has the authority to cut college and university budgets without the approval of the state legislature.

Suspect arrested in death of ex-coal chief executive

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:11pm

An Ohio man was arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday.

Monsanto rejects $62B Bayer bid, but still open to talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:02pm

Monsanto rejected Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate."

Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:51am

The Massachusetts Senate began consideration Tuesday of a $39.5 billion budget that would hold the overall increase in state spending to about 3 percent while providing additional funding for schools and public colleges and universities.

The Latest: Shell: Pipeline fixed after California oil spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:51am

The Latest on an oil spill in rural Northern California (all times local):

Best Buy offers weak profit view, says CFO stepping down

Anne D'Innocenzio and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:41am

Best Buy Co. on Tuesday offered a disappointing profit outlook for the current quarter, weighed in part by a recent earthquake in Japan that hurt the availability of some highly profitable products.

Cuba to legalize small and medium-sized private businesses

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:40am

Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.

Microsoft opens wallet to extend Internet in remote areas

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:31am

Microsoft has joined other tech giants working to deliver the Internet in remote parts of the world, although it's taking a smaller-scale approach than some of its rivals.

Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:31am

Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms.

French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages

Margaid Quiocand and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:20am

French police used water cannons on Tuesday to disperse projectile-throwing protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions.

Belt-tightening in Brazil aimed at fighting economic crisis

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

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer is announcing belt-tightening measures aimed at pulling Latin America's largest economy from its worst crisis in decades.

Republicans aim to block stricter rule on retirement savings

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:02am

Republicans controlling the Senate are moving to block new Obama administration rules that require financial professionals to put their client's best interest first when giving advice on retirement investments like 401(k)s.

Romania: Hewlett Packard vows to probe suspected wrongdoing

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:00am

Tech giant Hewlett Packard said Tuesday it would investigate allegations of wrongdoing in a health services contract in Romania which prosecutors say cost the East European country 16.8 million euros ($18.8 million).

World Trade Center observatory marks anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 10:50am

It's been about a year since the observatory at One World Trade Center opened to the public.

Republican leaders, governor reach budget deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 10:41am

Republican legislative leaders say they've reached a budget deal with the governor's office that protects core state services and includes no further cuts to public schools.