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Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

Paul J. Weber and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:30pm

Texas will keep spending $800 million on border security while putting little new money into public schools, maintaining therapy cuts for disabled children and easing handgun license fees as the Republican-led Legislature approved a new state budget Saturday.

The Latest: Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:56pm

The Latest on the death of the mother of the CEO of ride-hailing company Uber (all times local):

BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

Jill Lawless and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:47pm

British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.

Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:15pm

Well before he went to the White House in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.

Judge blocks construction of airstrip by actor Bruce Willis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:50pm

A judge has blocked actor Bruce Willis' plan to build a private airstrip in central Idaho.

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:25pm

As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar.

The Latest: Italian police tear gas protesters near G-7 site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:50pm

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AP FACT CHECK: President Trump and his mistold NATO tales

Calvin Woodward and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:52am

It's been a muted week for the "real" Donald Trump, the Twitter account where the president normally says a lot of things that are unreal. That respite may have come to a close, though, as he wrapped up his foreign trip with yet another mistold tale about NATO.

Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:50am

Take a seat, "Thor."

Poor land deals pushed Dallas pension fund toward insolvency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:24am

Failed land-development deals in Idaho and Colorado have cost the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System approximately $100 million, officials for the system say.

The Latest: From the air, Trump tweets about trade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:46am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local):

California bills target private business to help immigrants

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:25am

California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

With new law, Lyft, Uber set to return to Texas capital city

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:55am

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, which left Texas's tech-savvy capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers intervened.

Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:52am

President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

The Latest: BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:50am

The Latest on British Airways flight stalled by IT failure (all times local):

2 Syrian terror suspects stopped in Sicily during G7 meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:26am

The Italian news agency ANSA is reporting that two Syrians have been detained in Sicily on terrorism suspicions even as seven top world leaders were meeting elsewhere on the Italian island.

Supporters of Roosevelt National Park seek to block refinery

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:56am

When Meridian Energy Group set out to develop "the cleanest refinery on the planet," it chose a spot in western North Dakota's oil patch near highways, railroads and a picturesque national park named for a former president revered for his conservation advocacy.

Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:48am

Kansas legislators are facing a midsummer deadline to approve costly security upgrades for state hospitals and mental institutions in order to keep in place a four-year-old ban on concealed weapons inside the facilities.

Spanish PM warns Catalan businesses of danger of secession

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:38am

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Catalan business leaders on Saturday of "terrible economic consequences" if separatists win independence for the northeastern region.