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Once-tiny Vineyard sees massive population growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:40pm

The once tiny town of Vineyard in Utah County has exploded in popularity the past two years. According to new U.S. Census estimates, Vineyard has grown from 611 residents to a population of 3,953, making it the fastest growing city in the state in 2016.

Montenegro official prevented from traveling through Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:25pm

Montenegro on Monday strongly protested "inappropriate" conduct by Russian authorities against a senior ruling party leader who was prevented from changing planes at a Moscow airport.

2017 looks to be a record sweet cherry crop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:04pm

The 2017 Pacific Northwest sweet cherry crop is forecast at 22.7 million, but it could easily exceed the 23.2 million-box record set in 2014.

Dutch court refuses to intervene in AkzoNobel, PPG dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:45pm

An Amsterdam court on Monday rejected a request by a group of AkzoNobel shareholders to order an extraordinary shareholder meeting to discuss dismissing the paint and coatings company's supervisory board chairman.

The Latest: Greece orders financial probe of refugee NGO

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:35pm

The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent (all times local):

Mexico says operations resume at key US commercial crossing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:30pm

The Mexican government says it has resumed import operations at one of the busiest commercial crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border, just over a week after it was damaged by winds and rain.

Senators' demands underscore McConnell's health care problem

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:12pm

For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan?

The Latest: Russian, Egyptian ministers meet in Cairo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:37am

The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local):

Greece: Creditors must deliver on promise to lighten debt

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:33am

Greece's finance minister insisted Monday the country had met all its reform commitments, and said it was now up to international creditors to agree on how to make Greece's debt sustainable and help the nation emerge from its financial crisis.

Egypt announces $2.49 billion package to cope with inflation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:33am

Egypt on Monday announced a $2.49 billion package of income tax discounts, bonuses for state employees, increased pension payments and cash subsidies for lower and middle income Egyptians to cope with soaring inflation.

World shares muted as investors await raft of economic data

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:05am

World stock markets were listless Monday as investors look to a raft of economic data this week and as holidays in several key markets crimped trading volume.

As Melania Trump puts focus on high-end luxury, market grows

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:52am

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump opened a window onto the luxury world over the weekend when she wore a $51,000 designer jacket to a lunch on the sidelines of a global summit in Sicily.

Discrimination suits proceed against Fox, minus Roger Ailes

Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:52am

The sudden death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes won't slow the march of litigation swirling around the network, legal observers and lawyers involved in the suits said.

French leader Macron accuses 2 Russian media _ Russia Today and Sputnik _ of being "propaganda" outlets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:45am

French leader Macron accuses 2 Russian media — Russia Today and Sputnik — of being "propaganda" outlets.

Standing Rock film festival centers around pipeline protest

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:24am

A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed there last year while also fostering connections between the Native American community and the film industry.

Heavy snow and cold means diseases for wheat growers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:14am

Oregon wheat farmers, like their counterparts in Washington and Idaho, are using additional fungicide treatments to stave off stripe rust this year.

EU expands sanctions against Congo to 16 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:05am

The European Union has extended it sanctions over the deteriorating situation in Congo, imposing travel bans and asset freezes on nine more senior security officials.

New York students can apply for free college tuition June 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:05am

New York college students can apply for the state's free tuition plan beginning June 7.

Albanians NGO files lawsuit against park hydropower project

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:53am

Albanian residents and a non-governmental organization have filed a lawsuit against the government for giving a permit to build a hydropower station in a protected valley.