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Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:38pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer a "thickening" border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalate.

Wisconsin dairy farmers face spoiling market, tight deadline

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

A handful of Wisconsin dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday, but others were running out of time before an expiring contract risked putting them out of business.

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

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 officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

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Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

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.

Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 fatal Alaska crash

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

Pilot error, an air company's culture and its lack of a formal safety program were behind a fatal crash that killed nine people two years ago on sightseeing flight in Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday.

Train delays continue in New York following earlier mishap

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

Train delays continue at Penn Station in New York City following a morning rush-hour commute snarled by a disabled Amtrak train that caused 45-minute delays.

Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:10pm

Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe.

Chipotle says sales rise, discloses payment system problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:02pm

Chipotle saw a key sales figure rise more than expected as it works to regain customers' trust after a series of food scares, but may have lost at least a little ground again in disclosing a possible data security issue.

Bill proposes permanent ban on mining near Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:00pm

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has introduced legislation to permanently ban new mining in an area of Montana just outside Yellowstone National Park.

Families of 2 women who died on ATV in Utah sue Polaris

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:46pm

The families of two Arizona women who died last year in Utah when their ATV caught fire after tipping over have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that made the vehicle: Polaris Industries.

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):

Maker of Ugg boots, Teva sandals may put itself up for sale

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

The maker of Ugg boots, Teva sandals and other footwear may put itself up for sale.

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.

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.

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.