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Stepmother of slain boy: 'pain compliance does not work'

Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:25pm

The stepmother of a Kansas boy whose father killed him and fed his remains to the family's pigs talked on a private Facebook group about restraining the child with handcuffs, ace bandages and splints, according to a search warrant released Monday.

Technology and defense companies lead US stocks higher

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:14pm

U.S. stocks are higher Monday as software, chip makers and other technology companies climb. Defense contractors are also rising as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Energy companies are taking modest losses.

Ukrainian hacker sentenced in stolen news releases scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:12pm

A Ukrainian hacker involved in an international scheme that used stolen unpublished news releases to make about $30 million in profits was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison.

APNewsBreak: 2 more leaks found along Dakota Access pipeline

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:05pm

The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in two separate incidents in March — the second and third known leaks discovered as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.

New Jersey police allege gun company sold defective guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:44pm

New Jersey claims in a lawsuit that gun manufacturer Sig Sauer for $2.5 million sold defective handguns to state police.

Saudi oil minister expects extension of production cut deal

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:35pm

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Monday that he doesn't expect any objections to a nine-month extension to the existing output cut deal between OPEC and non-OPEC members — an agreement that would extend the deal through March 2018.

NY senators: Withhold Penn Station funds because of delays

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:35pm

Some New York state lawmakers want to withhold millions of dollars of funding from Penn Station until Amtrak resolves chronic commuter train delays at the busy New York City train facility.

Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:35pm

"Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now.

Eventful Yale commencement includes protest, interruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:30pm

An eventful graduation day at Yale University on Monday featured the awarding of degrees, dancing from Stevie Wonder, a union demonstration and a man who unexpectedly took the podium and was tackled.

After Saudi arms deal, defense shares fly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:20pm

Shares of the three major U.S. defense contractors are hitting all-time highs in the first day of trading after President Donald Trump bestowed Saudi Arabia with a $110 billion arms deal.

Average gas price in Salt Lake City declines over 2 cents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:20pm

Going against the national trend, gasoline prices in Salt Lake City are declining.

Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:14pm

Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday.

Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits.

US probes whether Hyundai, Kia recalled engines fast enough

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

The U.S. government is investigating whether Hyundai and Kia moved quickly enough to recall more than 1.6 million cars and SUVs because the engines can stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools.

Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

The Trump administration and House Republicans on Monday asked a federal appeals court for an extension in a case that's casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for millions of consumers. Democrats immediately called the move a cynical ploy.

With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their positions.

The Latest: Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

The Latest on the Texas Legislature pushing closer to passage of a transgender "bathroom bill" (all times local):

Lawyer fee award overturned in international custody case

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

A court has overturned a nearly $90,000 award for lawyer fees in an international child custody dispute between a Connecticut financier and a British television host.

Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:12am

The senators who oversee the U.S. foreign aid budget have warned the Turkish government there could be fiscal repercussions if Ankara fails to punish the bodyguards responsible for a violent incident in Washington.