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Building worker dies in fall at $147 million Hamptons estate

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 4:20pm

A construction worker fell to his death Tuesday at a $147 million oceanfront East Hampton estate that was among the most expensive residential properties sold in the U.S., authorities said.

The Latest: Huntsman bought Tribune to preserve unique voice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 4:10pm

The Latest on The Salt Lake Tribune's sale to Paul Huntsman (all times local):

Congressman tells daughter to remove congressional car tag

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 4:00pm

No, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings isn't moonlighting as a ride-sharing driver.

Veteran Clinton aide cites email server talks in testimony

Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 4:00pm

A veteran aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she discussed Clinton's private email server with a technical aide who helped set up and run the system, according to a court deposition released Tuesday by a conservative legal group.

Documents show aggressive sales tactics at Trump University

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:41pm

Trump University instructed employees on how to play on peoples' emotions to get them to buy more expensive seminars for succeeding in real estate, according to nearly 400 pages of court documents unsealed Tuesday.

'Very obviously a mouth': Doctors describe shark bite wound

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:40pm

The semi-circular shark bite stretches from Maria Korcsmaros' shoulder to her pelvis, teeth marks visible in the shredded flesh of her arm and torso.

Boyd Gaming sells its 50 percent stake in Borgata to MGM

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:30pm

Boyd Gaming said Tuesday it is selling its 50 percent stake in Atlantic City's top casino to MGM Resorts International, the company that owns the other half.

Illinois poised to enter a 2nd year without a budget

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:30pm

Illinois appears poised to enter a second year without a budget as Democrats who rule the Legislature press on with a spending plan Gov. Bruce Rauner opposes while rejecting his call for a short-term deal before they finish work Tuesday.

Longtime Staples CEO to go after Office Depot deal scrapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:21pm

Staples Inc. says Ron Sargent will step down as chief executive after 14 years on the job.

GOP's Portman releases TV ads in US Senate race in Ohio

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:21pm

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman touts his efforts to tackle heroin addiction in the first statewide television ads of his 2016 re-election campaign to be aired beginning Wednesday.

Missouri senator pushes to help vets exposed to mustard gas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:21pm

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is pushing legislation she says is aimed at helping World War II veterans exposed to mustard gas.

Correction: Zoo Gorilla-Child Hurt story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:21pm

In a story May 28 about a gorilla shot and killed after a child fell into its enclosure, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Cincinnati Zoo, reported erroneously the child's age. He is 3, not 4.

Lettuce company boss charged with sex-trafficking teen girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:11pm

The owner of a Rhode Island hydroponics business that produces lettuce under the Boston Greens label has been charged with sex-trafficking a minor.

Justice Dept. pushes back against Texas judge's sanctions

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:10pm

The Justice Department pushed back Tuesday against a Texas judge's demand that its lawyers attend an ethics course, saying the sanction is inappropriate and that complying with it could cost the government and taxpayers millions of dollars over the next few years.

Feds fine Idaho potato processor $273,000 after gas release

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:00pm

Federal authorities have fined an Idaho food processing company $273,000 following the release of a dangerous gas.

Correction: Priciest Apartment story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:00pm

In a story May 29 about Manhattan apartments costing $100 million and more, The Associated Press erroneously conflated the names of two skyscrapers being built on 57th Street. The Central Park Tower is being built at 225 W. 57th St. and will be 1,550 feet high. A second tower, at 111 W. 57th St., will be 1,438 feet high.

General Mills recalls flour over possible E. coli link

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:51pm

General Mills is recalling about 10 million pounds of its flour over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak in 20 states.

Feds: Ex-Barclays PLC director gave stock tips to plumber

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:41pm

A former Barclays PLC director has been arrested on charges he illegally fed stock tips to a New York plumber in exchange for cash and home renovations.

Colorado court: Ski resorts not liable for avalanches

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:21pm

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that avalanches are among the "inherent dangers of skiing" so ski resorts can't be held liable for people killed by slides within their boundaries.