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Trump budget draws ire, concern from minority communities

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:26am

Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump's proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to black Americans during his campaign: "What the hell do you have to lose?"

AP FACT CHECK: A rash of Trump statements under scrutiny

Calvin Woodward and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:26am

President Donald Trump has reopened his Twitter spigot now that his foreign trip is over, so brace yourself. The intensifying investigations into Russian interference in the election and the potential involvement of associates have reached his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and appear to have caught the president in a bare-knuckled mood.

Asian shares muted as investors await raft of economic data

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:01am

Stock markets in Asia were treading water in holiday-thinned trading Monday as investors hunkered down ahead of a raft of economic data later this week that will provide fresh insight into the world economy.

Asian shares muted as investors await raft of economic data

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:41pm

Stock markets in Asia were subdued in holiday-thinned trading Monday as investors hunkered down ahead of a raft of economic data later this week that will provide fresh insight into the world economy.

End to 'temporary' status for US migrants feared under Trump

Luis Alonso Lugo and Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:21pm

Nancy Vasquez left the turmoil in her native El Salvador behind and moved to the U.S., where she was able to support her family, buy a house and start a food-truck business catering to workers on the outskirts of Washington thanks to a "temporary" residency permit that has lasted for nearly 20 years.

Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:11pm

If you're planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You're going to have lots of company.

'Pirates of the Caribbean' tops box office, 'Baywatch' sinks

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:35pm

It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy "Baywatch."

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:22pm

Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant.

Government: Judge postpones trial of Chinese billionaire

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:13pm

The trial of a Chinese billionaire charged in a United Nations bribery case will not begin Tuesday after all, prosecutors said Sunday.

BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:24pm

British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.

The Latest: Proposed laptop ban on flights may expand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:23pm

The Latest on a proposed ban on laptops from passenger cabins of international flights (all times local):

US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:23pm

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 11:37am

Google already monitors online shopping — and now it's keeping an eye on physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising.

The Latest: DHS sec'y 'wouldn't criticize' Russia channels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 11:03am

The Latest on developments involving possible connections between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign (all times local):

Hamptons braces for sunshine, parties, and noisy aircraft

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:44am

Along with the cocktail parties, beach gatherings and celebrity sightings as summer approaches in the Hamptons resort east of New York City comes the engine roar of helicopters and airplanes.

Carbon cap rule in Washington state faces legal challenge

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:24am

Even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, Washington state is forging ahead with its own rules to cap carbon pollution from big industrial facilities.

Coal trains fewer as Appalachian railroads keep rolling

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:54am

The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a year.

Newly insured fret over gains made under US health care law

Tom Murphy and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:42am

the health overhaul that's helped pushed uninsured rates to historic lows over the past few years.

Frenchman and 3 Congolese hostages are released in Congo

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:32am

A French man and three Congolese men have been released after being kidnapped in March from a Canadian mining company in eastern Congo in March, Congo's government said Sunday.

Spain's minority government strikes deal to pass budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:20am

Spain's minority government has cobbled together enough support from opposition parties in Parliament to pass its 2017 budget.