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Treasury rejects plan to slash Teamsters pension benefits

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:00pm

The Treasury Department has rejected an effort by the Teamsters Central States Pension Plan to cut benefits for 270,000 retired workers starting in July.

Arizona joins rest of nation with children's insurance plan

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:00pm

Arizona is poised to join 49 other states that offer a federal health insurance program for low-income children after backers of the plan pushed it through the Legislature Friday and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey pledged to sign it immediately.

Woman gets 3 years for role in $200M credit card fraud scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:50pm

A Philadelphia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for her role in a $200 million credit card fraud scheme the U.S. Department of Justice calls the largest it has prosecuted.

Records show Vegas stunt plane company had safety concerns

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:41pm

Before a recent stunt plane crash killed an instructor pilot and student passenger, records show that federal authorities had noted multiple safety issues on similar acrobatic flights offered by a Las Vegas tourism company that allows paying customers — even those without any previous flight experience — to fly and control planes.

Obama calls on Sen. Paul to drop objections to tax treaties

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:41pm

President Barack Obama on Friday called on Sen. Rand Paul to drop his "quirky" objections to pending international tax treaties so they can move forward in Congress.

UW relations head leaving for real estate organization

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:41pm

The University of Wisconsin System's public relations and lobbying director is leaving the post at the end of next week to lead a prominent real estate organization.

EPA chief: US quickly phasing out coal for clean energy

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:31pm

The top official at the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday the ongoing legal fight over regulating carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants won't delay the nation's accelerating shift to cleaner sources of energy.

Food freedom movement clashes with public health fears

Mark Shenefelt-Examiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:31pm

In 2014, 99 people were infected by bacteria traced to raw milk sold at a small dairy in Weber County. One person died and 10 were hospitalized. The campylobacter outbreak triggered an investigation by state and federal health authorities of unpasteurized milk practices in Utah.

Florida grand jury indicts charter school management company

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:31pm

A charter school management company which has operated schools statewide was indicted this week by a Florida Panhandle grand jury, accused of fraudulently billing a charter school for supplies, equipment and services.

The Latest: Trump will testify after election on lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:31pm

The Latest on a class-action lawsuit against Donald Trump and his now-defunct Trump University (all times local):

Kentucky judge to decide if OxyContin testimony is public

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:51pm

A Kentucky judge says he will decide next week whether to unseal the secret testimony from a former president of the company that markets the powerfully addictive painkiller OxyContin.

Penn State OKs some alcohol sales at games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:40pm

Penn State's board of trustees has approved allowing some fans to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.

Canadian brewery ships cases of water to wildfire zone

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:40pm

One of Canada's largest breweries says it is donating up to 200,000 cans of emergency drinking water to firefighters and evacuees affected by the raging wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

The Latest: Arizona governor to sign KidsCare restoration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:31pm

The Latest on the legislative effort to restore KidsCare (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Stocks shake off a loss, turn higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:21pm

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Hiring slowdown in April may signal caution about US economy

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:21pm

American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.

Kenya closing camps with hundreds of thousands of refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:21pm

The Kenyan government says it will close two refugee camps, including one of the world's biggest, due to a lack of security and economic challenges.

Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:20pm

A massive convoy was under way Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, through the community to safe areas south of the Canadian oil sands capital.

San Francisco accuses arts school of illegal dorms

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:11pm

A popular arts school that is one of San Francisco's largest property owners has illegally removed hundreds of residential units from the city's tight housing market, San Francisco said in a lawsuit filed on Friday.