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Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:00am

German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela.

Gold Rush Dancer wins Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:51pm

Gold Rush Dancer won the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes by a nose Saturday at Santa Anita on California Gold Rush Day for state bred or sired horses.

Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:31pm

A special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla Saturday that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat, the Cincinnati Zoo's director said.

Judge orders release of documents in Trump University suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 7:51pm

A federal judge is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

New York City's storied Four Seasons restaurant relocating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 5:01pm

A restaurant considered by many to be New York City's original power lunch spot has found a new location.

Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 5:01pm

The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton.

Drug, addiction policy makes mixed progress in Legislature

Adam Aton, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:41pm

Missouri lawmakers took steps this year to address the growing number of drug overdoses, but health care advocates say more work remains.

French fuel shortages improve as hints of compromise emerge

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:01pm

France's nationwide fuel shortages — the consequence of a bare-knuckle dispute over labor reforms which have pit militant unions against the government — are easing amid signs that both sides may be seeking a compromise.

Militants blow up Shell, Agip pipelines in Nigeria

Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:51pm

Militants blew up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip on Saturday in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria's oil production in half, militants and residents said.

Company recalls spill-proof cups due to risk of mold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:44pm

More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children between 4 and 12 months old are being recalled by Mayborn USA because of the risk of mold that could cause sickness.

As in 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Trump fosters rivalries

Julie Pace and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:00pm

When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers.

Sororities, fraternities say sorry for trashing campsite

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 2:31pm

University of Oregon sororities and fraternities are planning service projects at a California campsite where about 1,000 people left trash that took dozens of National Forest workers six hours to clear.

Results of probe into inappropriate emails to be released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 2:01pm

Preliminary results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on state servers will be released Tuesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced.

Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines

Jeff Martin and Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 12:56pm

Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.

Students accused in campus sex assaults target federal rules

Kate Brumback and Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:30am

As colleges face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sex assaults, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. Now they want federal guidance on the issue to be tossed out.

Cellphone fees, education mandates among new state laws

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:40am

New laws in South Carolina extend taxes to cellphones, require students to learn about America's "founding principles," and fix a quirk in campaign finance law that has entangled many state officials.

Injured snowboarder helps other brain injury survivors

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:40am

A near-fatal halfpipe crash while training for the 2010 Olympics ended Kevin Pearce's snowboarding career and changed his life forever. Six years later, Pearce, 28, continues to cope with his traumatic brain injury that he will carry with him for the rest of his life and he's helping other survivors do the same.

South Korean president visits Uganda to talk business

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:10am

South Korea's president arrived in Uganda Saturday, the second leg of her Africa tour during which she is promoting business and trade opportunities.

A state divided: Do you call it Taylor ham or pork roll?

Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:40am

It's one of the most divisive issues in New Jersey, one that inflames regional rivalries and spurs fierce debate among residents and lawmakers.