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McDonald's US sales climb, customer traffic still a focus

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:49am

McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it is still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores.

Ivanka Trump defends father, brushes aside groans in Berlin

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:40am

Ivanka Trump brushed aside groans and hisses Tuesday over her father's track record and defended his attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing as a White House adviser.

Healthy profits push stocks higher yet; Nasdaq crosses 6,000

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:37am

Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices.

Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken law, lawmakers say

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:37am

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to break U.S. law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House committee investigating possible Russian ties with the Trump campaign said Tuesday.

Simulating mom's womb in research to help earliest preemies

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:37am

Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work.

The Latest: Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:20am

The Latest on Ivanka Trump's trip to Berlin (all times local):

J.Crew to cut 150 jobs with sales in retreat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:18am

J.Crew, the preppy clothing retailer, said Tuesday that it will cut about 150 jobs to trim costs.

Senate panel approves Trump's choice to lead trade office

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:18am

A Senate panel on Tuesday unanimously approved President Donald Trump's pick to represent the U.S. in trade negotiations, a position that will place Robert Lighthizer in the center of the administration's efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and other pacts Trump has criticized as detrimental to the nation's economy.

ASEAN leaders likely to go soft on sea feud in Manila summit

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:15am

Southeast Asian leaders will express serious concern over territorial disputes in the South China Sea when they gather in an annual summit in Manila this week, but a draft of a communique to be issued at the end of the meeting indicates they will adopt subdued language on a conflict that has increasingly alarmed Asian and Western governments.

Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:15am

Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities.

Tyson foods to buy AdvancePierre for $3.2 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:06am

Tyson Foods will pay $3.2 billion to add packaged sandwich maker AdvancePierre to its stable of processed food brands.

Alitalia faces bankruptcy after employees vote down plan

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:05am

The risk of bankruptcy looms for Italy's flagship airline, Alitalia, after employees resoundingly rejected proposed salary cuts and layoffs that were aimed at securing investments and keeping the carrier afloat.

Prosecutor: Doctor tied to senator stole Medicare millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:05am

Prosecutors argued that a prominent Florida eye doctor ran a practice which was actually a well-organized scam that stole millions from Medicare.

N. Korea watchers on why army's big day has taken a backseat

Foster Klug and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:55am

The North Korean capital's broad, clean avenues were, by the authoritarian nation's usually over-the-top celebratory standards, fairly subdued ahead of Tuesday's 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army.

Rain delays Idaho potato, wheat planting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:55am

Eastern Idaho farmers are hoping for a hot and dry spell after cold rain delayed much of their spring planting schedules.

Disabled Amtrak train at Penn Station snarls morning commute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:45am

Transit officials say a disabled Amtrak train at Penn Station snarled the morning rush hour for commuters.

The Latest: Shareholders criticize Wells Fargo board members

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:45am

The Latest on Wells Fargo's annual meeting after a scandal over the bank's sales practices (all times local):

US consumer confidence dips in April but remains strong

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:35am

U.S. consumer confidence slipped in April but remains at high levels.

Hampton Roads' ship industry could lay off more than 1,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:34am

The ship-repair industry in Virginia's Hampton Roads region is preparing to lay off more than 1,000 employees as Congress works to approve a new national budget.

Ivanka Trump defends father, brushes aside groans in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:30am

Ivanka Trump brushed aside groans and hisses Tuesday over her father's track record and defended his attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing as a White House adviser.