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California bills target private business to help immigrants

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:25am

California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Computer outage grounds hundreds of BA flights in London

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:25am

British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.

Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:06am

President Donald Trump on Saturday said his maiden first trip abroad was a "home run" and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord.

With new law, Lyft, Uber set to return to Texas capital city

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:55am

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, which left Texas's tech-savvy capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers intervened.

Poor land deals pushed Dallas pension fund toward insolvency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:55am

Officials for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System say failed land-development deals in Idaho and Colorado have cost the pension fund nearly $100 million.

Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:52am

President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

The Latest: BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:50am

The Latest on British Airways flight stalled by IT failure (all times local):

Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:45am

Well before he won the presidency in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.

The Latest: Trump recaps trip before returning to Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:40am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local):

The Latest: France's Macron urges Trump: Stay in Paris pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:30am

The Latest on Group of Seven summit (all times local):

2 Syrian terror suspects stopped in Sicily during G7 meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:26am

The Italian news agency ANSA is reporting that two Syrians have been detained in Sicily on terrorism suspicions even as seven top world leaders were meeting elsewhere on the Italian island.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump tells tall tales even without Twitter

Calvin Woodward and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:19am

It's been a muted week for the "real" Donald Trump, the Twitter account where the president normally says a lot of things that are unreal. Other frequent sources of free-range Trump — extended TV interviews, news conferences, speeches to supporters — were also missing on his first foreign trip since taking office.

Supporters of Roosevelt National Park seek to block refinery

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:56am

When Meridian Energy Group set out to develop "the cleanest refinery on the planet," it chose a spot in western North Dakota's oil patch near highways, railroads and a picturesque national park named for a former president revered for his conservation advocacy.

Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:48am

Kansas legislators are facing a midsummer deadline to approve costly security upgrades for state hospitals and mental institutions in order to keep in place a four-year-old ban on concealed weapons inside the facilities.

Spanish PM warns Catalan businesses of danger of secession

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:38am

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Catalan business leaders on Saturday of "terrible economic consequences" if separatists win independence for the northeastern region.

Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:38am

Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the United States helped the Southeast Asian country make the transition to a civilian government after five decades of military rule.

Group of Seven final declaration says U.S. "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:20am

Group of Seven final declaration says U.S. "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change.

Lobsterman shares his tale of 12 hours floating on his boots

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:10am

The darkest moment of John Aldridge's 12 terrifying hours of floating alone in the Atlantic Ocean came in the first moments after he was flung off his lobster boat.

Germany's Merkel: G-7 will agree to act against protectionism; Climate discussion was "unsatisfactory"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:07am

Germany's Merkel: G-7 will agree to act against protectionism; Climate discussion was "unsatisfactory"

Melania Trump's pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:24am

Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015.