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As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:13am

President Donald Trump's announcement of a new multimillion-dollar contribution to food assistance didn't mention a proposal to slash such funds in next year's budget.

Flood of off-lease used cars push prices down, upend market

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:03am

In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales.

Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

Colleen Barry, Sylvie Corbet and David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:54am

The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. But it may not play out exactly that way, according to long-time G7 observers.

Trump budget dismays families hit by opioid addiction crisis

Steve Peoples and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:34am

He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump.

Asian shares mixed as oil's fall counters Wall Street gains

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:27pm

Asian stock markets were mixed Friday as investors weighed Wall Street's latest gains on strong earnings reports against the latest oil production cut, which dragged down crude prices and commodity shares.

Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensive

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:42pm

In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.

Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho-cheese sauce bag

Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:50pm

A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a California gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday.

The Latest: Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 cheese bag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:43pm

The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station (all times local):

Japan inflation ticks up in April as oil prices rebound

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:14pm

Japan's core consumer price index climbed to a two-year high in April of 0.3 percent, as costs for energy rose.

Asian shares mixed as oil's fall counters Wall St gains

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:14pm

Asian stock markets are mixed Friday as investors weighed Wall Street's latest gains on strong earnings reports against the latest oil production cut, which dragged down crude prices and commodity shares.

Judge: UPS must pay $247M to NYC and state in cigarette case

Tom McElroy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:02pm

A federal judge on Thursday ordered delivery giant UPS Inc. to pay New York City and the state nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for illegally shipping cigarettes.

Walker welfare changes get approval by Wisconsin lawmakers

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:42pm

Changes to Wisconsin's welfare programs proposed by Gov. Scott Walker that won approval by the Legislature's budget-writing committee on Thursday include:

1 of 11 suspected border crossers found in Arizona dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:22pm

One of 11 suspected border crossers who were rescued from a desert area in Arizona has died at a hospital, federal authorities said Thursday.

Gov. Walker wants Wisconsin to drug test Medicaid applicants

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:20pm

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.

Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:45pm

Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it's up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community.

Pyongyang gas price surge: Bad news for Kim Jong Un?

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:41pm

While world attention has focused on Kim Jong Un's recent missile tests, a monthlong surge in gasoline prices in Pyongyang is showing no signs of letting up — a puzzling problem that if allowed to drag on could be very bad news for the North Korean economy.

USAA pulling ads from Hannity's Fox News show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:08pm

Financial services firm USAA is adding itself to the list of companies that have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show.

Aromatique founder Patti Upton dies at Arkansas home at 79

Tafi Mukunyadzi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:52pm

Patti Upton, who founded the multimillion-dollar home fragrance company Aromatique thanks to a popular homemade mix of pine cones, oils and spices she concocted to help a friend's shop "smell like Christmas," has died at her Arkansas home. She was 79.

Skydiver wearing a wingsuit crashes, dies in California

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:52pm

The skydiver who fell to his death in a California vineyard was wearing a specialized jumpsuit that resembles a flying squirrel and undertaking an extreme but growing sport that can send people soaring through the air at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour.

GM denies allegations that it cheats on diesel emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:12pm

General Motors on Thursday denied allegations made in a lawsuit that the company's full-size diesel pickup trucks cheat on emissions tests.