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Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:35pm

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

Stephen Ohlemacher and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:35pm

Republicans who slammed the growing national debt under Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday they are open to President Donald Trump's tax plan, even though it could add trillions of dollars to the deficit over the next decade.

Brazil police shoot tear gas at Indians, who throw spears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:34pm

Military police in Brazil's capital have shot tear gas and rubber bullets trying to break up a gathering of thousands of indigenous people in front of Congress. Many of the protesters, wearing traditional clothing, responded by throwing spears at police.

Uber takes to the skies with next ride-hailing project

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:30pm

Uber is taking to the skies with its next project — "flying cars" — even as all eyes are on its problems on the ground.

Chipotle says key sale figure rose more than expected

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:30pm

Chipotle says a key sales figure rose more than expected in the first quarter as it works to recover from a series of food scares that had sent customers fleeing.

Mayors grapple with grant threat after meeting with Sessions

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:21pm

Mayors from several U.S. cities threatened with the loss of federal grants emerged from a meeting with the attorney general Tuesday saying they remain confused about how to prove their police aren't prohibited from cooperating with immigration authorities — a requirement for the money.

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Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:12pm

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.

State consider getting tossing bottle deposit programs

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:11pm

As curbside recycling has grown, environmentalists around the United States find themselves fighting to protect decades-old bottle recycling programs that critics say are becoming obsolete.

Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 fatal Alaska crash

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:00pm

The National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot's decision to fly using visual flight rules when conditions called for instrument rules was a cause of a fatal crash of a sightseeing flight in Alaska.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54pm

Shareholders irritated by the fallout from Wells Fargo's sales practices scandal sent a warning to the bank's executives and board, with some directors barely holding onto their jobs Tuesday in what is typically a symbolic vote.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:50pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Correction: Chobani-Alex Jones Lawsuit story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:45pm

In a story April 24 about Greek yogurt company Chobani suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, The Associated Press erroneously reported a headline used in the defamation case. The headline said "Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Importing Migrant Rapists."

Gold, silver lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:45pm

The April gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1265.60 an ounce -- down $10.20.

Kidz Bop ready bigger tour with help from Live Nation

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:37pm

KIDZ BOP, the musical brand for children that's sold millions of CDs over the years, is launching its new tour in a big way with the help of juggernaut promoter Live Nation.

Families of 2 women who died on ATVs in Utah sue Polaris

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:37pm

The families of two Arizona women who died last year in Utah when their ATVs caught fire after tipping over have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that made the vehicle: Polaris Industries.

Last words haunt surviving teen's sentencing in fatal fire

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:27pm

In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend's cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant building.

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

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

Virtual reality, apps add interactivity to music videos

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets.

Ivanka Trump hears groans as she defends father in Berlin

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:58pm

Ivanka Trump drew groans and hisses Tuesday from an audience in Berlin while defending her father's attitude toward women, but she brushed it aside as "politics" during her first overseas trip as a White House adviser.