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Trial begins in lawsuits linked to girl's stabbing in Target

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:40am

The retailer Target failed to provide enough security to prevent a 16-year-old girl from being stabbed by a homeless man inside a store, an attorney for her family said during opening statements in a civil trial.

2 new casinos near NYC could save, or destroy, Atlantic City

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:31am

Two new casinos proposed for northern New Jersey near New York City could save, or destroy, Atlantic City, panelists at a major casino conference said Thursday.

Work beginning on one of Minnesota's largest solar projects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:30am

Work starts this week on one of Minnesota's largest solar projects.

Gillette council will give college $335,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:30am

The Gillette City Council has decided not to reduce its $335,000 annual support to Gillette College.

Hang up: Dutch look at banning use of cellphones on bikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:30am

The Dutch government is considering banning the country's millions of cyclists from using their cellphones while riding, saying pedaling and phones are a dangerous mix.

Fight over LGBT rights scuttles energy spending bill

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:30am

A $37 billion bill to fund the Energy Department and water projects has crashed in the House, scuttled by a fight over LGBT rights.

Average 30-year US mortgage rate rises to 3.64 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:30am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week but remained at low levels that could entice purchasers amid the current home buying season.

Pending US home sales hit highest level since February '06

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:30am

Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade.

Court upholds $3M judgment against Gerber Products Co.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:30am

Arkansas' highest court says a baby food manufacturer must pay more than $3 million to workers for the time they spent dressing and undressing into uniforms and protective gear.

Bird flu reappears in Cameroon, killing thousands of birds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:21am

Cameroon's government says that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus has reappeared in Cameroon after an 8-year absence.

The Latest: Wall Street shares AC's casino expansion concern

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:21am

The Latest on the debate over expanding casinos into northern New Jersey, near New York City (all times local):

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:11am

Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Protests resume as McDonald's shareholders meet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:01am

Protesters who camped overnight outside the McDonald's Corp. headquarters in suburban Chicago have called for higher wages as the company's shareholders were meeting Thursday.

Utah lawsuit challenges porn filter fees

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:50am

A man with a history of filing longshot lawsuits is challenging on religious grounds a Utah law allowing Internet service providers to charge for filtering pornography.

AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days

Justin Pritchard and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:40am

not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches.

Las Vegas air passenger travel busiest April since 2007

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:31am

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas was as busy last month as it's been in nearly a decade.

Biotech firm Regeneron to take over science competition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:10am

A New York-based biotechnology company is the new sponsor of the 74-year-old high school science competition formerly sponsored by semiconductor maker Intel.

Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

Adam Allington, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:10am

Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.

Nevada gambling revenue down 2 percent in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:01am

State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down more than 2 percent in April compared with last year.

EU lawmakers seek tougher limits on US data use

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:40am

European Union lawmakers want tougher limits set on the U.S. using information about EU citizens that's exchanged under a new trans-Atlantic data agreement.