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Lawmakers agree to give police more rights to seize guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:50am

The lower house of the Czech Parliament has approved a government plan to give police increased powers to seize guns and ammunition, a move prompted by a rare deadly shooting in a small-town restaurant last year.

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver following weak jobs report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:50am

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Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:40am

A convoy of evacuees began the long drive out of work camps north of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area Friday morning.

Portal reopens for Michigan homeowners seeking mortgage help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:30am

An online application portal is back open for Michigan homeowners seeking help due to unemployment or another hardship.

Arizona court to rule on medical marijuana immunity issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:20am

The Arizona Supreme Court decides Friday on the scope of immunity provided doctors under Arizona's medical marijuana law.

Correction: GOP 2016-Trump-Congress story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:20am

In a story May 4 about congressional GOP reaction to Donald Trump becoming the party's presumptive nominee for president, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, chairs the Republican Party committee overseeing arrangements at this summer's GOP national convention. That committee is being chaired by a different Steve King, who is Wisconsin committeeman on the Republican National Committee.

Turbulence injures 7 on Pittsburgh-bound jet from Punta Cana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:10am

A Pittsburgh-bound flight from Punta Cana had to be diverted to Florida after four crew members and three passengers were injured from unexpected turbulence.

Intesa SanPaolo earnings slide on weaker trading, charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:10am

Intesa SanPaolo says first-quarter net income slid by 25 percent due to a softer trading performance and contributions it made to a fund to support weaker Italian banks.

Tesla waging car-sales fight before Utah Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:03am

Tesla is fighting in court to sell its sleek electronic cars in Utah, arguing that laws regulating traditional car dealers don't apply to it because its business model is fundamentally different.

Herbalife says it is in advanced talks with FTC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:01am

Herbalife's stock is surging more than 12 percent in premarket trading Friday after the seller of supplements and weight-loss products disclosed that it's in advanced talks to potentially settle a federal investigation into claims that it's a pyramid scheme.

Nevada company to pursue purchase of unfinished nuke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:50am

A Nevada company says it will try to purchase an unfinished nuclear power plant in northern Alabama.

TOPS the priority as House lawmakers work on the budget

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:40am

As House lawmakers work to craft their version of next year's budget, House leaders say the main focus is on protecting the state's TOPS free college tuition program from cuts.

Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:30am

Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.

Russia reports arrest of group planning attack in Siberia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:30am

Russia's Federal Security Service says it has arrested a group of Central Asian citizens suspecting of preparing an attack on public transport in a major Siberian city.

Militants attack Chevron oil facility in Nigeria, shut down

Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:20am

Armed militants attacked a major Chevron oil and gas facility off Nigeria's southern coast, the military said Friday, and the U.S.-based multinational said it was forced to shut production there but its exports will continue.

Landslide of jade mining waste kills at least 13 in Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:00am

At least 13 people have been killed by a landslide of jade mining waste in northern Myanmar, a hospital said Friday. More people may still be buried under the waste.

Penn State expected to pass plan to allow alcohol sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:30am

A committee of Penn State trustees says some fans should be able to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.

Rio Tinto announces long-delayed expansion of Mongolia mine

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:21am

Mining giant Rio Tinto on Friday announced the launch of the next stage of a multibillion-dollar gold and copper mine in Mongolia following delays and political tension over revenue sharing and the foreign role in resource industries.

Battle over children's health insurance moves to Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:40am

The legislative battle over a bill restoring a program providing health insurance to an estimated 30,000 low-income children is now squarely in the hands of the Arizona Senate.