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Education secretary pushes school choice, gives no specifics

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:56pm

The Trump administration is proposing "the most ambitious expansion" of school choice in American history, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday while giving few details on how the program would work.

Asian shares drift as blast in Manchester rattles investors

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:25pm

Asian shares were mostly higher in early trading Tuesday after police said they were treating an explosion in Manchester, England, that killed at least 19 people as a terror attack. Oil prices fell back after Monday's rally.

Budget seeks end to subsidized student loans, forgiveness

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:43pm

The Trump administration is proposing to eliminate subsidized student loans and end student debt forgiveness for those who enter public service, according to a budget document released late Monday.

Judge triples award for people called by Dish Network

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:43pm

A federal judge in North Carolina has tripled the award for more than 50,000 people on the Do Not Call Registry who were contacted by Dish Network, setting up a potential $60 million payout.

Idaho cities, highway officials await road-repair help

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:43pm

Cities and highway districts throughout southern Idaho whose roads were damaged this winter are hoping the federal government will help pay for the repairs.

Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:17pm

Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday.

Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary cities ruling

Sudhin Thanawala and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:17pm

The Trump administration filed court papers Monday aimed at getting a judge to reconsider his ruling blocking the president's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:17pm

President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years.

Lawsuit: Fyre music fest more 'Hunger Games' than Coachella

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:08pm

Litigation is piling up like bonfire kindling against organizers of the Fyre Festival that flamed out in a fiasco.

The Latest: Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:06pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local):

President Donald Trump to propose $4.1 trillion budget slashing safety-net programs for poor, boosting military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:06pm

President Donald Trump to propose $4.1 trillion budget slashing safety-net programs for poor, boosting military.

Zack Snyder exits 'Justice League' after daughter's death

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:37pm

The recent death of director Zack Snyder's daughter has driven the prominent filmmaker to step away from finishing the ensemble superhero movie "Justice League."

Average gas price in Salt Lake City declines over 2 cents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:58pm

Going against the national trend, gasoline prices in Salt Lake City are declining.

Perry tours Y-12 nuclear weapons plant and Oak Ridge lab

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:56pm

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday that he will fight to keep jobs and boost funding for research facilities like Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:56pm

A former California art dealer has been sentenced to jail for stealing more than $1 million from owners of paintings, including former Disney executive Michael Ovitz.

Construction injuries show dark side of Idaho's housing boom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:50pm

As Idaho's housing demands have grown, so has the residential construction industry.

Pipeline planned at big Colorado well site, not noisy trucks

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:45pm

An energy company will build a pipeline to transport crude oil from a huge well complex inside a Colorado city before production starts, officials said Monday, easing the anxiety of nearby residents who feared noisy trucks would haul away the petroleum around the clock.

Greece falls short in efforts to secure deal with creditors

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:45pm

Greece and its European creditors failed to clinch a deal Monday that would have seen the cash-strapped country get its next batch of bailout loans and secure an agreement on the sort of debt relief measures it can expect to get when its current bailout program ends next year.

Boy fed to pigs was beaten, confined to shower for months

Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:34pm

A slain Kansas boy, whose remains were fed to pigs, died after escalating abuse ended with him being beaten for "stealing food" and locked naked in a shower stall for months as a closed-circuit surveillance camera recorded his deteriorating condition, according to affidavits and search warrants released Monday.