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Court upholds $3M judgment against Gerber Products Co.

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:11pm

A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said 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.

Nebraska pig supplier promises to investigate alleged abuses

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:10pm

A national pork supplier promised Thursday to investigate abuse allegations at one of its Nebraska facilities after an animal rights group released an undercover video showing pigs with open wounds and other health problems.

Bees, butterflies to get better habitat along Interstate 35

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:02pm

Six states and the Federal Highway Administration have agreed to make the roadsides along Interstate 35 friendlier for bees and butterflies to help the insects boost their declining populations.

$36K settlement in Carson City housing discrimination suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:01pm

The owners of rental property in Carson City have agreed to pay a $36,000 fine to settle a federal lawsuit accusing them of discriminating against families and children in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

Adam Allington, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:50pm

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.

Tax fraud police search McDonald's French headquarters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:40pm

French police have searched McDonald's headquarters outside Paris after a probe was opened for alleged aggravated tax fraud and money-laundering against the local branch of the fast-food giant.

Funds for community colleges will rise slightly in budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:20pm

Michigan's 28 community colleges will receive smaller funding increases than anticipated.

The Latest: EDF staff join French labor protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:10pm

The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):

Norway subjects viewers to 2-day stream of app terms of use

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:01pm

A Norwegian consumers' group took inspiration from "slow television" to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions of downloadable apps.

GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over LGBT rights

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:51am

Conservatives angered by the inclusion of LGBT protections in an otherwise routine spending bill scuttled the measure Thursday in a stark display of the potency of a civil rights issue suddenly prominent in the presidential race and responsible for a legal standoff between the Obama administration and several states.

Electric Boat partners with Rhode Island schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:51am

U.S. Navy contractor Electric Boat is partnering with Rhode Island schools to help train about 180 students for marine industry careers over the next two years.

Greece planning cautious return to bond markets in 2017

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:51am

Greece is planning a gradual return to international debt markets next year, a senior Finance Ministry said Thursday.

Obama defends his nuclear record on eve of Hiroshima visit

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:32am

On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He says he will use his visit to the Japanese memorial site on Friday to underscore "the sense of urgency that we all should have."

Phoenix VA hospital blocks medical marijuana presentation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:31am

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix has blocked a local doctor from giving a lecture about marijuana's effect on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Target announces settlements amid civil trial over stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:21am

The retailer Target announced Thursday amid a civil trial that it has settled several lawsuits stemming from the stabbing of a 16-year-old girl inside one of its stores.

US worries about declining precision weapons stocks for wars

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:21am

The commander of U.S. Air Forces in the Middle East says he's concerned about running low on precision-guided weapons needed for the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

The Latest: Target settles lawsuits tied to girl's stabbing

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

The Latest on lawsuits linked to a girl's stabbing in a Pittsburgh Target store (all times local):

Strapped Muncie Schools plans to cut 37 teaching jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:01am

The financially troubled Muncie Community Schools is planning to eliminate 37 teaching positions, including some through layoffs, because of falling enrollment.

House-Senate talks begin on Obama's Zika funding request.

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:01am

The GOP-controlled House has moved to officially begin talks on legislation to fund the fight against the Zika virus, but lawmakers immediately left town for the Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a compromise.