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Nunes won't leave Russia probe; Ryan says no need to

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:24am

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes rebuffed calls to step aside from the Russia investigation Tuesday as demands grew for him to recuse himself as head of that probe.

The Latest: Ryan says health care reform still a goal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:24am

The Latest on House Republicans and health care, tax cuts and other issues (all times local):

Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:22am

Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle.

Property sale paves way for potential downtown Boise stadium

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:20am

A property sale in downtown Boise has re-energized hopes for a downtown stadium.

The Latest: Ryan says Nunes should still lead Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:13am

The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local):

What makes a cyberattack? Experts lobby to restrict the term

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:03am

When U.S. senator John McCain told Ukrainian television that the allegedly Russian-backed breach of the Democratic National Committee's server was "an act of war," Michael Schmitt cringed.

Thai authorities give ex-PM Thaksin $503 million tax bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:03am

Authorities in Thailand have escalated their effort to collect taxes they say are due from ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, posting a bill for 17.6 billion baht ($503 million) at the house where he lived before fleeing into exile in 2008 to avoid a prison term for conflict of interest.

US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:53am

U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump's preferred economic indicators.

Homeless veterans: Trump's budget could hurt efforts

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:53am

The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump's proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say.

Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:43am

Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.

Illegally harvested lobsters donated to homeless veterans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:34am

Environmental authorities in Massachusetts are donating lobsters seized from an illegal harvest to homeless veterans.

White House plan to help pay for border wall is a long shot

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:30am

The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to help pay for the border wall that President Donald Trump repeatedly promised would be financed by Mexico.

Student in US illegally gets backlash for posting tax return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:30am

An Arizona college student who is living in the country illegally is receiving backlash after posting a picture of her tax return on Facebook.

World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:28am

The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:26am

Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Carnival 1Q profit jumps on lower fuel cost, revenue boost

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:26am

Carnival Corp.'s profit more than doubled in the first-quarter as lower fuel costs and higher revenue helped it top Wall Street forecasts.

House Intelligence chairman Nunes rebuffs calls to step aside in Russia investigation; says 'Why would I?'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:26am

House Intelligence chairman Nunes rebuffs calls to step aside in Russia investigation; says 'Why would I?'

Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:25am

The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a trail of brake fluid into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.

Club shooting victim: 'All I was thinking about was my kids'

Dan Sewell and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:16am

A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting described a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were frantically crawling over one another to reach the exits and said that all she could think about was her children.

EU approves Danish support for offshore windfarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:13am

The European Union's antitrust chief said Tuesday that the bloc's executive Commission has approved Danish government subsidies for a large proposed offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea.