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Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:49pm

Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of the man who is now president of the United States from his signature casino.

The Latest: Merkel reminds Trump about German investment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:49pm

The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local):

The Latest: Colorado lawmakers urge probe of fatal oil blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:48pm

The Latest on a fatal oil tank fire in northern Colorado (all times local):

$10K bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

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

A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

Republicans trying to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law are grappling with a hard lesson that vexed him: Quality health insurance isn't cheap, especially if it protects people in poor health, older adults not yet eligible for Medicare, and the poor.

Albania returning Brazil poultry shipment with salmonella

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

Food authorities in Albania say they are returning a poultry shipment to Brazil after tests found high levels of salmonella.

Judge tosses suit against NFL over cheerleader wages

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:46am

A federal judge says a lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim.

County taxpayers in Idaho to cover about $2.7M from lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:46am

An Idaho county's taxpayers will need to cough up about $2.7 million to cover a lawsuit its officials lost against a former employee who had been fired.

White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:34am

President Donald Trump has vowed to revive the coal industry and regularly promises to "put our miners back to work." But one of his top White House advisers apparently does not share Trump's affinity for coal.

The Latest: Prosecutor says state needs execution drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:30am

The Latest in the prosecution of a man charged in the deaths of seven people in South Carolina (all times local):

Off-lease used cars are flooding market, pushing prices down

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:25am

In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales.

Ohio hospital drops rule requiring women to wear pantyhose

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:25am

Women at an Ohio hospital system can once again skip the pantyhose while wearing dresses and skirts because a revised dress code was put in place this week.

Senate leaders won't file argument in grocery tax lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:25am

Idaho's top Senate leaders say they won't file arguments in the ongoing lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation.

BMW recalls 7-Series cars because doors can fly open

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:13am

BMW is recalling more than 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the U.S. because the doors can open unexpectedly while they're being driven.

US stocks stand still after 6-day push to record highs

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:13am

U.S. stocks are little changed Friday afternoon in quiet trading ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Household goods companies are rising as beauty products makers Ulta and Coty climb. Technology companies, which have led the market's recent rally, are slightly lower. Indexes remain near record highs following a six-day winning streak.

Pence says Trump will be 'best friend' to armed forces

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:30am

Vice President Mike Pence said Friday "the era of budget cuts of the armed forces of the United States is over," assuring incoming Navy and Marine Corps officers that President Donald Trump will be the "best friend the armed forces of the United States will ever have."

As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:28am

When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His proposal to slash such funds by more than 40 percent in the next fiscal year.

Pakistan presents new $50 billion development-heavy budget

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:19am

Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Friday presented a $50 billion development heavy budget that also promised a seven percent increase in military spending, a growth rate of near 6 per cent and an appeasement for farmers who protested ahead of the budget announcement, clashing with police who used tear gas to disperse them.

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools

Julie Carr Smyth and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:07am

As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding.

Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans 'bad' _ on trade

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:49am

President Donald Trump has said Germans are "bad" for having a large trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a contentious issue at a summit of world leaders where trade is already a sticking point.