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Snyder: Budget deal is close, but some issues unresolved

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:40am

Gov. Rick Snyder says he and Republican legislative leaders are close to brokering a budget agreement, with a "fairly short list" of issues left to be resolved.

Coming soon to Twitter: More room to tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:40am

Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or less.

Suspect arrested in death of coal executive Bennett Hatfield

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:40am

A man has been arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday.

Hecla Mining to acquire Mines Management

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:40am

Hecla Mining Co. has reached a nearly $30 million deal to acquire Mines Management Inc., the owner of the Montanore Mine in northwestern Montana.

Train engineer isn't legally allowed to drive motor vehicles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:40am

A TV station investigation has found that a New Jersey engineer has been operating commuter trains despite losing his license to drive a car 10 years ago for repeated drunken driving.

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House panel hearing lawmaker who wants IRS chief impeached

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:30am

A leading House Republican is telling Congress that IRS chief John Koskinen should be impeached because he's misled congressional investigators probing his agency.

Protesters interrupt coal debate in Swedish Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:20am

Unruly protesters briefly interrupted a debate Tuesday in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany.

US new-home sales soar to highest level in 8 years on strong gains in Northeast and West

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:12am

US new-home sales soar to highest level in 8 years on strong gains in Northeast and West.

Romanian Senate speaker charged with making false statements

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:10am

Romanian prosecutors have charged the Senate speaker with making false statements to protect people standing trial in a real estate case involving a prince.

Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:01am

Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open solidly higher on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:50am

The Latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Algerian authorities destroy mountain of pirated CDs, DVDs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:40am

Power shovels and a bulldozer have destroyed a huge mound of 2 million illegally copied CDs and DVDs outside Algeria's Culture Ministry, as part of a government pledge to crack down on long-rampant digital piracy.

French raid Google over 'aggravated tax fraud' allegations

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:31am

French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache for the American search engine-and-email company, which like other Silicon Valley firms faces increasing questions about its complex tax arrangements.

Luxembourg to be quizzed over tax ruling allegation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:30am

The Belgian government says it will quiz Luxembourg over media allegations that it makes unwritten tax agreements with companies despite European Union insistence to promote full transparency on the much-criticized practice.

Lawsuit accuses Domino's Pizza of 'rampant wage violations'

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:30am

The state's attorney general on Tuesday sued Domino's Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company's computer system.

Belgian protesters clash at anti-austerity demonstration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:30am

Belgian riot police fired a water cannon at protesters Tuesday after fighting broke out at the end of a major anti-austerity demonstration attended by tens of thousands of people in central Brussels. At least one policeman and several protesters were injured.

French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:30am

French police used water cannons on Tuesday to disperse projectile-throwing protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions.

Fiat Chrysler names new head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:20am

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday announced that its U.S. sales chief will take over the premium Italian Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands.

Apple boss Tim Cook: Apps are future of TV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:20am

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday that apps are the future of television and that the company wants to help change the entertainment industry.