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Spanish PM warns Catalan businesses of danger of secession

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:38am

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Catalan business leaders on Saturday of "terrible economic consequences" if separatists win independence for the northeastern region.

Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:38am

Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the United States helped the Southeast Asian country make the transition to a civilian government after five decades of military rule.

The Latest: Trump postpones rally planned in Iowa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:38am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local):

Petition opposes refinery near North Dakota national park

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:38am

Meridian Energy Group is developing what it bills as "the cleanest refinery on the planet" in western North Dakota, despite concerns about its proximity to picturesque Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:29am

Kansas legislators are preparing to reopen a debate over keeping concealed guns out of those hospitals and other health care facilities.

Global computer outage grounds BA Heathrow, Gatwick flights

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:56am

British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure caused severe disruption for travelers on a busy holiday weekend.

Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate deal next week

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:29am

President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision on whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week.

Group of Seven final declaration says U.S. "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:20am

Group of Seven final declaration says U.S. "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change.

Lobsterman shares his tale of 12 hours floating on his boots

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:10am

The darkest moment of John Aldridge's 12 terrifying hours of floating alone in the Atlantic Ocean came in the first moments after he was flung off his lobster boat.

Germany's Merkel: G-7 will agree to act against protectionism; Climate discussion was "unsatisfactory"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:07am

Germany's Merkel: G-7 will agree to act against protectionism; Climate discussion was "unsatisfactory"

Melania Trump's pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:24am

Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015.

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:12am

Jimmy Carter had been impressed with the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski well before he won the presidency in 1977. That he immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.

Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:14am

Nasrine's husband was once a happy, optimistic man. He made good money from a restaurant and butcher shop he owned. "With his hands, he could turn dust into gold," Nasrine says.

Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:13am

The Warthog is sitting pretty.

Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:13am

President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:02am

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday

Kuwaiti company agrees to pay $95 million in fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:53am

A Kuwaiti logistics company accused of inflating prices and defrauding the U.S. government for contracts to feed American troops has settled a lawsuit.

$10,000 bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:10pm

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

Russian bankers sue BuzzFeed over unverified Trump dossier

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:40pm

The owners of a Russian bank filed a lawsuit against the online publication BuzzFeed on Friday for publishing an uncorroborated dossier that alleged they were part of a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Judge tosses suit against NFL over cheerleader wages

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:01pm

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