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US says Fiat Chrysler used software to beat emissions tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:35am

The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeeps cheat on emissions tests.

Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:34am

President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years.

Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:34am

President Donald Trump's first budget proposal got an icy reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and that was just from the Republicans.

Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:30am

Education organizations are lashing out at President Donald Trump's budget proposal to eliminate subsidized student loans and loan forgiveness programs.

Christie: Most riders will be spared from Penn Station work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:30am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says an agreement has been reached between New Jersey Transit and Amtrak that will limit the effect on commuters from this summer's planned work at New York's Penn Station.

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:20am

The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner.

Dark money comes with a twist in Virginia's statewide races

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:14am

In Virginia's closely watched statewide political contests, so-called "dark money" comes with a few ironic twists.

Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:13am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.

The Latest: Ryan says Trump budget favors taxpayers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:00am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local):

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:55am

Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.

US stocks advance as banks and health care lead rally

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday as banks climb following an increase in bond yields, which will allow banks to charge higher rates on loans. Health care companies like makers of scientific instruments and drugs are higher as well. Stocks are on track for their fourth gain in a row and have mostly undone a big loss from last Wednesday, when they took their biggest loss of 2017.

More sponsors pull out of New York's Puerto Rican Day parade

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

More sponsors are dropping out of New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade after a decision by organizers to honor a Puerto Rican nationalist who served decades in prison for his involvement in a group that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings.

Google aims to connect online ads to physical stores

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising.

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.

Wal-Mart expands military leave-of-absence policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:32am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Tuesday that it's expanding its military leave-of-absence policy by offering differential pay to all eligible employees who are on military assignments lasting more than three days.

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:12am

A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.

Kansas child-welfare chief 'deeply saddened' by boy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:29am

The head of Kansas' child-welfare agency says she's "deeply saddened" by the slaying of a 7-year-old boy whose remains were fed to pigs, and that state case workers did what they could.

6,300-plus stoves recalled following electrocution death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of 6,300 electric stoves in connection with the electrocution death of a plumber last year.

President Trump sends $4.1 trillion budget to Congress that calls for sharp cuts in programs for poor, boosts military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

President Trump sends $4.1 trillion budget to Congress that calls for sharp cuts in programs for poor, boosts military.

For $1, you can add more muscle to Dodge's newest muscle car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:50am

If you want a car with 840 horsepower that can go from zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds, it'll cost you $84,995. Plus another dollar.