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Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:49am

In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.

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.

Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:40am

A South Carolina man who admitted killing seven people over nearly 13 years while running a successful real estate business pleaded guilty Friday to seven counts of murder and a number of other charges.

Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:27am

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.

Pakistan presents new $50 billion development-heavy budget

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:27am

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.

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

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:18am

Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump will be the "best friend the armed forces of the United States will ever have."

Muslim man sues Little Caesars over pizza labeled 'halal'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:10am

A Muslim man who says Little Caesars served him a pizza with pepperoni made with pork has filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million.

US growth in Jan.-March upgraded to still-slow 1.2 pct. rate

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:07am

The U.S. economy began 2017 with a whimper — though not quite as weak a whimper as the government had first estimated.

Nu Skin had Utah's top-paid CEO with $10.3M paycheck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:56am

A new survey finds the top-paid CEO in Utah made $10.3 million last year as the head of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

US stock indexes waver, keeping market near record highs

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:55am

U.S. stocks are little changed Friday, keeping indexes near record highs following a six-day winning streak. Technology companies, which have led the market's recent rally, are flat overall. Video game companies are falling as Wall Street was disappointed by forecasts from GameStop. Consumer-focused companies rose.

Poland faces deadline to stop over-logging in ancient forest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:55am

Poland has until Saturday to explain to European Union authorities why it has increased logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests and to suspend the excessive removal of trees, environmental groups said Friday.

Ex-coal CEO asks high court to his overturn his conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:55am

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his conviction for misdemeanor conspiracy to violate federal safety standards at a West Virginia mine where 29 miners died in 2010.

Once at risk of extinction, iconic Warthog plane lives on

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:46am

The Warthog is sitting pretty.

State AG won't consider GOP election complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:36am

The Wyoming Attorney General's office has declined to consider the state Republican Party's complaints against an organization that sent voters mail last year praising Democratic legislative candidates and criticizing their GOP opponents.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:20am

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

The Latest: G-7 spouses get tours of Mount Etna, monastery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:20am

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

The Latest: South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:20am

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

Grain higher, livestock mixed

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

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

Trump's budget dismays families hit by drug addiction crisis

Steve Peoples and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:26am

He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump.

BMW recalls 7-Series cars because doors can fly open

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:18am

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.