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FAA tells airlines to remove some seats from smaller planes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

Federal safety regulators are telling airlines to remove a certain type of seat from their planes, saying the seat could cause neck injuries during otherwise survivable crash landings.

A third of older Latinos have tapped into retirement savings

Maria Ines Zamudio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

Suddenly jobless and with small children to support, Jose Victor Camargo without hesitation cashed out a retirement account he had with his former employer.

Trump budget chief defends plan in face of opposition

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

The White House budget chief on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump's proposal to slash programs from food stamps to health care for the poor in the face of strong Democratic opposition and Republican skepticism.

Republican says Trump's budget presumes 'Goldilocks' economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:30am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget (all times local):

Consultant charged in scheme to trade US secrets for profit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:30am

A Washington consultant is among five people charged in a scheme to convert government secrets into hedge fund profits.

Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot

Poplmb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:14am

Officials say a wildfire has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state and hiking and skiing destination.

Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising tools

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:10am

Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses.

US stocks extend gains to a 5th day as tech companies rise

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:52am

U.S. stocks are up for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday as technology and high-dividend companies move higher. The gains are slight as retailers including jewelry and car parts sellers are falling and energy companies decline with oil prices. Investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve to release minutes from its meeting earlier this month.

Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:35am

Keeping former President Barack Obama's health care law is "completely unacceptable and totally unsustainable," the Senate's top Republican said Wednesday as the two parties braced for a Congressional Budget Office report on a House-passed bill overhauling that statute.

UK investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers

Jill Lawless, Maggie Michael and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:34am

British security forces raided an apartment building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated "a network" of people allegedly behind the city's concert bombing. Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster.

The Latest: Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:30am

The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law (all times local):

Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:30am

Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month.

Federal financial aid official resigns before House hearing

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:57am

A senior Education Department official in charge of managing federal student aid has resigned ahead of a House hearing.

Women CEOs earned more last year, but few were in top job

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:42am

Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there's still very few of them running the world's largest companies.

Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:40am

Candidate Donald Trump promised better and more affordable health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point.

Fox moves to dismiss lawsuit by ex-anchor Andrea Tantaros

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:40am

Fox News Channel has asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit by former anchor Andrea Tantaros, saying her claims that "sock puppet" Twitter accounts were set up to harass her were false.

Home sales fell in April amid supply squeeze

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:33am

Americans pulled back their pace of home-buying in April, as the shrinking number of houses for sale and rising prices are putting them in a bind as their options dwindle.

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:22am

Many small business owners make it a point to hire veterans when they have job openings.

Ryan rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:22am

Breaking with President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he rejects Trump's assessment that former FBI Director James Comey is a "nut job."