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HSBC profit lower in volatile market

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:20am

HSBC Holdings PLC says its latest quarterly profit fell 18 percent from a year earlier due to global market volatility.

Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 1.75 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:10am

Australia's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low 1.75 percent as it responded to a low outlook for inflation.

Argentina prosecutor asks probe of ex-president and son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:40pm

A federal prosecutor asked on Monday that former President Cristina Fernandez and her son be investigated for possible illegal enrichment in connection to two businessmen accused of money laundering and tax evasion.

Survey: Upcoming election makes small business owners wary

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:12pm

The approaching presidential election is making small business owners wary about the economy and their companies.

Survey: China manufacturing slowed in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:40pm

Chinese manufacturing activity weakened further in April despite government stimulus, a survey showed Tuesday, indicating the economy has yet to rebound from a downturn.

DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:20pm

South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.

U of Illinois-Springfield to build first student union

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:00pm

The University of Illinois campus in Springfield is preparing to break ground on its first-ever student union building.

House, Senate told budget deal could come today

Bob Christie and Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:51pm

Members of the Arizona House and Senate returned to the Capitol on Monday and appear to have finalized a budget agreement after a frustrating week of false starts.

North Dakota man plows Prince's symbol in farm field

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:31pm

A retiree in a tiny community in North Dakota has paid tribute to Prince in perhaps the most unique way a farmer can.

The Latest: Budget deal in place, debate now set for Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:21pm

The Latest on action on an Arizona budget proposal (all times local):

Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 6:41pm

Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Judge: Ailing media mogul to testify in mental capacity case

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 6:21pm

A judge ruled Monday that an ailing media mogul should give brief sworn testimony in a case involving his mental competency and who has the authority to make medical decisions for him.

Connecticut governor offers up possible budget compromise

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 6:11pm

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered Democrats another possible budget compromise on Monday, agreeing to scale back some of his earlier proposed cuts to hospitals and local education in hopes of garnering support as the legislative session deadline looms.

4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist

Freddy Cuevas, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:51pm

Honduran authorities arrested four people Monday in the killing of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including an active duty army officer and at least one man who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed.

CSX: Most cars that derailed in Washington back on tracks

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:31pm

Train cars that derailed in the nation's capital over the weekend have largely been put back on the tracks, and workers on Monday finished offloading hazardous materials from two of the cars, CSX officials said.

Idahoans blocked from using paid fantasy sports sites

Kathryn Haake, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:00pm

Idaho is the most recent state to block fantasy sports fans from betting on sports contests through two multibillion dollar paid fantasy companies.

The Latest: Amtrak also affected Tuesday by CSX derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:50pm

The Latest on the CSX train derailment in Washington, D.C. (all times local):

Vision-impaired retired doctor works with teacher to sculpt

Caleb Stright(greenville) Record-Argus, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:20pm

Over a local career of more than 50 years, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Baker fine-tuned his hands for the delicate work that comes with a scalpel.

Enbridge predicts $62M in fines, penalties tied to oil spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:01pm

A pipeline company says it expects $62 million in fines and penalties related to a 2010 Michigan oil spill.

WhatsApp is what's out in Brazil, amid judicial battle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:01pm

The popular messaging service WhatsApp went down in Brazil on Monday as a state judge ordered it blocked nationwide for 72 hours amid a legal tussle over users' information.