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Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:13pm

Hillary Clinton proclaimed Tuesday that President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children.

The Latest: Kansas clarifies time of contact with slain boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:00pm

The Latest on the case of a 7-year-old Kansas who was murdered and fed to pigs (all times local):

Enzi says federal government must live within its means

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:54pm

Sen. Mike Enzi is commending President Donald Trump for submitting a balanced budget to Congress.

Hines VA Hospital staff say they've rid kitchen of roaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:53pm

Officials of Hines Veterans Administration Hospital outside Chicago said Tuesday they have solved the problem of cockroaches in food preparation areas and on serving trays handed to patients.

The Latest: Lab tests ongoing in California botulism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:40pm

The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station (all times local):

Christie lays out train deal, Cuomo set for 'summer of hell'

Michael Catalini and Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:06pm

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday unveiled a plan to limit the impact on New Jersey commuters during an emergency track repair project at Penn Station, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cautioned commuters in his state to prepare for a "summer of hell."

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:52pm

President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost.

Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

Tom McElroy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:43pm

Uber on Tuesday admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years.

Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority

Joe Reedy, Paisley Dodds and Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:35pm

Even before the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester, England, arena Monday night, the Chicago Cubs were evaluating ways to make the area around Wrigley Field safer.

Emerald weighing more than 600 pounds found in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:35pm

Miners have found a 4.3-foot (1.3-meter) tall emerald weighing more than 600 pounds (272 kilograms) in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia.

Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:18pm

Google already monitors online shopping — and now it's keeping an eye on physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising.

Mark Zuckerberg, wife visit Massachusetts high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:10pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Massachusetts high school where his wife attended.

Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for now

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:06pm

The Trump administration is allowing to go forward an Obama-era rule that puts stricter requirements on professionals who advise retirement savers on their investments. But it's leaving open the possibility that deep changes to the rule will still be made.

Judge: Company discriminated against medical marijuana user

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:57pm

A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches.

Oklahoma budget crisis spurs battle among oilmen

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:46pm

An impasse among Oklahoma lawmakers over how to fix the state's worst budget problem in decades has sent the legislature spiraling into chaos and focused blame on the usually sacrosanct oil and natural gas industry for not paying more taxes.

Man testifies in his own trial in marijuana resort case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:34pm

A man on trial for his alleged role in a marijuana grow room on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation testified Tuesday that he had visited the facility just three times, as prosecutors tried to tie him to day-to-day management of the operation.

Rhode Island House passes bill to deregulate hair braiding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:30pm

The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed legislation that would deregulate the business of African-style hair braiding, which practitioners say is a cultural tradition and art form that shouldn't be subject to cosmetology rules.

Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:20pm

Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns.

Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for peddling fake cures

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:20pm

A dual citizen from Pakistan and the United Kingdom has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for selling drugs that he falsely claimed would cure illnesses including Alzheimer's disease and emphysema.

Starbucks opening new store in New Jersey's capital city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:54pm

New Jersey's capital city is getting its first Starbucks.