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US probes whether Hyundai, Kia recalled engines fast enough

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

The U.S. government is investigating whether Hyundai and Kia moved quickly enough to recall more than 1.6 million cars and SUVs because the engines can stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

The Trump administration and House Republicans on Monday asked a federal appeals court for an extension in a case that's casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for millions of consumers. Democrats immediately called the move a cynical ploy.

Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

"Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now.

With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their positions.

After Saudi arms deal, defense shares fly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

Shares of the three major U.S. defense contractors are hitting all-time highs in the first day of trading after President Donald Trump bestowed Saudi Arabia with a $110 billion arms deal.

The Latest: Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

The Latest on the Texas Legislature pushing closer to passage of a transgender "bathroom bill" (all times local):

Lawyer fee award overturned in international custody case

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

A court has overturned a nearly $90,000 award for lawyer fees in an international child custody dispute between a Connecticut financier and a British television host.

Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:12am

The senators who oversee the U.S. foreign aid budget have warned the Turkish government there could be fiscal repercussions if Ankara fails to punish the bodyguards responsible for a violent incident in Washington.

Cafe worker fired over anti-police insults on cop's receipt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:12am

A New Jersey restaurant worker who wrote insults on a police officer's receipt has been fired.

Clariant, Huntsman, latest chemical makers seeking to merge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:05am

Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and Texas' Huntsman Corp. will attempt to join and create a company with a market value of $13.8 billion, the latest proposed deal in a chemicals industry that is seeking to consolidate rapidly.

Proposed Wyoming coal mine subject of regulatory hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:57am

A state regulatory council is holding hearings this week on whether to approve what would be Wyoming's first major new coal mine in decades.

Fields out at Ford; new CEO Hackett known for turnarounds

Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:56am

Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.

Technology and defense companies lead US stocks higher

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:56am

U.S. stocks are higher Monday as software and chip makers and other technology companies climb. Defense contractors are also rising as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Ford is up after it replaced CEO Mark Fields.

Saudi oil minister confident in extension of production cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:56am

Saudi Arabia's energy minister says he doesn't expect any objections to a nine-month extension to the output cut deal between OPEC and none-OPEC members through March 2018.

France's Le Pen would accept exit of rival on euro issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:43am

Tensions are mounting between French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and her National Front party's No. 2 figure over whether the party should abandon its push to quit the shared euro currency.

NY senators: Withhold Penn Station funds because of delays

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:40am

Some New York state lawmakers want to withhold millions of dollars of funding from Penn Station until Amtrak resolves chronic commuter train delays.

Eventful Yale commencement includes protest, interruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:36am

Graduation day at Yale University included the awarding of degrees, a union demonstration and a man who unexpectedly took the podium and had to be tackled.

1 dead, several injured in protest clashes in Tunisia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:27am

A protester died and several more were injured during clashes with police Monday in southern Tunisia, where tense protests over unemployment have gone on for weeks, a doctor at a local hospital said.

Bird-riding loses luster in South Africa's ostrich capital

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

Clambering onto an ostrich for a ride used to be popular among tourists in a South African town known as the "ostrich capital of the world."