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World shares weaken ahead of G-7 meet; oil bottoms out

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:13am

World stock markets weakened Friday as investors awaited the upcoming G-7 summit and oil prices rebounded somewhat as markets shook off initial disappointment over a production cut deal.

Poll: Most older Americans want Medicare for long-term care

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:13am

A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Cyprus' economy expected to pick up speed over next 2 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:10am

The governor of Cyprus' Central Bank is projecting that the east Mediterranean island's economic growth will pick up from 2.8 percent this year to around 3 percent annually over the next two years.

Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

Colleen Barry, Sylvie Corbet and David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:32am

The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. But it may not play out exactly that way, according to long-time G7 observers.

As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:32am

When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His proposal to slash such funds by more than 40 percent in the next fiscal year.

Moldova: mayor detained over city parking contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:23am

Moldovan anti-corruption prosecutors say the mayor of Chisinau has been detained on suspicion of influence trafficking in a city parking contract.

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:13am

Republicans trying to dismantle former President Barack Obama's health care law have run into the same problem that bedeviled him: Quality health insurance doesn't come cheap, especially if it protects people in poor health, older adults not yet eligible for Medicare, and the poor.

Flood of off-lease used cars push prices down, upend market

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:03am

In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales.

Trump budget dismays families hit by opioid addiction crisis

Steve Peoples and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:34am

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

Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho-cheese sauce bag

Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:50pm

A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a California gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday.

The Latest: Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 cheese bag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:43pm

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

Japan inflation ticks up in April as oil prices rebound

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:14pm

Japan's core consumer price index climbed to a two-year high in April of 0.3 percent, as costs for energy rose.

Asian shares mixed as oil's fall counters Wall St gains

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:14pm

Asian stock markets are mixed Friday as investors weighed Wall Street's latest gains on strong earnings reports against the latest oil production cut, which dragged down crude prices and commodity shares.

Judge: UPS must pay $247M to NYC and state in cigarette case

Tom McElroy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:02pm

A federal judge on Thursday ordered delivery giant UPS Inc. to pay New York City and the state nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for illegally shipping cigarettes.

Walker welfare changes get approval by Wisconsin lawmakers

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:42pm

Changes to Wisconsin's welfare programs proposed by Gov. Scott Walker that won approval by the Legislature's budget-writing committee on Thursday include:

1 of 11 suspected border crossers found in Arizona dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:22pm

One of 11 suspected border crossers who were rescued from a desert area in Arizona has died at a hospital, federal authorities said Thursday.

Gov. Walker wants Wisconsin to drug test Medicaid applicants

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:20pm

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.

Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:45pm

Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it's up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community.

Pyongyang gas price surge: Bad news for Kim Jong Un?

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:41pm

While world attention has focused on Kim Jong Un's recent missile tests, a monthlong surge in gasoline prices in Pyongyang is showing no signs of letting up — a puzzling problem that if allowed to drag on could be very bad news for the North Korean economy.

USAA pulling ads from Hannity's Fox News show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:08pm

Financial services firm USAA is adding itself to the list of companies that have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show.