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As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:28am

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.

The Latest: G-7 leaders back stronger fight against terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:27am

The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local):

Pakistan presents new $50 billion development-heavy budget

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:19am

Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Friday presented a $50 billion development heavy budget that also promised a seven percent increase in military spending, a growth rate of near 6 per cent and an appeasement for farmers who protested ahead of the budget announcement, clashing with police who used tear gas to disperse them.

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools

Julie Carr Smyth and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:07am

As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding.

US stock indexes slip after push to record highs

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:07am

U.S. stocks are little changed Friday, keeping indexes near record highs following a six-day winning streak. Technology companies, which have led the market's recent rally, are slightly lower as video game companies skid and energy companies are sliding. Household goods companies are rising as beauty products makers Ulta and Coty climb.

Ohio hospital drops rule requiring women to wear pantyhose

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:06am

An Ohio hospital system has rewritten its dress code to allow women to skip the pantyhose while wearing dresses and skirts at work.

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Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:49am

In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.

Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans 'bad' _ on trade

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:49am

President Donald Trump has said Germans are "bad" for having a large trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a contentious issue at a summit of world leaders where trade is already a sticking point.

Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:40am

A South Carolina man who admitted killing seven people over nearly 13 years while running a successful real estate business pleaded guilty Friday to seven counts of murder and a number of other charges.

Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:27am

Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of the man who is now president of the United States from his signature casino.

Muslim man sues Little Caesars over pizza labeled 'halal'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:10am

A Muslim man who says Little Caesars served him a pizza with pepperoni made with pork has filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million.

US growth in Jan.-March upgraded to still-slow 1.2 pct. rate

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:07am

The U.S. economy began 2017 with a whimper — though not quite as weak a whimper as the government had first estimated.

Nu Skin had Utah's top-paid CEO with $10.3M paycheck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:56am

A new survey finds the top-paid CEO in Utah made $10.3 million last year as the head of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

Poland faces deadline to stop over-logging in ancient forest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:55am

Poland has until Saturday to explain to European Union authorities why it has increased logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests and to suspend the excessive removal of trees, environmental groups said Friday.

Ex-coal CEO asks high court to his overturn his conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:55am

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his conviction for misdemeanor conspiracy to violate federal safety standards at a West Virginia mine where 29 miners died in 2010.

Once at risk of extinction, iconic Warthog plane lives on

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:46am

The Warthog is sitting pretty.

State AG won't consider GOP election complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:36am

The Wyoming Attorney General's office has declined to consider the state Republican Party's complaints against an organization that sent voters mail last year praising Democratic legislative candidates and criticizing their GOP opponents.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:20am

Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Latest: South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:20am

The Latest in the prosecution of a man charged in the deaths of seven people in South Carolina (all times local):