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Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:17pm

The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner.

More sponsors pull out of New York's Puerto Rican Day parade

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:16pm

More sponsors are dropping out of a New York City parade that is honoring a Puerto Rican nationalist who served decades in prison for his involvement in a group that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings.

Expiring law could leave Route 66 towns without key funding

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:16pm

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.

Stocks clawing back more lost ground with 4th straight gain

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:16pm

US stocks are clawing back more of the ground they lost last week and approaching record high levels Tuesday. Banks were rising in tandem with interest rates, which will allow them to charge higher rates on loans. Gains for health care and beverage companies are also contributing. Consumer-focused companies like auto parts retailers and homebuilders are down, and auto parts companies are falling after weak results from AutoZone.

Nielsen's top programs for May 15-21

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:59pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 15-21. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

The Latest: Coca-Cola, Yankees to skip Puerto Rican parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:59pm

The Latest on sponsors pulling out of New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade (all times local):

CFO of Soup Nazi-inspired company indicted on tax charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:59pm

The chief financial officer for a company licensing recipes from the real-life chef who inspired the "Soup Nazi" character on "Seinfeld" has been arrested on tax charges alleging he cheated the government out of a half million dollars.

Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:46pm

The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's the biggest raise in three years.

Why Trump's budget plan wouldn't likely accelerate growth

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:46pm

The Trump administration's budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3 percent a year — a level it hasn't achieved in more than a dozen years.

Court denies appeal for egg executives in salmonella case

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:34pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a sentencing appeal by a father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak.

US says Fiat Chrysler used software to beat emissions tests

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:33pm

The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:30pm

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.

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.

Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.

Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage quit his post Tuesday as a chairman of the chamber's moderate Tuesday Group, criticizing colleagues for having "different objectives and a different sense of governing than I do."

The Latest: Democrats criticize Trump budget plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local):

Target, states reach $18.5 million settlement on data breach

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:54am

Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday.

NYC tightens security after concert blast in England

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:50am

New York City police say they have tightened security at high-profile locations "out of an abundance of caution" following the deadly explosion in Manchester, England.

Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:34am

President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years.

Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:34am

President Donald Trump's first budget proposal got an icy reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and that was just from the Republicans.