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Computer wins 2nd game against Chinese go champion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:33am

A computer beat China's top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see.

Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:13am

President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has seen U.S. imports drop sharply in the past decade.

OPEC and non-OPEC nations poised to extend output cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:10am

OPEC and other oil producers appear set to extend production cuts in an effort to shore up prices. But the hoped-for benefits could be short-lived.

Older jobless Americans: Trump's budget means 'hardship'

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56am

Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs.

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:55am

Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version different.

AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:36am

Medicaid is clearly in line for cuts under President Donald Trump's budget despite assurances to the contrary from his budget chief.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's theory about Iran's collapse

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:35am

President Donald Trump asserted this week that Iran was six months from ruin before its economy was saved by the nuclear deal with the West. That scenario, though, does not fit with the circumstances of that time.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:30am

Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago to focus on Facebook.

Report: 23M more to be uninsured, $834M in Medicaid spending to be slashed under AHCA

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:03am

A report from the Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday estimated that 23 million more Americans will be uninsured by 2026 under the American Health Care Act compared to under current law.

Bahrain, Egypt block Al-Jazeera websites amid Qatar dispute

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:02am

Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in blocking access to websites run by the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency.

Asian shares gain, tracking Wall St advance, oil price rally

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:53pm

Asian shares climbed Thursday after Wall Street advanced overnight into record territory spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve.

IMF approves loan to Mongolia to finance reforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:50pm

The International Monetary Fund has approved a $434 million loan to Mongolia to finance reforms meant to revive economic growth and reduce reliance on mineral exports.

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:42pm

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

Details of Walker welfare reforms set for legislative vote

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:25pm

Welfare reform proposals from Gov. Scott Walker up for approval by the Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee on Thursday include:

New Zealand to spend budget windfall on roads and cut taxes

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:06pm

New Zealand's conservative government is planning to reduce taxes and spend more money on building roads and railways as it looks to cash in on a thriving economy.

Moody's downgrades Hong Kong credit rating after China cut

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:46pm

Moody's decision to cut its credit rating for Hong Kong soon after downgrading its China rating on worries about rising debt levels drew an objection Thursday from the business hub's financial chief.

Passenger: airline was warned about disruptive man at gate

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:16pm

Before a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu took off carrying a passenger whose inflight behavior prompted bomb-threat procedures and military fighter jets to escort the plane, passengers complained to American Airlines workers that the man was scaring them, a woman who was on the flight said Wednesday.

Hawaii sues Ford, Nissan and Toyota over dangerous air bags

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:41pm

Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy.

Media mogul Jerry Perenchio dies in LA at 86

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:05pm

Jerry Perenchio was a media mogul, billionaire former owner of Univision and the producer behind a slew of hit shows and sporting events but his house appeared more often on TV than he did.

Agent feared leak of Trump tax returns could affect election

Michael Kunzelman and Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:25pm

Less than two weeks before Election Day, federal agents descended on a hotel lobby to meet a Louisiana private investigator they believed had illegally tried to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns.