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Haley, GOP governors ask FCC to address prison cellphones

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:10am

Gov. Nikki Haley is among 10 Republican governors urging the head of the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy in fighting the issue of cellphone that inmates have illegally in prison.

US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:10am

American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, whose discoveries in "directed evolution" have helped produce medicines, including drugs for treating diabetes, on Tuesday was awarded this year's euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize.

Romanian Senate speaker charged with making false statements

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:00am

Romanian prosecutors have charged the Senate speaker with making false statements to protect people standing trial in a real estate case involving a prince.

EU, Panama to discuss offshore accounts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:00am

The European Union will have talks with Panamanian authorities on Wednesday in the wake of the offshore accounts scandal centering on people and multinationals stashing funds and avoid paying taxes, something which costs the EU billions a year.

Oil spilled from ship pollutes Albanian beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:50am

Authorities say that oil spilled from a ship has polluted a tourist beach in southwestern Albania.

Will Obama's new overtime rules actually hurt workers?

Jeanne Sahadi, CNN  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:44am

A new federal rule that expands the number of workers eligible for overtime pay means employers will have to pony up more money — in payroll, administrative and legal costs.

Best Buy adds to chorus of woes in retail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:40am

A strong start to the year from Best Buy was overshadowed by a lengthening string of declining quarterly sales and a pessimistic outlook that added to a chorus of woes from the retail sector.

Police at Google's Paris office after reports of tax raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:40am

An Associated Press reporter has seen police officers at Google's headquarters in Paris following reports of a massive tax raid targeting the search engine-and-email company.

Belgian protesters clash at anti-government demonstration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:20am

Belgian riot police fired a water cannon at protesters Tuesday after fighting broke out at the end of a major anti-austerity demonstration attended by tens of thousands of people in central Brussels. At least one policeman and several protesters were injured.

Report: European banks to struggle, may need to cut costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:11am

European banks are likely to struggle to make profits in months ahead and may need to cut costs, merge or change their business strategies to return to solid health, a report said Tuesday.

British pound up as markets see lower risk of EU exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:50am

The British pound posted strong gains Tuesday as market expectations waned somewhat of a British exit from the European Union, so-called Brexit.

Defendant pleads guilty in stock, money-laundering scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:40am

Federal prosecutors in New York say a Belize resident has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy for helping clients profit off illegal stock trades and then laundering more than $250 million.

Police help Lisbon port move cargo amid dock workers' strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:30am

Riot police have held back striking Lisbon dock workers while port operators remove ship containers stranded for several weeks by the walkout over pay and labor rights.

Apple boss Tim Cook: Apps are future of TV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:30am

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday that apps are the future of television and that the company wants to help change the entertainment industry.

Yale commencement includes first ROTC graduates since 70s

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:50am

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter handed out commissions to the Yale's first ROTC graduating class in more than four decades.

AP Interview: Qatar energy minister wants 'fair' oil price

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:40am

The oil market is slowly recovering from its steep drop over the past two years but crude is still not trading at a "fair price" to encourage necessary investment, Qatar's energy and industry minister said Tuesday, ahead of next week's meeting of OPEC producers.

Dubai announces $270 million canal project with homes, shops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:20am

Officials in Dubai have announced a new, $270-million project to build homes and shops along part of the under-construction Dubai canal.

Ratings firm: Passage of Props 123, 124 credit positives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:00am

A top national bond ratings firm calls the passage of propositions 123 and 124 "credit positives" for Arizona and its school districts.

UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:50am

A council has granted the first fracking license to be issued in England for five years, but environmental groups are vowing to fight on against the use of the technology.