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Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:50am

Once hoping to be known as Hollywood East, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms, from cable TV's TLC to the Internet's YouTube.

College in Ohio plans customer service training for workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:50am

The president of the University of Toledo says about 200 of its employees will undergo customer service training this summer.

Kuwait food firm Americana says deal off to sell big stake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 6:40am

Kuwait Food Company says a planned deal involving the sale of a majority stake in the company has been called off after the parties involved failed to reach an agreement.

CNN contributor Van Jones to speak at Middlebury graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 6:30am

Vermont's Middlebury College graduates its Class of 2016 this weekend and CNN political contributor Van Jones will be the commencement speaker.

Israel arrests Palestinian suspects in Jerusalem bus attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:30am

Israel's internal security service says it has arrested six Palestinians from the West Bank suspected of preparing explosives and planning the bomb attack on a bus in Jerusalem that wounded 21 Israelis last month.

Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:00am

German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela.

Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 12:20am

A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man.

Gold Rush Dancer wins Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:51pm

Gold Rush Dancer won the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes by a nose Saturday at Santa Anita on California Gold Rush Day for state bred or sired horses.

Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:31pm

A special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla Saturday that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat, the Cincinnati Zoo's director said.

Judge orders release of documents in Trump University suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 7:51pm

A federal judge is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

New York City's storied Four Seasons restaurant relocating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 5:01pm

A restaurant considered by many to be New York City's original power lunch spot has found a new location.

Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 5:01pm

The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton.

Drug, addiction policy makes mixed progress in Legislature

Adam Aton, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:41pm

Missouri lawmakers took steps this year to address the growing number of drug overdoses, but health care advocates say more work remains.

French fuel shortages improve as hints of compromise emerge

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:01pm

France's nationwide fuel shortages — the consequence of a bare-knuckle dispute over labor reforms which have pit militant unions against the government — are easing amid signs that both sides may be seeking a compromise.

Militants blow up Shell, Agip pipelines in Nigeria

Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:51pm

Militants blew up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip on Saturday in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria's oil production in half, militants and residents said.

Company recalls spill-proof cups due to risk of mold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:44pm

More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children between 4 and 12 months old are being recalled by Mayborn USA because of the risk of mold that could cause sickness.

As in 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Trump fosters rivalries

Julie Pace and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:00pm

When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers.

Sororities, fraternities say sorry for trashing campsite

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 2:31pm

University of Oregon sororities and fraternities are planning service projects at a California campsite where about 1,000 people left trash that took dozens of National Forest workers six hours to clear.

Results of probe into inappropriate emails to be released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 2:01pm

Preliminary results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on state servers will be released Tuesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced.

Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines

Jeff Martin and Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 12:56pm

Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.