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The Latest: Congressional Dems play down Clinton report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:11pm

The Latest on the State Department audit that faulted Hillary Clinton's email practices and cybersecurity (all times local):

Report: Disney and Universal had attendance increase in 2015

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:11pm

Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld all saw a jump in attendance in 2015 over the previous year.

UConn's draft budget scraps plans for increased enrollment

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:11pm

University of Connecticut officials have put off plans to grow enrollment at the state's flagship university as they prepare a budget for the next fiscal year.

Most American households doing better financially

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:11pm

Most American households say their finances have strengthened slightly, but nearly half report that they would struggle to meet $400 in expenses from an unexpected emergency.

Bull Hancock, William Woodward elected to racing Hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:10pm

Arthur B. "Bull" Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr., prominent thoroughbred breeders and owners, have been elected to racing's Hall of Fame in the Pillars of the Turf category.

Investigators: Homeowner shoots worker, turns gun on himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:01pm

A man suffering from significant mental health issues fatally shot a heating oil company employee who went to his house to do work before trying to kill himself and engaging in an hours-long standoff with police, authorities said.

Protests start ahead of McDonald's shareholders' meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:51pm

Protests have begun ahead of McDonald's annual shareholders' meeting.

Ohio airport to be named in honor of astronaut John Glenn

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:51pm

Astronaut John Glenn is about to get an airport named in his honor in his home state of Ohio.

Las Vegas Sands planning 17,500-seat concert venue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:51pm

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. has announced plans to build a 17,500-seat concert hall behind its Venetian and Palazzo casinos.

US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:30pm

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says U.S. regulators are investigating its accounting practices.

GOP senators attack top Democrat for defense bill delay

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:30pm

Republicans angrily denounced the Senate's top Democrat Wednesday for delaying debate on defense policy legislation, calling Sen. Harry Reid's leadership "cancerous" and saying he was holding up the $602 billion bill to preserve his "sad, sorry legacy."

Puerto Rico clears first hurdle with committee vote

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:12pm

A bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances cleared its first hurdle Wednesday with approval from a Republican-led House committee.

New York tampon tax to get the ax with governor set to sign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:10pm

New York's Legislature has given its final approval to exempting tampons and other feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes.

Reports: Billionaire Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:10pm

Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape, according to reports in Forbes and The New York Times.

College partiers leave half a mile of trash on lake island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:01pm

The National Forest Service says workers have cleaned up a half-mile-wide swath of trash left behind by about 1,000 campers after an annual trip to a California lake by fraternity and sorority members.

Microsoft cuts more jobs in troubled mobile unit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:51am

Microsoft said Wednesday it will cut up to 1,850 jobs and take a $950 million hit to its books as it attempts to salvage its rocky entrance into the smartphone market.

Clinton faulted on emails by State Department audit

Michael Biesecker and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:51am

Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, an independent audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."

Exxon shareholders reject climate-change resolutions

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:42am

Shareholders at Exxon's annual meeting rejected several resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the company to take a stronger stand in favor of steps to limit climate change.

Judge: US man charged in Uganda counterfeit plot could flee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:32am

A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that an American deported from Uganda and charged in a massive counterfeiting scheme is a major flight risk.