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TOPS the priority as House lawmakers work on the budget

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:50am

As House lawmakers work to craft their version of next year's budget, House leaders say the main focus is on protecting the state's TOPS free college tuition program from cuts.

Agency: Bars can't ban pregnant women or refuse them drinks

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:41am

Pregnant women can't be kept out of New York City bars or refused alcoholic drinks just because they're expecting, under new city guidelines.

Amid FBI probe, Miami suburb verges on financial collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:40am

Amid an FBI corruption investigation, authorities say the Miami suburb of Opa-locka is teetering toward financial collapse.

Canadian billionaire sells majority stake in Adriatic marina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:40am

Canadian billionaire Peter Munk has sold his majority stake in Porto Montenegro, one of world's largest marinas for super yachts, to Dubai's sovereign wealth fund for a reported 200 million euros ($228 million).

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:40am

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Suit: Man 'cooked alive' by building's faulty heating system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:30am

A New Jersey family says in a lawsuit that an 82-year-old man was "cooked alive" by a faulty heating system in the senior apartment building where he lived.

Nevada company to pursue purchase of unfinished nuke

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:30am

A Nevada company said it will try to purchase an unfinished nuclear power plant from the Tennessee Valley Authority and use the site in northeast Alabama to produce electricity with new technology.

Tampa Bay Times' paper buy latest in grim news landscape

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:00am

If a metro area with 2.7 million people can't sustain two newspapers — especially with an aging population with the time and inclination to read a printed paper — can anywhere?

US employers added 160K jobs in April; jobless rate 5 pct.

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:51am

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low 5 percent, roughly where it has been since fall.

Lawmakers agree to give police more rights to seize guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:50am

The lower house of the Czech Parliament has approved a government plan to give police increased powers to seize guns and ammunition, a move prompted by a rare deadly shooting in a small-town restaurant last year.

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver following weak jobs report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:50am

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Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:40am

A convoy of evacuees began the long drive out of work camps north of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area Friday morning.

Portal reopens for Michigan homeowners seeking mortgage help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:30am

An online application portal is back open for Michigan homeowners seeking help due to unemployment or another hardship.

Arizona court to rule on medical marijuana immunity issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:20am

The Arizona Supreme Court decides Friday on the scope of immunity provided doctors under Arizona's medical marijuana law.

Correction: GOP 2016-Trump-Congress story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:20am

In a story May 4 about congressional GOP reaction to Donald Trump becoming the party's presumptive nominee for president, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, chairs the Republican Party committee overseeing arrangements at this summer's GOP national convention. That committee is being chaired by a different Steve King, who is Wisconsin committeeman on the Republican National Committee.

Turbulence injures 7 on Pittsburgh-bound jet from Punta Cana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:10am

A Pittsburgh-bound flight from Punta Cana had to be diverted to Florida after four crew members and three passengers were injured from unexpected turbulence.

Intesa SanPaolo earnings slide on weaker trading, charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:10am

Intesa SanPaolo says first-quarter net income slid by 25 percent due to a softer trading performance and contributions it made to a fund to support weaker Italian banks.

Tesla waging car-sales fight before Utah Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:03am

Tesla is fighting in court to sell its sleek electronic cars in Utah, arguing that laws regulating traditional car dealers don't apply to it because its business model is fundamentally different.

Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:30am

Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.

Russia reports arrest of group planning attack in Siberia

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

Russia's Federal Security Service says it has arrested a group of Central Asian citizens suspecting of preparing an attack on public transport in a major Siberian city.