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Coal trains fewer as Appalachian railroads keep rolling

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:54am

The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a year.

Newly insured fret over gains made under US health care law

Tom Murphy and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:42am

the health overhaul that's helped pushed uninsured rates to historic lows over the past few years.

Frenchman and 3 Congolese hostages are released in Congo

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:32am

A French man and three Congolese men have been released after being kidnapped in March from a Canadian mining company in eastern Congo in March, Congo's government said Sunday.

Spain's minority government strikes deal to pass budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:20am

Spain's minority government has cobbled together enough support from opposition parties in Parliament to pass its 2017 budget.

BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:13am

British Airways said "many" of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but travelers still faced cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.

US official mulling greatly expanding airplane laptop ban

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:10am

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

The Latest: BA says 'many' of its IT systems up and running

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:30am

The Latest on the IT failure at British Airways (all times local):

Portland mayor praises men killed during anti-Muslim rant

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:23am

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, hailed as "heroes" two men who were stabbed to death trying to protect two women police say were the target of an anti-Muslim rant by a man on a light-rail train — a crime that shocked this city that prides itself on its tolerance.

Minority advocates say Trump's budget will hurt their causes

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:20am

Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump's proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to black Americans during his campaign: "What the hell do you have to lose?"

German biker loses bag of cash, raining bills over Autobahn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:50am

German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day's earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn.

Officers: IS snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in Mosul

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:51am

The advance of government troops slowed on Sunday in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul, two Iraqi military officers said.

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:32pm

The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident in a California lake, the company said.

Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 35 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:10pm

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years.

The Latest: Trump didn't sound like conventional president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:10pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local):

Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:34pm

Helpful co-workers. Reliable friends. Well-liked by many who encountered them.

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:34pm

As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar.

Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

Paul J. Weber and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:30pm

Texas will keep spending $800 million on border security while putting little new money into public schools, maintaining therapy cuts for disabled children and easing handgun license fees as the Republican-led Legislature approved a new state budget Saturday.

The Latest: Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:56pm

The Latest on the death of the mother of the CEO of ride-hailing company Uber (all times local):

BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

Jill Lawless and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:47pm

British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.