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McDonald's new dark gray uniforms prompt sci-fi comparisons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:56am

McDonald's new uniforms are prompting some teasing online, with comments saying the gray-toned shirts and aprons make employees look like they're part of totalitarian regimes.

The Latest: Dems fear health premium rise for millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:56am

The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local):

The Latest: Tax plan cuts top rate from 39.6 to 35 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:50am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax overhaul (all times EDT):

Illinois board terminates Hastert's state lawmaker pension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:46am

An Illinois retirement board is terminating the pension that imprisoned former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for his service in the Illinois General Assembly.

The Latest: Airstrikes kill 10 in camp for displaced Syrians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:40am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs sales

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:30am

The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a dispute between rival drug companies that could affect how quickly life-saving generic medicines are available to the public.

Small businesses can feel bigger effects from a PR disaster

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:30am

Halfway through Valentine's Day, florist Ajay Kori realized he was in the midst of a disaster.

NY lawmakers: Compel Trump to release state tax returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:18am

New York would release the state tax returns for Donald Trump and other New Yorkers holding high office under state legislation crafted by Democratic lawmakers.

Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:59am

You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public.

ESPN will lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers, source says

Ahiza Garcia and Frank Pallotta, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:54am

ESPN plans to lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers, a source familiar with the matter told CNNMoney on Wednesday.

Yale grad students pledge hunger strike to press union bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:40am

As a union push stalls at Yale University, organizers are stepping up pressure to bring the administration to the negotiating table, including a vow by some graduate students to go on a hunger strike until talks begin.

Stocks hold steady ahead of tax-plan announcement

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:34am

Stock indexes made modest gains Wednesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index flirted with its record high, as markets wait to see what the White House has in store for U.S. tax policy.

Court hears arguments for releasing 38 Studios records

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:34am

A judge has heard arguments in the fight over whether to release secret grand jury records in the criminal investigation into Rhode Island's $75 million deal with a video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

Senate nudges Acosta toward confirmation as labor secretary

Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:26am

The Senate has moved President Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary one step closer to confirmation.

Bad beasts, good treats: Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:20am

In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs.

Trump proposing tax cuts for companies big and small

Stephen Ohlemacher and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:15am

President Donald Trump is proposing dramatically reducing the taxes paid by corporations big and small in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class.

AP Photos: Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring visitors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:32am

A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world's most baleful ghost towns.

UK leader meeting top EU officials for Brexit working dinner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:32am

Britain's prime minister is taking time out from her election campaign to meet the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator and head of the bloc's executive.

Wyoming unemployment falls as people leave the state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:32am

New state statistics show Wyoming's unemployment rate has dropped as the state has lost thousands of jobs over the past year.

Boeing beats 1Q profit forecasts but revenue falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:22am

Boeing topped expectations for first-quarter profit, but the aerospace giant's sales fell short of forecasts, and the shares fell in Wednesday-morning trading.