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House Speaker: Lawmakers will meet new debt deadline

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:50am

House Speaker Paul Ryan is assuring investors that Congress will meet a new deadline to increase the government's borrowing cap and avert an economy-quaking default on U.S. obligations.

UN chief: Health care attacked in over 20 conflict countries

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:32am

Attacks on hospitals, doctors, ambulances, the wounded and sick took place in at least 20 countries affected by conflict last year, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday.

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:32am

For Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, winning re-election may have been the easy part.

Government finds $6 billion in improper student aid payments

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:30am

Members of Congress are criticizing the Education Department over $6 billion in improper payments made as part of the federal student aid programs.

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:20am

Democrats needled Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. The leader of the Senate GOP effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law faulted Democrats for not working with them.

Lawsuit alleges GM cheated on diesel pickup truck emissions

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

Shares of General Motors fell about 2 percent Thursday afternoon after the company was accused in a federal lawsuit of cheating on government diesel emissions tests.

Beloved 96-year-old bagger at New England grocery chain dies

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

Arthur St. John, who at 96 was the oldest employee of a New England grocery chain and among its most beloved, has died.

Montana vote pits tech millionaire against populist crooner

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:11am

The special election Thursday to fill Montana's lone congressional seat features a Republican tech millionaire who portrays himself as a gun-loving, fly-fishing Montanan living the life in God's country against a populist Democratic crooner making his first run for office.

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

U.S. health officials say 1 in 4 Alzheimer's deaths are now occurring at home — a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes.

Amtrak: 3 tracks to be closed at Penn Station during repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

Amtrak officials say three tracks at a time will be closed at Penn Station as part of extensive repair work there that is expected to inconvenience thousands of rail commuters this summer.

Retailers help send indexes to records on 6th day of gains

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:53am

U.S. stocks are climbing for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong quarterly results from retailers including Best Buy and PVH give consumer-focused companies a lift. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite are trading at all-time highs. Stocks are stretching for their longest winning streak in three months.

OPEC and other nations extend output cuts

George Jahn and Kiyoko Metzler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:53am

An alliance of many of the world's biggest oil-producing nations extended their agreement to cut output for an additional nine months, an effort to support prices that seems futile in the face of growing production from the U.S.

Emirati man detained over terror fears sues Ohio hotel, cops

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

An Emirati man who was detained by police at an Ohio hotel after a clerk heard him speaking Arabic and thought he was pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group sued the hotel chain, police and others, claiming he was the victim of an "unjustified SWAT-style assault."

Senate panel backs bill to authorize new sanctions on Iran

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place.

22 GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Kansas distributor recalls precooked sausage due to metal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:40am

A Kansas food distributor is voluntarily recalling nearly 100,000 pounds (45,360 kilograms) of precooked sausage that might contain metal.

The Latest: Oil price falls further on OPEC production news

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:36am

The Latest on OPEC's talks on extending its production cut agreement (all times local):

Wyoming police department seeks more training money

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:36am

A Wyoming police department says more funding will help it improve retention and educate its inexperienced officers.

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:29am

A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

2 major outdoor trade shows to merge for Denver expo

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:20am

Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging for one big expo to be held in Denver.