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Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:17pm

California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to keep a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health benefits but means approval from the Trump administration amid a feud between state and federal officials.

Real estate title firm's lapse exposes data in 885M flies

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:07pm

A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files.

Lawsuits say Cento isn't canning real San Marzano tomatoes

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:35pm

The largest U.S. seller of San Marzano tomatoes, known to food lovers as the best tomatoes to make pasta sauce, has been hit with two federal lawsuits claiming what's inside the can isn't the real thing.

Lawsuit: Flood damage at Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:09pm

In the Bible, the ark survived an epic flood. Yet the owners of Kentucky's Noah's ark attraction are demanding their insurance company bail them out after flooding caused nearly $1 million in property damage.

Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:04pm

Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information.

HP, Hibbett rise; Foot Locker, Autodesk fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:25pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

Volkswagen names new chief executive at Tennessee plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:57pm

German auto maker Volkswagen has named a new chief executive at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a company spokeswoman said Friday.

Lawyers in Ohio State doc sex abuse case to see full report

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:55pm

Lawyers for men who allege they were sexually abused decades ago by an Ohio State team doctor should get to see the unredacted findings of a law firm that investigated the claims for the university, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Gold, silver edge lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:49pm

The May gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,283.60 an ounce -- down $1.80.

May's relationship with EU was often rocky

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:47pm

As British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her departure with a Brexit plan nowhere near success, European Union leaders offered kind words. But it was quite another matter during the years of negotiations with the bloc that often produced exasperation, miscommunication and even some ridicule of her.

Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:25pm

Authorities said Friday they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling the drugs out of state.

Botswana hires Hollywood firm to fight elephant hunting PR

Brian Slodysko and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:00pm

The Botswanan government has enlisted a public relations firm with deep ties to Hollywood to push back against the bad publicity generated by the southern African nation's decision to lift its ban on elephant hunting.

Ex-Facebook exec recommends Zuckerberg step down as CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:59pm

Facebook's former security chief is disagreeing with calls to break up the social network.

3 injured in fire that destroyed Nebraska fertilizer plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:43pm

A lightning strike at a Nebraska fertilizer plant set off a large fire that injured three truck drivers sleeping in the parking lot and destroyed the unoccupied factory, officials said Friday.

Shell finds light oil reserves at mountain in Albania

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:06pm

Shell Upstream Albania B.V. has confirmed "a significant light oil discovery" at a mountain south of the capital, Tirana.

Navy: Sailor contacted Russians, pleads guilty to espionage

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:05pm

A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and was sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday.

CEO Pay: When investors say "nay" on spiraling packages

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:04pm

Shareholders are still voting overwhelmingly in favor of big pay packages for CEOs, but there are more pockets of resistance eight years after "Say on Pay" became a mandatory exercise at annual meetings.

Health warnings lifted on 2 Texas bays after accident, leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:32am

Texas health officials have lifted some advisories that warned against eating seafood from parts of two Houston-area bays following a maritime accident and toxic spill this month.

Grand Canyon limits North Rim water use after pipe damaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:05am

Officials have temporarily placed restrictions on water use on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park after rockslides caused a pipeline break.

French far-right leader says EU vote a referendum on Macron

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:21am

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says that the nation's European Parliament elections amount to the referendum the "French asked for but didn't get."