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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:03am

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower.

'Medicare for All's' rich benefits 'leapfrog' other nations

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 10:39pm

Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The "Medicare for All" plan advocated by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what's offered in other advanced countries, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal.

New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killed

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 8:49pm

Crews in New Zealand on Tuesday reentered an underground coal mine where a methane explosion killed 29 workers more than eight years ago, raising hopes among family members that they might find bodies and new evidence that leads to criminal charges.

Are tiny homes the answer to Utah’s housing shortage?

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted May 20th - 8:38pm

It measures just 432 square feet; even so, a tiny home on display at City Creek Mall features a full living space and plenty of storage.

Chicago-area hospital's role in baby-cutting case questioned

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 7:50pm

A local sheriff's office wants to know if a suburban Chicago hospital violated state law by not immediately reporting that a woman who claimed to be the mother of a newborn had not given birth. The woman was later charged with strangling the baby's mother and cutting the newborn from her womb.

Texas advances bill to stiffen penalties for pipeline damage

Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 6:06pm

A bill that would stiffen penalties for those who damage or trespass around oil and gas operations is advancing through the Texas Legislature.

California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:41pm

Lilian Serrano's mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food.

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:10pm

Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores.

Abortion clinic asks full appeals court to rehear case

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:03pm

A Kentucky abortion clinic is asking a federal appeals court to rehear an appeal in the case of a state law that requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions.

Powell says he sees 'moderate' risk from corporate debt

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:01pm

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday that the central bank is closely monitoring a sharp rise in corporate debt but currently does not see the types of threats that triggered the 2008 financial crisis.

Judge sides with Congress over Trump in demands for records

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:06pm

A federal judge ruled against President Donald Trump on Monday in a financial records dispute with Congress and said lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed. Trump called it a "crazy" decision that his lawyers would appeal.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to get new terminal

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:04pm

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport plans to spend up to $3.5 billion to build a sixth terminal that would open by 2025 and renovate one of the old terminals.

Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:48pm

A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.

Sprint and Qiagen rise while Apple and Dish decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:31pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Tariffs have varying fallout in trade-heavy Washington state

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:17pm

Workers at a $1.7 billion polysilicon plant in central Washington believe President Donald Trump's trade war with China may be their best chance for staying employed.

Food vendor says fired cafeteria worker didn't follow rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:15pm

The president of a food service company that fired a New Hampshire school cafeteria worker is accusing her of allowing a student who couldn't pay for lunch to take extra items without charging or recording it for anything.

American Airlines sues unions, accusing workers of slowdown

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:56pm

American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline is asking a federal judge to stop the activity.

Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:28pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21.

US Sen. Edward Markey faces Democratic primary challenger

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:22pm

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts.

Game of Thrones: Economics of mercy and other final lessons

Paul Wiseman, Christopher Rugaber and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:39pm

So Daenerys broke the wheel, after all. Or at least knocked it out of alignment.