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13 workers wounded in shooting in Mexican border city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:46pm

A bus full of assembly plant workers was hit by gunfire in the northern Mexico border city of Reynosa on Wednesday, and 13 people were wounded, two of them seriously.

Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:45pm

Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in a Phoenix suburb.

Lucrative baby eel fishery shut down over illegal sales

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:44pm

Maine's highly lucrative baby eel fishery is being shut down two weeks early due to concerns about illegal sales.

New wind projects would deliver enough power for 400K homes

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:40pm

Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 400,000 homes.

Fed gives stocks a boost; technology and retailers rally

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:39pm

U.S. stocks turned higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates too quickly. Retailers and technology companies led the way as the market erased some early losses.

Company pleads guilty to shipping feathers in pet food

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:35pm

A California feed company and a suburban St. Louis commodities broker have pleaded guilty in federal court to shipping turkey ingredients containing poultry feathers to pet food manufacturers.

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:26pm

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

Georgia jury awards $1 billion after guard rapes teen

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:24pm

A Georgia jury has awarded an eye-popping $1 billion verdict against a security company after an apartment complex guard was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl.

NYC subway head wants massive overhaul, but cost a concern

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:24pm

New York City's delay-ridden subway system would undergo a massive overhaul in a fraction of the time originally estimated for it, with new signaling and new subway cars along with a new fare payment system, according to a proposal introduced Wednesday by the head of the system.

The Latest: Senate approves bill to widen private care at VA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:12pm

The Latest on the Senate vote on a bill to expand private care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Stocks shake off weak start, end higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:10pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Southwest Airlines crew detail engine explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:59pm

The flight crew on the Southwest Airlines jet that was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded described the harrowing experience in their first joint interview on Wednesday.

CBS renews NAI fight, seeks court approval of dilution vote

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:50pm

CBS Corp. asked a Delaware judge on Wednesday to bless a move by its board to dilute the stock voting power of its controlling shareholder, the latest step in an ongoing legal battle for control of the mass media company.

Michael Jackson estate slams ABC TV special on his last days

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:32pm

The Michael Jackson estate is objecting to an ABC TV special airing Thursday on the end of the life of the late King of Pop, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children.

Turkish central bank raises key rate and helps lift currency

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:22pm

Under pressure to act, Turkey's central bank sharply raised its key lending rate Wednesday to try to stem an outflow of capital from the country, control inflation and support the beleaguered currency.

Maker of candy hearts and Necco Wafers is up for grabs

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:18pm

The 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day is up for grabs in bankruptcy court.

Fed minutes: Another rate hike likely 'soon'

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:54pm

Federal Reserve officials earlier this month suggested that another rate hike was on the way soon, while also noting several risks facing the economy from rising wage pressures to potential harm from administration trade policies.

Spain PM gets budget backing in test of separatist strength

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:48pm

The Spanish parliament narrowly passed a new national budget Wednesday, giving the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy some breathing space as it combats the continuing secession drive in Catalonia.

Vegas workers' vote to authorize strike pressures casinos

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:32pm

Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts.

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:29pm

Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.