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Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:54pm

Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate.

Analysis says Trump budget won't curb deficits as promised

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:53pm

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that President Donald Trump's budget plan wouldn't curb the spiraling deficit like it claims.

Employee claims hostile environment at coroner's office

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:50pm

An employee of a coroner's office in western Idaho is claiming she was harassed by the outgoing coroner.

St. Jude: $100M for children with cancer global outreach

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:50pm

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee has announced a $100 million plan to expand a global outreach program in hopes of improving access and quality of medical care for many children with cancer around the world.

AP names Dustin Weaver as Congress news editor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:48pm

The Associated Press on Thursday named Dustin Weaver as news editor overseeing coverage of Congress, a key leadership role in AP's Washington bureau.

At least 1 dead after equipment explodes at Louisiana plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:44pm

At least one person is dead after an equipment explosion occurred at the Proctor and Gamble plant in central Louisiana that produces detergent Tide Pods.

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:41pm

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators.

UN chief concerned by cancellation of US-NKorea summit

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:29pm

The U.N. chief said Thursday he is "deeply concerned" by the cancellation of the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Boston Globe probes text allegation against top editor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:21pm

Boston Globe executives said they're investigating an allegation that the newspaper's top editor had an inappropriate text exchange with a former employee he once dated.

Agency: Texas chemical plant lacked plan for Harvey floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:58am

The federal agency that investigates industrial accidents is offering muted criticism of the Houston-area chemical plant that flooded last year during Hurricane Harvey and partially exploded.

Kansas water park: Rides won't open until issues resolved

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:44am

The operator of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 says the park won't open for the season until safety issues raised in a recent state audit are resolved, though it believes the audit stemmed from a "malicious effort" to "stir up unfounded fear."

Car-sharing service car2go suspending operations in Toronto

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:39am

The car-sharing service car2go said Thursday it is indefinitely suspending its operations in Canada's largest city because parking regulations make its business inoperable.

Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

The families of two students killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shootings are suing the gun manufacturer that built and the store that sold the weapon used in the attack that killed 17.

San Francisco brewery ordered to stop making beer with CBD

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

U.S. officials have ordered a San Francisco brewery to stop producing beer containing cannabidiol, the hemp-derived extract known as CBD.

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:33am

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback."

Emergency rule prohibits most anchoring in Michigan waterway

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

Michigan's governor on Thursday approved an emergency ban on most vessels dropping anchor in a Great Lakes waterway where oil, electric and other infrastructure cables rest, following an anchor strike that caused a potentially toxic leak.

Macron wants to make France gateway to Europe for tech firms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:19am

French President Emmanuel Macron called on tech leaders Thursday to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe.

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:01am

China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States.

Stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong still toking, joking at 80

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:58am

Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America.

Brazil truckers' strike leads to fuel shortages

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:58am

A truckers' strike was backing up exports and causing fuel shortages in Brazil on Thursday, leading to a reduction in bus service in Rio de Janeiro and a restriction on landings at the capital's airport.