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China media accuses US of plot to 'colonize global business'

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

China's state media has unleashed fresh attacks on the U.S. as the tariff war between world's two largest economies continues.

Asia shares retreat on fears China-US trade row might spread

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:43am

Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as worries that the trade standoff between the U.S. and China might expand put investors in a selling mood.

Indian Prime Minister meets party leaders after election win

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:41am

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was meeting with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday fresh off his thunderous victory in the general elections.

Colombian breeds rare frogs to undermine animal traffickers

Manuel Rueda and Cesar Garcia, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:09pm

In a small farmhouse surrounded by cloud forest, Iván Lozano inspects dozens of glass containers that hold some of the world's most coveted frogs.

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

Michael R. Sisak and Tom McElroy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:18pm

A tentative deal has been reached to settle multiple lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women.

Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona

Terry Tang and Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:08pm

The parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center alleges in a $45 million legal claim that the facility and state broke their promise to have only female caregivers tend to their daughter.

Acting medical system chief pledges changes to senior staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:16pm

The acting chief executive of the University of Maryland Medical System is pledging "significant changes" to senior staff after a scandal involving financial arrangements.

Philadelphia Inquirer offers buyouts, citing revenue decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:52pm

The publishers of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com are offering buyouts to staff but the threat of layoffs looms if there aren't enough volunteers.

Trump considering loophole for Saudi arms sale

Matthew Lee and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:45pm

The Trump administration is considering an emergency declaration that would allow it to make an arms shipment to Saudi Arabia without the approval of Congress, two U.S. officials and lawmakers opposed to the move said Thursday.

Police ID pedestrian killed after being hit by Amtrak train

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:24pm

A Vermont police department says a 56-year-old man was killed when he tripped and fell trying to cross railroad tracks in front of an oncoming Amtrak passenger train in Northfield.

Dressbarn expects to have all its stores shut by end of 2019

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:11pm

Dressbarn says it expects to have all its 650 stores closed by the end of this year.

Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

Andrew Soergel, The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:06pm

Are older workers being discriminated against on the job? The answer appears to depend on the age of the person asked.

Maine company wants to turn cow poo into gas to heat homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:38pm

A natural gas distribution company in Maine plans to get into the production side of things with a poop-to-gas renewable energy project to heat homes.

L Brands, Copart rise; Toro, Best Buy fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:31pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

Firm tied to political donor to pay $110M in federal probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:24pm

A payment processor run by a prominent political donor will pay $110 million to settle U.S. charges the company knowingly processed transactions for merchants engaging in frauds.

Plans proceed to build new bus terminal in New York

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:05pm

Plans to build a new Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York are moving forward, a sign that the interstate feuding that stalled the process over the last several years may finally be coming to an end.

Pot backers ask Maine to put locals, small businesses first

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:01pm

Marijuana enthusiasts in Maine used a public hearing Thursday to implore the state to protect the small businesses and growers they think should make up the backbone of its budding cannabis industry.

FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max's return

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:29pm

After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again.

Tokyo-Vegas investment chief gets 50 years in huge scheme

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:20pm

The former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme that ranks among the largest-ever fraud cases in the U.S.

The Latest: Stephen Calk pleads not guilty in loan scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:48pm

The latest on the charges against bank CEO Stephen Calk (all times local):