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Vegas casino workers to vote on strike that could cost city

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:14am

Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week planned to vote Tuesday on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees.

Airlines caving to Beijing despite White House protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:04am

Global airlines are obeying Beijing's demands to refer to Taiwan explicitly as a part of China, despite the White House's call this month to stand firm against such "Orwellian nonsense."

Fiji 4 found not guilty of sedition in media freedom case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:49pm

A judge in Fiji has found an opinion writer and three newspaper executives not guilty of sedition in a case that has major implications for press freedom in the South Pacific nation.

Sony invests in image sensors, acquires more of EMI Music

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:34pm

Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to invest 1 trillion yen ($9 billion) mostly in image sensors over the next three years, under a revamped strategy to strengthen both hardware and creative content.

Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:28pm

Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government.

New York Stock Exchange names first female leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:18pm

The New York Stock Exchange has named its first female leader in the history of the 226-year-old exchange.

US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:14pm

The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump's repeated tries to take apart the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major government survey released Tuesday.

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

Desmond Butler and Tom Lobianco, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:08pm

In a yearlong pursuit of money and influence, two American businessmen played Middle East countries against each other, as they leveraged connections stretching from Persian Gulf palaces to the Oval Office into millions of dollars in contracts.

Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:30pm

Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government.

Protesters shut down commercial bridge linking Mexico, Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:18pm

At least 200 demonstrators blocked a major commercial bridge between Mexico and Texas on Monday to protest the disappearance of dozens of people in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, snarling traffic in both directions into the night.

Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:42pm

Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees.

Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:33pm

Mexican authorities temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media said one of three survivors died Monday, increasing the death toll to 111.

The Latest: Cuba says crash survivor dies; toll now at 111

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:14pm

The latest on the crash of an airliner in Cuba (all times local):

Baboon escapes crate at Texas airport; officers corner him

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:06pm

A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two hours at San Antonio International Airport.

Drilling rig topples near Phoenix airport, worker is trapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:02pm

Cranes, back hoes and other heavy equipment are being set up to move a drilling rig that toppled on its side near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, trapping a construction worker.

UK lawmakers appeals to EU to help in Facebook probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 5:03pm

The head of Parliament's media committee has appealed to European lawmakers to put questions to Mark Zuckerberg on his behalf when the Facebook chief gives evidence Tuesday.

Woman to Detroit-area body parts broker: 'Burn in hell'

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:26pm

A Detroit-area man who made money by supplying diseased body parts for medical training sometimes peddled them twice and sent the decedent's family a different set of cremated remains, an FBI agent testified Monday.

Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:04pm

Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That's in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much privacy protections will change for Americans and other non-Europeans.

Plane makes forced landing in Utah after woman passes out

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:57pm

Officials say a Salt Lake City-bound Southwest flight made an emergency landing in northern Utah after a pregnant woman passed out.

Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:36pm

Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.