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Navy: Sailor contacted Russians, pleads guilty to espionage

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:05pm

A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia.

Health warnings lifted on 2 Texas bays after accident, leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:32am

Texas health officials have lifted some advisories that warned against eating seafood from parts of two Houston-area bays following a maritime accident and toxic spill this month.

Grand Canyon limits North Rim water use after pipe damaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:05am

Officials have temporarily placed restrictions on water use on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park after rockslides caused a pipeline break.

French far-right leader says EU vote a referendum on Macron

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:21am

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says that the nation's European Parliament elections amount to the referendum the "French asked for but didn't get."

AP WAS THERE: 1979 Chicago American Airlines crash kills 273

Marc Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:15am

Decades after American Airlines Flight 191 crashed moments after taking off from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, it remains the deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history.

US following deportation case of rights activist in Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:39am

The U.S. State Department says it is closely following Israel's case against the local director of Human Rights Watch, who faces deportation under a law barring entry to those who have publicly supported a boycott of Israel or its West Bank settlements.

CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:13am

Did you get a 7% raise last year? Congratulations, yours was in line with what CEOs at the biggest companies got. But for chief executives, that 7% was roughly $800,000.

Lebanese Cabinet agrees on 2019 austerity budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:59am

Lebanese Cabinet ministers wrapped up weeks of haggling, agreeing on a 2019 draft budget that aims to avert a financial crisis by cutting public spending and reduce a ballooning deficit. Critics say the proposed measures fail to introduce structural reforms needed to rescue the flagging economy.

Grains mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:43am

Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US stocks rebound, but still face losses for the week

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:27am

U.S. stocks rebounded in midday trading on Wall Street Friday, but were still on track for a third straight week of losses.

Markets Right Now: Stocks rebound, led by tech companies

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:49am

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Foot Locker 1Q results miss Street, cuts earnings outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:43am

Shares of Foot Locker tumbled in early trading Friday on weak profit and revenue numbers. The shoe retailer also cut its outlook for the year.

Pennsylvania accuses financial firms of bond price-fixing

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:41am

Pennsylvania's treasury department is accusing about a dozen large financial firms of working together to illegally inflate the price of bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over seven years.

US orders for long-lasting goods fall 2.1% in April

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:34am

Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply last month, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars, while businesses also pulled back on investment spending.

The Latest: Deal reached to lower Michigan auto insurance

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:34am

The Latest on Michigan's auto insurance legislation (all times local):

US durable goods orders drop a sharp 2.1% in April, investment spending also falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:32am

US durable goods orders drop a sharp 2.1% in April, investment spending also falls.

Michigan's governor, lawmakers reach deal on auto insurance

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:47am

Michigan's Legislature was poised Friday to pass a bill that would cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums by letting drivers forego a one-of-a-kind requirement to buy unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries.

No election fever in Romanian village thriving with EU funds

Laurentiu Colintineanu, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:48am

In 2014, the Romanian village of Luncavita had one of the lowest voter turnouts in the country for the European Parliament election — all of 19.3%. 

EU chief Juncker lauds May as 'a woman of courage,' sees her resignation 'without personal joy'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:28am

EU chief Juncker lauds May as 'a woman of courage,' sees her resignation 'without personal joy'