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Chicago-area hospital's role in baby-cutting case questioned

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 7:50pm

A local sheriff's office wants to know if a suburban Chicago hospital violated state law by not immediately reporting that a woman who claimed to be the mother of a newborn had not given birth. The woman was later charged with strangling the baby's mother and cutting the newborn from her womb.

Texas advances bill to stiffen penalties for pipeline damage

Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 6:06pm

A bill that would stiffen penalties for those who damage or trespass around oil and gas operations is advancing through the Texas Legislature.

California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:41pm

Lilian Serrano's mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food.

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:10pm

Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores.

Abortion clinic asks full appeals court to rehear case

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:03pm

A Kentucky abortion clinic is asking a federal appeals court to rehear an appeal in the case of a state law that requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions.

Powell says he sees 'moderate' risk from corporate debt

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:01pm

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday that the central bank is closely monitoring a sharp rise in corporate debt but currently does not see the types of threats that triggered the 2008 financial crisis.

Judge sides with Congress over Trump in demands for records

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:06pm

A federal judge ruled against President Donald Trump on Monday in a financial records dispute with Congress and said lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed. Trump called it a "crazy" decision that his lawyers would appeal.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to get new terminal

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:04pm

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport plans to spend up to $3.5 billion to build a sixth terminal that would open by 2025 and renovate one of the old terminals.

Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:48pm

A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.

Sprint and Qiagen rise while Apple and Dish decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:31pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Tariffs have varying fallout in trade-heavy Washington state

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:17pm

Workers at a $1.7 billion polysilicon plant in central Washington believe President Donald Trump's trade war with China may be their best chance for staying employed.

Food vendor says fired cafeteria worker didn't follow rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:15pm

The president of a food service company that fired a New Hampshire school cafeteria worker is accusing her of allowing a student who couldn't pay for lunch to take extra items without charging or recording it for anything.

American Airlines sues unions, accusing workers of slowdown

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:56pm

American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline is asking a federal judge to stop the activity.

Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:28pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21.

US Sen. Edward Markey faces Democratic primary challenger

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:22pm

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts.

Game of Thrones: Economics of mercy and other final lessons

Paul Wiseman, Christopher Rugaber and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:39pm

So Daenerys broke the wheel, after all. Or at least knocked it out of alignment.

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:09pm

South Carolina is getting ready to offer the Carolina Panthers around $120 million in tax breaks to move practice fields and the team's headquarters to the state from North Carolina.

Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:07pm

Alabama's governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high value residents place on the "sanctity of life," adding she doesn't expect any fallout from the controversial measure on tourism or business recruitment.

St. Louis-area executive accused of embezzling $3.8 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 11:15am

The chief financial officer for a St. Louis-area company is accused in a federal indictment of embezzling $3.8 million.