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German business with Iran down sharply as US sanctions bite

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 4:11am

A German business group says German companies' trade with Iran has declined sharply as the United States turns up the economic heat on Tehran.

Papua New Guinea prime minister resigns after 7 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:29am

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has resigned after seven years on the job.

Texas lawmakers OK school finance bill, property tax reform

Clarice Silber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 8:12pm

The Republican-led Legislature approved a sweeping bipartisan school finance bill that brings an extra $4.5 billion into Texas classrooms and pours $1.6 billion toward teacher raises_marking lawmakers' latest attempt to overhaul how the state pays for its troubled public school system.

The Latest: Sumo fans appreciate Trump's attendance at match

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 5:29pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local):

Source: Fiat Chrysler, Renault in talks about alliance

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:03pm

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French automaker Renault are in talks about a possible alliance, as both companies seek to address technological and regulatory challenges in the industry.

Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomes

Josh Boak and Larry Fenn, The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 11:15am

For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock.

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:35am

President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed.

Problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:09am

Serious problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility four years after employees left an incapacitated woman on a couch without food, water or bathroom use for over 24 hours, according to two groups that provide legal and advocacy services to patients in need.

Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

Hannah Grabenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:24am

Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, even though it will no longer be printed daily or delivered to their door, they'll get a free iPad to view a digital version.

Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:01am

Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social issues: climate change and facial recognition technology.

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

Liudas Dapkus, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:42am

The two contestants in Lithuania's runoff election for a new president have one thing in common: They want to maintain the strict tone toward neighboring Russia, while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric.

Judge: Anheuser-Busch must pull some ads about MillerCoors

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:25pm

A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers.

Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:14pm

When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles.

Marijuana businesses urge judge to review Nevada licenses

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:56pm

A judge shouldn't tip the scales as dozens of businesses that lost bids to open marijuana dispensaries push to freeze new licenses in Nevada's booming cannabis market, an attorney for the state argued Friday.

The Latest: Fire marshal says lightning caused massive fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:29pm

The Latest on a fire that destroyed a central Nebraska fertilizer plan (all times local):

Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:17pm

California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to keep a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health benefits but means approval from the Trump administration amid a feud between state and federal officials.

Real estate title firm's lapse exposes data in 885M files

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:07pm

A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files.

Lawsuits say Cento isn't canning real San Marzano tomatoes

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:35pm

The largest U.S. seller of San Marzano tomatoes, known to food lovers as the best tomatoes to make pasta sauce, has been hit with two federal lawsuits claiming what's inside the can isn't the real thing.

Correction: damage at Noah's Ark attraction story

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:09pm

In a story May 24 about property damage at a Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that flooding caused the damage. The damage was caused by heavy rains over a period of two years.