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MGM discontinues talks with Wynn on Encore Boston purchase

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 8:26pm

MGM Resorts International says it will no longer pursue buying Encore Boston Harbor from Wynn Resorts.

The Latest: Philadelphia mayor fends off 2 in primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:09pm

The Latest on the Democratic primary for Philadelphia mayor (all times local):

Utah investigates school for troubled youth, citing abuse

Morgan Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:00pm

A youth psychiatric center where a brawl broke out last month is at risk of losing its license as Utah state officials investigate claims of sexual abuse, violence and several other issues.

Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:58pm

Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion.

Trump calls for taking up trade pact before infrastructure

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:49pm

President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders Tuesday that he believes Congress should first pass a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico before taking up a bill to boost the nation's infrastructure.

Investigators: Human error caused deadly Amtrak crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:12pm

A 2017 deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going more than twice the speed limit when he hit a curve, federal safety investigators said Tuesday.

Judge lowers $1.8 million award to former probation employee

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:54pm

A federal judge has reduced a $1.8 million award given to a former Idaho Department of Correction employee who sued over a hostile work environment because it exceeds the maximum amount allowed under federal law.

UN lowers global economic growth forecasts for 2019-2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:54pm

The U.N. says it is lowering its forecasts for global economic growth in 2019 and 2020 as a result of high trade tensions, uncertainty over economic policies and softening business confidence.

Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama design

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:50pm

Nike said Tuesday it won't release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama objected to one of its traditional designs being used on the sneaker.

Jury awards $27M in damages against truckers in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:44pm

A federal jury in Oregon has awarded nearly $27 million in damages against two trucking companies and their drivers who were involved in a road rage episode that killed a motorist.

Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:46pm

President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday.

Wet spring delays California crops, snow elsewhere in West

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:16pm

California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of some crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes.

Nordstrom's sales funk worsens in fiscal 1Q

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:16pm

Nordstrom's holiday shopping season malaise carried over into the first months of the year.

City says company skipping Alabama due to abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:09pm

The city of Birmingham says a company has decided against moving to Alabama because of the state's move to outlaw virtually all abortions.

Philadelphia mayor easily fends off 2 challengers in primary

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:04pm

Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes.

Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:58pm

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be partly responsible for the opioid crisis.

Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:41pm

Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of a now-defunct psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed before a developer builds housing on the land.

AutoZone, Qualcomm rise; Kohl's, J.C. Penney fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:40pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Plan to create special pot banks moves forward in California

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:35pm

Shut out of the traditional banking system by federal laws, the country's largest legal marijuana market in California could benefit if the state approves a measure creating a special class of banks to handle pot money.

Judge delays sentence for 'The Bachelor' star in Iowa crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:21pm

A judge will not consider requests from a dead farmer's relatives to impose prison time when she sentences "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of the accident that killed the man, she ruled Tuesday.