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White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:12pm

President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:12pm

Widely circulated online reports crediting President Donald Trump for 2017 increases in retirees' Social Security checks don't accurately portray how the system works.

The Latest: Warner says White House not dispelling suspicion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:12pm

The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local):

Gun control advocates say Newtown ruling is bad precedent

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:10pm

Gun control advocates are asking the Connecticut Supreme Court for permission to argue against a judge's decision last year to dismiss a wrongful-death lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting.

Chinese tech company Tencent acquires 5 percent Tesla stake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:10pm

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings has acquired a 5 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla Inc.

FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:03pm

U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.

Greek debt activist, follower of ancients gods, faces arrest

Derek Gatopoulos and Fanis Karabatsakis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:03pm

A firebrand Greek debt activist whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization.

Public television chief says Trump budget would hit options

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:47am

President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would most dramatically affect rural and minority communities, eventually forcing some local television and radio stations to close, the corporation's president and chief executive officer told Congress Tuesday.

Club shooting victim: 'All I was thinking about was my kids'

Dan Sewell and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:46am

A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting described a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were frantically crawling over one another to reach the exits and said that all she could think about was her children.

Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony

Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:46am

A lawyer for former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates wrote in letters last week that the Trump administration was trying to limit her testimony at congressional hearings focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The hearing was later canceled by the House intelligence committee chairman.

Samsung's fire-prone Note 7 phone may return after recalls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:38am

Samsung's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 phone might come back as refurbished or rental phones.

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Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

Bob Christie and Josh Hoffner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:30am

A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation.

What makes a cyberattack? Experts lobby to restrict the term

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:27am

When U.S. senator John McCain told Ukrainian television that the allegedly Russian-backed breach of the Democratic National Committee's server was "an act of war," Michael Schmitt cringed.

Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:24am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that U.S. banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income areas where high unemployment has persisted despite the overall job market's significant gains.

Oklahoma may legalize hog hunting from helicopters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:10am

Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters.

A look at how Trump's moves on coal will affect the industry

Matthew Brown and Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:55am

President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from bankruptcies, pollution restrictions and growing competition from natural gas, wind and solar.

The Latest: Industry groups eager for Dakota Access oil flow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:50am

The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local):

Correction: Mexico Wall-Businesses-Q&A story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:35am

In a story March 27 about the government's plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Fluor Enterprises. It is Fluor, not Flour.

General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:24am

General Motors has rejected a proposal from investor David Einhorn to split its stock into two classes.

Central Europe's leaders reject EU's relocation of refugees

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:24am

Leaders from Central Europe said Tuesday they reject a European Union policy that calls for all member states to take in refugees, protesting suggestions that the level of their compliance could be linked to the availability of EU funds to them.