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Asian shares mixed after Fed gives Wall Street a boost

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:14pm

Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday after U.S. stocks reversed early losses and finished higher as investors appraised the Federal Reserve's signal that it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates.

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10pm

The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the outcome of the NAFTA talks.

Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:09pm

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

Merkel in China stresses dialogue on human rights, tech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:04pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday stressed the importance of dialogue with China during a visit to Beijing that comes amid shared concerns over trade with the United States and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal.

Historic theater closes due to roof damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:03pm

A century-old Vermont theater says it will cancel upcoming events due to roof damage.

Malaysia's ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:54pm

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at the anti-corruption agency's office Thursday for more questioning over a massive graft scandal at a state investment fund that he set up.

Train plows into truck stopped on tracks in Italy; 2 dead

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:28pm

A regional train plowed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin late Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring 18, authorities said. Rescuers worked through the night to make sure no passengers were trapped in the wreckage.

FBI seeks to thwart major cyberattack on Ukraine

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:25pm

The FBI has put a spoke in the wheel of a major Russian digital disruption operation potentially aimed at causing havoc in Ukraine, evidence pieced together from researchers, Ukrainian officials and U.S. court documents indicates.

Indonesia ride app Go-Jek to add 4 Southeast Asian nations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:07pm

Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek says it will expand into Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines in the next few months, vying with rival Grab for Southeast Asian customers.

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:52pm

What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city's world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week.

Chocolate, cinnamon, and unicorns: Inside the last-ditch effort to save sugary cereals

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:37pm

Kellogg is digging into its bag of tricks to get Americans excited about cereal again.

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:02pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the outcome of the NAFTA talks.

The Latest: Trump orders probe of tariffs for cars, trucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:02pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the auto industry (all times local):

Trump directs government to investigate whether tariffs are needed on imports of autos, trucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:45pm

Trump directs government to investigate whether tariffs are needed on imports of autos, trucks.

Michael Jackson estate slams ABC TV special on his last days

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:16pm

The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to an ABC TV special on the end of the King of Pop's life, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children.

The Latest: Las Vegas casino strike would have ripple effect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:14pm

The Latest on the contract negotiations between Las Vegas casino workers and businesses (all times local):

The Latest: ABC: Jackson TV special respects copyrights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:56pm

The Latest on the Michael Jackson estate's objections to a television special about him (all times local):

New York City to consider ban on plastic straws

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:46pm

Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City.

Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:46pm

Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and other companies have pledged a total of more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers intended to combat homelessness.

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:22pm

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.