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Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:38pm

Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted Tuesday to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts.

Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:38pm

Congress moved to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes.

The Latest: Vegas casino workers OK strike for June or later

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:32pm

The Latest on Las Vegas casino workers voting on whether to go on strike (all times local):

Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino-hotel workers vote to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:27pm

Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino-hotel workers vote to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1.

Migrant remittances a big business in cash-starved Venezuela

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:08pm

The giant metal pots in the kitchen of a drab Bogota cafeteria are filled with simple dishes like vegetable rice. But Edgary Granadillo's delicate arrangement of the plates he sets before rushed lunchtime office workers hints at the finer dishes he once served.

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:54pm

Amazon's decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant's reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they're involved in crimes or not.

Asian shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:49pm

Asian indexes were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors shifted their attention to uncertainties over a planned U.S.-North Korea summit after the perk from eased U.S.-China trade tensions faded.

Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of China

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:46pm

British Airways, Lufthansa and Air Canada are among 20 carriers that now refer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers its territory, as a part of China on their global websites, in line with Beijing's demands that the White House called "Orwellian nonsense," The Associated Press has found.

Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:06pm

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has repeatedly pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump, but the divisive retired sheriff is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies.

The Latest: Congress passes bill rolling back banking rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:19pm

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Protesters: Bottled water should still be provided in Flint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:13pm

About 100 people crowded into Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's office lobby to demand that the state continue to provide bottled water to Flint residents.

Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:48pm

A man suspected of trading wild bursts of gunfire with officers during a long standoff in the Florida Panhandle was found dead Tuesday in a gasoline-soaked apartment after an armored vehicle approached, authorities said.

Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:11pm

Over 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding that combatants protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick, the Red Cross said Tuesday.

The Latest: Trump resumes feud with Pelosi over 'animals'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:00pm

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Puerto Rico gov submits $25B budget amid deal with board

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:14pm

Puerto Rico's governor proposed a $25 billion budget to the island's legislature Tuesday in which retired government workers would keep their monthly pensions uncut and public school teachers and police officers would get pay raises.

Kansas finds violations at water park where boy died in 2016

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:09pm

A recent state inspection found 11 alleged violations of amusement park regulations at a Kansas water park where a boy died in 2016, with one raising questions about whether a ride's parts are being replaced as quickly as recommended.

Trayvon's parents say Weinstein's company owes them $150,000

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:02pm

The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Company owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the rights to their book in order to make a yet unaired television series based on their son's legacy.

EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:02pm

A reporter for The Associated Press was grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of an Environmental Protection Agency building by a security guard Tuesday for trying to cover a meeting on water contaminants in which some reporters were welcomed and others were not.

Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:58pm

Congress moved Tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes.

The Latest: Schlitterbahn critical of Kansas audit of park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:26pm

The Latest on a recent state inspection of a Kansas water park where a boy died in 2016 (all times local):