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Turnout for European Parliament elections at 50.5%, a 20-year high and 8 points higher than 2014, spokesman says

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 4:07pm

Turnout for European Parliament elections at 50.5%, a 20-year high and 8 points higher than 2014, spokesman says.

Rep. John Lewis tells graduates to 'get in trouble'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 1:25pm

U.S. Rep. John Lewis urged graduates of Framingham State University in Massachusetts on Sunday to "get in trouble" and to build "bridges, not walls."

Exit poll: Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice party leading in European Parliament vote with 42.4%

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 1:03pm

Exit poll: Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice party leading in European Parliament vote with 42.4%.

European Parliament projection indicates major losses for mainstream centrists, rise for far-right and Greens

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:43pm

European Parliament projection indicates major losses for mainstream centrists, rise for far-right and Greens.

Greens triumph as German governing parties perform poorly

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:39pm

Germany's governing parties were headed for their worst post-World War II showing in a nationwide election on Sunday amid discontent with their stuttering performance over the past year, with the Greens surging to second place in the European Parliament vote amid increasing concern about climate change.

French far-right nationalist leader Marine Le Pen declares victory in European elections over Macron's party

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:36pm

French far-right nationalist leader Marine Le Pen declares victory in European elections over Macron's party.

French polling agency estimates show far-right National Rally expected to beat Macron's party in European elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:04pm

French polling agency estimates show far-right National Rally expected to beat Macron's party in European elections.

EU Parliament spokesman: Turnout for 27 nations excluding UK nears 51%, early figures show; highest in at least 20 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:02pm

EU Parliament spokesman: Turnout for 27 nations excluding UK nears 51%, early figures show; highest in at least 20 years.

'Aladdin' soars, but 'Booksmart' barely passes at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:44am

Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" crushed the competition at the box office, which included two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to the family pic: The critically acclaimed teen comedy "Booksmart" and the horror movie "Brightburn."

Teva settles with Oklahoma for $85 million in opioid case

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 10:56am

One of the drugmakers named in Oklahoma's lawsuit over the opioid crisis has agreed to a settlement in which it will pay the state $85 million.

Wisconsin's new Democratic governor, GOP not getting along

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 9:43am

Wisconsin's new Democratic governor and the Republicans who control the Legislature are having such a hard time getting along that even the signing of a seemingly innocuous, unanimously approved bill morphed into a partisan fight.

Brexit Party leads, UK Conservatives bashed in EU poll

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 8:53am

Britain's governing Conservative Party faced a near-wipeout in the European Parliament election as voters sick of the country's Brexit deadlock flocked to uncompromisingly pro-Brexit or pro-EU parties.

Rent spikes, gig jobs among bills facing legislative action

Andrew Oxford, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 8:18am

The California Legislature faces key decisions this week, including trying to reign in police use of force, prevent rent spikes, and alter labor laws affecting workers in the gig economy. Friday is the deadline for the Assembly and Senate to pass or reject bills that originated in each chamber. If they survive, they will be considered by the opposing chamber before lawmakers adjourn in September.

Joining biking trails and bringing money to New England

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 7:28am

Looking to give an economic boost to rural parts of New England, one group is turning to mountain bikers for help.

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: Trump to meet Japan's emperor, talk with Abe

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

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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.