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High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race

Ben Nadler and Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:56pm

She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in U.S. history.

Michael Jackson estate slams ABC TV special on his last days

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:56pm

The Michael Jackson estate is objecting to an ABC TV special airing Thursday on the end of the life of the late King of Pop.

Fed minutes: Another rate hike likely 'soon'

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:54pm

Federal Reserve officials earlier this month suggested that another rate hike was on the way soon, while also noting several risks facing the economy from rising wage pressures to potential harm from administration trade policies.

Southwest Airlines crew detail engine explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:49pm

The flight crew on the Southwest Airlines jet that was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded has described the harrowing experience in their first joint interview.

Spain PM gets budget backing in test of separatist strength

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:48pm

The Spanish parliament narrowly passed a new national budget Wednesday, giving the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy some breathing space as it combats the continuing secession drive in Catalonia.

Vegas workers' vote to authorize strike pressures casinos

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:32pm

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 to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts.

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:29pm

Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.

US tech firm: Possible cyberattack on Ukraine being prepared

Frank Bajak and Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:27pm

Network technology company Cisco Systems said Wednesday that a half a million routers had been compromised in preparation for what could be a major cyberattack against Ukraine, raising the specter of large-scale disruption timed to the upcoming Champions League soccer final there.

Makeup artist to disguise witnesses in Mafia boss trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:23pm

Two government witnesses in the trial of former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme will be disguised by a "movie-industry" quality makeup artist to protect their identities.

Wyoming courts tech behind cryptocurrency to entice business

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:08pm

Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state's effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying off.

Trump predicts auto workers will be 'very happy' on NAFTA

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:04pm

President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the outcome of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement, which have stalled amid a dispute over rules for car production.

Zinke heckled as he pitches government, industry cooperation

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:02pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke faced protests and a heckler Wednesday as he delivered a message of government cooperation at a large energy industry conference in North Dakota.

Comcast v. Disney: a fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:57am

Comcast and Disney are on the verge of a head-to-head bidding war for Fox's entertainment properties.

The Latest: Premier-designate confirms Italy's place in EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:54am

The Latest on discussions to form a new government in Italy (all times local):

Target's bright spot: robust customer traffic

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:49am

Target proved itself one of the few retailers that saw more customers both at its stores and online, though its investment in stores and delivery operations hurt first-quarter profit.

New Jersey OKs $300M annually to rescue nuclear industry

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:47am

Legislation that would authorize $300 million annually to rescue New Jersey's nuclear energy industry — a request for financial help made by the state's largest utility company — was signed into law Wednesday.

NYC subway head wants massive overhaul, but cost a concern

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:43am

The new head of New York City's subways is proposing a massive overhaul, including the replacement of worn-out signals that lead to vexing delays for millions of riders.

Ex-CFO gets prison term for stealing more than $1 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:42am

The former chief financial officer of a New Jersey orthopedic care provider is headed to prison for stealing more than $1 million from the company for his personal use.

Foxconn says no changes planned for Wisconsin project

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:42am

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday that it remains committed to its $10 billion Wisconsin manufacturing facility, rejecting a report that it's considering reducing its initial investment by making display screens for smaller electronics, like phones, rather than large screens for televisions.

Uber puts brakes on self-driving car operation in Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:40am

Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles.