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US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:58am

The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business.

Federal board recommends seatbelts on all new school buses

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:57am

A federal transportation panel is recommending to states that all new large school buses be equipped with seatbelts.

Congress nears dismantling of post-crisis bank rules

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:56am

Congress was taking a final step Tuesday toward dismantling 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.

Oil company: Employees failed to report North Dakota spills

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:54am

Former employees of a Denver-based oil company operating in the Bakken oil patch failed to report five spills in northwest North Dakota dating back to October, according to the company.

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For the first time in 226 years, woman to lead the NYSE

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:52am

The New York Stock Exchange for the first time in its 226-year history will be led by a woman.

EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:46am

The Environmental Protection Agency reversed course Tuesday and allowed a reporter for The Associated Press to cover a meeting on water contaminants after she was earlier barred and shoved out of the building by a security guard.

Sweet for Necco: 3 new bidders emerge in wafer maker's sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:44am

Three new bidders have stepped in with offers to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies.

Pro-union chants greet Vegas casino workers voting on strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers are making their way into a university arena where they're set to vote on whether to strike.

Branson-owned health company to merge with its rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:33am

An employee well-being company owned by British billionaire Richard Branson says it will merge with its rival and make Providence the new corporate headquarters.

Vatican bank reports profit but says ethics more important

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:23am

The Vatican bank says it earned 31.9 million euros in profits last year, down from 36 million euros in 2016, as it works to pursue ethical investments even at the risk of losing money and clients.

The Latest: Senators: Buffer needed near Chaco national park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:06am

The Latest on legislation to protect area around Chaco Culture National Historical Park (all times local):

Women look to make mark on male-dominated marijuana industry

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:58am

When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men.

The Latest: Man who killed deputy snapped into military mode

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:57am

The Latest on sentencing for a man in the killing of a South Carolina police officer (all times local):

Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline deal

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:56am

After striking a delicate deal with the United Arab Emirates this month on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself.

ACLU: Amazon shouldn't sell face-recognition tech to police

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:54am

The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone."

What's new at theme parks: Wonder Woman coaster, Pixar Pier

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:46am

Orlando, Florida, doesn't have a lock on theme park news this summer.

Tear gas, broken windows disrupt Paris labor march

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:36am

Clashes between police and groups of masked youths erupted Tuesday on the sidelines of a labor march in Paris, forcing protesting civil servants to stand clear of flying debris and tear gas canisters.

The Latest: Zuckerberg tells EU lawmakers 'I'm sorry'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:36am

The Latest on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's meeting with European Union officials (all times local):

Iowa GOP accepts campaign fund of disgraced ex-Senate leader

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:36am

The abrupt downfall of Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix quickly turned into a cash windfall for the Republican Party of Iowa.

US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:15am

Americans kept up their health insurance last year despite President Donald Trump's all-out push to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion. That's the counter-intuitive conclusion from a major government survey Tuesday.