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International military company to be based in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 12:50pm

A multinational company that develops and builds equipment for military use worldwide is choosing Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as its U.S. headquarters.

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 12:27pm

Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis

Scott Smith and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:50am

Voting centers across Venezuela's capital city appeared largely empty during elections on Sunday despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by mid-morning.

Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:25am

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00.

Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:12am

A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting.

Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:00am

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran.

Insider Q&A: Should investors worry about 'peak earnings?'

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:02am

Speaking about a peak suddenly made stocks weak.

Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:59am

A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo.

City hopes for revitalization in aftermath of fraud case

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:48am

A remote Vermont community down on its luck had looked forward in 2012 to a downtown hotel, office and retail space and a research plant that would bring hundreds of jobs. It now sees just a vacant demolished block that some residents refer to as "the hole."

Eels break records in Maine, where they sell for big money

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:38am

America's only significant state fishery for baby eels has blown past records for value as high demand from overseas aquaculture companies is driving prices to new heights.

The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:10am

The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local):

Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:00am

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year.

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

Michael Weissenstein and Bert Wilkinson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 4:58am

The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.

Dayton, GOP at still odds as Legislature presses ahead

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 11:52pm

The Minnesota Legislature careened Saturday toward a messy and potentially inconclusive ending, as Republican leaders cut away from negotiations and planned to work overnight to send Gov. Mark Dayton a package of government spending measures and a tax bill that the Democratic governor indicated he wouldn't sign.

The Latest: Man's condition in fatal cougar attack upgraded

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 7:11pm

The Latest on a fatal cougar attack in Washington state (all times local):

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

Michael Weissenstein and Bert Wilkinson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 6:15pm

The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.

Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 5:53pm

Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers.

NY college giving honorary degree to Frederick Douglass

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 5:17pm

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass this weekend will receive the first posthumous honorary degree ever granted by the University of Rochester.

US, China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 3:49pm

Just-ended U.S.-China trade talks produced a commitment by Beijing to "significantly increase" its purchases of American goods and services, according to a joint statement Saturday from the rival economic powers trying to lower trade tensions.