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Sony invests in image sensors, acquires more of EMI Music

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:08am

Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to invest 1 trillion yen ($9 billion) mostly in image sensors over the next three years, under a revamped strategy to strengthen both hardware and creative content.

Women cite 'grass ceiling' in male-dominated weed industry

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:04am

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.

Fiji finds 4 not guilty of sedition in media freedom case

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:04am

A judge in Fiji found an opinion writer and three newspaper executives not guilty of sedition on Tuesday in a ruling that many consider a victory for press freedom in the South Pacific nation.

US hikes tariffs on Chinese steel exported via Vietnam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:53am

The United States has raised tariffs on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China and evaded anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel.

Charges filed against South Africa hunter over ivory import

Kathleen Foody and Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:19am

The owner of a South African hunting company was indicted this month in Colorado by federal prosecutors, who accuse the man of bribing Zimbabwean government officials while guiding a Colorado tourist on a hunt for elephants and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the U.S.

Former Malaysian PM Najib questioned by anti-graft agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:14am

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was interrogated Tuesday over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him as the country's new anti-graft chief said investigations into the case were suppressed by intimidation during Najib's rule.

Vegas casino workers to vote on strike that could cost city

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:14am

Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week planned to vote Tuesday on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees.

Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:28pm

Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government.

New York Stock Exchange names first female leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:18pm

The New York Stock Exchange has named its first female leader in the history of the 226-year-old exchange.

US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:14pm

The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump's repeated tries to take apart the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major government survey released Tuesday.

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

Desmond Butler and Tom Lobianco, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:08pm

In a yearlong pursuit of money and influence, two American businessmen played Middle East countries against each other, as they leveraged connections stretching from Persian Gulf palaces to the Oval Office into millions of dollars in contracts.

Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:30pm

Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government.

Protesters shut down commercial bridge linking Mexico, Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:18pm

At least 200 demonstrators blocked a major commercial bridge between Mexico and Texas on Monday to protest the disappearance of dozens of people in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, snarling traffic in both directions into the night.

Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:42pm

Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees.

Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:33pm

Mexican authorities temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media said one of three survivors died Monday, increasing the death toll to 111.

The Latest: Cuba says crash survivor dies; toll now at 111

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:14pm

The latest on the crash of an airliner in Cuba (all times local):

Baboon escapes crate at Texas airport; officers corner him

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:06pm

A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two hours at San Antonio International Airport.

Drilling rig topples near Phoenix airport, worker is trapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:02pm

Cranes, back hoes and other heavy equipment are being set up to move a drilling rig that toppled on its side near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, trapping a construction worker.

UK lawmakers appeals to EU to help in Facebook probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 5:03pm

The head of Parliament's media committee has appealed to European lawmakers to put questions to Mark Zuckerberg on his behalf when the Facebook chief gives evidence Tuesday.