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CFO of Soup Nazi-inspired company indicted on tax charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:59pm

The chief financial officer for a company licensing recipes from the real-life chef who inspired the "Soup Nazi" character on "Seinfeld" has been arrested on tax charges alleging he cheated the government out of a half million dollars.

Why Trump's budget plan wouldn't likely accelerate growth

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:46pm

The Trump administration's budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3 percent a year — a level it hasn't achieved in more than a dozen years.

Expiring law could leave Route 66 towns without key funding

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:34pm

Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns.

Court denies appeal for egg executives in salmonella case

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:34pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a sentencing appeal by a father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak.

US says Fiat Chrysler used software to beat emissions tests

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:33pm

The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests.

Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:30pm

The Trump administration is allowing to go forward an Obama-era rule that puts stricter requirements on professionals who advise retirement savers on their investments. But it's leaving open the possibility that deep changes to the rule will still be made.

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.

Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.

Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage quit his post Tuesday as a chairman of the chamber's moderate Tuesday Group, criticizing colleagues for having "different objectives and a different sense of governing than I do."

The Latest: Democrats criticize Trump budget plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:10pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local):

Target, states reach $18.5 million settlement on data breach

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:54am

Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday.

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:50am

The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner.

Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:50am

Education organizations are lashing out at President Donald Trump's budget proposal to eliminate subsidized student loans and loan forgiveness programs.

NYC tightens security after concert blast in England

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:50am

New York City police say they have tightened security at high-profile locations "out of an abundance of caution" following the deadly explosion in Manchester, England.

Trump names nuclear chief Svinicki to a new five-year term

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:34am

President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years.

Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:34am

President Donald Trump's first budget proposal got an icy reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and that was just from the Republicans.

Christie: Most riders will be spared from Penn Station work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:30am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says an agreement has been reached between New Jersey Transit and Amtrak that will limit the effect on commuters from this summer's planned work at New York's Penn Station.

Dark money comes with a twist in Virginia's statewide races

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:14am

In Virginia's closely watched statewide political contests, so-called "dark money" comes with a few ironic twists.

Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:13am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.