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Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:43am

A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.

Argentines stage protest against decision to seek IMF help

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:41am

Thousands of people are staging a protest in Argentina's capital against the government's decision to seek economic help from the International Monetary Fund.

Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:23am

The White House says President Donald Trump intends to sign legislation next week to help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments.

Farmer pleads not guilty to animal cruelty in pig deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:19am

A Maine farmer who police say killed and buried a dozen malnourished pigs before agents inspected them has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges.

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Weinstein faces sex charges in prosecution amid #MeToo

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:09am

Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with rape and another sex felony in the first prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national reckoning over sexual misconduct.

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APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:07am

A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured.

Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:03am

Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw and Washington's threat of sanctions against companies who trade with Iran, a senior Iranian official said Friday.

Markets Right Now: Energy stocks pull indexes mostly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:03am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

AP PHOTOS: Top paid men, women in the CEO ranks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:55am

Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million.

Fiat Chrysler warns 4.8M owners: Don't use the cruise

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:53am

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:49am

The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local):

The Latest: NRA releases statement after Oklahoma shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:45am

The Latest on a shooting at a restaurant in Oklahoma City (all times local):

Oil prices and energy companies tumble; other stocks rise

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:33am

Energy companies and oil prices are sinking again Friday morning on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Overall U.S. stocks are slightly lower as falling bond yields put pressure on banks, but they are helping dividend-payers like household goods makers. Airlines are climbing as investors anticipate lower fuel costs. Gap is tumbling after it had a weak first quarter as its namesake brand continued to struggle.

Brazil schools close as truckers' strike enters fifth day

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:31am

Thousands of Brazilian truckers angry over fuel price hikes blocked roads on Friday, the fifth day of a strike that led thousands of schools to shutter, long lines to form at gas stations and several flights to be canceled.

Twin Metals wants to build ore processor closer to BWCA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:29am

Twin Metals says its updated plan for an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely includes an ore processing facility on the east bank of Birch Lake, which puts it closer to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness than earlier planned.

County in Utah files state opioid lawsuit against 24 firms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:17am

Another county in Utah is suing opioid makers and distributors over what critics call the ill effects of prescription painkiller abuse.

New $12.9 billion warship already needs upgrades and fixes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:09am

The U.S. Navy's brand-new $12.9 billion aircraft carrier is headed back to a Virginia shipbuilding yard after problems were discovered during sea trials.

For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:02am

Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers.

Harvey Weinstein leaves court; his lawyer says sex assault charges aren't supported by evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:16am

Harvey Weinstein leaves court; his lawyer says sex assault charges aren't supported by evidence.