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Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.

Former AG Sally Yates to testify May 8 in Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a Senate committee announced Tuesday.

Virtual reality, apps add interactivity to music videos

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:54am

More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets.

Firefighters still dousing hot spots at massive fire scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:50am

Firefighters are still dousing hot spots after a massive fire at a seven-story apartment building under construction near the University of Maryland.

Cost cuts at Coca-Cola go deeper, including jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:43am

Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will trim 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost cutting.

US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:43am

U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable.

FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:43am

Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership.

LVMH to consolidate hold on Dior in multibillion-euro deal

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:34am

The French magnate behind LVMH moved to incorporate Christian Dior into his luxury goods empire in a 12 billion-euro ($13 billion) deal.

UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:34am

The opposition Labour Party is trying to turn Britain's election into a tale of two Brexits.

Ivanka Trump vows push for change for women, defends father

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:34am

Ivanka Trump pledged to push for "incremental, positive change" for women in the U.S. economy and defended her father's attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing Tuesday as a White House adviser.

Alitalia expected to start bankruptcy procedures

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:20am

Alitalia is expected to start bankruptcy procedures after employees rejected proposed salary cuts and layoffs cuts aimed at saving Italy's financially troubled flagship airline.

Caterpillar 1Q results top Street, boosts outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:00am

Caterpillar's first-quarter adjusted profit handily topped expectations on Wall Street, and revenue climbed thanks to improved sales across its business segments. The construction equipment company also boosted its full-year outlook thanks to a stronger-than-expected start to the year.

Many condominiums for sale, rent at Chicago's Trump Tower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:00am

An unusually large number of luxury condominiums are for sale or available for rent at Trump Tower in Chicago.

McDonald's US sales climb, customer traffic still a focus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:57am

McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it's still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores.

NYC has increase in homeless students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:55am

The number of New York City public school students who lived in homeless shelters for at least part of the last school year rose by more than 4,000 from the previous year.

A budget deficit challenge for Trump's tax plan

Josh Boak and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:45am

President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget?

The Latest: Ivanka Trump 'rather unfamiliar' with new role

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:36am

The Latest on Ivanka Trump's trip to Berlin (all times local):

Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:30am

The Kremlin says Russia will supply electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut off the power because of unpaid bills.

NYC firefighter's widow gets help to pay off mortgage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:00am

The family of a New York City firefighter who died after falling five stories while battling a blaze in Queens last week has the support of the city and a charity in helping to pay its debts.

N. Korea watchers on why army's big day has taken a backseat

Foster Klug and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:54am

The North Korean capital's broad, clean avenues were, by the authoritarian nation's usually over-the-top celebratory standards, fairly subdued ahead of Tuesday's 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army.