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Train plows into truck stuck on tracks in Italy; 2 dead

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:22pm

A regional train plowed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin late Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring 18 others, authorities said.

FBI may have disrupted major cyberattack on Ukraine

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:16pm

The FBI has put a spoke in the wheel of a major Russian hacking operation potentially aimed at causing havoc in Ukraine, evidence pieced together from researchers, Ukrainian officials and U.S. court documents indicates.

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:12pm

Ripple effects are likely to be felt if 50,000 workers employed at more than 30 world-famous casino-hotels in Las Vegas go on strike.

The Latest: Trump orders probe of tariffs for cars, trucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:02pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the auto industry (all times local):

Trump directs government to investigate whether tariffs are needed on imports of autos, trucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:45pm

Trump directs government to investigate whether tariffs are needed on imports of autos, trucks.

Michael Jackson estate slams ABC TV special on his last days

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:16pm

The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to an ABC TV special on the end of the King of Pop's life, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children.

The Latest: Las Vegas casino strike would have ripple effect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:14pm

The Latest on the contract negotiations between Las Vegas casino workers and businesses (all times local):

The Latest: ABC: Jackson TV special respects copyrights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:56pm

The Latest on the Michael Jackson estate's objections to a television special about him (all times local):

New York City to consider ban on plastic straws

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:46pm

Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City.

Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:46pm

Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and other companies have pledged a total of more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers intended to combat homelessness.

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:22pm

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

UN to vote on resolution on link between conflict and famine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:59pm

The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote soon on a resolution recognizing the link between conflict and the threat of famine.

New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:59pm

Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes.

US man gets 15 years in prison for illegal handgun exports

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:55pm

A Montana man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally exporting high-caliber handguns to customers in Australia, Norway and other countries with strict weapons laws.

Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein targeted by federal prosecutors

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:52pm

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney.

Cohen distances himself from tax-cheating "Taxi King"

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:24pm

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is distancing himself from an associate in the taxi industry who pleaded guilty to tax fraud.

Canada blocks Aecon takeover by Chinese state owned firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:21pm

The Canadian government has blocked the proposed takeover of the Aecon Group Inc. construction company by a Chinese state-owned enterprise, citing reasons of national security.

Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:13pm

President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he's eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes.

Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:09pm

Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in a Phoenix suburb.

Board: Smaller surplus available for Puerto Rico creditors

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:01pm

The executive director of a federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's public finances said Wednesday there will be a smaller surplus available for creditors, while a bond insurance company filed a lawsuit seeking to nullify a fiscal plan that aims to pull the U.S. territory out of its economic crisis.