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EU says no clarity on US tariffs ahead of deadline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:10am

European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom says the EU still has no clear idea whether U.S. President Donald Trump will slap tariffs on the bloc's steel and aluminum exports in two weeks.

French public service workers strike again over job cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:47am

French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022.

Airlines caving to Beijing despite White House protest

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:13am

Global airlines are obeying Beijing's demands to refer to Taiwan explicitly as a part of China, despite the White House's call this month to stand firm against such "Orwellian nonsense." The Associated Press found 20 carriers, including Air Canada, British Airways and Lufthansa, that now refer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers Chinese territory, as a part of China on their global websites.

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.

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.