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Twin Falls YMCA chapter on probation for mismanaged finances

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:31pm

The national YMCA has put its Twin Falls chapter on probation after finding widespread financial mismanagement at the branch.

Report: Disney and Universal had attendance increase in 2015

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:30pm

Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld all saw a jump in attendance in 2015 over the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday.

Feds say Turkish celebrity who faces prison is a flight risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:22pm

Federal prosecutors say a Turkish celebrity who lived the high life as he evaded U.S. sanctions against Iran is a flight risk and shouldn't get bail.

Phones fuel great growth potential for US Internet gambling

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:21pm

People attending a major gambling conference say Internet gambling has tremendous growth potential in the United States as the use of smartphones continues to grow.

West Virginia editorial roundup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:21pm

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

Protesters rally ahead of McDonald's shareholders' meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:21pm

Protesters rallied outside a McDonald's for higher wage, and the company says employees at its headquarters were working from home Wednesday ahead of more planned demonstrations tied to its annual shareholders' meeting.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end solidly higher on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:21pm

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

Exxon, Chevron shareholders reject climate resolutions

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:21pm

Shareholders at Exxon Mobil and Chevron rejected resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the companies to take stronger stands in favor of limiting climate change.

GOP senators attack top Democrat for defense bill delay

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:20pm

A Republican senator angrily denounced the Senate's top Democrat Wednesday for delaying debate on defense policy legislation, calling Minority Leader Harry Reid's leadership "cancerous" and accusing him of holding up the $602 billion bill to preserve his "sad, sorry legacy."

US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:11pm

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wowed investors when it went public in the U.S. in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall Street expectations amid the Chinese economy's slowdown. Yet its unorthodox business structure has raised eyebrows, it's been suspended from an anti-counterfeiting group, and now U.S. regulators are investigating its accounting practices.

The Latest: Man accused of killing heating oil worker dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:01pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an heating oil company worker in New Hampshire (all times local):

UConn's draft budget scraps plans for increased enrollment

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:01pm

University of Connecticut officials have put off plans to grow enrollment at the state's flagship university in their proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

House wading into California's long-running water war

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:01pm

Wading into a longstanding California water war, the House Wednesday endorsed a Republican plan to shift more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers and cut the flow for threatened fish and growers in another part of the state.

Most American households doing better financially

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:52pm

Most American households say their finances have strengthened slightly, but nearly half report that they would struggle to meet $400 in expenses from an unexpected emergency, according to the Federal Reserve's annual survey on economic well-being.

NATO's star sculpture is moving to the alliance's new home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:50pm

The giant oxidized steel star that has stood in front of NATO's headquarters in Brussels for decades is being moved to the alliance's new home across the street.

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:41pm

The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday.

Ohio airport to be named in honor of astronaut John Glenn

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:40pm

Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport named in his honor in his home state of Ohio.

New York tampon tax to get the ax with governor set to sign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:40pm

New York's Legislature has given its final approval to exempting tampons and other feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:32pm

Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.