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  • Environmentalists file 2 more challenges to Minnesota mine

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Environmental groups have filed two more lawsuits challenging the Interior Department’s decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. One of the lawsuits was filed Monday by three national groups: The Wilderness Society, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Izaak Walton […]
  • APNewsBreak: Montana tribe can’t account for $14.5 million

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Investigators say Montana’s Crow Indian Tribe cannot account for $14.5 million in federal transportation funding it received over a four-year period. The U.S. Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General on Monday issued findings from an audit of a contract that provided federal money to build and maintain highways, bridges and transit […]
  • Big spenders: S&P 500 stock buybacks set record in 1Q

    NEW YORK (AP) — Flush with savings from lower tax bills and profits from a growing economy, big U.S. companies are spending a record amount buying back their own stock. Stock repurchases hit $189.1 billion in the first quarter for the S&P 500, according to preliminary results from S&P Dow Jones Indices. That tops the […]
  • Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication, called Epidiolex, to treat two rare forms […]
  • Connecticut Red Hen receives wrath of Sanders’ defenders

    OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant called the Red Hen has received “threatening” messages from people confused with an identically named Virginia eatery that refused White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders service. Owner Shelley Deproto tells The Day the Old Saybrook restaurant has received dozens of angry phone messages and negative reviews […]
  • The Latest: Ryan, Walker react to Harley moving production

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on Harley-Davidson shifting production of some motorcycles overseas (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Wisconsin’s top Republican leaders are not criticizing President Donald Trump’s trade policy or Harley-Davidson’s decision to shift the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas. The Milwaukee-based company said Monday it’s making […]
  • Media merger would create 3rd-largest TV station group in US

    ATLANTA (AP) — Gray Television Inc. and Raycom Media Inc. are announcing a merger that would create the third-largest television broadcast group in the United States. Georgia-based Gray and Alabama-based Raycom said Monday they’ve entered into an agreement to combine the companies in a $3.6 billion deal. In a statement, the companies say the combined […]
  • After ban ends, Saudi women see new job in becoming drivers

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women are driving freely through busy city streets for the first time after years of risking arrest if they dared to get behind the wheel. And with the longstanding ban now lifted, a new opportunity has emerged: Working as drivers. It’s a job that had been reserved for men […]
  • Buzz Aldrin sues children, alleging misuse of his finances

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his credit cards, transferring money from an account and slandering him by saying he has dementia. Aldrin’s lawsuit filed earlier this month in a Florida state court asked a judge to […]
  • Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

    MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Anguished parents of 12 members of a boys’ soccer team missing in a flooded cave in northern Thailand were spending a third night without their children Monday as water continued to rise in the sprawling caverns, forcing rescuers led by elite navy divers to suspend their search. Officials said pouring […]
  • Mnuchin dismisses reports of tech restrictions on China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is dismissing as “fake news” media reports that the Trump administration is readying restrictions this week on Chinese investment in American technology companies and high-tech exports to China. Mnuchin says on Twitter that reports by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg news are “false, fake news. The leaker […]
  • Carnival shares sink on outlook, cost concerns

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carnival Corp. shares tumbled Monday after the cruise operator gave a weaker-than-expected outlook, citing growing fuel costs. The stock fell $6.11, or 9.6 percent, to $57.42 in morning trading. The lackluster guidance and concern over growing costs helped drag down its peers. Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. fell $3.17, […]
  • World Food Prize goes to an economist and a doctor

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The World Food Prize will be awarded this year to two men who have dedicated their careers to improving the availability of nutritious food for pregnant women and children in an effort to reduce the effects of malnutrition in developing countries. Lawrence Haddad, who is a British economist and food […]
  • Supreme Court rules for American Express in credit card case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court handed American Express a win Monday in a lawsuit over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards. Under their contracts, merchants who accept American Express generally can’t encourage customers to use other credit cards, even though they charge merchants lower fees. The federal government and a group […]
  • Stocks sink on reports US may limit tech exports to China

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Monday following losses in Europe and Asia, and technology companies are skidding following reports that the Trump administration plans to limit high-tech exports to China and will limit Chinese investment in American technology companies. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested the restrictions might apply to other countries as […]