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Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:35am

President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed.

Problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:09am

Serious problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility four years after employees left an incapacitated woman on a couch without food, water or bathroom use for over 24 hours, according to two groups that provide legal and advocacy services to patients in need.

Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

Hannah Grabenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:24am

Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, even though it will no longer be printed daily or delivered to their door, they'll get a free iPad to view a digital version.

Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:01am

Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social issues: climate change and facial recognition technology.

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

Liudas Dapkus, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:42am

The two contestants in Lithuania's runoff election for a new president have one thing in common: They want to maintain the strict tone toward neighboring Russia, while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric.

Judge: Anheuser-Busch must pull some ads about MillerCoors

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:25pm

A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers.

Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:14pm

When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles.

Marijuana businesses urge judge to review Nevada licenses

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:56pm

A judge shouldn't tip the scales as dozens of businesses that lost bids to open marijuana dispensaries push to freeze new licenses in Nevada's booming cannabis market, an attorney for the state argued Friday.

The Latest: Fire marshal says lightning caused massive fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:29pm

The Latest on a fire that destroyed a central Nebraska fertilizer plan (all times local):

Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:17pm

California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to keep a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health benefits but means approval from the Trump administration amid a feud between state and federal officials.

Real estate title firm's lapse exposes data in 885M files

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:07pm

A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files.

Lawsuits say Cento isn't canning real San Marzano tomatoes

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:35pm

The largest U.S. seller of San Marzano tomatoes, known to food lovers as the best tomatoes to make pasta sauce, has been hit with two federal lawsuits claiming what's inside the can isn't the real thing.

Correction: damage at Noah's Ark attraction story

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:09pm

In a story May 24 about property damage at a Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that flooding caused the damage. The damage was caused by heavy rains over a period of two years.

Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:04pm

Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information.

HP, Hibbett rise; Foot Locker, Autodesk fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:25pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

Volkswagen names new chief executive at Tennessee plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:57pm

German auto maker Volkswagen has named a new chief executive at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a company spokeswoman said Friday.

Lawyers in Ohio State doc sex abuse case to see full report

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:55pm

Lawyers for men who allege they were sexually abused decades ago by an Ohio State team doctor should get to see the unredacted findings of a law firm that investigated the claims for the university, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Gold, silver edge lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:49pm

The May gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,283.60 an ounce -- down $1.80.

May's relationship with EU was often rocky

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:47pm

As British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her departure with a Brexit plan nowhere near success, European Union leaders offered kind words. But it was quite another matter during the years of negotiations with the bloc that often produced exasperation, miscommunication and even some ridicule of her.

Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:25pm

Authorities said Friday they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling the drugs out of state.