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Target reaches $18.5 million settlement on data breach with 47 states, including Arkansas

posted: 05/23/2017 12:49 p.m. Comment 1

NEW YORK — Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a large data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013, New York's attorney general said Tuesday.

VIDEO: Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russians about election meddling

posted: 05/23/2017 11:07 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday that he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign, telling the Russians that continued meddling would backfire and prevent and warming of relations after the election.

Man dies, 9 others hospitalized in apparent botulism outbreak linked to gas station nacho cheese

posted: 05/23/2017 10:41 a.m. Discuss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.

Trump's $4 trillion budget arrives on Capitol Hill

posted: 05/23/2017 10:36 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.

Flynn rejects Senate panel's file demands

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Monday in rebuffing a subpoena in the investigation into Russia's election meddling.

Texas tacks transgender restroom use on schools bill

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

AUSTIN, Texas -- A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar appeared to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, after supporters late Sunday used an amendment to tack such bathroom restrictions onto a bill covering school emergency operation plans for situations such as natural disasters.

Ford retires Fields, hires Hackett as new CEO

updated: 05/23/2017 3:15 a.m. Discuss

DEARBORN, Mich. -- In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the U.S. auto industry, Ford Motor Co. replaced its chief executive, Mark Fields, on Monday and vowed to catch up in the race to build self-driving cars.

No on 2 districts, court tells N.C.

updated: 05/23/2017 3:13 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting-rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

Haley: Shift aid on refugees

updated: 05/23/2017 3:11 a.m. Discuss

AMMAN, Jordan -- President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been overwhelmed by millions of refugees.

Jobless regions brace for budget

posted: 05/23/2017 3:09 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps, would likely be felt most in regions of the country with chronic high rates of unemployment -- such as the rural Southeast, aging manufacturing towns, and Indian reservations.

Insurers call for health-market stability

updated: 05/23/2017 3:07 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions of people grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo billions of dollars in federal payments.

Trump to Israel: Resolve standoff with Palestinians

updated: 05/23/2017 3:03 a.m. Discuss

JERUSALEM -- President Donald Trump began a two-day visit to Israel on Monday by conveying to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if Israel wants peace with its Arab neighbors, the generations-old standoff with the Palestinians must be resolved.

The nation in brief

updated: 05/23/2017 2:57 a.m. Discuss

First 5 jurors selected for Cosby trial

Judge denies bail for 3 teens charged in 6-year-old's shooting death

posted: 05/22/2017 2:42 p.m. Comment 1

CANTON, Miss. — Three people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi were denied bail Monday as prosecutors consider whether to seek the death penalty against one of them.

SIX YEARS AGO TODAY: A look back in photos at devastating tornado that hit Joplin, Mo.

posted: 05/22/2017 1:53 p.m. Discuss

SIX YEARS AGO TODAY: A look back in photos at the devastating Joplin, Mo. tornado

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