• APNewsBreak: Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossed

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians. Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth told The...

  • Amazon ups Ohio jobs to 1,000, begins collecting sales taxes

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in Ohio that will include 1,000 well-paying jobs over several years. Ohio's deal with the retailing giant was announced Friday. It adds a third data computing center in the Columbus suburb of New Albany to previously...

  • The Latest: Holmes pushed away everything to focus on attack

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    3:40 p.m. (MDT) Colorado theater shooter James Holmes says he was pushing away friends and a possible relationship two months before the attack because he was consumed with the idea of becoming a killer. In a videotaped interview with a state-appointed psychiatrist played Friday in...

  • Jury begins deliberations in Nevada trespasser killing

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A jury in Nevada has begun deliberating the fate of a 74-year-old man accused of murder in the shooting of two unarmed trespassers in the latest case testing self-defense claims under "stand your ground" laws. Retired Sparks schoolteacher Wayne Burgarello maintains...

  • Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated. Steady hiring and low gas prices should help power solid growth through the rest of 2015. The harsh winter and a labor dispute that slowed trade at West Coast...

  • 2 court fights after failed Atlantic City loan program

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The future of a company that Atlantic City's former mayor gave $3 million by to run a loan program that has yet to make a loan is being sorted out in two courts. After Atlantic City sued ZeMurray Street Capital last year to get back its money, a federal judge on...

  • Bank of America fined $30M by US for debt collection

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has been fined $30 million by U.S. regulators, who accused the bank of violating consumer protections for members of the military in collecting debts. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a Treasury Department division, announced the civil...

  • FEMA begins reviewing Sandy flood insurance claims

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say they are reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims. FEMA said Friday the agency is mailing letters to about 142,000 National Flood Insurance Protection policyholders. The development comes after...

  • Dollar Tree will sell 330 stores to private equity firm

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree said Friday that it has agreed to sell 330 of its stores to the private equity firm Sycamore Partners in order to get regulatory approval for its $8.5 billion purchase of Family Dollar. The Chesapeake, Virginia-based company said earlier this month that it...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

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