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Overseas investors in shuttered Vegas casino demand refunds

May. 25, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Developers and former managers of Asian-themed Lucky Dragon casino-hotel that was built, open for a year, closed and recently sold in Las Vegas are now facing investor lawsuits. Some plaintiffs are Chinese investors seeking refunds amid complaints they haven't gained conditional...

Toxic plants suspected of killing cows in Four Corners

May. 25, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows. At least 15 cows from different herds in the Shiprock area have died of a mysterious illness in the past three...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — 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. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...

The Latest: Trump, in Japan, needles US ally over trade

May. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in Tokyo:...

Judge: Anheuser-Busch must pull some ads about MillerCoors

May. 25, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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. U.S. District Judge William Conley for the Western...

UK race to succeed Theresa May heats up with focus on Brexit

May. 25, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he is seeking to replace May, joining several others who have announced...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

May. 25, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from an ABC News graphic. "More than 2,500 subpoenas." And: "19...

Settlement OKs electric rate changes in Upper Peninsula

May. 25, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a settlement between Michigan regulators and Upper Peninsula Power Co. will lower electric rates for most residential customers, although some will pay more. The Michigan Public Service Commission says the deal approved this week will give about 40,000 ratepayers a...

Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

May. 25, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

HOPE, Ark. (AP) — 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...

Q&A: A look at what Michigan car insurance overhaul means

May. 25, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will sign a bill to cut the country's highest auto premiums following a landmark deal that was reached with legislative leaders and approved by large margins in the House and Senate. The changes will follow a years-long impasse in the state over generous...