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VOL. 42 | NO. 23 | Friday, June 8, 2018

440 Parkway: Can’t live with it, can’t live without it

10-month nightmare: 100K cars/trucks per day could be pushed onto already-packed routes

Hated dodging potholes on 440 Parkway? How much would you hate doing without the entire roadway for 10 months?


Blackburn’s scattershot hits surprise targets

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is doubling down against Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat, hammering him as a liberal in the vein of Obama, Clinton, Schumer and Pelosi.


$3M Hill Place sale raises the real estate bar – again

Where is the next hot area for Nashville real estate? That’s kind of like asking a financial advisor which stock is going to have the best return in 2018.

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US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.54 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week, providing a helpful jolt for potential home buyers.


Donuts, subs, long hours fuel this American dream

The former South Korean clothing importer-exporter once known as “Woo” is sold out of donuts. Doesn’t really matter because most folks don’t want apple fritters for lunch as Edward Lee’s 23-year-old business changes, kind of like Clark Kent to Superman, from its early morning identity “Best Donuts” to its alter-ego “Sub Shop.”


Dobbs gives back to family that embraced him

No matter where life takes him, Joshua Dobbs will always find his way back to Knoxville. The former University of Tennessee quarterback holds a special place in his heart for the city and the relationships he made as a Vol.


Titans embrace mentoring younger players; Vrabel not so sure

Only days after the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted quarterback Mason Rudolph in April, veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked whether he planned to serve as the rookie’s mentor.


Music City Central lower level to close

All lower-level bus bays at Music City Central will temporarily relocate operations to the streets surrounding the downtown bus station beginning June 11 to allow construction crews to perform work as part of ongoing renovations of the facility.


Herbert selected as Metro Codes director

William B. Herbert IV has been selected to serve in the position of director of the Department of Codes and Building Safety, beginning immediately, Mayor David Briley has announced.


Subaru Outback gets some competition from Buick

Subaru is well-known for offering cars that can handle themselves when the going gets rough, and its Outback lies squarely in that tradition. Essentially a wagon with extra ground clearance and a capable all-wheel-drive system, the Outback is a model alternative to an SUV. It’s been popular with American car shoppers since its debut in the 1990s.


This is a test: Indeed unveils new tools for 2018

I recently had the opportunity to attend Indeed Interactive, the annual conference where thousands of human resources professionals come together to learn about the latest updates to the website and to job seeking this year.


How to get the most from search engine optimization efforts

When it comes to search engine optimization, one can easily feel lost at sea. Results are anything but immediate, and Google’s search-filtering algorithms continue to adapt.


Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died

MEMPHIS (AP) — D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday.


New York sues President Trump's charitable foundation

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit filed by New York's attorney general Thursday said President Donald Trump used his charitable foundation to settle personal business disputes and bolster his political image with donations directed by his staff.

Appeals court considers woman's challenge to life sentence

CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys are debating whether a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can gain parole. They're arguing before federal appellate judges in Cincinnati who are considering sending the case back to Tennessee.


Titans' secondary expects to be 1 of the best, if not the best

NASHVILLE (AP) — Malcolm Butler says he and his fellow members of the Tennessee Titans' secondary have set high goals for this season, and All-Pro safety Kevin Byard and cornerback Logan Ryan make it clear just how much they expect from themselves.


US long-term mortgage rates jump; 30-year at 4.62 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week after two straight weeks of declines, reaching their second-highest level this year.


Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations.


Musk company to build Chicago-to-O'Hare express transport

CHICAGO (AP) — The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in mere minutes.


Prosecutor: VW responsible as a whole for diesel scandal

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say that automaker Volkswagen as a whole is responsible for the 2015 diesel emissions cheating scandal, a day after the company said it would accept a one-billion euro fine (1.18 billion dollars).

Rolls-Royce to axe 4,600 jobs in major restructuring

LONDON (AP) — Rolls-Royce plans to cut 4,600 jobs over the next 2 years as part of a major restructuring effort by the British plane engine manufacturer.


Strong retail sales help lift US stocks early

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks ticked higher Thursday after Europe's central bank became the latest to spell out how it will close the spigot on the emergency stimulus it's flooded the market with in recent years.

US retail sales climb in May by the most in 6 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose by the most in six months in May, as consumers spent more at home and garden stores, gas stations and restaurants.

Weak pay growth puzzles Fed chief, just like everyone else

WASHINGTON (AP) — Halfway through a news conference Wednesday, the head of the world's most powerful central bank was asked a question weighing on the minds — and the checking accounts — of Americans everywhere:

How Fox's businesses would match up with Disney and Comcast

NEW YORK (AP) — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content.

European Central Bank sets end date for stimulus program

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Central Bank said Thursday it will phase out at year-end its stimulus program, which is credited with helping the 19 countries that use the euro recover from the financial crisis.


Report on FBI actions in Clinton email case set for release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog is expected to criticize the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, stepping into a political minefield while examining how a determinedly nonpartisan law enforcement agency came to be entangled in the 2016 presidential race.

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics.

Outsider Trump loyalist's primary win worries GOP leaders

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have nominated a polarizing candidate known for taking personal potshots at his opponents and agitating aggressively for the preservation of Confederate monuments as their party tries to maintain its control of Congress.


Democrat, Republican debates set in Tennessee governor race

NASHVILLE (AP) — Separate debates for the Democratic and Republican hopefuls in Tennessee's open race for governor are slated for the upcoming weeks.


Health insurance company CEO resigns, citing 'behavior'

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — The leader of Massachusetts' second-largest health insurance company says he is resigning over "behavior that was inconsistent" with the company's values.


Volkswagen fined $1.2 billion in Germany over diesel scandal

BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen says it's being fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) by German authorities in connection with the diesel emissions scandal.

Toyota investing $1B in ride-hailing company Grab

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $1 billion in Grab, the leading ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia, the company said Wednesday.


North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.


Stocks slip after Fed says interest rates will rise faster

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and said it expects to increase rates two more times by the end of the year. Investors bet that several huge deals are more likely to happen after a federal court cleared AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner.

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company.

After AT&T's win, here comes the expected Comcast-Fox bid

NEW YORK (AP) — After AT&T-Time Warner comes the deluge. Comcast bid $65 billion for Fox's entertainment business on Wednesday, a day after a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.

Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve took note of a resilient U.S. economy Wednesday by raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaling that it may step up its pace of rate increases.

Host of new worries pushes bitcoin to 4-month low

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of bitcoin fell to a four-month low of $6,370 on Wednesday, days after South Korean digital currency exchange Coinrail said hackers had stolen over $37 million, or almost a third of the virtual currency it had stored.

The Latest: Shares in homebuilders fall ahead of Fed meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders are taking a beating on Wall Street ahead of Wednesday afternoon's Federal Reserve meeting, where analysts are expecting a rate increase.

Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off.

Producer prices up 0.5 pct from April, 3.1 pct in past year

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices last month posted the biggest 12-month gain since January 2012, a sign that the strong economy is beginning to rouse inflation.

Trump declares oil prices too high, blames OPEC

President Donald Trump blames OPEC for oil prices that he says are too high, and no doubt many Americans feel the same way.

Will Amazon's work to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?

SEATTLE (AP) — A tax on large companies such as Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis got rolled back during a raucous Seattle City Council meeting that exposed divisions over how much companies that have fueled booming economies should help pay to alleviate the downsides of success.


White House defends allowing China's ZTE to buy US parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending its decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump bobbles facts on NKorea history, nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated his historic summit with North Korea's leader with remarks that twisted history and raised false hope that the remains of all missing Americans from the Korean War will be coming home.

Iran deal comparisons cloud Trump's North Korea summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's triumphant assertions about the success of the unprecedented Singapore summit are being met with skepticism and outright derision from critics seizing on the contradiction between his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his willingness to accept vague pledges from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In SC primary, ardent Trump backer defeats Rep. Mark Sanford

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting his Election-Day tweet in part for the defeat of a South Carolina Republican congressman who has been critical of his administration.


Lewan skips mandatory minicamp during contract talks

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan is skipping the Titans' mandatory minicamp while his agents negotiate a new contract for the two-time Pro Bowl lineman.


Tennessee farmers urge House reps to oppose tariffs

NASHVILLE (AP) — Dozens of Tennessee farmers are urging the state's U.S. House delegation to oppose President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs.


Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sued the maker of prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin and its executives on Tuesday, accusing the company of spinning a "web of illegal deceit" to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits.

Nursing home signs $30M settlement to resolve fraud lawsuit

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee nursing home has signed a $30 million settlement to resolve a Medicare fraud lawsuit filed by two whistleblowers.

Ex-Metro airport worker pleads guilty in $134k cellphone scheme

NASHVILLE (AP) — A former Tennessee airport worker has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for fraudulently buying and re-selling $134,600 in cellphones.

Judge spars with Justice Dept. lawyer on foreign favors suit

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn't breaking the law because he provided no favors in return.

Effects of Supreme Court voter roll decision appear limited

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they?


Tesla cuts 9 pct. of workforce in bid to post a profit

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musk's promise to turn a profit in the second half of the year.


Stocks mostly rise following Trump-Kim summit

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks mostly rose in a quiet Tuesday session, as investors reacted calmly to the outcome of a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and turned their attentions to this week's trio of central bank meetings.

Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, a move that could usher in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies.

Senate panel approves nominations for 2 Fed board seats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Columbia University professor Richard Clarida to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The panel also approved the nomination of Kansas bank commissioner Michelle Bowman to fill another vacancy on the Fed's seven-member board.

Charitable giving in US tops $400 billion for first time

NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns.

US consumer prices up 0.2 pct. in May, 2.8 pct. annually

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in May, with surging gasoline costs driving much of the increase.

Seattle to repeal homeless-aid tax after Amazon objects

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon balked, and Seattle is backing down. City leaders said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis.


Trade proposal hits Senate roadblock in win for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation that would require congressional approval of tariffs imposed in the name of national security hit a roadblock Tuesday.

Trump-Kim shake hands, commit to 'complete denuclearization'

SINGAPORE (AP) — Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Yet as Trump toasted the summit's results, he faced mounting questions about whether he got too little and gave away too much — including an agreement to halt U.S. military exercises with treaty ally South Korea.

Senate pushes back on Trump's ZTE deal with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is working to reverse President Donald Trump's decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S.

New disclosure shows growing Kushner wealth, debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial disclosure forms released late Monday show that White House special adviser — and President Donald Trump's son-in-law — Jared Kushner's wealth and debt both appear to have risen over the year, an indication of the complex state of his finances and the potential conflicts that confront some of his investments.

Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kudlow, the prominent economic commentator who joined the Trump administration this year as the president's top economic adviser, has suffered a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Monday night.



12 Tennessee counties eye further education for residents

NASHVILLE (AP) — A dozen rural Tennessee counties faced with a low number of college-educated workers are digging into how their residents can further their education.


Allen, Mississippi St. beat Vanderbilt, advance to CWS

NASHVILLE (AP) — After the season the Mississippi State Bulldogs have had, what's a little two-hour weather delay, a five-hour-plus, 11-inning game to punch a ticket to the College World Series?


Texas beats Tennessee Tech to reach College World Series

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kody Clemens and DJ Petrinsky hit home runs, Matteo Bocchi was effective in a rare appearance as a starting pitcher, and Texas defeated Tennessee Tech 5-2 Monday for a spot in the College World Series.


Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends

NEW YORK (AP) — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.


KKR is buying Envision Healthcare in a nearly $10B deal

NASHVILLE (AP) — KKR is buying physician services provider and surgery center operator Envision Healthcare Corp. in an approximately $9.9 billion deal.


Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can clean up their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while, a case that has drawn attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections.

Supreme Court won't get involved in Wrigley Field dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field.

High court OKs retroactive application of Minn. divorce law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a man's children over his ex-wife in a dispute about who should get more than $180,000 in life insurance proceeds.


UT Knoxville subcommittee considers no tuition increase

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A subcommittee at the University of Tennessee Knoxville will consider a proposal to hold tuition flat for the first time in 34 years.

Charter schools regroup after big California election loss

Charter school supporters are deciding where to direct their considerable resources after pouring money into the California governor primary to support a longtime ally who failed to move on to November's election.


Germany orders Daimler to recall 238,000 diesel vehicles

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's transport minister says the government is ordering automaker Daimler to immediately recall 238,000 vehicles equipped with software that turns off emissions controls under certain conditions.


Stock markets rise slightly ahead of Trump-Kim meeting

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global markets rose modestly on Monday, as investors made preparations for President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Seattle tax opposed by Amazon will be likely be rescinded

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle city leaders said Monday they will work to repeal a tax on large businesses just one month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for affordable housing and homeless services.

EU, IMF warn of US protectionism, back multilateral trade

BERLIN (AP) — Leaders of the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and other agencies warned Monday that American protectionism could cause global economic damage, while the European Union backed a Group of Seven declaration that U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly refused to join.

Fed watchers await rate forecast with a hike all but certain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another interest rate increase is all but certain when the Federal Reserve meets this week. What's not so sure is whether the vigorous U.S. economy will lead the Fed to accelerate its rate hikes in the months ahead — a move that could raise the risk of a recession.

Poll: Americans want more of what journalists want to report

NEW YORK (AP) — There's substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both the ideal isn't being met.

Bitcoin at 2-month low after South Korean exchange hacked

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said Monday hackers have stolen about one-third of the coins traded on its market, an announcement that sent bitcoin prices tumbling to a two-month low.

80-story 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays

NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood.


Judge peppers lawyers on Trump business with foreign gov'ts

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn't breaking the law because he provided no favors in return.

US hits Russian firms with sanctions, citing cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday slapped sanctions on several Russian companies and businessmen for engaging in cyberattacks and assisting Russia's military and intelligence services with other malicious activities.

EU backs Canadian leader after Trump's sharp words

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is backing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after U.S. President Donald Trump branded him "dishonest" and "weak" following a weekend Group of Seven summit of leaders.

Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal."

Immigration firm seems to thrive after Trump lawyer's help

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and drug giant Novartis got nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida immigration firm that tapped him appears to have gotten nearly everything it wanted.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump ignores strong points in US trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is presenting a skewed portrait of how the world does business with the U.S to rationalize his escalating trade dispute with allies.

Fox News host sorry for calling Trump, Kim 'two dictators'

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News host has accidentally referred to the highly anticipated summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a meeting of "two dictators."


Injured Strohschein still leads potent Tennessee Tech lineup

Tennessee Tech's Kevin Strohschein has somehow found a way to keep on hitting through an elbow injury that will require offseason surgery.

Super regional primer: VU, TTU 14 others vying for 8 spots in CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Super regionals are the next stop on the NCAA Tournament's road to Omaha. The eight best-of-three series starting Friday and Saturday will determine the field for the College World Series.


Underwood makes history again, Shelton wins top CMT Award

Carrie Underwood continued to make history as the most decorated act at the CMT Music Awards with 18 wins, while Blake Shelton walked away with the night's top prize.

Americana Awards to honor k.d. lang as trailblazer

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Americana Music Association will honor Canadian singer-songwriter k.d. lang, a four-time Grammy winner with hits in country and pop, with their trailblazer award at this year's Americana Honors and Awards show in September.


TN judges praise new laws to aid domestic violence victims

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee judges are praising two new state laws they say will help protect domestic violence victims.

Federal judge appears to sympathize with Dems suing Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge appeared to sympathize with the nearly 200 congressional Democrats suing President Donald Trump for violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first presenting them to Congress and gaining their consent.

Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion.


After an early stumble, US stock indexes end modestly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market shook off a bumpy start and ended modestly higher Friday, led by gains in consumer products companies like Monster Beverage and Procter & Gamble. Health care companies also rose. Energy companies slipped along with the price of oil.


After an early stumble, US stock indexes end modestly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market shook off a bumpy start and ended modestly higher Friday, led by gains in consumer products companies like Monster Beverage and Procter & Gamble. Health care companies also rose. Energy companies slipped along with the price of oil.

Trade tremors: How tariffs, tough talk has unsettled markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Fears of a trade war have given a boost to some of the smallest companies on the market as well as some of the biggest technology companies, but they've squeezed almost everything in the middle.

China's trade surplus with US grows while global gap shrinks

BEIJING (AP) — China's political sensitive trade surplus with the United States widened in May from a year earlier, while its total global surplus shrank as imports accelerated.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61

PARIS (AP) — Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and citizen of the world who inspired millions to share his delight in food and the bonds it created, was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions. He was 61.

Home equity boosts US household wealth 1 pct. to $100.8T

WASHINGTON (AP) — Increased home prices boosted U.S. household net worth 1 percent in the January-March quarter to crack $100 trillion for the first time.

US consumer borrowing growth slows in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their borrowing in April at the slowest pace in seven months, dragged by a big slowdown in the category that covers auto and student loans.

Commerce Secretary: US reaches deal with China's ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have reached a deal that allows the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business in exchange for paying an additional $1 billion in fines and agreeing to let U.S. regulators monitor its operations.

Buffett, Dimon urge end to quarterly profit forecasts

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon are encouraging public companies to stop predicting their quarterly earnings and focus on long-term goals.


Trump barrels into G-7 summit, ready to fight US allies

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — Bruising for a fight, President Donald Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, eager to confront longtime U.S. allies over a burgeoning trade dispute and insisting Russia should be brought back into the fold.

House Republican factions hunt for immigration deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders brought opposing GOP factions into a closed-door meeting Friday to consider the outline of a compromise on immigration, as they try frantically to resolve an issue that has divided the party.

Trump signals support for legislation easing US ban on pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation's legal landscape for pot users and businesses.

Trump plays down need for preparation for Kim summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into his North Korea summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump says that "attitude" is more important than preparation as he looks to negotiate an accord with Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

Trump considers Ali pardon; late boxer's lawyer says no need

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is thinking "very seriously" about pardoning the late Muhammad Ali, an act of clemency that the boxer's lawyer says is unnecessary because the Supreme Court overturned the heavyweight champion's conviction in 1971.

House passes $145B spending package

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House on Friday passed a $145 billion spending bill funding Energy Department and veterans' programs for the upcoming budget year.

Trump not inviting NBA champions to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whichever team wins the NBA championship, President Donald Trump says he won't be inviting them to the White House.

Under fire over tariffs, Trump heads to G-7 summit in Canada

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — Solidifying his solo status on the world stage, President Donald Trump is lashing out at longtime allies over their critiques of his trade policies and plans an early exit from the annual Group of Seven meeting of industrialized nations.

House GOP in eleventh-hour attempt for immigration accord

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided on immigration, House Republicans are huddling privately as leaders try pushing them toward consensus on the issue, racing the clock and trying to defuse a civil war within the party that threatens their effort to keep control of the chamber in November's elections.

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