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  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey lawmakers are reigniting a debate about self-service gas just in time for drivers to fuel up as they return from their Memorial Day weekends. New Jersey and Oregon are the only two states in the country that ban drivers from pumping their own gas and instead require station attendants to do it. While Senate President Steve Sweeney put the...

  • *Weakened AKP under attack over economy. ISTANBUL, May 25- Murat Dalga stands in a shop filled with everything but customers and swears he won't be voting for Turkey's ruling AK Party this time around. That has given the opposition a new line of attack and highlights the difficulties a weakened AKP will face after the June 7 polls, when it will need to bring in overdue...

  • ORANGE BEACH, Ala.— With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region. Questions remain about the long-term environmental impacts of the BP...

  • We don't know, "said Chris Daley, the deputy executive director of Just Detention International, a national advocacy group for victims of sexual abuse in prison. The increase is detailed in a recent report that is part of the state's effort to bring Connecticut into compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act. Dave McNeil, who directs the Prison Rape...

  • EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois, May 25- Mario Enriquez says there's no real trick to getting great fuel mileage in a big truck. Enriquez averaged 9.74 miles per gallon from February to April in an International ProStar made by Navistar International Corp. For that, his employer, Mesilla Valley Transportation, awarded him a Nissan Versa compact car.

  • MIAMI, May 25- The Florida Bar is sending its first ever delegation of lawyers to Cuba this week to explore emerging new business opportunities as prospects heat up for closer political and commercial relations between the United States and the Communist-run island. Some big law firms with Miami offices, often staffed by Cuban-American exiles, are already...

  • WASHINGTON— A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans— not White House officials— who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican...

  • *Volumes thin with London, Frankfurt and New York closed. LONDON, May 25- European equities fell on Monday, with the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by investors' concerns over Greece's debt problems and a poor local election result for the Madrid government. Athens' main index equity index fell 1.2 percent after Greece's interior minister said on Sunday the...

  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry. "The United Arab Emirates is seeking to confirm its status as a spacefaring nation in which the industry plays a key role in sustainable...

  • WASHINGTON— A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. Jim McDermott, D- Wash., a congressional leader on health care. Since virtually all U.S. residents are now required to have health insurance by President Barack Obama's health care law, McDermott...

  • *Weakened AKP under attack over economy. ISTANBUL, May 25- Murat Dalga stands in a shop filled with everything but customers and swears he won't be voting for Turkey's ruling AK Party this time around. That has given the opposition a new line of attack and highlights the difficulties a weakened AKP will face after the June 7 polls, when it will need to bring in overdue...

  • TOKYO— Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup. Success in Japan is important for Blue Bottle, which operates 17 cafes in the San Francisco Bay area, New York and Los Angeles. Japan is its first foray outside of the U.S.

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. The latest sign of an emerging dual-currency system came earlier this month when Ford Motor Co. union officials said the company had reached a deal with officials to sell trucks and sports utility...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Asian shares got off to a slow start on Monday after U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent in early trade, with weakness in Southeast Asia offset by rises in China, Australia and South Korea. "For the first time in nearly two months, investors began rewarding the dollar for good economic data rather than...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Asian shares got off to a lackluster start on Monday, after rising inflation and a hawkish tone from the U.S. Activity was likely to be thin this session, as UK and U.S. markets are shut on Monday for the Spring Bank Holiday and Memorial Day respectively. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 percent in early trade.

  • May 24- Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, whose left-wing New Democratic Party ended 44- years of Progressive Conservative Party rule in the Canadian province this month, was sworn in on Sunday and unveiled her Cabinet, with three of the top posts going to rookie legislators. The leader tapped former Calgary city councilor Joe Ceci to be finance minister and Marg...

  • 'Tomorrowland' tops weak US holiday box office Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 5:51 PM ET
    A still from Walt Disney's Tomorrowland.

    There weren't as many fireworks at the Memorial Day weekend box office, as newcomer "Tomorrowland" disappointed with a $32.2 million debut.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. He planned to follow in his father's footsteps and studied for three years at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh— now Carnegie Mellon University— but instead...

  • SEATTLE— One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska. Protester Matt Fuller requested...

  • SMI, Coca-Cola extend partnership 5 years Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 2:12 PM ET

    CONCORD, N.C.— Speedway Motorsports Inc. and The Coca-Cola Co. have extended their partnership for five more years through 2020.. The announcement came Sunday, hours before the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The agreement also includes retaining title sponsorship of Charlotte's Memorial Day weekend event.