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  • FRESNO, Calif.— The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in the eastern part of the county, authorities said. Bonnie Kalanick died at the scene, and her husband suffered...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at an Agoura Hills, California, event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said. Roy McKay told KOB-TV in Albuquerque on Tuesday he designed the interior himself.

  • *G7 leaders agree on Russia, Syria, North Korea. TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Under pressure from Group of Seven allies, U.S. The summit of G7 wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Ann Morse, who tracks immigration bills for the National Conference of State Legislatures,...

  • Local leaders in Austin, the conservative state's most liberal city, argued unsuccessfully that its tech-driven economy was uniquely positioned to launch capable alternatives that could fill the gap. "Austin is an incubator for technology and entrepreneurship, and we are excited to be back in the mix," Uber spokesman Travis Considine said Thursday.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday rejected Texas- based Energy Transfers' request to resume horizontal drilling.

  • MEDORA, N.D.— When Meridian Energy Group set out to develop "the cleanest refinery on the planet," it chose a spot in western North Dakota's oil patch near highways, railroads and a picturesque national park named for a former president revered for his conservation advocacy. Now the longtime former leader of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the state's top...

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Under pressure from allies, U.S. The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they hoped were long settled. "There are no indications whether the United States will stay in...

  • OTTAWA, May 27- Canada's official opposition Conservative Party is set to elect a new leader on Saturday, seeking to regroup and rebrand as it gears up for the 2019 election race against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's still-popular Liberals. "The challenge will be to attack Justin Trudeau's weaknesses, but also to bring Conservatives who have left the party...

  • LONDON— The Latest on British Airways flight stalled by IT failure:. British Airways says it is canceling all of its flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports for the rest of the day because of a "major IT system failure." Passengers at Heathrow reported long lines at check-in counters and the failure of the airline's website and mobile app.

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledged on Saturday to fight protectionism, overcoming resistance from U.S. However, the United States remained isolated from the other six G7 nations over climate change, demanding more time to decide whether to honour its commitments to reduce carbon emissions under the 2015 Paris...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— The Latest on Group of Seven summit:. The tensions took place when anarchists, communists and other anti-global protesters held a demonstration after the Group of Seven summit in Taormina, Sicily. After a two-day summit in Italy, French President Emmanuel Macron had warm words for Donald Trump, despite the fact the U.S. president did not join in...

  • LONDON— British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. The airline later scrapped flights from Heathrow and Gatwick for the rest of the day. The airline said it was working to restore services out of Heathrow...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris...

  • TORONTO, May 26- The Toronto Stock Exchange's efforts to win a slice of the massive Saudi Aramco public listing plays up the country's deep experience in natural resources as part of a broader offer to help the kingdom with its shift away from oil dependence. One source directly involved in the Canadian pitch told Reuters they are focused on convincing the...

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations met African heads of state on Saturday, the final day of their annual summit which has been marked by discord over climate change, but unity on tackling terrorism. Italy had hoped to make Africa the major focus of the annual G7 gathering, holding the discussions on the island of Sicily that has...

  • NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily— The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe:. And in the heart of Europe, Trump berated NATO allies over their financial commitments— and wouldn't explicitly endorse the longstanding NATO defense doctrine. President Donald Trump is back in the Washington area after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The refuge covers 2,300 square miles, an area the size of West Virginia and Connecticut combined in Alaska's northeast corner. Congress in 1980 expanded it and...

  • WASHINGTON— A Kuwaiti logistics company has agreed to pay $95 million to resolve allegations that it inflated prices and defrauded the U.S. government for contracts to feed American troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan. Agility had been suspended from federal government contracting since its indictment in 2009. The Department of Defense's Defense Logistics...

  • Once on the brink of forced retirement, the A-10 attack plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname has been given new life, spared by Air Force leaders who have reversed the Obama administration's view of the plane as an unaffordable extra in what had been a time of tight budgets. In the 2018 Pentagon budget plan sent to Congress this week, the Air Force proposed...