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  • Ascent Children's Health Services CEO Dan Sullivan said Wednesday that "staff did not follow company policies and procedures, and if they had, this tragedy would not have occurred." Christopher Gardner was picked up by Ascent on Monday morning but he wasn't taken inside the West Memphis day care center, which serves children with developmental disabilities...

  • Testifying before two Senate committees, Tillerson faced tough questions about the administration's proposal to cut funding for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development by more than 31 percent in the fiscal year beginning in October. Tillerson, who is overseeing plans for a major reorganization of the State Department and USAID,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. President Donald Trump says he wants every high school in America to offer apprenticeship programs. Trump also says at a round table conversation at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin that he loves the "name Apprentice"— a reference to the reality television show he used to host.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump's plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions, sparing the new Republican administration an embarrassing defeat. "Today's vote total would've been unthinkable not long ago, but Congress is...

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 245,000 for the week ended June 3, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Against this backdrop of high job openings, firms appear to be holding on to their workers, "said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in New York. Claims surged by 20,000 in the prior week, with...

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, unwinding half of the prior period's jump and suggesting the labor market was tightening despite a recent slowdown in job growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 245,000 for the week ended June 3, the Labor...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 7- Hey Siri, where can I get my cracked iPhone screen fixed? Among the first recipients is Minneapolis- based Best Buy, which has long sold and serviced Apple products. The electronics retailer already has one of the screen-repair machines at a Miami- area store and one coming soon to an outlet in Sunnyvale, California.

  • CHICAGO, June 2- Better treatment strategies for pediatric cancers are helping survivors live longer, with fewer serious health problems related to their treatment, U.S. researchers said on Friday. The finding, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, is based on analysis of data from 23,600 participants in the Childhood...

  • Ten years from now coal will be just 15 percent, " TVA Chief Executive Bill Johnson said, noting the company has retired more than half its coal plants over the past decade. Despite efforts by President Donald Trump to sweep away former President Barack Obama's climate change regulations, like the Clean Power Plan, and his decision on Thursday to withdraw from the...

  • NEW YORK, May 31- Major stock markets around the globe fell on Wednesday but were on track to book moderate gains for May, while the sterling fell as conflicting poll results stoked worries whether the ruling Conservatives could lose seats in next week's U.K. general election. Oil prices declined to a three-week low as news of a rebound in Libyan production...

  • This undated file photo provided by GWS Auctions, Inc. shows a private jet once owned by Elvis Presley, on a runway in New Mexico. The plane has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at an Agoura Hills, Calif., event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said.

    A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years.

  • *Trump tells EU officials Germany is "very bad" on trade. President Donald Trump, who told EU officials Germany was "very bad" on trade and suggested it was selling too many cars in the United States. The exchange between the leaders came after German media reported on Friday that Trump had sharply criticised Germany in a private meeting on Thursday with European...

  • Patient visiting a doctors office, affordable health care act

    The Trump administration has yet to clarify questions about funding for low-income healthcare enrollees.

  • CHICAGO, May 19- U.S. states collected less personal income tax revenue in April than they did a year earlier, a Reuters analysis shows, and analysts said they believed high earners were shifting income to next year, hoping for tax cuts from the federal government. Removing outliers Louisiana and Oregon, which had big gains due to technical factors, magnified the...

  • Among the group's recommendations for the Senate include maintaining the expansion of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled, while also limiting federal spending for certain populations, according to a copy of the proposal. Members of the group, which include governors from Utah, Tennessee and Michigan, are also now...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. Housing starts dropped 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. "People had been anticipating continued strength in the housing market even with rising rates, based on the momentum from 2016," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis,...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. Housing starts dropped 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. People had been anticipating continued strength in the housing market even with rising rates, based on the momentum from 2016, said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis,...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. Housing starts dropped 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. People had been anticipating continued strength in the housing market even with rising rates, based on the momentum from 2016, said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis,...

  • DETROIT, May 12- The U.S. The complaint is part of a lengthy battle over the NLRB's recognition of the vote by roughly 160 skilled workers at VW's Chattanooga plant in Tennessee to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. In an emailed statement, VW spokesman Scott Wilson said, "We fundamentally disagree with the decision to separate" the skilled workers...

  • "They're fighting a losing battle to keep these plants from falling apart," said Robert Alvarez, a former policy adviser at the U.S. Department of Energy who was charged with making an inventory of nuclear sites under President Bill Clinton. The state of facilities in the U.S. nuclear network has been detailed by the Department of Energy, Government...