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The Biden administration is releasing gasoline reserves. Will it lower prices?

White House will release 1 million barrels as drivers hit the road this summer.
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A sign displays gas prices at a gas station, on May 21, 2024, in Chicago.
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US pushes for Ukraine aid, united front against China's trade practices at G7 finance meeting

The U.S. is seeking to build support for squeezing more money for Ukraine out of frozen Russian assets as finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich democracies open a two-day meeting Another key topic pushed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen...
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From left, International Monetary Fund Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board Kristalina Georgieva, United States' Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Canada's Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde meet during the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Stresa, northern Italy, Friday, May 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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Stock market today: Worries over rates and inflation send world shares lower

Shares have retreated in Europe and Asia after unexpectedly strong reports on the U.S. economy raised the possibility that interest rates may stay painfully high
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People walk in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Friday, May 24, 2024, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Australian judge rules that social media platform X must answer to hate speech complaint

An Australian judge has ruled that the social media platform X is subject to a state’s anti-discrimination law even though it does not have an office in Australia
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FILE - The opening page of X is displayed on a computer and phone in Sydney on Oct. 16, 2023. An Australian judge has ruled that the social media platform X is subject to a state’s anti-discrimination law even though it does not have an office in Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
May 24

Fire at chemical factory in India kills at least 9, with searchers looking for more victims

Rescuers are combing through piles of debris and wreckage to search for bodies after an explosion and fire at a chemical factory in western India killed at least nine people and injured 64 others
May 24
National Disaster Response Force rescuers work at the site after an explosion and fire at a chemical factory in Dombivali near Mumbai, India, Friday, May 24, 2024. Multiple people were killed and dozens were injured in the incident that happened Thursday. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
May 24

'Green blitz': As election nears, Biden pushes slew of rules on environment, other priorities

As he tries to secure his legacy, President Joe Biden has unleashed a flurry of election-year rules on the environment
May 24
FILE - A coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun on July 27, 2018, in Glenrock, Wyo. As he tries to secure his legacy, President Joe Biden has unleased a flurry of election-year rules on the environment and other topics, including a landmark regulation that would force coal-fired power plants to capture smokestack emissions or shut down. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
May 23

Massive wind farm proposal in Washington state gets new life from Gov. Jay Inslee

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state’s largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project
May 23
FILE - Wind turbines are seen on April 16, 2019, south of Kennewick, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, May 23, 2024, rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state's largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project. (Bob Brawdy/The Tri-City Herald via AP, File)
May 23

Families of Marines killed in 2022 Osprey crash sue aircraft manufacturers Boeing, Bell, Rolls Royce

Families of four of the five Marines killed when their Osprey crashed in California in June of 2022 have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the aircraft's manufacturers failed to address known mechanical failures that led to the deaths
May 23
FILE - A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft taxies behind an Osprey carrying members of the White House press corps at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., April 24, 2021. Families of four of the five Marines killed when their MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft crashed in California in June of 2022 filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, May 23, 2024, alleging that the Osprey's manufacturers failed to address known mechanical failures with the airframe. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 23

Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation facing antitrust suit

The Department of Justice alleges Ticketmaster, which controls 70% of the ticketing and live events market, has created an unlawful monopoly. Live Nation responded, calling the allegations baseless.
May 23
VIDEO: Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation facing antitrust suit
May 23

Tennessee attorney general looking into attempt to sell Graceland in foreclosure auction

Tennessee’s attorney general says his office is looking into a company’s attempt to sell Elvis Presley’s home Graceland at a foreclosure auction, a move that was stopped by a judge after the king of rock n’ roll’s granddaughter filed a lawsuit claiming...
May 23
FILE - Fans wait in line outside Graceland Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. A Tennessee judge on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, blocked the auction of Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley, by a company that claimed his estate failed to repay a loan that used the property as collateral. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
May 23

NBA great Dwyane Wade launches Translatable, an online community supporting transgender youth

NBA great Dwyane Wade has launched Translatable, a nonprofit online community dedicated to supporting transgender youth
May 23
NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade, center, poses with Carolina Garcia Jayaram, left, CEO of the Elevate Prize Foundation, and Joseph Deitch, right, founder of the foundation, after having received the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award, Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the Make Good Famous Summit in Miami Beach, Fla. Wade has launched Translatable, a nonprofit online community dedicated to supporting transgender youth. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 23

The Justice Department is suing Ticketmaster and Live Nation. What does that mean for concertgoers?

Will the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Live Nation give concertgoers, sports fan and theater patrons some relief from surging ticket prices
May 23
May 23

NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade brings the fight back to Florida, launching an online community for transgender youth

NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade brings the fight back to Florida, launching an online community for transgender youth
May 23
May 23

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 5/23/2024

Most U.S. stocks slumped after strong economic reports raised the possibility of interest rates staying painfully high
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May 23

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery fell 70 cents to $76.87 per barrel Thursday
May 23
May 23

American Airlines retreats after blaming a 9-year-old for not seeing a hidden camera in a lavatory

American Airlines is walking back a court filing in which it seemed to blame a 9-year-old girl for not noticing a camera phone when she used an airplane lavatory
May 23
FILE - In this photo provided by the law firm Lewis & Llewellyn LLP, an iPhone is taped to the back of a toilet seat on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Boston, Sept. 2, 2023. Estes Carter Thompson III, an American Airlines flight attendant, pleaded not guilty Monday, May 20, 2024, on charges of trying to secretly video record a 14-year-old female passenger using an airplane bathroom last September. Police have also alleged that Thompson had recordings of four other girls using lavatories on an aircraft where he worked. (Lewis & Llewellyn LLP via AP, File)
May 23

Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul faces economic woes after floods, and an unclear path to rebuilding

Flooding in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state ravaged nearly everything needed for economic activity, from local shops to factories, farms and ranches
May 23
A man wades through an area flooded by heavy rains, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, May 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Carlos Macedo)
May 23

Judge weighs proposed changes to Google's Android app store to prevent anticompetitive tactics

Google is confronting the latest in a succession of legal attacks on its digital empire on Thursday as a federal judge began to address anticompetitive practices in the app market for smartphones powered by its Android software
May 23
FILE - The Google sign is shown on the company's building on Sept. 6, 2023, in New York. Google will confront the latest in a succession of legal attacks on its digital empire on Thursday, May 23, 2024, when a federal judge will begin to address anticompetitive practices in the app market for smartphones powered by its Android software. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
May 23

OpenAI to start using news content from News Corp. as part of a multiyear deal

OpenAI will start using news content from News Corp. as part of a multiyear deal between the two companies
May 23
FILE - The OpenAI logo is seen displayed on a cell phone with an image on a computer monitor generated by ChatGPT's Dall-E text-to-image model, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Boston. OpenAI will start using news content from News Corp. as part of a multiyear deal between the two companies. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, file)
May 23
Various challenged children's books are displayed at the White Rose Books & More bookstore in Kissimmee, Fla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (Erin Decker/White Rose Books & More via AP)
May 23

NY judge imposes $15 million fine on unlicensed cannabis shops owner who says he gave free samples

The owner of seven unlicensed cannabis shops in New York whose promotions included an Easter egg hunt has been fined more than $15 million
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May 23

New York will set aside money to help local news outlets hire and retain employees

New York is setting aside $90 million in tax credits for local news outlets to hire and retain journalists
May 23
FILE - News Editor Chris Sciria puts the newspaper to bed for the last time from an empty newsroom at The Citizen's 25 Dill St. location in Auburn, N.Y. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. After 51 years on Dill St. the newspaper moved its operation to a smaller office space. New York is offering up to $90 million in tax credits for news outlets to hire and retain journalists in an effort to help keep the shrinking local news industry afloat. (Kevin Rivoli/The Citizen via AP, File)
May 23

Nvidia, Synopsys rise; Live Nation, V.F. Corp. fall, Thursday, 5/23/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Thursday: Nvidia, Synopsys rise; Live Nation, V
May 23
May 23

Ticketmaster Timeline: A running list of clashes between the event organizer, fans and artists

The Justice Department filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment on Thursday, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America — squelching competition and driving up pr...
May 23
FILE - The City" logo of the Golden State Warriors is displayed after being installed on the floor of Oracle Arena, Nov.16, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. In 2015 StubHub sued Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors, alleging it unfairly required fans looking to resell tickets to use Ticketmaster's resale exchange. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 23

Borrowers, especially the young, struggle with credit card debt in potentially bad sign for economy

Consumers are increasingly struggling to pay their credit card bills, raising concerns about severe delinquencies spiraling and sapping consumer spending
May 23
FILE - Visa credit cards in New Orleans, Aug. 11, 2019. Consumers are increasingly struggling to pay their credit card bills, raising concerns about severe delinquencies spiraling and sapping consumer spending. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
May 23

5 things to know about Memorial Day, including its evolution and controversies

Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members
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FILE - The sun shines through the flags in the Memorial Day Flag Garden on Boston Common, May 27, 2023, in Boston. Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members. But it’s come to anchor the unofficial start of summer and retail discounts. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, file)
May 23

Long-term mortgage rates ease for third straight week, dipping to just below 7%

The average rate on a 30-year mortgage dipped this week to just below 7% for the first time since mid April, a modest boost for home shoppers navigating a housing market dampened by rising prices and relatively few available properties
May 23
A "For Sale" sign is displayed in front of a home in Skokie, Ill., Sunday, April 14, 2024. On Thursday, Mat 23, 2024, Freddie Mac reports on this week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 23

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

A former New Hampshire Democratic Party chair whose phone number was spoofed in artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice ahead of New Hampshire's presidential primary says today's charges related to the case sho...
May 23
FILE - In this image taken from video, Steve Kramer speaks during an interview, Feb. 26, 2024, in Miami. The Federal Communications Commission has issued a $6 million fine against the political consultant who sent AI-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden’s voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire’s presidential primary. Steve Kramer also faces two dozen criminal charges in New Hampshire. Kramer has admitted orchestrating the message sent to thousands of voters. (AP Photo)
May 23

Norfolk Southern will pay $15 million fine as part of federal settlement over Ohio derailment

The federal government agreed to a $15 million fine for Norfolk Southern over last year’s disastrous derailment in East Palestine, Ohio
May 23
FILE - Debris from a Norfolk Southern freight train lies scattered and burning along the tracks on Feb. 4, 2023, the day after it derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. A federal judge has signed off Tuesday, May 21, 2024, on the $600 million class action settlement over last year's disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment in eastern Ohio, but many people who live near East Palestine are still wondering how much they will end up with out of the deal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 23

Nvidia's stock market value is nearly $2.6 trillion. How it rose to AI prominence, by the numbers

Nvidia’s stock price has more than doubled this year, increasing the company’s market value by more than $1.3 trillion
May 23
FILE - CEO Jensen Huang walks on stage before the keynote address of Nvidia GTC in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 18, 2024. Nvidia’s stock price has jumped 92% this year as of Wednesday, May 22, increasing the company’s market value by more than $1 trillion. Those numbers are headed higher again Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly results. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 23

TikTok rolls out new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts on its platform

TikTok said Thursday its putting in place new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts
May 23
FILE - A TikTok sign is displayed on their building in Culver City, Calif., March 11, 2024. TikTok said Thursday, May 23, its putting in place new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
May 23

Government sues Ticketmaster owner and asks court to break up company's monopoly on live events

The Justice Department has sued Ticketmaster and its parent company, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America
May 23
FILE - Taylor Swift performs at the Paris Le Defense Arena as a part of her Eras Tour concert in Paris, May 9, 2024. The U.S. Justice Department was expected to file a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation Entertainment, on Thursday, May 23, 2024. The ticket seller sparked outrage in November 2022 when its site crashed during a presale event for a Taylor Swift stadium tour. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, File)
May 23

Justice Department sues Ticketmaster and Live Nation, alleging illegal monopoly on live events drives up prices for fans

Justice Department sues Ticketmaster and Live Nation, alleging illegal monopoly on live events drives up prices for fans
May 23
May 23

Myanmar quietly announces plans to study controversial Chinese dam project suspended 13 years ago

Myanmar’s military government appears to be considering reviving a massive China-backed hydroelectric dam project
May 23
FILE - Activists shout slogans during a protest against Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State, in front of city hall in Yangon, Myanmar Saturday, Jan. 18, 2019. Myanmar's military government appears to be reviving consideration of a massive China-backed hydroelectric dam project, work on which was suspended more than a decade ago after protests over its possible impact on the environment. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)
May 23

Putin signs decree allowing seizure of Americans' assets if US confiscates Russian holdings

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to confiscate U.S. assets to compensate for any Russian assets confiscated in the United States
May 23
May 23

McDonald's, Target, Wendy's announcing discounts isn't a coincidence, experts say

The series of customer-friendly announcements isn’t a coincidence, experts said.
May 23
The McDonald's restaurant logo and golden arch is lit up, April 20, 2006, in Chicago.
May 23

White House pushes tech industry to shut down market for sexually abusive AI deepfakes

President Joe Biden’s administration is pushing the tech industry and financial institutions to shut down a growing market of abusive sexual images made with artificial intelligence technology
May 23
Arati Prabhakar, left photo, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Jennifer Klein, Director of the White House Gender Policy Council, are shown in 2023 file photos. Klein and Prabhakar are co-authors of a Thursday announcement calling on the tech industry and financial institutions to commit to new measures to curb the creation of AI-generated nonconsensual sexual imagery. (AP Photo, file)
May 23

Biden administration pushes tech industry to disrupt growing market of abusive sexual images made with AI

Biden administration pushes tech industry to disrupt growing market of abusive sexual images made with AI
May 23
May 23

US applications for jobless benefits fall as labor market continues to thrive

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week as layoffs remained historically low levels
May 23
A sign seeking job applicants is displayed at a restaurant in Wheeling, Ill., Thursday, May 16, 2024. On Thursday, May 23, 2024, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 23

Black Americans are underrepresented in residential care communities, AP/CNHI News analysis finds

Nearly half of Americans over 65 will pay for some version of long-term health care, the landscape of which is quickly transitioning away from nursing homes and toward community living situations
May 23
Jay Cossey plays bingo with other residents during activity time at The Retreat at Kenwood assisted living facility in Texarkana, Texas on Friday, May 17, 2024. The former lawyer moved here after multiple strokes more than seven years ago that caused him to lose most of his short-term memory. He’s one of a handful of Black residents at a facility that is blocks away from his old apartment. (AP Photo/Mallory Wyatt)
May 23

Red Nose Day 2024 fights child poverty with the 'whimsy' of a candy castle, monster truck and Legos

Red Nose Day has raised $370 million since 2015 to fund anti-poverty efforts
May 23
This undated combination of images provided by Comic Relief's Red Nose Day shows social media users taking selfies with the campaign's filters. (Comic Relief's Red Nose Day via AP)
May 23

Poverty in Lebanon tripled over a decade, World Bank says

The World Bank says poverty in Lebanon has tripled over the course of a decade during which the small Mediterranean country slid into a protracted financial crisis
May 23
FILE - a woman looks at a homeless Lebanese man sleeping on the ground in Hamra street, in Beirut, Lebanon, July 17, 2020. Poverty in Lebanon tripled over the course of a decade during which the small Mediterranean country slid into a protracted financial crisis, the World Bank said Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
May 23

EU Commission fines Oreo maker Mondelez 337.5 million euros for blocking cross-border sales

The European Commission has imposed a fine of 337.5 million euros ($366 million) on food company Mondelez, the owner of Oreo cookies and other snack brands, for obstructing sales of its products between EU member states
May 23
May 23

Head of 'toxic' FDIC to stay temporarily. Experts say it risks more harm

A probe found allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at the agency.
May 23
Martin Gruenberg, Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on May 16, 2024 in Washington, DC.
May 23

EV maker Tesla breaks ground on Megapack energy storage battery factory in Shanghai

Chinese state media have reported that electric vehicle maker Tesla has begun construction of a factory in Shanghai to make its Megapack energy storage batteries
May 23
FILE - A Model X sports-utility vehicle sits outside a Tesla store in Littleton, Colo., June 18, 2023. Electric vehicle maker Tesla has begun construction of a factory in Shanghai to make its Megapack energy storage batteries, Chinese state media reported Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 23

Missile splashes into the Red Sea in latest suspected Yemen Houthi rebel attack

A missile has splashed down in the waters of the Red Sea, but caused no damage to a passing commercial vessel in an attack likely carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebels
May 23
This is a locator map for Yemen with its capital, Sanaa. (AP Photo)
May 23

With Ukraine losing ground, allies debate how to squeeze cash for Kyiv out of frozen Russian assets

Ukraine's allies are looking for ways to squeeze money out of frozen Russian assets and use it to help Kyiv fend off Moscow's invasion
May 23
FILE - Treasure Secretary Janet Yellen speaks during an American Partnership for Economic Prosperity meeting with finance ministers at the Treasury Department, on April 19, 2024, in Washington. What to do with the Russian central bank reserves frozen in response to the invasion of Ukraine is at the top of the agenda as finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies meet Thursday through Saturday in Stresa, Italy, on the shores of scenic Lago Maggiore. “Securing Ukraine’s position in the medium-to-long term requires unlocking the value of immobilized Russian sovereign assets,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 23

Stock market today: Asian shares track Wall Street's slide on worries over interest rates

Asian shares are mostly lower after a retreat on Wall Street following strong economic reports that raised the possibility of interest rates staying painfully high
May 23
FILE - A flag hangs from the side of the New York Stock Exchange is on Thursday, May 16, 2024, in New York. Trinity Church appears in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
May 23

Three little piggies at a yoga class = maximum happiness

If goat yoga is a trend, piglet yoga may not be far behind
May 23
May 23

Travelers trying to beat the Memorial Day rush are seeing flight delays and higher prices

Airlines are struggling to keep flights on time heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but at least cancellations have been relatively modest so far
May 23
Travelers wait at a TSA checkpoint at the Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Los Angeles. A record number of Americans are expected to travel over the 2024 Memorial Day holiday. (AP Photo/Ryan Sun)