- Key questions: Why did Blatter resign and what now for FIFA?
LONDON (AP) — Sepp Blatter and his mentor Joao Havelange have run global's soccer's governing body since 1974, handing out power to national federations and regional chiefs who awarded the men with loyalty.
- IRS irks casinos with pitch to cut jackpot tax threshold
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The IRS says a $600 slot machine or bingo jackpot might get its attention in the future, and the prospect has riled gamblers and the casino industry.
- Sponsors say Blatter resignation one step in FIFA reform
NEW YORK (AP) — For FIFA's top sponsors, the resignation of Sepp Blatter is just the first step in restoring the reputation of soccer's governing body and regaining the fans' trust following a corruption scandal.
- Prosecution: Ex-BP exec lied; defense: no motive to lie
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP executive manipulated early estimates of the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico after a 2010 rig explosion to conform to a low government estimate, then lied about it to federal agents, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.
- Facing deadline, Puerto Rico seeks to overhaul power company
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is preparing to overhaul its heavily indebted public power company as the U.S. territory's government faces a July deadline to approve a new budget and make a roughly $400 million payment to the utility's investors amid growing concerns that public agencies could go bankrupt.
- A May to remember: US auto sales breeze past forecasts
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales were stronger than expected in May, boosted by Memorial Day promotions and strong demand for new SUVs.
- Storage bunkers sealed off at nuclear dump closed by leak
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of containers of waste have been entombed at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico now that workers have closed off storage areas affected by a radiation leak, officials said Tuesday.
- Californians conserved more water ahead of mandatory cuts
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot more to reach the mandatory drought cuts taking effect this month, according to the latest numbers released Tuesday.
- Chicago Bulls introduce Fred Hoiberg as new coach
CHICAGO (AP) — Fred Hoiberg looked at Chicago and saw a deep and talented roster with a chance to contend for a championship — an opportunity that was too good to pass up.
- Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands.
- San Francisco's skyrocketing housing prices prompt vote
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Check out rental sites for San Francisco, especially the trendier parts: Well over $3,000 a month for a one-bedroom flat and nearly $5,000 for two bedrooms.
- Groups sue agency to block Shell's Arctic offshore drilling
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ten environmental groups Tuesday sued a federal agency over its approval of a plan by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for exploratory petroleum drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.
- Correction: Airlines-Faster Boarding story
DALLAS (AP) — In a June 1 story about airline efforts to improve the boarding process, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Morgan Durrant as a Delta Air Lines spokeswoman. He is a spokesman.
- Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal
GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.
- Lawmakers seeking answers from Takata, US on faulty air bags
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday over the progress of a recall of millions of defective air bags, pointing out that it's still unclear what's causing the air bags to rupture, which vehicles need repairs and whether replacement air bags are truly safe.