US gains just 38K jobs, fewest in 5 years; rate at 4.7 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers drastically slowed their hiring in May, adding just 38,000, the fewest in more than 5 years and a sign of concern after the economy barely grew in the first three months of the year.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Wal-Mart testing Uber, Lyft for online grocery delivery

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix.

  • Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Inverted Jenny stamp stolen in 1955 is returned to owner

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare 1918 U.S. postage stamp featuring an upside-down plane that was stolen six decades ago and ended up in Northern Ireland was returned to its American owner on Thursday.

  • Written by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

Gang enhancement law ruled unconstitutional

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee attorney general will let stand a ruling striking down the state's gang enhancement law as unconstitutional.


UN says Syrian government must approve aid deliveries

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. officials on Thursday all but rejected a call by a group of world powers for the United Nations to act unilaterally to air drop food to besieged Syrians, saying that Syrian President Bashar Assad has final say on any such deliveries.

  • Written by JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press