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London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:56am

The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.

Jeff Bezos' rocket engine plant to come to northern Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:56am

A rocket company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos is coming to Huntsville.

US lawyer: US entitled to seize Iran-tainted skyscraper

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:38am

A U.S. government lawyer has urged a jury to conclude a charity must give up majority ownership of a Manhattan skyscraper, saying it is secretly controlled by Iran.

Donors to GOP: No cash until action on health care, taxes

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:36am

At least one influential donor has informed congressional Republicans that the "Dallas piggy bank" is closed until he sees major action on health care and taxes.

College borrowers promised loan forgiveness are left to wait

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:31am

Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

Cyprus signs deal to build 'Europe's largest casino'

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:30am

Cyprus signed a deal Monday for the construction of what officials say will be Europe's biggest casino.

Despite new rules, Italy pours taxpayer euros into bad banks

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:30am

After expensive bailouts played a major role in their debt crisis, European authorities agreed on tough new rules to ensure that taxpayers didn't have to pour money into shaky banks.

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Conservative GOP senator hits party leaders on health bill

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:30am

In unusually harsh terms, a conservative Republican senator accused party leaders Monday of trying to rush the party's health care bill through the Senate in remarks that underscored the challenge they face in staunching a rebellion among GOP lawmakers.

BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:25am

BMW plans to invest an additional $600 million in its South Carolina plant and create 1,000 more jobs over the next four years.

Oprah picks debut novel 'Behold the Dreamers' for book club

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:21am

Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel "Behold the Dreamers" is Oprah Winfrey's latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host.

New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:20am

A new study of Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week.

PROMISES, PROMISES: Many Trump health care pledges left out

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:19am

President Donald Trump is getting closer to fulfilling his bold promise to repeal the nation's health care law. But Trump's pledges of affordable care for all and curbs on drug costs are not reflected in the GOP legislation advancing in Congress.

After Greek and Icelandic, is French the next trendy yogurt?

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:03am

There's Greek yogurt, Icelandic yogurt and Australian yogurt. Now, the U.S. maker of Yoplait is hoping to revive its declining sales by marketing yet another culture in the yogurt section.

Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:58am

Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program.

High court won't hear challenge to consumer agency actions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:20am

The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to enforcement actions the government's consumer finance watchdog agency took while its director was serving under an invalid appointment.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:12am

Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:12am

Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

South Sudan censors press, restricts reporters in civil war

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:04am

As South Sudan's civil war creates the world's largest refugee crisis and widespread allegations of sexual and ethnic violence, the government is clamping down on the news media, journalists charge.

A look at recent settlements in fatal police encounters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:03am

The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, on Monday announced she has agreed to a nearly $3 million settlement with the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer. Valerie Castile's settlement with the city of St. Anthony will avert a federal wrongful death lawsuit.

Rhino breeder in South Africa plans online auction of horn

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:03am

A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitalizing on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite an international ban that was imposed to curb widespread poaching.