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EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:15pm

The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

Brazil's President says corruption charge is 'fiction'

Mauricio Savarese and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:15pm

Brazil's president is calling a corruption charge against him fiction, saying there is no proof that he took bribes.

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Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:10pm

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill Tuesday until at least next month, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debate.

Florida bitcoin processing boss gets over 5 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:10pm

A Florida man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a New York judge who says he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process illegal bitcoin transactions.

The Latest: Ukraine security expert fears for 'whole world'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:10pm

The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):

NYC subway station reopens after being flooded by Sandy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:07pm

A New York City subway station has reopened nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy flooded it with 15 million gallons of water.

Brazil president calls corruption charge against him "fiction," says no proof he received bribes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:04pm

Brazil president calls corruption charge against him "fiction," says no proof he received bribes.

Yellen says reforms have made financial system safer

Pan Pylas and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:55pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banking reforms now in place have made the financial system safer, and the world should be able to avoid the type of devastating crisis that struck the global economy in 2008.

NYC subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring 34

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:55pm

A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in minor injuries as hundreds of people were evacuated from trains along the subway line.

The Latest: McConnell delays health care vote; Trump engaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:55pm

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

Major veterans' groups voice concern over Senate health bill

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:36pm

Major veterans' organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate GOP bill to repeal the nation's health care law, fearing the impact of rising insurance costs and worried the underfunded Department of Veterans Affairs won't be able to fill the coverage gap.

Family of train crash victim files wrongful death lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:36pm

The family of a woman killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train slammed into a station last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against the agency.

Wisconsin senator's health care stance welcomed back home

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:20pm

Conservatives and liberals in Wisconsin both see hope in Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's steadfast refusal to back the current version of the GOP Senate health care bill.

Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:08pm

Merck & Co. said Tuesday that a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge, late-stage study.

Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey files again for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:00pm

Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey has filed for bankruptcy again to tie up loose ends following his bankruptcy filing last year.

Big waves obstructed view of breakwater before ferry crashed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:56am

Officials say the captain of a ferry couldn't see the breakwater before the vessel crashed June 16 into a jetty in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, leaving 18 people injured.

Nuke commission: Safety records falsified at Vermont Yankee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:55am

A senior radiation protection technician at the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant deliberately falsified safety records and failed to check workers for radiation exposure for eight months last year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:55am

Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the bill Senate leaders hope to vote on this week.

The Latest: Christie encouraged court reviewing betting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:55am

The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision to take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at casinos and racetracks (all times local):

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:50am

Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users.