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US to seek more security on international flights

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from certain airports.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business — a one-man operation — became a very sporadic proposition.

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:28am

A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted terrorist attack aimed at ousting him from power.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

Technology means vacationing small business owners never have to be out of touch — unless they're someplace where there's no connectivity.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

Technology means vacationing small business owners never have to be out of touch — unless they're someplace where there's no connectivity.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

Technology means vacationing small business owners never have to be out of touch — unless they're someplace where there's no connectivity.

Pound jumps on Carney remarks about timing of rate hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

The battered British pound rose sharply after the head of the Bank of England made remarks that could be seen as bringing an interest-rate increase closer.

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

The Latest: BPI: Settlement a foundation to grow business

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:20am

The Latest on the settlement between Beef Products Inc. and ABC over the meat producer's "pink slime" defamation lawsuit (all times local):

The Latest: AFL-CIO pushing to kill Senate bill outright

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:17am

The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):

UK's fragile government faces challenge over austerity

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:17am

Britain's Conservative minority government faced its first test in Parliament since the June 8 election on Wednesday, as lawmakers voted on an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts.

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Companies weigh cyberattack cost, with Ukraine hit hard

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:17am

Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals, and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets — though everyday life remained affected, with cash machines out of order.

South Africa approves export of 800 lion skeletons this year

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:17am

Some 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions can be legally exported from South Africa this year, the government said Wednesday, meeting demand for the bones in parts of Asia while alarming critics who believe the policy threatens Africa's wild lions.

Westinghouse blocked in bid to seek $2B over nuclear plants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:17am

A Delaware court has reversed a decision that would have let Westinghouse Electric Co. try to recoup about $2 billion from a business partner over cost overruns at nuclear plant projects in Georgia and South Carolina.

Greece eyes market return as debt dispute still simmering

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:10am

Greece is on target to tap bond markets for money again by the end of this year and exit its bailout program next summer, European creditors said Wednesday.

Correction: F Lee Bailey-Bankruptcy story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:56am

In a story June 27 about F. Lee Bailey's bankruptcy, The Associated Press incorrectly identified his bankruptcy attorney. The attorney is James Molleur, not John Molleur.

Three Mile Island notifies regulators of intent to close

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:56am

The owners of the Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear plant have formally notified regulators and a regional power grid operator of their previously announced intentions to close the plant.

Blue Apron slices share price range, hinting at tough market

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:56am

Blue Apron, the meal-kit delivery company, is slashing the price it expects to sell its shares by as much as 40 percent, a sign that the company may be having trouble attracting investors.

Board: Pipeline security company operated without license

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:56am

North Dakota regulators say a private security firm hired by the developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline operated in the state without a license and has continued doing so since being denied one.

7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:46am

Seven married couples from the same New Jersey shore town, including a rabbi and his wife, now face charges that they misrepresented their income to get a combined $2 million in public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.