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Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:40pm

The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it's far from the largest.

US rig count rises this week by 8, to 941

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:40pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight this week to 941.

US rig count rises this week by 8, to 941

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:40pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight this week to 941.

Grand jury indicts man in killing of runner in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:40pm

A man accused of killing a Google employee who went out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer has been indicted.

The Latest: Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:30pm

The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT):

Sonic, Forestar post gains; BlackBerry, Regeneron fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:25pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:25pm

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

Medicaid is biggest consumer story in 'Obamacare' rollback

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:25pm

Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond "Obamacare."

The Latest: Evacuated London residents express anger, fear

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:25pm

The Latest on London's public housing tower fire on June 14 that has killed at least 79 people (all times local):

Ex-official convicted of defrauding mental health clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:10pm

A member of a local politically connected family was convicted Friday of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit through a pattern of self-dealing when she was its landlord.

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London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:06pm

A local London council has decided to evacuate some 800 households in apartment buildings it owns because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise.

Health care poses a test of Trump's work with the Senate

Andrew Taylor and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:06pm

Donald Trump's bull-in-a-china-shop approach to the presidency hasn't helped him notch significant victories on Capitol Hill over his first five months in office. The nuts and bolts of legislation and the maddening, unpredictable ways and rhythms of Congress can seem foreign to him. Most of his top advisers have little Washington experience — and it's showed.

Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:06pm

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

No drugs found in captain, pilot in Cape Cod ferry crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:06pm

Ferry officials say drug tests on the captain and pilot of a ferry that struck a jetty in Cape Cod have come back negative.

US indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw from the hole

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:58pm

U.S. stock indexes nudged higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week.

Puerto Rico governor to fight proposed furloughs, cuts

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:56pm

Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that he will go to court to fight a federal control board's call to cut a public pension system by 10 percent, furlough tens of thousands of government workers and eliminate Christmas bonuses.

Brazil to try to reverse US ban on Brazil meat

Stan Lehman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:47pm

Brazil's agriculture minister plans to travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America's biggest country.

ECB: 2 troubled Italian banks failing, to face insolvency

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:47pm

The European Central Bank pulled the plug on two troubled Italian banks, sending them into insolvency proceedings and pushing ahead with efforts to clean up weak banks holding back the economy.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:26pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.