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Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:51am

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders in the Illinois Legislature have begun meetings to negotiate a bipartisan budget deal.

Facebook's latest news feed tweak: This time, it's personal

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:51am

Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed — and this time, it's personal.

5 workers hurt in explosion at Georgia aluminum plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:51am

Authorities say five workers have been injured in an explosion at an aluminum plant in Newnan, Georgia, about 35 miles southwest of Atlanta.

Luxembourg court convicts 2 in whistleblowing case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:41am

Two former employees of an accounting firm have been found guilty of leaking thousands of secret documents to a journalist investigating sweetheart tax deals granted by Luxembourg to big foreign firms.

The Latest: Tusk hits back at Polish accusations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:41am

The Latest on British vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Oklahoma prison imports bottled water after waterline break

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:41am

Inmates at an Oklahoma prison have been drinking bottled water and using buckets of water to fill their toilets after a waterline break.

Kayne West, Adidas expand partnership for Yeezy line

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:40am

Singer Kanye West and Adidas are expanding their partnership that began almost two years ago with retail hubs for his Yeezy products and additional sportswear designs.

Boston mayor concerned that 2nd top staff member is charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:31am

Another top official at Boston City Hall has been arrested for pressuring music festival organizers to hire union workers.

Egypt parliament passes budget aiming for 5.2 percent growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:21am

Egypt's parliament has approved a draft budget projecting 5.2 percent growth for the coming year.

GE Capital wins approval to drop 'too big to fail' label

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:12am

GE Capital is no longer "too big to fail."

University of Connecticut revokes Cosby's honorary degree

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:12am

The University of Connecticut on Wednesday revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby, saying he engaged in conduct "incongruent" with the university's values.

Markets Right Now: US stocks move broadly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:01am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Medical marijuana panel revises financial history rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:01am

State regulators have given preliminary approval to a revised plan for scrutinizing the financial histories of those seeking licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana.

China replaces top internet regulator and censor with deputy

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:00am

China has replaced its internet regulator, Lu Wei, the hard-liner responsible for leading the government's efforts to tighten control over domestic cyberspace and export the ruling Communist Party's philosophy of web control.

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Orlando dispatcher: 'My caller is no longer responding'

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:59am

Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday.

Putin extends ban on imports of Western food through 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:41am

President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia's ban on imports of Western food until the end of 2017.

Audit: About $1M in missing funds in Attica school district

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:40am

A state audit has found nearly $1 million in federal funds unaccounted for from a western Indiana school district's financial books.

After Fire flop, Amazon unveils phones with its apps, ads

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:40am

Amazon is back in the phone business — sort of.

Supplies run out in southern Mexico amid teachers' protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:31am

Business leaders and government officials said Wednesday that supplies of gasoline, food and other goods are running out in southern Mexico because protesting teachers have blockaded key highways.