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Estates of Bernie Madoff's 2 sons to keep nearly $4 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:23pm

A bankruptcy court filing shows the estates of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff's (MAY'-dawfz) two sons will get to keep nearly $4 million once about $18 million in assets is taken away as part of a legal settlement.

IMF trims economic forecast for US amid growth uncertainty

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:06pm

The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Donald Trump's plans to boost economic growth.


Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:00pm

Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare."


Trump hails 'energy revolution' as exports surge

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:54pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed an energy revolution marked by surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas.

Subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring dozens

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:40pm

A subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering another jolt to a transit system plagued by aging equipment and reliability problems.

Judge to decide who gets comic con naming rights

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:39pm

Settlement talks have broken down between the organizers of two pop-culture conventions in California and Utah known for guests' elaborate costumes, Salt Lake Comic Con officials said Tuesday.

Panel makes progress on bill privatizing air traffic control

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:36pm

A House panel moved closer Tuesday to approving legislation that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company.

The Latest: Pennsylvania health company restoring network

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:36pm

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

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:30pm

The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with lightsaber speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the "Star Wars" creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater.

State: Lawyers sure abortion licensing laws constitutional

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:30pm

After court victories against abortion laws in Texas and Louisiana, a reproductive rights group filed a federal challenge on Tuesday of a Louisiana licensing law it blames for more than a thousand burdensome anti-abortion regulations.

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

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:24pm

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.

Protesters block Utah street over US Senate health care bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:16pm

About 100 people protesting the Republican bill in the U.S. Senate to replace President Barack Obama's health care law have blocked traffic on a busy downtown Salt Lake City street.

Q&A: Nevada to launch latest legal vice for tourists: Pot

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:07pm

Sin City will launch its latest legal vice by week's end.

AP Explains: What is ransomware?

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:04pm

Computers around the world were locked up and users' files held for ransom in a cyberattack Tuesday that paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations.

Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'soap opera'

Mauricio Savarese and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:04pm

Brazil's president dismissed corruption allegations against him as a "soap opera plot" Tuesday and sought to cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after a scathing indictment was issued against the leader.

The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:04pm

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

Watchdog clears park service in inauguration disputes

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:53pm

An internal watchdog has found no wrongdoing by the National Park Service in a dispute over crowd size at President Donald Trump's inauguration.

The Latest: State has little comment on abortion law suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:53pm

The Latest on lawsuit challenging Louisiana's abortion clinic licensing laws (all times local):

Man to face judge in killing of runner in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:53pm

A man accused of killing a Google employee who went out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer will be arraigned on a murder charge next month.

EU hits Google with $2.7B fine for abusing weaker rivals

Michael Liedtke and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:47pm

European regulators fined Google a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) for abusing its dominance of the online search market in a case that could be just the opening salvo in Europe's attempt to curb the company's clout on that continent.