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7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

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.

UK's fragile government faces challenge over austerity

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

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

Australia developer buying Maine ski mountain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

An Australian company is buying the family-owned Saddleback Mountain ski area in Maine that has been shuttered for the last two winter seasons.

The Latest: Supervisors suspended after NY subway derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:40am

The Latest on a subway train derailment in New York City that left more than 30 people injured (all times local):

Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:36am

Stacey English has modest desires for her 7-year-old daughter Addison: Be able to eat without gagging and move both her arms. But since Addison's occupational therapist went out of business this winter, the child with a rare genetic disorder has regressed in her fight to do even that much.

The Latest: Trump says health care passage will be 'tough'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:33am

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

New life on freedom fighter Harriet Tubman's Maryland trail

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

Beside a quiet stream on Maryland's Eastern Shore, a 19th century brick house that once served as a way station on the Underground Railroad can bring present-day visitors to tears as they gaze at the path where escaped slaves made their way to freedom.

India approves plan to sell stake in national airline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:20am

India's Cabinet has approved a plan to sell a stake in the debt-ridden national airline, Air India.

ABC, meat producer settle in $1.9B 'pink slime' libel suit

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:16am

ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the American network over its reports on a lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime."

Russia probe boosts bill to crack down on shell corporations

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:16am

Bipartisan legislation to limit the influence of so-called shell corporations in the U.S. could get a boost as Congress probes the ways that Russia influenced last year's election.

Pound jumps on Carney remarks about timing of rate hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:16am

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.

Samsung investing $380M in South Carolina, creating 950 jobs

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:16am

Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years, state and company officials announced Wednesday.

Board: Pipeline security company operated without license

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:57am

North Dakota regulators are suing a North Carolina-based private security firm hired by the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, alleging it operated in the state without a license and has continued doing so since being denied one.

Myanmar journalists charged over visit with ethnic rebels

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:57am

Three Myanmar journalists who reported on a drug-burning ceremony by ethnic rebels have been charged with violating a law that provides for up to three years' imprisonment for people who help illegal groups, one of their colleagues said Wednesday.

Macron's government kicks off controversial labor reform

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:56am

President Emmanuel Macron's government has launched an effort to redesign French labor rules, one of the most important and divisive promises of his presidency.

US to seek more security on international flights

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:56am

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.

USDA: Maine blueberry prices sunk to 10-year low in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:46am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Maine's wild blueberry growers saw another decrease in crop value in 2016.

Yoplait's sales keep falling as Chobani targets non-Greek

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

Yoplait's sales are free falling, and its parent company is about to face even more competition in the dairy case.

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.