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Supreme Court to hear college funding case in Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:20am

The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide whether Republican Gov. Matt Bevin can cut the budgets of state colleges and universities.

Not just crumbs: Naples mobsters extort high price on bread

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:11am

Prosecutors in Naples say Camorra mobsters tried to intimidate local grocers into buying bread from clan-controlled bakeries and selling it at higher prices, so the Mafiosi could pocket the difference.

UK appeals for calm as markets drop, EU leaders huddle

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:10am

British and European leaders appealed for calm on Monday as concern over the U.K.'s exit from the European Union and its deepening political crisis triggered further gyrations in financial markets and hit confidence in the economy.

Heading out of town: Independence Day travel to break record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:00am

It's going to be a busy holiday weekend on the nation's highways.

Pepsi to reintroduce aspartame in new diet beverage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:00am

PepsiCo is creating a new diet beverage for fans of aspartame less than a year after pulling the artificial sweetener as part of a marketing move over safety concerns.

Lew says no sense of financial crisis developing

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:40am

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that the decision of British voters to leave the European Union is "an additional headwind" for the U.S. and global economies but "there is no sense of a financial crisis developing."

Justices reject appeal over medical marijuana in Montana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:40am

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal challenging a Montana law that limits medical marijuana providers to selling the drug to a maximum of three patients each.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open lower; pound falls further

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:40am

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

Study: Connecticut ranks 21st in college affordability

Linda Conner Lambeck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:20am

It is no longer possible to work one's way through state college without incurring debt, according to a new study on college affordability.

Egypt bars female activist from traveling to rights meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:11am

Egypt has banned a prominent female activist from travelling to a human rights meeting in Beirut, the latest step in a crackdown on free speech and dissent.

The Latest: Carney, Yellen skip conference, focus on markets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:00am

The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Merkel says she understands Britain may need 'a certain amount of time' to begin Brexit negotiations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:30am

Merkel says she understands Britain may need 'a certain amount of time' to begin Brexit negotiations.

German group urges probe of Erdogan over alleged war crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:30am

A group of lawyers, lawmakers and civil rights activists are urging authorities in Germany to investigate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Regents to discuss $40M deal for UAF engineering building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:40am

The University of Alaska Board of Regents is set to decide next steps for the partially completed engineering building at the Fairbanks campus.

Merkel's spokesman rejects 'informal' exit talks before Britain files formal notice of leaving the EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:40am

Merkel's spokesman rejects 'informal' exit talks before Britain files formal notice of leaving the EU.

New Zealand poised to toughen rules for offshore trusts

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:40am

New Zealand is poised to toughen its disclosure rules for offshore trusts in the wake of the massive data leak known as the "Panama Papers."

Treasury chief says he doesn't want Britain to turn its back on Europe or the rest of the world

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:30am

Treasury chief says he doesn't want Britain to turn its back on Europe or the rest of the world.

UK Treasury chief outlines Britain's economic strengths amid market fears after vote to leave the EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:20am

UK Treasury chief outlines Britain's economic strengths amid market fears after vote to leave the EU.

British authorities have robust contingency plans for 'Brexit' result, Treasury chief says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:20am

British authorities have robust contingency plans for 'Brexit' result, Treasury chief says .