Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 12:50pm
American hospitality giant Starwood began managing a hotel owned by the Cuban military on Tuesday, opening one of the biggest holes in the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba since Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro declared detente in Dec. 2014.
Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 12:20pm
If Illinois enters a second year without a budget this week, cash will stop flowing to local 911 centers, preventive health screenings and tuition grants for low-income college students — and the situation will only get direr from there.
Janie Har, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 12:20pm
More than 70 media organizations in San Francisco plan to saturate online, TV and print publications this week with news stories about an issue that has stumped politicians and residents for decades: The city's homeless.
Michael Biesecker, Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 12:01pm
Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.
David Warren, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 12:01pm
Three crew members were missing and one was hurt Tuesday after a head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area.
Wichita State University has released a feasibility study for reviving the school's football program, detailing startup costs of more than 40 million and annual football budgets that start around $6 million.
Matthew Perrone, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 11:30am
Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.
Nestle has selected health care executive Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO, the first chief executive brought in from outside the company since 1922 as the food and drinks giant seeks to evolve into a nutrition, health and wellness business.
Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 11:20am
Thousands of protesters marched Tuesday in Paris as France's Senate approved a hotly debated government bill reforming labor laws. The march was mostly peaceful but police used tear gas to counter some demonstrators throwing projectiles.
Paul Holston, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 10:51am
Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action.
John Raby and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 10:43am
Like other business operators along Main Street in the West Virginia town of Rainelle, Pamela Wallace Arnold is slowly cleaning up from state's worst flooding in decades. As a funeral planner, she's also helping to bury the dead.