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Transit agency: Human error caused subway train derailment

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:27am

A subway train derailment that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect.

Japan carrier apologizes to disabled man over tarmac stairs

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:27am

A Japanese airline said Wednesday it has apologized for making a wheelchair user hoist himself up a staircase from the tarmac to board his flight.

ABC: Settlement reached in 'pink slime' defamation lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:26am

ABC News has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company's lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime," the TV network said Wednesday.

The Latest: Fatal Amtrak accident impacts commuter trains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:26am

The Latest on an accident involving an Amtrak train near Washington's Union Station on (all times local):

Samsung investing $380M in Newberry, creating 950 jobs

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:26am

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

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As firms gauge cost, Ukraine says cyberattack under control

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:20am

The data-scrambling software epidemic that paralyzed computers globally is under control in Ukraine, where it likely originated, officials said Wednesday, as companies and governments around the world counted the cost of a crisis that is disrupting ports, hospitals and factories.

Biggest South African airport probes possible insider crimes

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:17am

South African authorities are investigating whether any workers at Johannesburg's main international airport have helped robbers who follow arriving travelers and mug them at their homes or other destinations.

Ford recalls big vans; cracked coupling can cause power loss

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:08am

Ford is recalling more than 400,000 Transit vans and buses to fix cracked drive shaft couplings that can cause the vehicles to lose power.

Grain mixed, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:06am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

South Africa approves export of 800 lion skeletons this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:06am

South Africa says 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions can be legally exported this year, meeting demand for traditional medicine ingredients in parts of Asia while alarming critics who believe the policy threatens Africa's wild lions.

ABC News says it has settled a lawsuit filed by a South Dakota meat producer over 'pink slime' reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:06am

ABC News says it has settled a lawsuit filed by a South Dakota meat producer over 'pink slime' reports.

Skyscraper lit in Qatar Airways' colors amid dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:00am

The Empire State Building in New York City has been lit up in burgundy and white for Qatar Airways amid a diplomatic dispute with Qatar.

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GOP 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:49am

The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise.

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:45am

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.

Russian lawmakers mull blocking foreign media broadcasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:34am

Russian lawmakers have started looking at ways to block foreign media broadcasts in Russian if they break the law, but the Kremlin said Wednesday that the move requires careful consideration.

2 people struck, killed on train tracks in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:34am

Two railroad workers were killed when they were hit by an Amtrak train that was approaching a station in Washington.

The Latest: NYC subways restored a day after derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:21am

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

Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:14am

Presidents of public colleges and universities in the U.S. saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, according to an annual survey.

3 more couples arrested in public benefits fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:00am

Authorities in New Jersey say three more couples have been arrested and face charges of defrauding the government out of public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.

China frees 3 activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:42am

Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands.