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Cyberattack may not have been meant to get money

Raphael Satter and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:20am

The dramatic data-scrambling attack that hit computers around the world Tuesday appears to be contained. But with the damage and disruption still coming into focus, security experts worry the sudden explosion of malicious software may have been more sinister than a criminally minded shakedown of computer users.

The Latest: US health network still affected by cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:20am

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A mortgage, with avocado toast on the side

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:10am

Millennials no longer have to choose between a home or avocado toast.

Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 244,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:04am

Slightly more people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically low level suggesting a strong job market.

Mining firm sues Romania for $4.4 billion over unbuilt mine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:04am

The Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources said Thursday it would sue Romania for $4.4 billion in alleged losses over a gold mine that Romania's government decided not to approve following protests.

The Latest: Merkel says countries will work with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:54am

The Latest on the lead-up to the G-20 summit in Hamburg (all times local):

US economic growth in Q1 upgraded to 1.4 percent

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:54am

The U.S. economy got off to a lackluster start during the first three months of 2017, though it enjoyed more momentum than earlier estimates indicated.

Man charged with stealing dead aunt's benefits for 18 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:54am

Authorities say a New Jersey man has been charged with stealing nearly $185,000 in federal social security benefits sent to his great aunt for 18 years after she died.

Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:50am

Authorities at Cairo's international airport are screening Sudanese passengers for cholera under instructions of the World Health Organization because of outbreaks in some areas of Sudan.

Egypt raises fuel prices for second time in less than a year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:43am

Egypt has raised the prices of fuel by up to 55 percent, the second such increase since the local currency was floated seven months ago.

Euro and pound remained buoyed by central bank talk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:31am

The euro and the British pound, Europe's top two currencies, extended gains Thursday as investors focused on recent central bank comments about the possibility of tighter monetary policy. Stocks were mixed ahead of U.S. economic data, including the latest revision to first-quarter growth.

US economic growth upgraded to 1.4 percent annual rate in January-March quarter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:31am

US economic growth upgraded to 1.4 percent annual rate in January-March quarter.

Experts: Mexico opposition party targeted by spyware

Mark Stevenson and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:24am

Mexico's scandal of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders widened Thursday with expert confirmation that leading members of a main opposition party were also targeted by Israeli-made spyware sold exclusively to governments.

UAE energy chief downplays gas shortfall amid Qatar standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:56am

The United Arab Emirates' energy minister says his country has sufficient resources to ward off any energy shortfall stemming from Gulf countries' standoff with key gas supplier Qatar.

UK government delays Murdoch takeover of Sky

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:43am

Britain's government stalled Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid of the Sky pay television and broadband network Thursday after media regulators expressed concern about the influence of Rupert Murdoch and his family.

Russia to extend Western food ban for further 18 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:43am

The Russian prime minister has proposed to extend a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months in response to the EU's decision to extend economic sanctions against Moscow.

2 arrested in Maryland after $21,000 in alcohol goes missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:40am

Two Maryland men have been charged with taking more than $21,000 worth of alcohol from trucks parked at a county facility.

The Latest: UK sees public interest concern in Sky takeover

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:30am

The Latest on the U.K.'s examination of Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid for network Sky (all times local):

Blue Apron prices IPO at low end of expected range

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:16am

Meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron priced the shares it's selling in its initial public offering at the low end of its expected range, a sign that it might be having trouble attracting investors.

Widows of Nigerian activists launch civil case against Shell

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:54am

The widows of four activists executed 22 years ago in Nigeria are launching a civil action in the Netherlands, alleging complicity by oil giant Shell in their husbands' deaths, human rights organization Amnesty International said Thursday.