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Founder of Russian messaging app defies official ultimatum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:38am

The founder of a Russian encrypted messaging app is defying the government's request to provide information about his company.

The Latest: Central Europe leaders meet with France's Macron

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:30am

The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:25am

The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:22am

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

New home sales rebound 2.9 percent in May, led by gains in the South and West

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:02am

New home sales rebound 2.9 percent in May, led by gains in the South and West.

Handling diamonds every day in Namibia a 'no-mistake job'

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:34am

Dina Muhimba handles hundreds of diamonds every day in what she describes as a "no-mistake job."

GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:12am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge — persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that could be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP.

Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:03am

Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people.

Woman accused in protest shooting released to halfway house

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:00am

A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing a move from jail to a halfway house for a Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers during a protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Mary Valastro, mother of 'Cake Boss' star, dies at 69

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:54am

The mother of "Cake Boss" reality star Buddy Valastro has died. Mary Valastro was 69 years old.

Oil prices remain driver across financial markets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:13am

European stock markets edged lower Friday amid ongoing unease over the outlook for oil prices as well as a slightly disappointing economic survey.

Driver rescued after van gets stuck in Wisconsin drawbridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:13am

Firefighters had to rescue a man after his minivan became wedged in a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay.

Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:53am

Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. The attack raises questions about security along the northern border, including what the process is for travelers and how many people are detained or denied entry. A look at some common questions and answers.

Italian farmers alarmed as dry spell prompts water rationing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:45am

Italy's farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of prolonged heat and dry weather — and authorities are now rationing water and declaring a state of emergency in some areas.

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Julie Carr Smyth and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:34am

Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years.

After May Brexit opening, EU leaders ask: where's the beef?

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:13am

British Prime Minister Theresa May's show of goodwill at the European Union summit left the 27 other EU leaders with "thousands of questions" and eagerly awaiting a more detailed proposal on the future right of EU citizens to remain in a departed Britain.

The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on

Caroline Spiezio and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:04am

Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union.

8 years after nationalization, Irish bank back in market

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:53am

The Irish government has sold 25 percent of Allied Irish Banks' shares, eight years after nationalizing the firm amid the financial crisis.

Corruption, economic crisis overshadow Mongolian election

Grace Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:53am

Mongolians will vote for a new president on Monday in a race pitting a horse salesman against a former judo star and a nationalist wanting to get more from the vast landlocked country's mineral wealth.

Kids today: They don't work summer jobs the way they used to

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:43am

It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck.