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Ride-hailing services transform Vietnam's transport culture

Tran Van Minh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:51pm

Nguyen Kim Lan used to make a decent living shuttling customers around town on his Honda motorbike. But his clientele has dwindled as young and tech-savvy Vietnamese increasingly use ride-hailing apps like Uber and Grab to summon cheaper, safer motorbike taxis.

Blast guts part of unused university dorm in Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:20pm

Officials say a blast at an unused Kentucky dormitory has caused extensive damage, with one employee hospitalized with injuries.

Pence: Trump will repeal Obama's health law by summer's end

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:04pm

Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday reiterated a promise to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care reforms by the end of the summer despite uncertainty over whether a Republican bill has enough votes to pass the Senate.

Walmart seeks new products amid online battle with Amazon

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:38pm

Hundreds of inventors have flocked to Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville to find out if the country needs a few more secret sauces, prettier mouse pads or "instant hair gel" packets for the on-the-go clubber.

Tribe looks to rebuild troubled public housing authority

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:23pm

The chief executive of the largest American Indian public housing authority in the U.S. will be stepping down as the Navajo Nation looks to rebuild its reputation after concerns were raised about the lack of housing on the vast reservation.

Venezuela hunts for copter pilot behind 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:25pm

Oscar Perez is a cop, pilot, action movie star and dog trainer. He's now also a fugitive, accused of strafing two key Venezuelan government buildings from a helicopter in a quixotic attempt to set off a revolt against President Nicolas Maduro.

Prosecutors settle Panda Express discrimination claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:23pm

Federal prosecutors say they have reached a settlement with Panda Express over allegations the company discriminated against workers who were not U.S. citizens.

Ex-pharmaceutical CEO accused at trial of cheating investors

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:03pm

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is either a con man who scammed hedge fund investors of millions or a nerdy genius who made them even richer.

Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:53pm

Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks.

Dems want Pentagon to give breakdown of Trump's travel costs

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:53pm

Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.

The Latest: GOP ponders how best to sell health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:50pm

The Latest on the President Donald Trump's role in the health care debate. All times local):

The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:40pm

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Mississippi utility will stop efforts to complete coal plant

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:34pm

One of the nation's largest utilities, faced with an ultimatum from Mississippi regulators, said Wednesday that it will suspend efforts to complete a first-of-its-kind coal-fueled power plant.

US demands more security on international flights to US

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:26pm

The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes.

Experts encourage more public awareness of Russian meddling

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:04pm

The United States will get hit again by Russian cyberattacks if the country doesn't pay closer attention and work more closely with European allies who are also victims, international elections experts warned on Wednesday.

Activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier freed in China

Gerry Shih and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:55pm

After a month behind bars, three Chinese investigators who went undercover at a factory that made Ivanka Trump shoes walked freely out of the local police station Wednesday. But they still face an uncertain future and the threat of a trial.

The Latest: Maersk's terminals still crippled in cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:50pm

The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):

Office supplies chain Staples sold for $6.9 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:43pm

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is buying office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion.

The Latest: Senate Intel Committee has deal on Comey memos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:40pm

The Latest on investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local):

After delay, California congressman to be sworn in July 11

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:32pm

California U.S. Rep.-elect Jimmy Gomez is expected to finally join fellow Democrats in Washington on July 11 — five weeks after he won a special election to replace Xavier Becerra, now California's attorney general.