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Cleveland to spend $9.5M on insurance for GOP convention

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:41pm

Cleveland plans to spend $9.5 million to buy $50 million in insurance to cover it against claims for incidents during the upcoming Republican National Convention.

Court-ordered response to education efforts includes 4 laws

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:41pm

The Legislature's court-ordered report on fixing South Carolina's education system touts roughly $400 million in budget increases and four new laws passed this year, including one asking college students what would entice them to teach in poor districts.

The Latest: Obama arrives for speech to Canadian Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:41pm

The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (all times local):

Remains of 2 train workers found in Texas; 1 missing

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:31pm

The remains of two crew members who had been missing since a head-on freight train collision in the Texas Panhandle were found Wednesday, officials said, and the third missing worker is presumed dead.

Official: EU trade negotiations to go on despite Brexit

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:30pm

The European Union and the United States will continue negotiating a major free trade deal, despite Britain's decision to leave the EU, Europe's top trade official said Wednesday.

Giant diamond doesn't find buyer at Sotheby's sale in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:22pm

Turns out the largest diamond discovered in over a century may not be worth all that much.

It sucks _ startups look to redesign the breast pump

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:11pm

Ask many mothers and they'll tell you, pumping sucks in more than one sense of the word.

2 workers die from toxic fumes in oil tanker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:01pm

Two workers have died after being overcome by toxic fumes in a large oil tanker in Bexar County.

Lavish features cut from over-budget Denver VA hospital

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:01pm

Imported Brazilian stone has been scratched from the budget-busting design for a veterans hospital under construction outside Denver, replaced by cheaper Colorado rock.

Facebook's latest news feed tweak: This time, it's personal

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:01pm

Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed — and this time, it's personal.

North America leaders defend free trade, resist isolationism

Kevin Freking and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:51pm

The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico pushed back Wednesday on calls for walling off their nations from free trade, arguing that more commerce with the outside world is inevitable and will deliver measurable benefits for their citizens.

The Latest: In ME, Trump rails against bad trade deals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:51pm

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Fed gives OK to 30 banks to up dividends, buy back shares

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:42pm

The Federal Reserve has given the green light to major banks in the U.S. to raise dividends and buy back shares, judging them to have a sturdy enough financial foundation to withstand a major economic downturn.

Governor asks colleges to skip tuition hikes next year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:41pm

Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging Louisiana's public colleges against boosting tuition costs, after the schools largely escaped budget cuts in the financial year that begins Friday.

Startups look to redesign quieter, more comfortable breast pump

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:31pm

A growing number of startups want to make the breast pump more mother-friendly, using soft silicone parts or keeping their noise level down to make it easier for them to work and pump simultaneously. But it's a job easier said than done.

Texas energy company to end merger with pipeline business

Daniel C. Houston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:20pm

A Dallas-based energy company's decision Wednesday to terminate a merger with a Tulsa-based pipeline company has relieved city officials who worried the merger would lead to an exodus of high-paying jobs from Oklahoma.

Kayne West, Adidas expand partnership for Yeezy line

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:20pm

Rapper Kanye West and Adidas are expanding their partnership that began almost two years ago with retail hubs for his Yeezy products and additional sportswear designs.

Markets Right Now: US stocks regain ground in a broad rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:11pm

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The Latest: Deputy Labour leader: 'My party is in peril'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:11pm

The Latest on British vote to leave the European Union (all times local):