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China sentences 3 Australian Crown Resorts staff to prison

Louise Watt and Andy Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:32pm

Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to nine or 10 months' imprisonment, an Australian official said.

The Latest: Trump optimistic on health care; some doubtful

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:30pm

The Latest on the Senate Republican health care bill (all times local):

The Latest: 3 Australian Crown Resorts employees sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:45pm

The Latest on the criminal trial of Australian and Chinese casino workers in a Chinese court (all times local):

Fugitive lawyer says he's fled the US using fake passport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:12pm

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself.

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

Tom Krisher and Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:03pm

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators that are linked to the death of at least 16 people.

Q&A: A look at Takata's bankruptcy and air bag recalls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:37pm

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S., acknowledging that the financial problems caused by millions of faulty air bag inflators that can kill or injure people were too much to overcome.

UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:24pm

The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Iram Asim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:10pm

Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Nebraska and Iowa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:42pm

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to Nebraska and Iowa and toured Union Pacific's railyard in central Nebraska.

The Latest: Parade revelers feel need to stand up for rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:20pm

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Italy giving 5.2B euros in resources to keep 2 banks open

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:01pm

The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures.

'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:31pm

The hulking machines of "Transformers" are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they're still big in China.

Europeans learn to live with _ and adapt to _ terror attacks

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:23pm

The jihadis' targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that's just the past few months.

Trump lashes out at Warren, calls her an 'overrated voice'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:23pm

President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her criticism of his health care bill, calling her a "hopeless case" and "highly overrated voice."

3 Amtrak trains running after power system, tree fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 2:40pm

Amtrak officials say a tree came in contact with a power system, sparking a fire near Groton, Connecticut, delaying three trains scheduled to pass through.

Yellowstone wants brucellosis quarantine facility for bison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 2:10pm

Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility.

Transplanted: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:43pm

A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved.

The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:34pm

The Latest on an oil tanker fire in Pakistan that killed more than 140 people (all times local):

Average US gas price drops 7 cents, as crude cost falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:34pm

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32.

The Latest: Panels on 60 UK buildings fail fire safety tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 12:00pm

The Latest on the response to deadly tower-block fire in London that killed at least 79 people (all times local):