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

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:04am

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.

A risky fix to repair a city's gutted streetlight grid

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:43am

For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles (53 kilometers) of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars criminals pocketed at off-the-books salvage yards wreaked millions of dollars in damage.

Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:33am

Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday.

Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:33am

A federal judge's order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of which could spark even more wrangling in a Washington, D.C., court room. The big question is whether the pipeline will be shut down while the case plays out — and if so, for how long.

UK: All building cladding samples tested failed fire safety

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:14am

Britain's government said local officials across the country Sunday should urgently submit samples of exterior panels from apartment towers after authorities found that all samples tested so far have failed fire safety standards.

'Transformers' tops box office but is biggest in China

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:10am

Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight" scored a franchise-low debut but still easily topped the North American box office with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend.

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

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

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.

The Latest: Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:00am

The Latest on the banned LGBT march in Istanbul (all times local):

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:54am

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Monday, having been dragged into financial trouble by millions of faulty air bag inflators that can kill or injure people.

The Latest: Trump says hostility has stymied bipartisanship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:43am

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

The Latest: Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 153

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:20am

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

On the move: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:12am

A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress.

CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:22am

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.

Thousands protest against Belgian nuclear reactors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:20am

Thousands of protesters are demanding that Belgium immediately shut down two nuclear reactors because of safety concerns.

Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:55am

Why are Republicans struggling mightily to reach a consensus on how to overhaul the nation's tax system?

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

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:33am

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.

Debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:44am

A global financial organization says the world economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time.

Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities

Adriana Gomez Licon and Marcos Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 12:32am

Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities' affairs.

Rescue official says over 100 dead on Pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:30pm

Rescue official says over 100 dead on Pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fire.

Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:00pm

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) married a Scottish actress.