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Trump attacks Washington Post, Amazon over 'internet taxes'

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:26pm

President Donald Trump attacked The Washington Post and Amazon on Twitter Wednesday, arguing that the online retailer was not paying "internet taxes."

The Latest: UK's fragile government survives first vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:26pm

The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government: (all times local):

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Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:20pm

Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets — though everyday life remained affected, with cash machines out of order and airport displays operating manually.

The Latest: Maine governor opposes Senate GOP health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:20pm

The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):

Pound jumps on Carney remarks about timing of rate hike

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:14pm

The British pound rose sharply Wednesday after the country's top central banker pondered the prospect of higher interest rates, a day after his counterpart at the European Central Bank sent the euro soaring with a relatively rosy economic assessment of the 19-country eurozone.

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

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:14pm

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.

UK's fragile government faces challenge over austerity

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:55am

Britain's Conservative minority government faced its first test in Parliament since the June 8 election on Wednesday — an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts.

The Latest: Cyberattackers made only $10,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

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

Uranium industry seeks tax break

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

Uranium industry representatives are in need of a tax break.

Australia developer buying Maine ski mountain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:39am

An Australian company is buying the family-owned Saddleback Mountain ski area that has been shuttered for the last two winter seasons, giving the mountain's loyal skiers something to cheer.

The Latest: Fatal Amtrak train involved 2 train conductors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:38am

The Latest on an accident involving an Amtrak train near Washington's Union Station on (all times local):

Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:36am

Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.

Blue Apron slices share price range, hinting at tough market

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:25am

Meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron on Wednesday slashed the price it expects to sell its shares in an initial public offering, a sign that it may be having trouble attracting investors.

Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:18am

Stacey English has modest desires for her 7-year-old daughter Addison: Be able to eat without gagging and move both her arms.

7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:16am

Seven married couples from the same New Jersey shore town, including a rabbi and his wife, now face charges that they misrepresented their income to get a combined $2 million in public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.

Gay marriage-recusal law survives federal court challenge

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:08am

North Carolina's law allowing magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages survived a challenge Wednesday when an appeals court determined that three couples weren't harmed enough to fight the state's use of taxpayer money to apply the law.

Russia scraps plans to ban Telegram messaging app

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:08am

Russia has ditched plans to ban the Telegram messaging app after its owner agreed to register the company in the country, authorities said Wednesday.

98-year-old activist arrested during pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:07am

A 98-year-old activist has been arrested on a trespassing charge during a protest at a natural gas pipeline project in Massachusetts.

FedEx says deliveries by its TNT Express subsidiary have been slowed by global cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:07am

FedEx says deliveries by its TNT Express subsidiary have been slowed by global cyberattack.

Condoleezza Rice: Trump understands 'value of alliances'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:07am

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is giving President Donald Trump a vote of confidence on international diplomacy.