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7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:15pm

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.

Experts encourage more public awareness of Russian meddling

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:06pm

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.

2 railroad workers struck, killed on tracks in Washington

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:54pm

Two conductors who got out of their freight train to follow up on an alert that there was a problem with one or more of the train's wheels were struck and killed by a passenger train near Washington's Union Station.

UK's weakened government passes first vote since election

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:53pm

Britain's Conservative minority government passed its first test in Parliament since an election wiped out its majority, with lawmakers Wednesday narrowly rejecting an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts.

The Latest: Trump promises 'big surprise' on health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:53pm

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

Wyoming rivers and streams receding from runoff flooding

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:53pm

Rivers and streams in central and western Wyoming are receding after a melting record snowpack poured the equivalent of 30 inches (76 centimeters) or more of water down mountains over the last three weeks.

How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:43pm

Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware — malicious software that locks up photos and other files stored on your computer, then demands money to release them.

Samsung investing $380M in South Carolina, creating 950 jobs

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:43pm

Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years, state and company officials announced Wednesday.

Utah's Chaffetz joining Fox News, writing book post-Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:40pm

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he's becoming a Fox News Channel contributor to keep his voice in politics while starting a consulting firm and writing a book after he leaves Congress this week.

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

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:34pm

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.

Train evacuated in western Poland due to bomb threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:34pm

Polish media are reporting that authorities have stopped a train traveling from Warsaw to Berlin and evacuated its passengers after receiving a bomb threat.

House panel backs bill to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:26pm

A House panel on Wednesday approved a bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate plan for a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas.

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):

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.

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.

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):