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Venezuela hunts for copter pilot behind 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:25pm

Oscar Perez is a cop, pilot, action movie star and dog trainer. He's now also a fugitive, accused of strafing two key Venezuelan government buildings from a helicopter in a quixotic attempt to set off a revolt against President Nicolas Maduro.

Prosecutors settle Panda Express discrimination claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:23pm

Federal prosecutors say they have reached a settlement with Panda Express over allegations the company discriminated against workers who were not U.S. citizens.

Ex-pharmaceutical CEO accused at trial of cheating investors

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:03pm

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is either a con man who scammed hedge fund investors of millions or a nerdy genius who made them even richer.

Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:53pm

Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks.

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

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:53pm

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.

The Latest: GOP ponders how best to sell health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:50pm

The Latest on the President Donald Trump's role in the health care debate. All times local):

The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:40pm

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

Mississippi utility will stop efforts to complete coal plant

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:34pm

One of the nation's largest utilities, faced with an ultimatum from Mississippi regulators, said Wednesday that it will suspend efforts to complete a first-of-its-kind coal-fueled power plant.

US demands more security on international flights to US

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:26pm

The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes.

Experts encourage more public awareness of Russian meddling

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:04pm

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.

Activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier freed in China

Gerry Shih and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:55pm

After a month behind bars, three Chinese investigators who went undercover at a factory that made Ivanka Trump shoes walked freely out of the local police station Wednesday. But they still face an uncertain future and the threat of a trial.

The Latest: Maersk's terminals still crippled in cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:50pm

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

Office supplies chain Staples sold for $6.9 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:43pm

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is buying office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion.

The Latest: Senate Intel Committee has deal on Comey memos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:40pm

The Latest on investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local):

After delay, California congressman to be sworn in July 11

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:32pm

California U.S. Rep.-elect Jimmy Gomez is expected to finally join fellow Democrats in Washington on July 11 — five weeks after he won a special election to replace Xavier Becerra, now California's attorney general.

Fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:24pm

The Federal Reserve has given the green light to all 34 of the biggest banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn.

Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:18pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill Wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of GOP detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate its bedrock promise to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul.

Walmart seeks new products amid online battle with Amazon

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:16pm

Hundreds of inventors have flocked to Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville to find out if the country needs a few more secret sauces, prettier mouse pads or "instant hair gel" packets for the on-the-go clubber.

2 train conductors struck, killed on tracks in Washington

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:16pm

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 its wheels were struck and killed by a passenger train near Washington's Union Station.