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The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:00am

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:46pm

A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.

China's navy puts latest-generation destroyer in the water

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:36pm

China's increasingly powerful navy launched its most advanced domestically produced destroyer on Wednesday, at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India.

New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:27pm

A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution.

Global share sell-off hits Asia after Wall St, Europe losses

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:38pm

A global stock market sell-off pulled shares lower in Asia on Wednesday as investors grew cautious following losses on Wall Street sparked by a delayed health care vote. Sentiment was dented in Europe by speculation that European Central Bank stimulus may be wound down if conditions improve.

MTA: Train derailment caused by 'improperly secured' rail

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:22pm

A subway train that derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor and forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels was caused by an "improperly secured piece of replacement rail" that was stored on the tracks, New York City transit officials said.

The Latest: Derailment caused by 'improperly secured' rail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:04pm

The Latest on a Harlem subway derailment (all times local):

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:35pm

A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

Board rejects Puerto Rico budget because of overspending

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:54pm

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances rejected the U.S. territory's proposed budget on Tuesday because it said it lacks at least $200 million in specific cost-saving measures and contains nearly $120 million in overspending and ineligible expenditures.

Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit sale

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:54pm

Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba has delayed its deadline for reaching an agreement on selling its lucrative computer memory chip business.

Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:10pm

Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare."

Panel approves bill privatizing air traffic control

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:12pm

A House panel approved legislation Tuesday that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company.

Estates of Bernie Madoff's 2 sons to keep nearly $4 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:00pm

A bankruptcy court filing shows the estates of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff's (MAY'-dawfz) two sons will get to keep nearly $4 million once about $18 million in assets is taken away as part of a legal settlement.

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:44pm

The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:20pm

A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt.

In New Mexico, Trump's monument review stirs passions

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:02pm

Desert ranchers in New Mexico are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state where outlaw Billy the Kid and Apache leader Geronimo once sought refuge.

Judge approves initial motions in Takata bankruptcy

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:42pm

A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday granted several preliminary orders allowing Japanese auto parts supplier Takata to move forward with its reorganization plan, which includes the sale of most of its assets to a Chinese-owned rival for $1.6 billion.

Trump group's aggressive health care moves irritate GOP

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:23pm

Three months ago, Republicans condemned political groups aligned with President Donald Trump for doing almost nothing to promote a health care bill. Now they think one of the groups may have gone too far.

IMF trims economic forecast for US amid growth uncertainty

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:06pm

The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Donald Trump's plans to boost economic growth.

Trump hails 'energy revolution' as exports surge

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:54pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed an energy revolution marked by surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas.