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The Latest: Lacking votes, Senate GOP delay health care vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:58am

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

Big waves obstructed view of breakwater before ferry crashed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:56am

Officials say the captain of a ferry couldn't see the breakwater before the vessel crashed June 16 into a jetty in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, leaving 18 people injured.

Nuke commission: Safety records falsified at Vermont Yankee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:55am

A senior radiation protection technician at the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant deliberately falsified safety records and failed to check workers for radiation exposure for eight months last year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:50am

Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users.

Nestle to buy back $21 billion in its own stock by 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:47am

Nestle says it plans to spend about $21 billion to buy its own stock in the next three years as the food and beverage giant seeks to boost shareholder value.

Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:41am

Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech.

UK doctors' union calls for change in abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:40am

The British Medical Association, which represents the country's doctors, said Tuesday abortions should not be a criminal offense and called for them to be regulated in the same way as other health procedures.

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New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:34am

A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard.

Wisconsin senator's health care stance welcomed back home

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:34am

Conservatives and liberals in Wisconsin both see hope in Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's steadfast refusal to back the current version of the GOP Senate health care bill.

Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey files again for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:34am

Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey has filed for bankruptcy again to tie up loose ends following his bankruptcy filing last year.

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GOP leaders labor to rescue health care bill amid defections

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:30am

Top Senate Republicans labored Tuesday to rescue a floundering health care bill that lacked enough GOP votes to even start debate, as the White House stepped up its efforts to win over recalcitrant senators whose resistance was threatening to sink one of the party's long-cherished goals.

Wind turbine blade breaks in rural mid-Michigan; no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:30am

A 160-foot (50-meter) wind turbine blade broke in rural mid-Michigan, leaving it dangling above a field.

A look at some of the firms, agencies hit by the cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:25am

As a new cyberattack hits companies and government agencies around the world, here is a look at some of those that have confirmed they are affected.

Greek garbage collectors reject compromise as trash piles up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:25am

Greece's municipal garbage collectors on Tuesday rejected a government compromise offer and decided to continue an 11-day protest that has left mounds of festering refuse piled up across Athens amid high temperatures during the key summer tourism season.

The Latest: Downtown station reopens amid derailment probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:25am

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

Alaska salutes black soldiers' work on highway during WWII

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:16am

Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches.

NYC subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring 34

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:16am

A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in minor injuries as hundreds of people were evacuated from trains along the subway line.

AP PHOTOS: Segregated soldiers toiled on highway during WWII

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:16am

Alaska is commemorating 75 years since nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers toiled in harsh weather and terrain to help build a highway across the state and Canada.

Egg executives in salmonella case must report to prison

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:10am

A father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak have exhausted their appeals and a federal judge has ordered them to begin serving prison sentences.

Major veterans' groups voice concern over Senate health bill

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:58am

Major veterans' organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate GOP bill to repeal the nation's health care law, fearing the impact of rising insurance costs and worried the underfunded Department of Veterans Affairs won't be able to fill the coverage gap.