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Wisconsin senator's health care stance welcomed back home

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:20am

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.

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.

The Latest: Senate health bill would cut taxes for wealthy

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

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

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.

Uber makes it easier to arrange trips for other riders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:45am

Uber's ride-hailing app is making it easier for its users to set up trips for seniors and others who may not know their way around a smartphone but still need help getting around town.

GOP infighting stalls budget plan

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:45am

The latest budget push by House GOP leaders has faltered, leaving quarrelling Republicans almost three months behind on their budget work as they head into next week's recess.

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren departs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:45am

The co-founder and CEO of Pandora, under intensifying competitive pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, has relinquished his position and will step down from the company board as well.

Some shoppers fret when companies take over favorite brands

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:34am

Some shoppers are fretting about big companies they don't like taking over their favorite brands.

The Latest: 34 hurt in NYC derailment; none life-threatening

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:34am

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

Q&A: Controversy lingers after $1.7B cleanup of Hudson River

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:27am

Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again.

Greek garbage collectors extend protest as trash mounds grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:25am

Greece's municipal garbage collectors are extending an 11-day protest that has left mounds of festering refuse piled up across Athens amid high summer temperatures.

The Latest: US drugmaker Merck also affected by cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:14am

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

Trump organization ends management of Toronto tower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:00am

A high-end hotel and condominium tower in Toronto will no longer bear the Trump brand name.

New cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:00am

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

Nuke commission: Safety records falsified at Vermont Yankee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:55am

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a senior radiation protection technician at the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant deliberately falsified safety records for eight months last year.

Google hit with record fine by EU, told to change its ways

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:45am

After a seven-year legal battle, European authorities came down hard on Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own businesses, fining the tech giant a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) and raising the prospect of more.

House panel weighs privatizing air traffic control

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:45am

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