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US safety board to detail findings of deadly NY train crash

Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:27pm

Federal safety investigators will present their findings following a commuter rail crash that killed six people in the suburbs of New York City in 2015.

Oil company to spend $20M in safety upgrades in wake of fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:00pm

Chevron Corp. and state regulators have reached a settlement related to a 2012 fire at its Richmond refinery that will require the company to spend about $20 million on safety improvements, officials announced Monday.

South Korea shifts gears, aims at more labor-friendly growth

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:50pm

South Korea's new administration is shifting gears to achieve a fair and labor-friendly economy after decades of growth led by big businesses left many behind in economic prosperity.

McCain's return, heavy with drama for "Obamacare" repeal

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:26pm

At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years.

McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:51pm

John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party's reeling effort to repeal Obamacare.

Asian stock indexes mixed amid caution on earnings, politics

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:29pm

Asian share benchmarks were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in U.S. politics kept most indexes trading within a narrow range.

In New Zealand, Johnson parries queries on British politics

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01pm

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed aside questions Tuesday in New Zealand about infighting in his Conservative Party and speculation about him making a leadership bid.

Maker of panels in London fire says builders control usage

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:51pm

The U.S. company that manufactured panels on a London apartment tower where at least 80 people perished in an inferno has quit selling them for high-rises because it has no control over their installation, a top company executive said Monday.

The Latest: McCain to come back to Senate Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:41pm

The Latest on the ongoing effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):

AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff

Ashok Sharma and Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:13pm

It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain road near India's border — in an area the two nuclear-armed Asian giants have disputed for decades.

Sen. John McCain's office says he will return to the Senate on Tuesday, day of health care vote.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:13pm

Sen. John McCain's office says he will return to the Senate on Tuesday, day of health care vote.

In Google vs. the EU, a $2.7B fine could just be the start

Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:31pm

Google's parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it's taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off the rest of the European regulatory assault that's headed its way.

House rejects bill to fix VA's budget gap after vets protest

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:02pm

The House rejected Monday a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care following opposition from veterans' groups.

The Latest: House approves big expansion of GI Bill benefits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:54pm

The Latest on the House's consideration of bills to address the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget gap, and expand the GI Bill (all times local):

Baby sitter pleads guilty in 8-month-old's medicine death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:51pm

An Ohio baby sitter who authorities say gave a fatal dose of Benadryl to an 8-month-old boy has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other crimes.

Family of brain-dead California girl fights to reverse death

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:29pm

More than three years after a coroner declared a teenage girl dead, a Northern California judge is expected to soon decide whether to revoke her death certificate.

Burr-Hamilton? Angry lawmaker singles out 'female senators'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:21pm

Passions are running high on Capitol Hill — but pistols at 10 paces over health care?

USS Constitution returns to Boston's waters after repairs

Crystal Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:11pm

The USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, has returned to Boston's waters.

Poultry mogul Bo Pilgrim dies at age 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:01pm

Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, who grew a one-time feed store into the world's largest poultry producer before losing the company in bankruptcy, has died at 89.

Shareholders meeting marks Packers season's unofficial start

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:15pm

Training camp has yet to begin and Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy is already looking forward to the end of the season.