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Boston mayor concerned that 2nd top staff member is charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:31am

Another top official at Boston City Hall has been arrested for pressuring music festival organizers to hire union workers.

Egypt parliament passes budget aiming for 5.2 percent growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:21am

Egypt's parliament has approved a draft budget projecting 5.2 percent growth for the coming year.

GE Capital wins approval to drop 'too big to fail' label

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:12am

GE Capital is no longer "too big to fail."

Puerto Rico financial rescue package wins Senate test vote

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:11am

A rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico has survived a test vote in the Senate, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment.

Markets Right Now: US stocks move broadly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:01am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Medical marijuana panel revises financial history rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:01am

State regulators have given preliminary approval to a revised plan for scrutinizing the financial histories of those seeking licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana.

China replaces top internet regulator and censor with deputy

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:00am

China has replaced its internet regulator, Lu Wei, the hard-liner responsible for leading the government's efforts to tighten control over domestic cyberspace and export the ruling Communist Party's philosophy of web control.

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Orlando dispatcher: 'My caller is no longer responding'

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:59am

Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday.

The Latest: Tusk hits back at Polish accusations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:51am

The Latest on British vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Putin extends ban on imports of Western food through 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:41am

President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia's ban on imports of Western food until the end of 2017.

Audit: About $1M in missing funds in Attica school district

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:40am

A state audit has found nearly $1 million in federal funds unaccounted for from a western Indiana school district's financial books.

After Fire flop, Amazon unveils phones with its apps, ads

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:40am

Amazon is back in the phone business — sort of.

Supplies run out in southern Mexico amid teachers' protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:31am

Business leaders and government officials said Wednesday that supplies of gasoline, food and other goods are running out in southern Mexico because protesting teachers have blockaded key highways.

German state halts sale of regional airport to Chinese firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:21am

Regional officials in Germany say the planned sale of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to a Chinese logistics and construction company has been put on hold.

It sucks _ startups look to redesign the breast pump

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:11am

Ask many mothers and they'll tell you, pumping sucks in more than one sense of the word.

North American leaders confront rising tide of protectionism

Rob Gillies and Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:11am

North America's leaders, at their summit in the Canadian capital, are confronting a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism.

Germany: bypassing parliaments on EU-Canada deal 'foolish'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:01am

Germany's economy minister says preventing national lawmakers from approving a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada would be "foolish."

The Latest: Obama, Clinton to campaign in North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:00am

The Latest on the US presidential campaign (all times local):

Chipotle adding chorizo to menu to win back customers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:00am

Chipotle is adding chorizo to its menu in yet another move intended to get people back in stores following an e. coli outbreak last year.