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Eiffel Tower shut for day, victim of French labor standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:30am

The Eiffel Tower has closed for the day, victim of nationwide protests over a bill reforming labor laws.

1st hearing in fight over release of Pulse 911 calls

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:21am

A preliminary hearing will lay out ground rules for another hearing later this week on the fight between media companies and the city of Orlando over whether 911 calls from the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub can be made public.

Rush, Cook County get federal funding to fight 'superbugs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:20am

Federal health officials say about $10 million will go to Chicago's Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Health and Hospitals System to help fight drug-resistant superbugs.

The Latest: Farage predicts other countries will follow UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:20am

The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Clinton to offer debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:10am

Hillary Clinton will propose allowing entrepreneurs to defer making student loan payments, as part of a technology agenda she plans to introduce on Tuesday.

Jury: District biased in giving work to minority-owned firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:10am

A mostly white federal jury says the School District of Philadelphia discriminated against a company owned by two white men when it pushed a $7.5 million no-bid contract toward a minority-owned firm that had never sought it.

Draghi seeks 'shared diagnosis' of what ails global economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:50am

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is calling for world leaders to agree on what ails the global economy and take more concrete action to promote growth and jobs.

Spain's economy grew estimated 0.7 pct in second quarter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:40am

Spain's central bank estimates the economy grew by 0.7 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, down from 0.8 percent in the first quarter.

Merkel says she will use "all her strength" to prevent EU from further drifting apart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:00am

Merkel says she will use "all her strength" to prevent EU from further drifting apart.

In rain-soaked West Virginia, flood victim planning funerals

John Raby and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:00am

Like other business operators along Main Street in the West Virginia town of Rainelle, Pamela Wallace Arnold is slowly cleaning up from state's worst flooding in decades. As a funeral planner, she's also helping to bury the dead.

Oakland votes to ban coal shipments, citing health risks

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:00am

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town.

Merkel: No talks with Britain on leaving the EU until Britain starts formal procedure to leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:50am

Merkel: No talks with Britain on leaving the EU until Britain starts formal procedure to leave.

Merkel: In Britain's interest to maintain "close relations" after exit from European Union

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:50am

Merkel: In Britain's interest to maintain "close relations" after exit from European Union.

EU Commission chief says no talks with Britain can start until it notifies EU departure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:40am

EU Commission chief says no talks with Britain can start until it notifies EU departure .

EXCHANGE: Rantoul woman, veterinarians responded to accident

Marcus Jackson(champaign) News-Gazette, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:10am

For Jan Allen, last week's highway accident that put nearly 100 feeder calves in jeopardy was nothing new.

First made-in-China jetliner makes debut commercial flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:00am

The first regional jet produced by a Chinese government initiative to compete in the commercial aircraft market has made its debut flight.

Discount airline to land at Newark with opening up of slots

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:30am

Allegiant Air has been given final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark's dominant airline, with monopolizing takeoff and landing slots and keeping competitors out.

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:21am

By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states.

Police: No injuries reported in Miss. plant blast, fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:20am

A late-night explosion and fire broke out at a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi, but there were no injuries or fatalities reported, police said early Tuesday.

Milwaukee to get $8M grant to train residents for tech jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:00am

The city of Milwaukee will receive an $8 million federal grant to help train its residents in technology jobs.