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UK: All building cladding samples tested failed fire safety

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:03am

Britain's government urged local officials across the country Sunday to urgently submit samples of tower block cladding after tests found that all samples tested so far have failed fire safety standards.

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 153

Iram Asim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:03am

An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise.

Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:21am

Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday.

Q&A: A look at Takata's bankruptcy and air bag recalls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:04am

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Monday, having been dragged into financial trouble by millions of faulty air bag inflators that can kill or injure people.

Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:55am

Why are Republicans struggling mightily to reach a consensus on how to overhaul the nation's tax system?

Europeans learn to live with _ and adapt to _ terror attacks

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:33am

The jihadis' targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that's just the past few months.

Debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:44am

A global financial organization says the world economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time.

The Latest: Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:42am

The Latest on an oil tanker fire in Pakistan that killed more than 140 people (all times local):

Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities

Adriana Gomez Licon and Marcos Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 12:32am

Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities' affairs.

Rescue official says over 100 dead on Pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:30pm

Rescue official says over 100 dead on Pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fire.

Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:00pm

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) married a Scottish actress.

California company relocating to Logan to build better battery technology

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:51pm

A California tech company is moving to Utah to partner with Utah State University to develop better battery technology. Electric Power Systems and USU recently became the newest recipients of a USTAR grant aimed at technology research development.

Clue to Gorsuch's ideology seen in pairings with Thomas

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:36pm

To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps.

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 2:42pm

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."

Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 2:04pm

Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come.

Bahrain newspaper, shut down by government, lays off staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 1:30pm

A prominent independent newspaper in Bahrain earlier shut down by the government as part of a crackdown on dissent has laid off its staff.

Connecticut hotel workers train to spot human trafficking

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 12:03pm

A new Connecticut law meant to strike a blow to human traffickers is now reaching the trenches where it can make the difference. Hospitality workers are being trained to detect and report human trafficking when they suspect the illegal activity is going on where they work.

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:57am

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

Utah's Park City introduces all-electric bus system

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:14am

The Utah mountain resort community Park City has introduced an all-electric, zero-emission bus system.

Ohio agency finds evidence of racial complaints at UPS hub

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:50am

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says it has found evidence to support 25 complaints that UPS Inc. engaged in illegal discriminatory practices at an Ohio distribution center.