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Brazil markets steady after scathing indictment of president

Mauricio Savarese and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:16pm

A day after Brazil's top prosecutor formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption in a scathing indictment, markets largely shrugged off the news Tuesday in a sign that the leader's departure may not be imminent.

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Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:16pm

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debating the legislation, two sources said Tuesday.

Family of train crash victim files wrongful death lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:10pm

The family of a woman killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train slammed into a station last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:08pm

Merck & Co. said Tuesday that a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge, late-stage study.

Wisconsin senator's health care stance welcomed back home

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:08pm

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.

Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey files again for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:00pm

Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey has filed for bankruptcy again to tie up loose ends following his bankruptcy filing last year.

The Latest: Lacking votes, Senate GOP delay health care vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:58am

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

Big waves obstructed view of breakwater before ferry crashed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:56am

Officials say the captain of a ferry couldn't see the breakwater before the vessel crashed June 16 into a jetty in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, leaving 18 people injured.

Nuke commission: Safety records falsified at Vermont Yankee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:55am

A senior radiation protection technician at the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant deliberately falsified safety records and failed to check workers for radiation exposure for eight months last year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:55am

Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the bill Senate leaders hope to vote on this week.

The Latest: Christie encouraged court reviewing betting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:55am

The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision to take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at casinos and racetracks (all times local):

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:55am

Records show the Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely-used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains.

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:50am

Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users.

Nestle to buy back $21 billion in its own stock by 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:47am

Nestle says it plans to spend about $21 billion to buy its own stock in the next three years as the food and beverage giant seeks to boost shareholder value.

Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:41am

Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech.

UK doctors' union calls for change in abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:40am

The British Medical Association, which represents the country's doctors, said Tuesday abortions should not be a criminal offense and called for them to be regulated in the same way as other health procedures.

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New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:34am

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

Wind turbine blade breaks in rural mid-Michigan; no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:30am

A 160-foot (50-meter) wind turbine blade broke in rural mid-Michigan, leaving it dangling above a field.

A look at some of the firms, agencies hit by the cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:25am

As a new cyberattack hits companies and government agencies around the world, here is a look at some of those that have confirmed they are affected.

Greek garbage collectors reject compromise as trash piles up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:25am

Greece's municipal garbage collectors on Tuesday rejected a government compromise offer and decided to continue an 11-day protest that has left mounds of festering refuse piled up across Athens amid high temperatures during the key summer tourism season.