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EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:46pm

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, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

Sprint, Darden Restaurants gain; T-Mobile, FactSet fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:45pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Q&A: Nevada to launch latest legal vice for tourists: Pot

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:39pm

Sin City will launch its latest legal vice by week's end.

Minor New York City subway derailment causes outage, delays

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:35pm

A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers, causing minor injuries to seven people and leading to massive systemwide delays.

Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'soap opera'

Mauricio Savarese and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:35pm

Brazil's president dismissed corruption allegations against him as a "soap opera plot" Tuesday and sought to cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after a scathing indictment was issued against the leader.

For a week, Fallon retakes the lead from Colbert

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:35pm

Jimmy Fallon has topped Stephen Colbert in late-night ratings for the first time since Donald Trump has been president. But the NBC comic might want to keep the champagne on ice.

The Latest: Ukraine cites rouge accounting software update

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:30pm

The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times EDT):

Judge to decide who gets comic com naming rights

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:24pm

Settlement talks have broken down between the organizers of two pop-culture conventions in California and Utah known for guests' elaborate costumes, Salt Lake Comic Con officials said Tuesday.

Universal presses bid to void music deal with Prince estate

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:24pm

Lawyers for Universal Music Group have renewed their request that a Minnesota judge cancel the company's music rights deal with Prince's estate, saying UMG will otherwise have to sue in litigation that could keep fans from hearing new music from Prince's vault for years.

Von Furstenberg, in her 'third act,' focuses on philanthropy

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:24pm

Designer Diane von Furstenberg's current favorite model is, not surprisingly, tall — more than 100 feet, actually. And though this model's 225 tons don't exactly fit into a DVF wrap dress, she does have some rather iconic accessories: a tablet and, most importantly, a torch.

These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:20pm

President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing.

In New Mexico, Trump's monument review stirs passions

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:17pm

Desert ranchers in New Mexico are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state where outlaw Billy the Kid and Apache leader Geronimo once sought refuge.

Rights group cites Supreme Court in Louisiana abortion suit

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:17pm

A group that won court rulings against Texas and Louisiana abortion laws is suing now to overturn other Louisiana laws it says have led to more than a thousand anti-abortion regulations.

Nielsen's top programs for June 19-25

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:16pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 19-25. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Judge approves initial motions in Takata bankruptcy

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:16pm

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has granted several preliminary orders allowing Japanese auto parts supplier Takata to move forward with its reorganization plan, which includes the sale of most of its assets to a Chinese-owned rival.

The Latest: Service to resume following subway derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:10pm

The Latest on a Harlem subway derailment (all times local):

Yellen: Banking reforms should avert future financial crisis

Pan Pylas and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that she believes banking regulators have made enough improvements to the financial system that the world will not experience another financial crisis "in our lifetimes."

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with light-sabre speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the "Star Wars" creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater.

Singer Rory Feek to perform again after wife Joey's death

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:45pm

Rory Feek, one half of the Grammy-winning country duo Joey + Rory, announced on Tuesday he will perform publicly for the first time since his wife Joey died last year to raise funds for the Music Health Alliance, a nonprofit that helped his family with insurance and medical bills.

The Latest: Trump says it's 'OK' if health bill doesn't pass

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:45pm

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