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Russian lawmakers mull blocking foreign media broadcasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:34am

Russian lawmakers have started looking at ways to block foreign media broadcasts in Russian if they break the law, but the Kremlin said Wednesday that the move requires careful consideration.

2 people struck, killed on train tracks in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:34am

Two railroad workers were killed when they were hit by an Amtrak train that was approaching a station in Washington.

Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:14am

Presidents of public colleges and universities in the U.S. saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, according to an annual survey.

As firms gauge cost, Ukraine says cyberattack under control

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:05am

The data-scrambling software epidemic that paralyzed computers globally is under control in Ukraine, where it likely originated, officials said Wednesday, as companies and governments around the world counted the cost of a crisis that is disrupting ports, hospitals and factories.

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:03am

A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted terrorist attack aimed at ousting him from power.

3 more couples arrested in public benefits fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:00am

Authorities in New Jersey say three more couples have been arrested and face charges of defrauding the government out of public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.

China frees 3 activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:42am

Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands.

Global stocks fall on jitters over central bank policy

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:33am

Global stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors fretted over the prospect of tighter monetary policy from major central banks.

Bulgaria, Romanian leaders: we're not opposed to Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:25am

The presidents of Bulgaria and Romania insisted Wednesday that they weren't opposed to Russia, despite both Eastern European countries being members of NATO and the European Union.

German Cabinet approves plan to boost spending next year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:24am

Germany's Cabinet has approved a budget plan that foresees a 2.6 percent increase in spending next year and a balanced budget over the next four years.

The Latest: Online group re-emerges to taunt US intelligence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:06am

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

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:56am

A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

The Latest: Trump insists he's engaged with health care bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:37am

The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):

EU prolongs Russia economic sanctions by 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:37am

The European Union has officially extended economic sanctions against Russia by six months for destabilizing Ukraine.

UN expert: Al-Jazeera should not be closed in Qatar standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:04am

An U.N. human rights expert says it would be a "major blow against media pluralism" if Qatar shutters the Al-Jazeera network as demanded by other Arab states.

Greece 'on target' to tap bond markets by the end of year

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:55am

Greece is on target to tap bond markets for money again by the end of this year and exit its bailout program next summer, representatives from the country's European creditors said Wednesday.

Transit agency: Human error caused subway train derailment

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:52am

A subway train derailment in New York City that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect.

UK's fragile government faces challenge over austerity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:50am

Britain's Conservative minority government is facing its first test in Parliament since the June 8 election, as lawmakers vote on an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts.

Biggest South African airport probes possible insider crimes

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:32am

South African authorities are investigating whether any workers at Johannesburg's main international airport have helped robbers who follow arriving travelers and mug them at their homes or other destinations.