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US consumer spending posts healthy gain in May

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:50am

U.S. consumer spending rose solidly last month, good news for the economy.

Second Boston official arrested for union-related extortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:40am

A second member of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's administration is being charged in extorting a music festival production company.

US consumer spending rose solid 0.4 percent in May, good news for the economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:31am

US consumer spending rose solid 0.4 percent in May, good news for the economy.

The Latest: EU's remaining 27 say they will stay united

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:30am

The Latest on British vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Microsoft readies Windows 10 update, answers critics

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

Microsoft has a birthday present for Windows 10 users: more capabilities for its Cortana digital assistant and new ways to ditch passwords.

EU President says other 27 nations 'absolutely determined' to stay united after British departure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

EU President says other 27 nations 'absolutely determined' to stay united after British departure.

Kellogg opening cereal cafe in NYC amid soggy sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

Kellogg is opening a cafe in New York as it pushes to reinvent cereal's soggy image.

China replaces top internet regulator and censor with deputy

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

China has replaced its internet regulator Lu Wei, the hard-liner responsible for leading the government's efforts to tighten control over domestic cyberspace and export the ruling Communist Party's philosophy of web control.

Dubai plans $2.9 billion metro expansion to serve Expo 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

Dubai has awarded a French, Spanish and Turkish consortium a $2.9 billion contract to extend the city's metro system ahead of its hosting of the 2020 World Expo.

Oklahoma prison imports bottled water after waterline break

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:10am

Inmates at an Oklahoma prison have been drinking bottled water and using buckets of water to fill their toilets after a waterline break.

Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Wal-Mart tries to move in

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:00am

Wal-Mart is trying to get a jump on Amazon's second annual sales bonanza.

Governor to call on private group to help mental hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:50am

Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he'll bring in a quality assurance officer from the private group he previously directed to monitor South Dakota's state-run mental health hospital in Yankton.

United Arab Emirates to merge 2 Abu Dhabi investment funds

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:40am

A top United Arab Emirates official ordered the merger of two prominent government wealth funds on Wednesday, streamlining the country's investment strategy as it weathers a slump in oil prices.

Some Western Carolina grads worry about tuition cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:20am

Some Western Carolina University graduates are unhappy that the school is included in a plan to reduce tuition to $500 per semester for in-state students.

Sanders worries Trump is benefiting politically from Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:20am

Sen. Bernie Sanders is arguing that "the global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world."

Illinois lawmakers say progress made on stopgap budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:20am

Illinois lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol amid new signs of optimism about a bipartisan deal to keep the state operating without a full budget.

Former TV judge Joe Brown can't practice law in Tennessee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:00am

Former television judge Joe Brown cannot practice law in Tennessee under an order from the state Supreme Court.

Dispatcher: 'My caller is no longer responding'

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:51am

Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday.

Notre Dame plans to use South Bend dam for electricity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:50am

The University of Notre Dame is working on plans to generate electricity for the campus from a downtown South Bend dam.

Uber software tracks drivers for high speed, sudden stops

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:30am

Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders, Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior — while discouraging speeding or slamming on the brakes.