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United Arab Emirates to merge 2 Abu Dhabi investment funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:10am

A top official in the United Arab Emirates has issued an order for the merging of two of the Gulf nation's most prominent government wealth funds, streamlining the country's investment strategy as it weathers a slump in oil prices.

Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:30am

Israel's antiquities authority says an international research team has located a tunnel in Lithuania dug by Jewish prisoners trying to escape their Nazi captors during World War II.

Alaska could end to oil checks paid to residents since 1982

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:20am

As Alaska faces a multibillion dollar budget deficit, the oil fund wealth checks distributed yearly to nearly every Alaskan could be on the chopping block.

Senate set to begin voting on Puerto Rico rescue package

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:11am

The Senate is set to begin voting on a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment.

Division, confusion as EU rethinks future without Britain

Lorne Cook and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:50am

EU leaders are meeting Wednesday without Britain for the first time to rethink their union and keep it from disintegrating after Britain's unprecedented vote to leave — but conflicting visions of Europe's future are complicating the high-stakes summit.

North American leaders confront rising tide of protectionism

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:32am

The leaders of North America confront a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism as they hold a summit Wednesday in the Canadian capital.

Clock ticking, but tweaks in play for N. Carolina LGBT law

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:31am

The window is small and the legislative strategy tricky, but GOP leaders say there's still a chance to change the North Carolina law that sparked a clash over transgender rights on the national stage.

Crews fighting blaze at train collision site with 3 missing

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:20am

Three crew members were missing and one was hurt after a head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area.

Abortion ruling sends message, though Ohio impact unclear

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:31pm

A U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Texas restrictions on abortion clinics might bring renewed focus on an Ohio proposal regarding aborted fetal remains.

Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:00pm

Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles globally for defective air bags, although it is not part of the massive recalls of Takata air bags, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday.

The Latest: 'Amazing Race' contestant heads to Senate runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:10pm

The Latest on Oklahoma's primary election (all times local):

Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:01pm

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth.

Volkswagen settles emissions cheating for $15.3 billion

Michael Biesecker, Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:00pm

Volkswagen is taking a major step toward compensating owners and government regulators for its emissions cheating scandal. But it will take much longer to repair the damage to its reputation.

Facebook CEO's Hawaii neighbors grumble about new wall

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:31pm

Some of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's neighbors are grumbling about a rock wall he's having built on his property on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:00pm

Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats were pushing competing plans to ensure schools stay open and government operations continue, though there were signs late Tuesday that the two sides could reach a deal on stopgap spending as Illinois approaches a second year without a full state budget.

Tesla starts tapping into tax credits for battery factory

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:20pm

Electric carmaker Tesla has received and sold about $20 million in transferrable tax credits from the state, marking some of the company's first moves to tap into a $1.3 billion incentive package that lured a massive battery factory to northern Nevada.

Highlights of North Carolina government budget agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:20pm

Highlights of the final North Carolina budget agreement as proposed in legislation and the related "money report" crafted by House and Senate leaders. The $22.3 billion plan adjusts the second year of the already-approved two-year budget.

Legislature begins giving formal OK to budget adjustments

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:20pm

The Republican-led General Assembly began offering its formal endorsement Tuesday to a state government budget deal that raises pay for teachers and state employees and offers an income tax break to those who don't itemize on their returns.

Indictment charges 3 men with bilking movie investors

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:11pm

Three men were arrested Tuesday on charges that they cheated investors who thought they were contributing over $12 million to produce major films, only to discover their money went to other projects and to pay personal expenses, officials said.