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

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:02am

In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.

FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:01am

Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use.

US consumer spending posts healthy gain in May

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:00am

Americans went shopping this spring, increasing their spending in May for the second straight month and delivering good news for economic growth.

The Latest: Merkel says changes don't have to be to treaties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:00am

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

Toyota announces recalls for defective air bags, canisters

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:50am

Toyota announced Wednesday it is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel emissions controls.

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.

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.