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A look at recent settlements in fatal police encounters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:03am

The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, on Monday announced she has agreed to a nearly $3 million settlement with the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer. Valerie Castile's settlement with the city of St. Anthony will avert a federal wrongful death lawsuit.

Rhino breeder in South Africa plans online auction of horn

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:03am

A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitalizing on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite an international ban that was imposed to curb widespread poaching.

The Latest: UK leader tries to ease anxiety over Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:00am

The Latest on British politics (all times local):

British Prime Minister Theresa May says goal is to remove anxiety, provide certainty to EU citizens in UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:54am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says goal is to remove anxiety, provide certainty to EU citizens in UK.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says rights granted to EU citizens in UK must be reciprocal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:54am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says rights granted to EU citizens in UK must be reciprocal.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says 'no families will be split up' by Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:50am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says 'no families will be split up' by Brexit.

Cyprus signs deal to build 'Europe's largest casino'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:50am

Cyprus has signed a deal with a consortium made up of Melco International, Hard Rock and Cypriot CNS Group to build what officials said will be Europe's largest casino.

Oprah picks debut novel 'Behold the Dreamers' for book club

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:15am

Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel "Behold the Dreamers" is Oprah Winfrey's latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host.

US durable goods orders fell in May by the most in 18 months

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:06am

Demand for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell by the most in 18 months, and a key category that tracks business investment also slipped, evidence that manufacturing output is barely growing.

Fire at air station injures 2 Marines working on aircraft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:00am

Authorities say a sudden burst of fire at a Marine Corps air station has injured two Marines who were performing routine maintenance on a combat jet.

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:50am

Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. President Donald Trump, making a final push to fulfill a key campaign promise, insists Republicans are not "that far off" and signaled last-minute changes are coming to win votes.

German economic strength gives European markets a lift

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:32am

Stock markets around the world have started the new week strongly with sentiment in Europe buoyed further by a strong German economic survey that reinforced hopes that the region's recovery is gaining momentum.

US durable goods orders fell 1.1 percent in May, most in 18 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:32am

US durable goods orders fell 1.1 percent in May, most in 18 months.

Germany: sausage makers use loophole to skip antitrust fines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:12am

Germany's antitrust authority says it had to revoke 238 million euros ($266 million) in fines imposed on sausage manufacturers for price collusion because the companies used a now-closed loophole in competition law.

Portugal airline chief fears increasing drone near-misses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:03am

Portugal's national airline chief said Monday he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft.

EU weighs retaliatory measures as US eyes steel tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:00am

The European Union's top trade official says the bloc is preparing retaliatory measures in case the United States goes ahead with plans to impose steel tariffs on imports.

Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

Matthew Brown and Katy Daigle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:44am

The world's biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.

Mongolians vote for president amid graft, financial concerns

Ganbat Namjilsangarav and Grace Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:22am

Mongolians voted Monday in a presidential election dominated by allegations of graft and concerns about financial upheaval in the landlocked country.

Back to Switzerland for Cyprus peace deal talks

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:43am

It's back to Switzerland for Cyprus peace talks.

Here is the latest National business news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:40am

International stock markets rose today after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end last week higher on stronger oil and gas prices. Futures point to opening gains on Wall Street today. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose to just below $43.50 per barrel. The dollar gained against the yen and the euro.