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Diet Pepsi with aspartame returning to shelves in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:41am

Diet Pepsi made with aspartame is returning to shelves in the U.S., after PepsiCo saw sales plummet following its reformulation of the drink last summer to remove the artificial sweetener.

What to know about Supreme Court tossing Texas abortion law

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:31am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 on Monday that Texas' sweeping anti-abortion law is unconstitutional. Here are details about the ruling and the law, known as HB2:

Girls of Glitter Gulch among 3 downtown Vegas sites closing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:21am

Las Vegas is losing a trio of kitschy downtown properties, including the last remaining topless show on the Fremont Street casino pedestrian mall, and a signature spot for deep-fried Twinkies and Oreos.

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Opponents of proposed coal project demand investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:15am

Several environmental groups are calling for a federal investigation into Utah's plans to invest $53 million in a proposed expansion of a California port to export coal to Asia.

Not just crumbs: Naples mobsters extort high price on bread

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:11am

Camorra mobsters intimidated grocers and supermarkets in Naples into buying bread from clan-controlled bakeries at inflated prices, Italian prosecutors and police said Monday following a crackdown that included 24 arrests.

Snyder signs 'unprecedented' $16.1 billion education budget

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:11am

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a $16.1 billion education budget, which includes an increase in per-student aid ranging from $60 to $120 to lower the gap between higher- and lower-funded school districts.

Markets Right Now: US stocks, British pound fall further

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:01am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

UK appeals for calm as markets drop, EU leaders huddle

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:51am

British and European leaders appealed for calm on Monday as concern over the U.K.'s exit from the European Union and its deepening political crisis triggered further gyrations in financial markets and hit confidence in the economy.

Lew urges Senate to pass Puerto Rico rescue bill this week

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:51am

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Monday warned of widespread consequences if the Senate fails to act before Friday on a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico.

Regents to discuss $40M deal for UAF engineering building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:40am

The University of Alaska Board of Regents is set to decide next steps for the partially completed engineering building at the Fairbanks campus.

Allina Health offers new contract proposal to union nurses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:40am

Allina Health says it's offering a new contract proposal to its union nurses who staff five hospitals in the Twin Cities area.

Heading out of town: Independence Day travel to break record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:30am

It's going to be a busy holiday weekend on the nation's highways.

The Latest: Poland wants to lead group to reboot EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:10am

The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Grain higher, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:00am

Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Lew says no sense of financial crisis developing

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:51am

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that the decision of British voters to leave the European Union is "an additional headwind" for the U.S. and global economies but "there is no sense of a financial crisis developing."

Cameron: Britain seeks 'strongest possible economic links' with European neighbors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:51am

Cameron: Britain seeks 'strongest possible economic links' with European neighbors.

Cameron: No immediate changes for EU citizens living in the UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:41am

Cameron: No immediate changes for EU citizens living in the UK.

Cameron: UK will not trigger formal EU exit talks at this stage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:41am

Cameron: UK will not trigger formal EU exit talks at this stage.

Cameron: EU exit will be 'far from plain sailing' for economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:40am

Cameron: EU exit will be 'far from plain sailing' for economy.