Deb Riechmann and Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 8:30pm
President Barack Obama is expected to disclose as early as Friday the number of civilians killed in U.S. military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will issue an executive order that makes protecting civilians a more integral part of planning U.S. military operations, according to activists and other individuals familiar with the report.
Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 8:30pm
The U.S. announced Thursday the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, the 40-year-old owner of a technology company who nicknamed his vehicle "Tessy" and had praised its sophisticated "Autopilot" system just one month earlier for preventing a collision on an interstate. The government said it is investigating the design and performance of the system aboard the Tesla Model S sedan.
Scott Sonner, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 8:10pm
The operator of the largest hospital and health care network in northern Nevada has agreed to pay the Justice Department $9.5 million to settle allegations of patient-overcharges and Medicare fraud, U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden announced Thursday.
Ivan Moreno and John O'Connor, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 7:11pm
Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and human service programs funding for six months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget.
Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 7:00pm
Australians go to the polls Saturday with the opposition leader vying to become the country's fifth prime minister in three years. Global market turmoil since the Brexit vote, Australia's success in turning back asylum seeker boats, gay marriage, housing prices, corporate tax rates and union corruption have been major issues in the eight-week campaign.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 5:33pm
Saying it's the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.
Myheritage, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 5:10pm
an innovative way to visualize family history, optimized for tablet devices. PedigreeMap™ displays all events in a user’s family tree, such as births, marriages and deaths, as well as digital photos and scanned historical photos, on an interactive map. This allows users to trace the locations of their ancestors and gain new insights into their lives. All data is grouped by country and location, and users can easily filter their view of the map by person, family group, event type, and time period.
Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 5:00pm
The final agreement on adjustments to the state budget for the new fiscal year received initial House approval Thursday, a $22.3 billion proposal highlighted by pay raises, tax breaks and reserves for the next economic downturn.
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.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 4:41pm
About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law dropped out by the end of March, according to administration figures released late Thursday.