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South Korean leader to dine with Trump, meets top lawmakers

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:54am

South Korea's president met with congressional leaders Thursday in advance of a White House dinner with President Donald Trump in an effort to reassure Washington he will coordinate closely on dealing with the threat from North Korea.

The Latest: UK lawmakers pass May government's 2-year agenda

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:54am

The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's weakened Conservative government: (all times local):

Top Philadelphia prosecutor pleads guilty, quits, is jailed

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:36am

In a surprise development, the city's top prosecutor pleaded guilty Thursday to a corruption charge, resigned from office and was sent immediately to jail by a judge who said he couldn't be trusted.

The Latest: Michigan releases draft report on pipelines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:36am

The Latest on a consultant's report listing alternatives to Enbridge Inc.'s oil pipelines beneath Michigan's Straits of Mackinac (all times local):

Senate committee backs aviation bill minus key Trump goal

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:26am

A Republican-led Senate committee on Thursday backed an aviation bill that omits one of President Donald Trump's goals — turning air traffic control operations over to a private company.

Experts: Mexico opposition party targeted by spyware

Mark Stevenson and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:17am

Mexico's scandal of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders widened Thursday with expert confirmation that leading members of a main opposition party were also targeted by Israeli-made spyware sold exclusively to governments.

Investor: Shkreli reported too-good-to-be-true returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:17am

An investor in "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli's hedge fund says he wowed her by reporting eye-popping returns that prosecutors say were a lie.

Tests making progress for Idaho nuclear waste treatment

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:03am

Federal officials say testing of a small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate is making progress at finding a solution.

Aetna to leave Connecticut headquarters for New York City

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:00am

Insurance giant Aetna made it official on Thursday, announcing it will move its headquarters to New York City beginning in late 2018 after nearly two centuries in Hartford, Connecticut.

Teen struck, killed by train outside of Washington, DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:00am

A 13-year-old girl walking on a bridge was struck and killed by a commuter train in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Trump tweets praise of sugar pact with Mexico as sweet deal

Paul Wiseman and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:56am

President Donald Trump is praising a pending sugar deal with Mexico that clears the way for broader talks on rewriting the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Governor declares state of emergency for NYC transit system

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:54am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he has declared a state of emergency over New York City's trouble public transit system and has asked its new leader to complete a series of urgent reviews of the agency's management and aging infrastructure.

Panels demand billions more for defense than Trump requested

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:54am

The GOP-controlled Congress has taken the lead on one of President Donald Trump's key campaign promises, pressing for tens of billions of dollars more for active-duty troops, combat aircraft, and ships that he didn't request.

Greece planning return to bond markets with or without ECB

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:54am

Greece will return to financing itself on international bond markets with or without the support of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program, the country's finance minister said Thursday.

World fashion brands, unions agree to extend Bangladesh deal

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:50am

Leading global fashion brands and trade unions agreed Thursday to continue a safety program involving thousands of garment factories in Bangladesh for another three years.

Average US mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at new low

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:44am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to lower this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate reached a new low for the year.

Greek trash collectors back to work after 2-week protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:44am

Greek municipal garbage collectors on Thursday decided to return to work after nearly two weeks of protests that left mounds of uncollected refuse in the streets amid a heatwave.

The Latest: Retailers issue warnings after cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:40am

The Latest on cyberattacks (all times local):

GOP adds opioid money to health bill, fate remains in doubt

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:29am

Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their struggling health care bill, but the measure's fate remained uncertain Thursday as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors.

Need a ride? Uber, Lyft running in upstate NY, Long Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:28am

The Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services began operating Thursday in upstate New York and on Long Island, a move that officials say will provide work for thousands of drivers and reduce alcohol-related road accidents.