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Harlequin to launch literary imprint Park Row Books

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:11am

Harlequin, the publisher synonymous with romance novels, is anxious to show off its literary side.

EU extends sanctions on Russia another 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:10am

The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the peace agreement in Ukraine.

Union goes on strike against Trump Taj Mahal casino

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:51am

Striking union members chanted, banged drums and blew whistles as part of a raucous picket line on Atlantic City's Boardwalk outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino early Friday amid a contract dispute with owner and billionaire investor Carl Icahn at the start of the busiest weekend of the year for the casino industry.

North Carolina flight has rough landing at Florida airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:40am

An American Airlines flight from North Carolina had a rough landing at a Florida airport.

UK Conservative leadership contender Michael Gove says he wouldn't trigger EU exit talks this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:20am

UK Conservative leadership contender Michael Gove says he wouldn't trigger EU exit talks this year.

UK Treasury chief Osborne abandons goal of budget surplus by 2020 after referendum "shock"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:10am

UK Treasury chief Osborne abandons goal of budget surplus by 2020 after referendum "shock"

The Latest: Casino union pickets Taj amid contract dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:20am

The Latest on Atlantic City's main casino workers union and its strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino (all times local):

Delaware lawmakers work into the night on final session day

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:10am

Delaware lawmakers passed budget bills to fund state operations in the fiscal year that started Friday and approved a host of other bills before bringing down the gavel on this year's legislative session.

The Latest: Tesla crash a harbinger of industry fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 2:30am

The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology. (All times local):

Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot' probed by NHTSA

Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:41am

A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode.

Sunscreen doesn't work as well as it says: What to do?

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:10am

Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think.

Tesla crash could hurt sentiment on driverless cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:10am

The death of a driver who was using Tesla Motors' semi-autonomous mode could add to the public's apprehension about driverless cars.

Election, voters near 'revolt' prompt Illinois budget deal

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:00am

After a year and a half of bickering and unbending demands, Illinois lawmakers were moved to compromise on a stopgap budget by a powerful force: a high-stakes November election and an already-disgusted voting public that one legislative leader described as on the verge of "revolt."

Handful of Kansas schools could see swings in taxes

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:30am

A handful of small, rural Kansas school districts face spikes in local property taxes or spending cuts because they're losing state aid under a new education funding law.

Texas abortions fell sharply under law Supreme Court voided

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:30am

Abortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down — a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state.

Renown Health pays $9.5M to settle Medicare fraud suit

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:00am

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.

US energy secretary sees oil market coming into balance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:30pm

The U.S. energy secretary said Friday he sees the global oil market coming into balance over the next year as rising demand catches up with a two-year-old supply glut that depressed prices.

Plan for new jobs under Start-Up NY stalls in upstate county

George M. Walsh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:50pm

A long-vacant textile mill in a rural upstate New York county was just the kind of place targeted for job growth as part of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature Start-Up NY economic development program.

China factory activity slips again as slowdown weighs

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:41pm

Chinese manufacturing deteriorated again last month, according to surveys released Friday, underscoring how a weak global outlook is challenging Beijing's efforts to revive growth in the world's No. 2 economy.

Vietnam finds Taiwanese company responsible for fish deaths

Tran Van Minh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:20pm

Vietnam's government found a Taiwanese-owned steel plant responsible for massive fish deaths along the central coast and said that the company has pledged to pay $500 million in compensation.