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Vietnam says Taiwanese company responsible for fish deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:20am

Vietnam's government has announced that a Taiwanese-owned steel plant was responsible for massive fish deaths along the central Vietnamese coast that put many fishermen out of work.

EU opens probe of global beer giant AB InBev

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:11am

The European Union has opened an investigation into global beer giant AB InBev to determine if it has abused its dominant position in Belgium by hindering cheaper imports of its products from neighboring countries.

Hillary Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:10am

A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at home of the Pritzker family in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Small in number, the group was big in largesse, contributing at least $1 million to help elect her and other Democrats this fall.

US officials: Military concerned about transgender timeline

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:00am

The Pentagon is poised to announce new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, amid concerns from senior military leaders who believe the department is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details, U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

Theater shows R-rated comedy trailer with "Finding Dory"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:00am

The owner of a California movie theater is apologizing after a trailer for an R-rated upcoming Seth Rogen comedy was shown ahead of a screening of Disney's "Finding Dory."

Netflix to boost original series, films in and from Asia

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:21am

Netflix plans to expand its Asian offerings to subscribers around the world by tapping more creators in the region, including "Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-ho, its chiefs said Thursday.

German jobless rate edges below 6 percent in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:50am

Germany's unemployment rate edged below 6 percent in June, reflecting the robust state of Europe's biggest economy.

Party foul? $90K worth of stolen beer set to be thrown away

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:30am

Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away.

BGE inks medevac helicopter deal with Baltimore hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:20am

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company officials say they've finalized an agreement with the University of Maryland Medical System to use an electric company facility as an alternative landing site for medevac helicopters.

The Latest: French FM says no to EU deal with Scotland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:10am

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

Obama vows to move quickly to sign Puerto Rico bill

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:01am

As Puerto Rico faces a major debt payment, President Barack Obama is vowing to move quickly to sign a last-minute rescue package for the financially-strapped U.S. territory and its 3.5 million Americans.

German regional official: cut EU spending after UK exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:00am

A German regional official says the European Union should cut spending rather than compensate for Britain's EU budget contribution by making his country pay more.

Illinois lawmakers set to vote on stopgap spending deal

John O'Connor and Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:20am

Illinois lawmakers plan votes Thursday on a stopgap spending deal that would ensure schools open in August and would fund state services for the next six months, but it won't end the ideological divide that led to the yearlong budget standoff.

Talks continue as Atlantic City casino strike deadline nears

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:50pm

With Atlantic City's lucrative July 4th holiday weekend fast approaching, the struggling seaside gambling resort is trying to avoid a strike against five of its eight casinos.

Amazon 'Prime Day' sales gimmick is back this July

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:11pm

Amazon is renewing its "Prime Day" July sales gimmick as Wal-Mart also tries to go after online shoppers this summer.

Conn. police more likely to use stun guns on minorities

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:32pm

Hispanics shot with stun guns by police in Connecticut in 2015 were more likely to be fired upon multiple times than other racial groups, according to an analysis released Thursday of the first statewide data of police stun gun use in the United States.

Appeal to delay $50M settlement to Northeast dairy farmers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:20pm

An appeal of a financial settlement to be paid by a national dairy marketing cooperative to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers could delay the payments for at least a year.

Cleveland police to wear body cameras during GOP convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:20pm

Cleveland police officers will have body cameras affixed to their riot gear during the Republican National Convention this month.

Tanker hits 3 moored sailboats on Maine-New Hampshire border

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

The U.S. Coast Guard is working to determine why an oil tanker hit three moored sailboats in a river on the Maine-New Hampshire border.

North America leaders urge against Trump's isolationism

Kevin Freking and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:50pm

President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and been championed by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The leaders warned against easy solutions peddled by "demagogues" who feed on economic anxiety.