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Global stocks fall on jitters over central bank tightening

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:06am

Shares skidded in Europe and Asia on Wednesday as investors fretted over the possibility of a policy shift toward tightening by central banks. The delayed health care vote and comments by the U.S. and European central bank chiefs spurred the retreat.

China's navy launches latest-generation destroyer

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:06am

China's increasingly powerful navy launched its most advanced domestically produced destroyer on Wednesday, at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India.

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:54am

A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

Macron's government kicks off controversial labor reform

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:51am

President Emmanuel Macron's government is launching an effort to redesign French labor rules, one of the most important and divisive promises of his presidency.

Amtrak: 2 people struck on train tracks in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:50am

Amtrak says there's been a fatal incident involving two people who were struck while on the train tracks in Washington.

Lenders: Greece on target to return to markets, exit bailout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:34am

Representatives of Greece's rescue creditors say the country is on target to regain access to bond markets by the end of the year and exit the bailout program next summer.

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:21am

A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.

Activists protest for legal migration policies ahead of G20

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:10am

More than 30 activists have protested against the upcoming Group of 20 summit in the northern German city of Hamburg by hanging a large banner from a bridge across the Elbe river that reads "Build bridges, not walls."

Romania, Bulgarian presidents talk NATO, Black Sea security

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:01am

The presidents of Bulgaria and Romania have discussed NATO, security in the Black Sea region, trade and European Union issues.

Toshiba sues Western Digital in feud over memory unit sale

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:01am

Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it is suing its joint venture partner Western Digital over the U.S. company's opposition to a plan to sell the Japanese electronics and energy giant's memory chip unit.

GOP 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:40am

The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise.

Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:25am

Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.

Biggest South African airport probes possible insider crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:25am

South African authorities are investigating whether any workers at Johannesburg's main international airport have helped robbers who follow arriving travelers to their homes before mugging them.

The Latest: Maersk says it has 'contained' cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:20am

The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):

Trump group's Republican war over health care frustrates GOP

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:13am

Three months ago, Republicans condemned political groups aligned with President Donald Trump for doing almost nothing to promote a health care bill. Now they think one of the groups may have gone too far.

Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:00am

President Donald Trump is attending his first re-election fundraiser Wednesday night, at his own hotel in Washington.

The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:40am

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

Michael Moore donates $10,000 to Shakespeare in the Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:30am

Filmmaker Michael Moore, who is making his Broadway debut this summer in a solo show, says he will donate $10,000 to New York City's Shakespeare in the Park after it lost funding from sponsors due to its controversial "Julius Caesar" production.

Philips says it has agreement to take over Spectranetics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:20am

Dutch electronics and health care technology company Philips says it has an agreement to buy The Spectranetics Corporation in a deal worth 1.9 billion euros ($2.2 billion).