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'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 12:24pm

The hulking machines of "Transformers" are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they're still big in China.

The Latest: Panels on 60 UK buildings fail fire safety tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 12:00pm

The Latest on the response to deadly tower-block fire in London that killed at least 79 people (all times local):

On the move: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:56am

A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress.

Debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:42am

The global economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time.

Average US gas price drops 7 cents, as crude cost falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:40am

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32.

Yellowstone wants brucellosis quarantine facility in park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:40am

Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility.

The Latest: Rainbows, and politics too, at pride parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:30am

The Latest on pride marches (all times local):

Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:24am

Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday.

A risky fix to repair a city's gutted streetlight grid

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:43am

For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles (53 kilometers) of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars criminals pocketed at off-the-books salvage yards wreaked millions of dollars in damage.

Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:33am

A federal judge's order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of which could spark even more wrangling in a Washington, D.C., court room. The big question is whether the pipeline will be shut down while the case plays out — and if so, for how long.

UK: All building cladding samples tested failed fire safety

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:14am

Britain's government said local officials across the country Sunday should urgently submit samples of exterior panels from apartment towers after authorities found that all samples tested so far have failed fire safety standards.

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Iram Asim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:10am

Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.

The Latest: Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:00am

The Latest on the banned LGBT march in Istanbul (all times local):

Q&A: A look at Takata's bankruptcy and air bag recalls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:54am

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Monday, having been dragged into financial trouble by millions of faulty air bag inflators that can kill or injure people.

The Latest: Trump says hostility has stymied bipartisanship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:43am

The Latest on the Senate Republican health care bill (all times local):

The Latest: Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 153

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:20am

The Latest on an oil tanker fire in Pakistan that killed more than 140 people (all times local):

CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:22am

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.

Thousands protest against Belgian nuclear reactors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:20am

Thousands of protesters are demanding that Belgium immediately shut down two nuclear reactors because of safety concerns.

Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:55am

Why are Republicans struggling mightily to reach a consensus on how to overhaul the nation's tax system?

Europeans learn to live with _ and adapt to _ terror attacks

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:33am

The jihadis' targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that's just the past few months.