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The Latest: US seeks more security on international flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:04pm

The Latest on the announcement of new security measures for international flights (all times local):

Gold, silver edge higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:00pm

The June gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,248.00 an ounce, up $1.60.

Top officials unaware pipeline security operated illegally

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:53pm

North Dakota's governor, top law officer and military leader all said Wednesday they were unaware that a private security firm hired by the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline has been operating illegally in the state without a license.

The Latest: Wife dropped from Pulse victims' lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:50pm

The Latest on the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter (all times local):

GOP touts lower premiums, but other insurance costs to rise

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:44pm

Republicans are touting lower premiums under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills.

Scrutiny for Houston congressman's Australian stock purchase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:43pm

Texas U.S. Rep. John Culberson's purchase of stock in a little-known Australian biotech firm earlier this year has come under scrutiny and appears to be a likely issue as the Houston Republican seeks a 10th term next year.

The Latest: Senators ask states to reveal election hacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:33pm

The Latest on investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local):

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:33pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:33pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

China frees 3 activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

Gerry Shih and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:15pm

The three Chinese investigators who went undercover at a factory that made Ivanka Trump shoes walked out of a Chinese police station Wednesday after a month behind bars, but face an uncertain future and threat of a trial.

7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:15pm

Seven married couples from the same New Jersey shore town, including a rabbi and his wife, now face charges that they misrepresented their income to get a combined $2 million in public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.

Experts encourage more public awareness of Russian meddling

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:06pm

The United States will get hit again by Russian cyberattacks if the country doesn't pay closer attention and work more closely with European allies who are also victims, international elections experts warned on Wednesday.

2 railroad workers struck, killed on tracks in Washington

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:54pm

Two conductors who got out of their freight train to follow up on an alert that there was a problem with one or more of the train's wheels were struck and killed by a passenger train near Washington's Union Station.

UK's weakened government passes first vote since election

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:53pm

Britain's Conservative minority government passed its first test in Parliament since an election wiped out its majority, with lawmakers Wednesday narrowly rejecting an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts.

The Latest: Trump promises 'big surprise' on health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:53pm

The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):

Wyoming rivers and streams receding from runoff flooding

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:53pm

Rivers and streams in central and western Wyoming are receding after a melting record snowpack poured the equivalent of 30 inches (76 centimeters) or more of water down mountains over the last three weeks.

How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:43pm

Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware — malicious software that locks up photos and other files stored on your computer, then demands money to release them.

Samsung investing $380M in South Carolina, creating 950 jobs

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:43pm

Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years, state and company officials announced Wednesday.

Utah's Chaffetz joining Fox News, writing book post-Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:40pm

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he's becoming a Fox News Channel contributor to keep his voice in politics while starting a consulting firm and writing a book after he leaves Congress this week.

Dems want Pentagon to give breakdown of Trump's travel costs

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:34pm

Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.