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$2.2M grant to UNO will benefit Afghanistan universities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:41pm

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has received a $2.2 million federal grant to help establish courses of study at two universities in Afghanistan.

The Latest: Pope urges EU to find new ways to stay together

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:41pm

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

Water tests show raccoons to blame for polluted creek

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:31pm

Raccoons are to blame for the pollution in a northwestern Washington creek.

'Lemonade Stand Challenge' to benefit Humane Society

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:21pm

A Connecticut veterinary hospital is partnering with a propane supplier for an unusual summertime fundraiser to benefit the Connecticut Humane Society.

Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger fetch $100K at sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:09pm

A rat-shaped pencil holder and a sterling silver "psycho killer" skull ring were among the belongings of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger that pulled in more than $100,000 at a court-ordered auction to raise money for his victims.

Opponents of proposed coal project demand investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 1:51pm

Several environmental groups are calling for a federal investigation into Utah's plans to invest $53 million in a proposed expansion of a California port to export coal to Asia.

'Dory' overwhelms 'Independence Day,' 'Shallows' surprises

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 1:21pm

The "Finding Dory" tidal wave overwhelmed the sputtering sequel "Independence Day: Resurgence," as the alien-invasion redux was drowned out by the popular Pixar release in North American theaters.

Click appeals denial of Missouri unemployment benefits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 1:21pm

The University of Missouri is fighting a former assistant professor's effort to collect unemployment benefits after she was fired for conduct during campus protests.

Turkey uses tear gas to break up gay pride gathering

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:01pm

Police in Istanbul used tear gas and detained activists who gathered Sunday to issue a statement to mark gay pride week after authorities banned their rally in the city. At least 19 activists were rounded up, organizers said.

Park City dwellers slam resort's trademark attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:51am

Park City residents are fighting an attempt by the owner of a ski resort to trademark the name of their city.

Fat is back! Shoppers opt for whole milk, Greek yogurt

Donnelle Eller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:31am

Once snubbed, whole-fat milk, yogurt and other dairy products are finding their way back into our refrigerators, thanks to a growing interest in "whole foods" diets and new evidence that full-fat dairy products can be good for us, experts say.

Purdue University launches program to combat student debt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 9:01am

Purdue University is enrolling the first round of students in a program that aims to combat student debt for those who promise to pay a share of their future earnings for a certain number of years after they graduate.

Fresh from the farm

Catherine Godbey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:41am

Using pasture-raised chickens from Danville, peaches from Hazel Green and squash from Falkville, cooks concocted dishes spotlighting local ingredients. Served on rustic wooden tables at the al fresco farmers market in downtown Decatur, the dinner represents an ever-growing trend of farm-to-table eating embraced by epicureans across the nation.

Program lets Boston commuters drive some, cycle the rest

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 7:40am

Traffic is crawling bumper to bumper on Soldiers Field Road, a major artery leading to Cambridge and downtown Boston, as Mark Rabinsky parks his car near the Charles River, takes out his bike and prepares to cycle the rest of the way to his job at Harvard University.

Mideast indexes drop in first day of trading post-Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 6:51am

Stocks tumbled in the Middle East on Sunday, the first day of trading since Britain voted to leave the European Union, following other market drops in the U.S. and worldwide.

In Maine, sustainability showdown scraps seaweed shindig

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:30am

The Maine Seaweed Festival is a dream day for New England's natural food lovers, who spend the day munching on seaweed granola and schmoozing with kelp harvesters at a daylong party astride sun-splashed Casco Bay.

PM urges Australians to choose stability after Brexit vote

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 3:00am

Australia's prime minister used his official campaign launch on Sunday to warn against a change of government during the economic fallout from Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Groups want Gov. Snyder to veto money for private schools

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:20am

Gov. Rick Snyder is being pushed to veto $2.5 million in state spending that would assist private schools with the cost of complying with state requirements like employee background checks, immunization reporting and safety drills.

Britain's Labour party leader fires shadow foreign secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 1:30am

British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has fired his shadow foreign secretary amid a dispute over his leadership in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Judge: US agency lacks authority to set rules on fracking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 6:25pm

A judge ruled Tuesday that federal regulators lack the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing, dealing another setback to the Obama administration's efforts to tighten how fossil fuels are mined.