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Company: 5th worker has died after Wisconsin mill explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:13pm

A Wisconsin company says a fifth worker has died after an explosion last month at its corn milling plant.

California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health plan

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:01pm

The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn't plan to take up the single-payer bill this year.

Court says Iowa lottery rigging investigation took too long

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:43pm

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in a nationwide cheating scandal, saying his trial over a rigged $16.5 million jackpot was tainted by unjustified delays in the investigation.

Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:40pm

Nevada regulators reaffirmed their intentions Friday to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1 while complying with a court order in a lawsuit filed by alcohol wholesalers who want a piece of the pot distribution business.

Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:21pm

Another victim of the mass shooting that critically injured a congressman is out of the hospital.

Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:03pm

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

The Latest: Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:00pm

The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT):

Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:23pm

The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers.

US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:12pm

U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the latest safety lapse for Los Alamos National Laboratory as it faces growing criticism over its track record.

Breast milk jeweler ordered to refund customers, return milk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:12pm

A Rhode Island company that makes jewelry from breast milk has been ordered to refund customers and return the breast milk they sent.

Court reverses corruption counts in California city scandal

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:02pm

A state appeals court on Friday reversed five of 11 criminal counts against an official convicted in a scheme to bilk millions of dollars from a small California city.

The Latest: Tallest building west of Mississippi River open

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:00pm

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Charity website cites threats in removing hate group labels

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:55pm

A website that maintains a massive database of information about U.S. charities said Friday that it will remove warning labels flagging dozens of nonprofits as hate groups after threats directed at its staff.

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in dispute with shoe company

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:43pm

Ivanka Trump must testify in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company's shoe designs, a judge said Friday.

Grand jury indicts man in killing of runner in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:50pm

A man accused of killing a Google employee who went out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer has been indicted.

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:43pm

One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise last week.

5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Alan Fram and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:20pm

Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

ECB: 2 troubled Italian banks failing, to face insolvency

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:17pm

The European Central Bank has pulled the plug on two troubled Italian banks, sending them into insolvency proceedings as it pushes ahead with efforts to clean up weak banks holding back the economy.

Snyder makes case in Europe for Michigan aerospace sector

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:04pm

Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday that some companies based in Europe are considering expanding into Michigan or adding to existing operations there, and he wants to ensure that the state has enough qualified engineers and technicians to fill the potential jobs in the long term.

Mountain Valley review finds limited environmental impacts

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:04pm

A 303-mile pipeline that would carry fracked natural gas across West Virginia and Virginia would have "significant" impacts on forests but other adverse effects would be limited, federal regulators said Friday.