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The Latest: Polish statesman says Putin cheered British vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:51am

The Latest on British vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Governor to call on private group to help mental hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:50am

Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he'll bring in a quality assurance officer from the private group he previously directed to monitor South Dakota's state-run mental health hospital in Yankton.

Boston mayor concerned that 2nd top staff member is charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:40am

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he's deeply concerned about allegations that another top-level member of his staff is facing charges he extorted a music festival production company.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open broadly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:40am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Nebraska plan for dementia, Alzheimer's care released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:30am

A Nebraska care plan for residents living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease has been released.

North American leaders confront rising tide of protectionism

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:30am

North America's leaders, at their summit in the Canadian capital, are confronting a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism.

FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:21am

Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use.

EU executive extends approval for glyphosate weed killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:20am

The European Union's executive Commission has given the go-ahead for the popular weed killer glyphosate to be used for up to 18 months longer amid concerns about its possible links to cancer.

Notre Dame plans to use South Bend dam for electricity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:20am

The University of Notre Dame is working on plans to generate electricity for the campus from a downtown South Bend dam.

After Fire flop, Amazon returns with special edition phones

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:20am

Amazon is back in the phone business — sort of.

Microsoft readies Windows 10 update, answers critics

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:02am

Microsoft has a birthday present for Windows 10 users: more capabilities for its Cortana digital assistant and new ways to ditch passwords.

Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:02am

In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.

US consumer spending posts healthy gain in May

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:00am

Americans went shopping this spring, increasing their spending in May for the second straight month and delivering good news for economic growth.

Toyota announces recalls for defective air bags, canisters

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:50am

Toyota announced Wednesday it is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel emissions controls.

US consumer spending rose solid 0.4 percent in May, good news for the economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:31am

US consumer spending rose solid 0.4 percent in May, good news for the economy.

EU President says other 27 nations 'absolutely determined' to stay united after British departure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

EU President says other 27 nations 'absolutely determined' to stay united after British departure.

Kellogg opening cereal cafe in NYC amid soggy sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

Kellogg is opening a cafe in New York as it pushes to reinvent cereal's soggy image.

China replaces top internet regulator and censor with deputy

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

China has replaced its internet regulator Lu Wei, the hard-liner responsible for leading the government's efforts to tighten control over domestic cyberspace and export the ruling Communist Party's philosophy of web control.

Dubai plans $2.9 billion metro expansion to serve Expo 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

Dubai has awarded a French, Spanish and Turkish consortium a $2.9 billion contract to extend the city's metro system ahead of its hosting of the 2020 World Expo.

Oklahoma prison imports bottled water after waterline break

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:10am

Inmates at an Oklahoma prison have been drinking bottled water and using buckets of water to fill their toilets after a waterline break.