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Rights group cites Supreme Court in Louisiana abortion suit

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:17pm

A group that won court rulings against Texas and Louisiana abortion laws is suing now to overturn other Louisiana laws it says have led to more than a thousand anti-abortion regulations.

Nielsen's top programs for June 19-25

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:16pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 19-25. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Judge approves initial motions in Takata bankruptcy

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:16pm

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has granted several preliminary orders allowing Japanese auto parts supplier Takata to move forward with its reorganization plan, which includes the sale of most of its assets to a Chinese-owned rival.

For a week, Fallon retakes the lead from Colbert

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:16pm

Jimmy Fallon has topped Stephen Colbert in late-night ratings for the first time since Donald Trump has been president. But the NBC comic might want to keep the champagne on ice.

The Latest: Service to resume following subway derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:10pm

The Latest on a Harlem subway derailment (all times local):

Von Furstenberg, in her 'third act,' focuses on philanthropy

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:10pm

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who recently turned 70, says she is in the 'third act' of her career, and is focusing on philanthropy and women's issues.

Yellen: Banking reforms should avert future financial crisis

Pan Pylas and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that she believes banking regulators have made enough improvements to the financial system that the world will not experience another financial crisis "in our lifetimes."

Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'soap opera'

Mauricio Savarese and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

Brazil's president dismissed corruption allegations against him as a "soap opera plot" Tuesday and sought to cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after a scathing indictment was issued against the leader.

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with light-sabre speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the "Star Wars" creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater.

The Latest: Email service pulled plug on ransomware account

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:00pm

The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):

Universal presses bid to void music deal with Prince estate

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:58pm

Lawyers for Universal Music Group have renewed their request that a Minnesota judge cancel its music rights deal with Prince's estate.

NYC subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring 34

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:56pm

A New York City subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station in Harlem, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering another jolt to a transit system plagued by aging equipment and reliability problems.

Singer Rory Feek to perform again after wife Joey's death

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:45pm

Rory Feek, one half of the Grammy-winning country duo Joey + Rory, announced on Tuesday he will perform publicly for the first time since his wife Joey died last year to raise funds for the Music Health Alliance, a nonprofit that helped his family with insurance and medical bills.

The Latest: Trump says it's 'OK' if health bill doesn't pass

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:45pm

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

Florida bitcoin processing boss gets 5 1/2 years in prison

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:40pm

A Florida man was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge who said he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process millions of dollars in illegal bitcoin transactions.


New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:37pm

A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt.

Q&A: Controversy lingers after $1.7B cleanup of Hudson River

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:36pm

Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again.

Trump says Senate has chance to pass important health care bill; if it fails, he won't like it "and that's OK"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:35pm

Trump says Senate has chance to pass important health care bill; if it fails, he won't like it "and that's OK"

These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:25pm

President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing.

US commerce secretary: US, Europe should have trade accord

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:14pm

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday that the United States and the European Union should have a free trade agreement, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for work on such an accord to resume.