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UK Treasury chief tries to calm markets amid 'Brexit' fears

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:21am

Treasury chief George Osborne sought Monday to ease investor concerns about Britain's vote to leave the European Union, saying the U.K. economy is as strong as it could be to face the challenge.

New Zealand poised to toughen rules for offshore trusts

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:40am

New Zealand is poised to toughen its disclosure rules for offshore trusts in the wake of the massive data leak known as the "Panama Papers."

Treasury chief says he doesn't want Britain to turn its back on Europe or the rest of the world

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:30am

Treasury chief says he doesn't want Britain to turn its back on Europe or the rest of the world.

UK Treasury chief outlines Britain's economic strengths amid market fears after vote to leave the EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:20am

UK Treasury chief outlines Britain's economic strengths amid market fears after vote to leave the EU.

British authorities have robust contingency plans for 'Brexit' result, Treasury chief says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 12:20am

British authorities have robust contingency plans for 'Brexit' result, Treasury chief says .

Premier says China wants 'united and stable' EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:42pm

China's premier called Monday for joint efforts to restore global economic confidence following the shock of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Malaysian woman dies after airbag ruptures in accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:10pm

A Malaysian woman has died after the airbag in her Honda City ruptured in a minor collision, a safety official said Monday.

Leader to be sentenced in Ohio egg farm forced labor case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:10pm

The leader of a scheme to smuggle teens into the U.S. and keep them as virtual slaves at an Ohio egg farm is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

Singapore Airlines jet catches fire, but all passengers safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:40pm

Singapore Airlines said Monday that there were no injuries when a jetliner caught fire after the plane returned to Changi Airport because of an engine warning.

Train hits van in Colorado killing 5, including 3 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 7:51pm

Authorities are investigating after an Amtrak train collided with a van killing five people, including three children, in Colorado on Sunday morning.

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

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:45pm

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.

USS Constitution Museum to celebrate 40th anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:20pm

The USS Constitution Museum is planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

Opponents of proposed coal project demand investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 3:21pm

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.

Coal terminal plan pits jobs against environmental concerns

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:52pm

The promise of good, blue-collar jobs in a depressed area is running headlong into environmental sensitivities as officials in Northern California consider a plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah-mined coal heading to Asia.

$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.

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.