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The Latest: Nearly 15 people shot a day in Chicago in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:30am

The Latest on Chicago violence (all times local):

Edwards allows front-loading of TOPS payments, doesn't veto

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:20am

Though he called it bad policy, Gov. John Bel Edwards has upheld the front-loaded approach to TOPS in the new budget.

Election, voters near 'revolt' prompt Illinois budget deal

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:20am

After a year and a half of bickering and unbending demands, Illinois lawmakers were moved to compromise on a stopgap budget by a powerful force: a high-stakes November election and an already-disgusted voting public that one legislative leader described as on the verge of "revolt."

Markets Right Now: US edge higher in midday trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:11am

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

Lawsuit: Maggots found on intensive care patient in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:01am

A family is suing a Florida hospital where staff reported finding maggots while examining a 76-year-old woman.

Thieves at large, with 20,000 pounds of cheese, in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:00am

It's a caper of grand proportion in a state that loves its cheddar.

Traffic deaths surged in 2015 as driving hit new record

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:52am

Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and lower gas prices, according to preliminary government data released Friday.

The Latest: Speed tickets for man dead in driverless crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:51am

The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology (all times local):

US auto sales expected to hit record in first 6 months

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:51am

U.S. auto sales may be slowing, but they're still expected to set a record in the first six months of this year.

Sunscreen doesn't work as well as it says: What to do?

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:49am

Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think.

Some Clark County schools cafeteria part of national recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:31am

A number of Clark County School District's cafeteria items are part of a national recall issued last week because of possible listeria contamination.

MyHeritage Lanza Mapa de Historia Familiar Online

Myheritage, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:31am

una forma innovadora de visualizar la historia familiar, optimizado para dispositivos tipo tablets. FamilyMap muestra todos los eventos en el árbol de un usuario, tales como nacimientos, matrimonios y defunciones, así como fotos digitales y fotos históricas escaneadas, en un mapa interactivo. Esto permite a los usuarios rastrear la ubicación de sus antepasados y adquirir nuevos conocimientos sobre sus vidas. Todos los datos se agrupan por país y ubicación, y los usuarios pueden filtrar fácilmente su vista del mapa por persona, grupo familiar, tipo de evento, y período de tiempo.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:30am

Grain futures were mostly lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

German banking watchdog urges whistleblowers to come forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:21am

Germany's banking watchdog says it is making it easier for whistleblowers to alert authorities about illegal activity.

The Latest: More workers join Taj Mahal casino picket line

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:20am

The Latest on Atlantic City's main casino workers union and its strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino (all times local):

Survey: US manufacturing accelerates in June

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:10am

American manufacturing expanded for the fourth straight month in June, hitting the strongest reading in 16 months as the outlook for new orders and production improved.

Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot' probed by NHTSA

Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:09am

A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode.

USD has 'wait-and-see' attitude toward beer, wine sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:50am

The University of South Dakota isn't planning right now to take advantage of new rules allowing beer and wine sales at public universities.

Al Gore's daughter in court after arrest at pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:40am

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter is among the environmental activists set to be arraigned on resisting arrest charges following a protest at a natural gas pipeline in Boston.