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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.

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

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:56pm

Designer Diane von Furstenberg's current favorite model is, not surprisingly, tall — more than 100 feet, actually. And though this model's 225 tons don't exactly fit into a DVF wrap dress, she does have some rather iconic accessories: a tablet and, most importantly, a torch.

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.

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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.

Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'fiction'

Mauricio Savarese and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:14pm

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.

House panel weighs privatizing air traffic control

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:07pm

A House panel on Tuesday weighed legislation that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company.

Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey files again for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:07pm

Famed defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey has filed for bankruptcy again to tie up loose ends following his bankruptcy filing last year.

Real estate broker accused of taking items from home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:07pm

Police say a Connecticut real estate broker has been charged with taking more than $400,000 worth of personal items from a foreclosed home.

Yellen says reforms have made financial system safer

Pan Pylas and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:57pm

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."

Amazon's hiring binge to extend to Michigan with 1,600 jobs

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

Online retailer Amazon plans to further extend its U.S. hiring binge into Michigan by spending up to $140 million and adding 1,600 full-time jobs at a new facility outside Detroit after being awarded a $5 million state incentive on Tuesday.

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

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.

FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging.

Trump says US on brink of becoming net exporter of energy

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.