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Pulse had twice exits needed; 1 inoperable weeks before

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:21am

One of the exits at the Pulse nightclub was inoperable weeks before the massacre of 49 patrons by a gunman on June 12, but the gay nightclub had twice the number of exits needed to accommodate its maximum occupancy of 300 patrons, according to emails and texts released Tuesday by the Orlando Fire Department.

Rauner pushes new stopgap budget, rips Democrats' plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:21am

Gov. Bruce Rauner is pushing a stopgap budget to fund schools, universities and other state services amid an ongoing fight with Democrats who run the Legislature.

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Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after 6 kids killed

Paul Holston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:20am

Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action.

Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3B

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:12am

Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.

Michigan Tech adjusts tuition rates to comply with state cap

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:11am

Michigan Technological University has adjusted its tuition rates to comply with tuition increase caps set by the state in its budget.

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he won't resign following no confidence vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:11am

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he won't resign following no confidence vote .

Consumer group releases annual list of dangerous summer toys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:11am

Toy guns, kiddie pools, hoverboards and backyard trampolines are among the playthings that have made a consumer watchdog's annual list of hazardous summer toys.

Markets Right Now: US stocks move higher, pound stabilizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:01am

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

The Latest: Volkswagen settles emissions claims with states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:00am

The Latest on the settlement of environmental and consumer claims against Volkswagen over its emissions-cheating scandal (all times local):

Nestle taps new CEO with health care industry background

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:00am

Nestle has selected health care executive Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO, the first chief executive brought in from outside the company since 1922 as the food and drinks giant seeks to evolve into a nutrition, health and wellness business.

Kremlin says it will take time to mend ties with Turkey

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:51am

It will take time for Russia to mend ties with Turkey after the November downing of a Russian military jet, the spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Dow Chemical to cut about 2,500 jobs globally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:41am

Dow Chemical says it will eliminate about 2,500 jobs worldwide, or about 4 percent of its workforce, which is tied to the recent restructuring of its ownership in Dow Corning.

US consumer confidence rises to highest level since October

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:41am

U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to the highest level since October.

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn loses confidence vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:41am

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn loses confidence vote .

Supreme Court ends legal fight over Mississippi abortion law

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:31am

A physician at Mississippi's only abortion clinic is praising the end of a legal fight over a state law that could have closed the facility.

High court to hear Miami loan discrimination case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:31am

The Supreme Court will consider whether the city of Miami can sue major banks over allegations they engaged in a decade-long pattern of discriminatory lending practices that harmed the city.

With the supply of homes slight, US prices surged in April

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:21am

U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities — Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon — setting highs.

Texas train collision triggers fireball; no word on injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:21am

Several box cars have derailed and are engulfed in flames following a freight train collision in the Texas Panhandle.

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:21am

Federal health officials have approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:30am

Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.