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Board: Pipeline security company operated without license

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:57am

North Dakota regulators are suing a North Carolina-based private security firm hired by the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, alleging it operated in the state without a license and has continued doing so since being denied one.

Myanmar journalists charged over visit with ethnic rebels

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:57am

Three Myanmar journalists who reported on a drug-burning ceremony by ethnic rebels have been charged with violating a law that provides for up to three years' imprisonment for people who help illegal groups, one of their colleagues said Wednesday.

US to seek more security on international flights

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:56am

The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from certain airports.

ABC, meat producer settle in $1.9B 'pink slime' libel suit

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:56am

ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the American network over its reports on a lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime."

Russia probe boosts bill to crack down on shell corporations

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:46am

Bipartisan legislation to limit the influence of so-called shell corporations in the U.S. could get a boost, as Congress probes Russian influence in last year's election.

USDA: Maine blueberry prices sunk to 10-year low in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:46am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Maine's wild blueberry growers saw another decrease in crop value in 2016.

Trail honoring freedom fighter Harriet Tubman gains notice

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:46am

As Harriet Tubman's role in the fight against slavery gains new appreciation in the nation and world, a historic trail in Maryland has been getting more attention.

Yoplait's sales keep falling as Chobani targets non-Greek

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

Yoplait's sales are free falling, and its parent company is about to face even more competition in the dairy case.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business — a one-man operation — became a very sporadic proposition.

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:28am

A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted terrorist attack aimed at ousting him from power.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

Technology means vacationing small business owners never have to be out of touch — unless they're someplace where there's no connectivity.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

Technology means vacationing small business owners never have to be out of touch — unless they're someplace where there's no connectivity.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

Technology means vacationing small business owners never have to be out of touch — unless they're someplace where there's no connectivity.

Pound jumps on Carney remarks about timing of rate hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

The battered British pound rose sharply after the head of the Bank of England made remarks that could be seen as bringing an interest-rate increase closer.

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

The Latest: BPI: Settlement a foundation to grow business

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:20am

The Latest on the settlement between Beef Products Inc. and ABC over the meat producer's "pink slime" defamation lawsuit (all times local):

The Latest: AFL-CIO pushing to kill Senate bill outright

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:17am

The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):

UK's fragile government faces challenge over austerity

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:17am

Britain's Conservative minority government faced its first test in Parliament since the June 8 election on Wednesday, as lawmakers voted on an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts.

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Companies weigh cyberattack cost, with Ukraine hit hard

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:17am

Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals, and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets — though everyday life remained affected, with cash machines out of order.