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EU Commission chief says no talks with Britain can start until it notifies EU departure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:40am

EU Commission chief says no talks with Britain can start until it notifies EU departure .

EXCHANGE: Rantoul woman, veterinarians responded to accident

Marcus Jackson(champaign) News-Gazette, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:10am

For Jan Allen, last week's highway accident that put nearly 100 feeder calves in jeopardy was nothing new.

First made-in-China jetliner makes debut commercial flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:00am

The first regional jet produced by a Chinese government initiative to compete in the commercial aircraft market has made its debut flight.

Discount airline to land at Newark with opening up of slots

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:30am

Allegiant Air has been given final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark's dominant airline, with monopolizing takeoff and landing slots and keeping competitors out.

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:21am

By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states.

Police: No injuries reported in Miss. plant blast, fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:20am

A late-night explosion and fire broke out at a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi, but there were no injuries or fatalities reported, police said early Tuesday.

Milwaukee to get $8M grant to train residents for tech jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:00am

The city of Milwaukee will receive an $8 million federal grant to help train its residents in technology jobs.

Airbnb sues San Francisco over new short-term rentals rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:00am

Airbnb has sued the city of San Francisco over a new law requiring short-term rental companies to remove unregistered hosts from their websites.

Oakland council bans coal shipments, citing health risks

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 11:51pm

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Monday night to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town.

US Navy turns to cloud technology to reduce drunken driving

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:50pm

An American sailor has tapped a cloud-based technology for mobile phones to make it easier to have volunteers take turns driving drunk friends home, an initiative that has curtailed drunken driving among the Navy ranks.

The Latest: Oakland council bans coal shipments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:40pm

The Latest on a plan to ship coal through Oakland (all times local):

NY gets $250K from US to study, protect upstate battle sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:30pm

Two municipalities, a veterans' group, a college and an Indian tribe are splitting more than $250,000 in federal grants to study and protect battlefields in upstate New York.

Utah counties determined to find port for coal

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:29pm

Utah's coal country does not believe a unanimous vote by the Oakland City Council prohibiting port access for its coal puts the state's hope for an export terminal in the dust.

South Korea cuts growth outlook, plans stimulus package

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:11pm

South Korea's government lowered growth outlook for Asia's fourth-largest economy and planned a supplementary budget for a second year in a row as the global economy faces heightened uncertainty.

Consumer group to release annual list of dangerous toys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:10pm

A consumer watchdog group is set to release its annual list of the most hazardous summer playthings.

Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:00pm

Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation's epidemic, too. A new study says when patients were prescribed an overdose antidote along with those medications, they made fewer painkiller-related visits to the emergency room.

Idaho lab concerned about safety after finger injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:00pm

A couple of finger injuries at the Idaho National Laboratory have prompted leadership to remind employees to prioritize safety over work deadlines.

Lawmakers say North Carolina budget agreement reached

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:00pm

Republicans in North Carolina's General Assembly have agreed on budget adjustments for the upcoming fiscal year containing sizeable average pay raises for all current teachers and across-the-board raises for state employees.

Hawaii gift store owner gets 6 months for wildlife smuggling

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:50pm

The owner of a Hawaii jewelry and gift retail business was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison for smuggling Alaska ivory to the Philippines, where items were carved into fish hooks then shipped back and passed off as made in Hawaii by local artisans.