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Water balloon slingshots top list of unsafe summer toys

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:17am

A Boston-based consumer watchdog group has warned of the dangers to children of water balloon slingshots, lawn darts and other summer toys.

Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:14am

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned after the company learned of what it called a consensual relationship with an employee.

White House to propose merging education, labor

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:06am

The Trump administration is planning to propose merging the education and labor departments as part of a broader overhaul to be announced on Thursday that would make good on President Donald Trump's pledges to streamline the federal government.

Markets Right Now: Energy and industrial companies dip

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:53am

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

Europe looks for an end to Greece's 8-year bailout saga

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:48am

Eurozone nations were confident Thursday that they could agree on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt burden manageable.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns after company learns of consensual relationship with employee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:08am

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns after company learns of consensual relationship with employee.

Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:30am

Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there.

Stocks mostly lower amid caution over US-China tensions

Nicola Shannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:24am

Global stock markets were mostly lower Thursday amid concern over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

Swiss drone maker moves away from DC flight restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:16am

A Swiss drone maker has moved its North American headquarters out of Washington, D.C., where security restrictions on flying drones have cramped the company's growth.

Treasury chief to outline UK plan to remain a finance hub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:12am

Britain's Treasury chief is expected to outline plans to ensure the nation's financial services industry can thrive after the U.K. leaves the European Union when he delivers a speech to top business executives Thursday night.

Thailand preparing total ban on import of electronic waste

Tasssanee Vejpongsa and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:50am

Thai authorities, who began a series of raids last month on factories accused of illegally importing and processing electronic waste, say they may use special powers given to the military government to impose a total ban on the import of such potentially toxic materials.

Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:30am

Much of the rye whiskey aging in hundreds of barrels at Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia could end up being consumed in Europe, a market the 9-year-old distilling company has cultivated at considerable cost.

Trump's Mideast team arrives in Egypt

Menna Zaki, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:07am

Egyptian airport officials say President Donald Trump's Mideast team has arrived in Cairo on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

About 200 suspected poisoned by pesticides in Azerbaijan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:58am

Health officials in Azerbaijan say that about 200 farm workers have been poisoned with chemicals while working in cotton fields.

Days after buying Time Warner, AT&T launches new TV service

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:44am

AT&T is launching a new streaming service incorporating television networks from the Time Warner company it just bought.

EU says tax on Harleys aimed to 'make noise' in trade debate

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:36am

European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that the grouping has targeted some iconic American imports like Harley-Davidson motorcycles and bourbon for tariffs in hopes that it will "make noise" and put pressure on U.S. leaders amid a trade dispute.

East Libya forces say regain control over oil ports

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:13am

Libya's self-styled national army in the east says it has regained control over two key oil port terminals after militias attacked them a week ago.

Malaysia to go ahead with skyscraper despite stolen funds

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:46am

Malaysia said Thursday it will not cancel a skyscraper project billed as the tallest in Southeast Asia, even though 3 billion ringgit ($747 million) from the venture has been misappropriated by the 1MDB state fund linked to former premier Najib Razak.

Germany's Daimler lowers 2018 outlook, cites tariffs, diesel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:43am

German automaker Daimler AG has lowered its 2018 earnings outlook, a change that it says is partly due to increased import tariffs for U.S. vehicles in China.