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APNewsBreak: Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:06pm

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for a corporate campaign donor's vice president whose crime, police said, involved threatening a cab driver by putting a gun to his head.

Mori Building and teamLab Launch Unprecedented Digital Art Museum

Mori Building Co., Ltd., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:03pm

jointly created and operated by Mori Building Co., Ltd, a leading urban landscape developer, and teamLab, a world-leading digital art collective — opened today, the two organizers announced.

Mori Building and teamLab Launch Unprecedented Digital Art Museum

Mori Building Co., Ltd., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:02pm

jointly created and operated by Mori Building Co., Ltd, a leading urban landscape developer, and teamLab, a world-leading digital art collective — opened today, the two organizers announced.

Live animals, meat, ivory, wood seized in trafficking stings

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:59pm

Thousands of live animals along with tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber were seized in a monthlong global crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade that Interpol said exposed the international reach of traffickers.

No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe

Lori Hinnant and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:26pm

Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday.

Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:18pm

No beer at this time of year?

People donate millions to help separated families

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:44pm

In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:18pm

California legislation that was billed as one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing Wednesday, leading the author to repudiate what he called a "mutilated" bill.

Venezuela president boosts minimum wage as inflation soars

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:10pm

Venezuela's president says he is again raising the minimum wage, though it still will be below the equivalent of $2 a month as inflation soars in the crisis-stricken country.

Canada PM can't imagine Trump damaging US with auto tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:18pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he can't imagine President Donald Trump will make good on his threat to impose new tariffs on Canadian autos entering the United States because it would amount to a self-inflicted wound on the U.S. economy.

American expects back to normal operations at regional unit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:09pm

American Airlines says a regional affiliate should run close to a normal operation Thursday after canceling 2,750 flights in the past week because of a computer problem.

Kentucky judge strikes down new pension overhaul law

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:52pm

Kentucky's new public pension overhaul law was struck down Wednesday in a setback for the state's Republican leaders on an issue that angered thousands of teachers who marched on the Capitol and closed schools in protest.

Airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:36pm

American Airlines and United Airlines said Wednesday that they asked the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who were separated from their parents by immigration authorities.

Ex-CIA employee pleads not guilty to hacking tool leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:59pm

A former CIA employee pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges he stole classified information about the agency's hacking abilities and gave it to WikiLeaks.

Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:50pm

A family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than once realized, according to a government report released Wednesday.

AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:24pm

AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, on Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass.

Another big week of sales for Bill Clinton's first novel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:24pm

For the second straight week, a thriller co-written by former President Bill Clinton is NPD BookScan's top seller.

FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:09pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to require that pure maple syrup and honey be labeled as containing added sugars.

Business owners find communication helps with young staffers

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:08pm

Rory Carlton is getting used to hearing younger staffers ask, "Why are we doing this?"