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Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:16pm

A government report shows that 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 previously realized.

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?"

Ex-CIA employee pleads not guilty to hacking tool leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:07pm

A former CIA employee has pleaded not guilty to charges he was behind a damaging leak about the agency's secret hacking abilities.

Veeam Momentum Continues as the Company Strengthens its Partnership with HPE

Veeam Software, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:02pm

Veeam® Software, the leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise™, today announced it has won the inaugural Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) “Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2018 — Data and Analytics Solutions Award” for high availability storage and data protection solutions growth and leadership. The award marks Veeam’s recognition within the HPE partner ecosystem and builds momentum for the launch of Veeam Hyper-Availability solutions being integrated into HPE’s global supply chain processes and systems on July 2.

Northern California landlord charged with shooting tenant

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:00pm

A Northern California landlord has been charged with trying to kill a tenant in the third such violent incident between renters and property owners in recent weeks in a region mired in an affordable housing crisis.

Ocean Resort Casino owner: We'll surprise the world

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:59pm

The owner of Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casinos promised to "surprise the world" when the former Revel casino reopens next week.

Stocks finish mostly higher as tech and media companies lead

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:58pm

U.S. stocks rose Wednesday as investors bet that technology companies and small, domestically-focused firms will continue to do well even if the trade dispute between the U.S. and China gets worse. Media companies jumped after Disney reached a new deal with Twenty-First Century Fox.

Over 100 arrested in immigration raid at meatpacking plant

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:50pm

More than 100 workers were arrested at an Ohio meatpacking plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large raid in the state in the past two weeks.

Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate

Ken Thomas and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:44pm

President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Republican lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S.

2 airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:44pm

American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who have been separated from their parents.

Twenty-First Century Fox and Walgreens jump; Starbucks skids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:44pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

Senate blocks Trump plan to cut $15B in unused spending

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:42pm

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children's health insurance and other programs.

Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrats

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:39pm

An Ohio company whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Democrats, The Associated Press has learned.

Virginia health care providers sue over abortion regulations

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:34pm

A group of women's health care providers filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn a number of Virginia's abortion regulations in light of a landmark 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Puerto Rico gov signs bill to privatize power company assets

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:28pm

Puerto Rico's governor signed a historic bill Wednesday to privatize the U.S. territory's troubled power company in a move many hope will help minimize power outages that have followed Hurricane Maria and stabilize the production and distribution of energy amid an 11-year-old recession.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly higher, though Dow dips

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:19pm

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APNewsBreak: Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:18pm

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.

Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1M for suicide prevention

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:04pm

Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder.

Clarification: Commerce Secretary-Russian Company story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 1:36pm

In stories June 19 and 20, The Associated Press described the Russian company Sibur as a gas producer. The stories should have made clear that Sibur's gas production is only one of its activities. It is a petrochemicals company that produces liquefied petroleum gas as well as chemical products, plastics, gas liquids and other products.