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Crude oil leaks into floodwaters after train derails in Iowa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:58am

A freight train derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil from at least one of 31 tankers into flooded fields flanking the tracks, officials said.

Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:49am

Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.

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OPEC countries to pump more oil to contain price increase

Kiyoko Metzler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:36am

The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices.

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

Tom Krisher and Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:28am

The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report.

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise as energy companies surge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:07am

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Grocery chain apologizes to black man banned from store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:02am

A grocery chain has apologized to a black man who was told not to return to a store in Maine after he questioned whether he and his wife were being treated unfairly because of their race.

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:59am

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones, bolstering privacy interests in the digital age.

Panel: Teamsters at Disney World violated labor law

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:50am

A Teamsters union representing bus drivers and costumed characters at Disney World committed an unfair labor practice when it ignored members' requests to resign from the union, a labor relations panel ruled this week, upholding almost all of a judge's earlier decision.

EU imposes tariffs on US peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:44am

The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that's likely to intensify over the next few weeks.

Nuclear waste treatment plant hopes to work next spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:44am

Officials say a treatment plant designed to treat radioactive waste stored in eastern Idaho could start operating next spring.

Oil prices and energy companies jump as US stocks rise

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:36am

U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC agreed to produce more oil, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. The European Union is following through on its promise to put import taxes on $3.4 billion in U.S. goods including bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. President Donald Trump threatened to put a 20 percent tax on cars imported from Europe.

Utah city complains of pain from tax shift to fund homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:29am

Officials in one Utah city say they were caught off guard by a new state law requiring places with no homeless services to contribute sales tax revenue to cities with shelters.

UN expert slams US on poverty, quitting global rights body

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:15am

A human rights expert criticized the United States on Friday for failing to tackle poverty and giving tax cuts to the wealthy — comments that came only days after Washington quit the U.N. body that appointed him.

How Greece will exit its bailout program and what it means

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:08am

Europe has agreed on a plan to finally shepherd Greece out of its bailout program and keep it afloat in coming years.

Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

Peter Prengaman and Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:58am

Furious at corrupt politicians and fearful of deteriorating security, many Brazilians are calling for a military intervention to clean house of crooked leaders and crack down on heavily armed drug gangs.

Court stay halts some work on Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:49am

A federal appeals court has issued a stay that halts some Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in West Virginia.

Greece's Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:39am

Greece's dominant Aegean Airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft.

Cartoonist who cited politics in firing finds new outlet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:33am

A former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist who says he was fired because of his anti-Donald Trump drawings has found a new home for his work in Pittsburgh.

South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:22am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Moscow Friday on a trip intended to boost bilateral economic ties.