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Global shares mostly lower as investors look to G-20 meeting

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:24am

Global shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors awaited developments in trade friction between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 meeting of major economies in Japan later in the week.

Bahrain conference: Peace critical for US plan for Mideast

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:19am

Stability and security are critical to the success of a $50 billion U.S. economic plan for the Palestinians that focuses entirely on infrastructure and development, omitting political aspects that are key to resolving to long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international financial chiefs and global investors said Wednesday.

Pompeo meets Indian leader amid trade tensions, Iran crisis

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:33pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held meetings in India's capital on Wednesday amid growing tensions over trade and tariffs that has strained the partners' ties.

Tribe's push to build casino spurs Carolinas political fight

Gary D. Robertson and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:13pm

Two of the Carolinas' most prominent American Indian tribes are battling over geography and lucrative gambling turf.

Graves of 30 US servicemen found on Pacific WWII battlefield

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:04pm

A nonprofit organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.

Australia media demand press freedom law reforms after raids

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:37pm

Australia's three largest media organizations joined forces on Wednesday to demand legal reforms that would prevent journalists from risking imprisonment for doing their jobs. The demands came after unprecedented raids against media organizations by police searching for leaked documents that some say were deeply embarrassing to the government.

Time running short, showdown looms over border aid package

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:23pm

It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Utah announces medical marijuana board members

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:13pm

The Utah Senate has confirmed seven physicians for its medical marijuana Compassionate Use Board.

Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

Alex Barreira and Haruka Nuga, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:24pm

Japan has a plastic problem.

Lawsuit claims Grand America Hotel exploited immigrants

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:28pm

A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the luxury Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City of luring workers from the Philippines to a program that promised training and cultural immersion but instead forced them to work long hours doing menial jobs for low pay.

China suspends Canadian meat imports amid Huawei dispute

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:23pm

China is suspending all meat imports from Canada amid their dispute over the Canadian detention of a top executive at the Chinese tech company Huawei.

Nielsen's top programs for June 17-23

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:18pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Feds: Texas family ran $33M illegal sports gambling outfit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:17pm

Members of a southeast Texas family acknowledged in federal court Tuesday that they ran illegal bookmaking from the father's used car dealership for more than three decades, an enterprise federal authorities described as one of the nation's biggest illegal sports gambling and money laundering operations.

Fox's Hannity, Carlson enjoy Trump rally ratings bonanza

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:14pm

Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson enjoyed a ratings surge from the channel's solo extended coverage of President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff.

Jury weighs discrimination case of renowned California chef

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:03pm

A three-week pregnancy discrimination trial against celebrity chef Thomas Keller and his acclaimed New York and Napa Valley restaurants is coming to a close.

Port Authority seeking fare, toll hikes across New York area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:52pm

The authority that operates New York's airports and many of its bridges and tunnels is proposing fare and toll hikes across a broad swath of its facilities, some potentially taking effect as early as this fall, to keep pace with inflation and help fund more than $30 billion in capital projects over the next decade.

FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:34pm

FedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the decision to drop a contract with retail giant Amazon.

Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:05pm

The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency's stations in Texas.

A look at the US economic plan for the Palestinians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:52pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is kicking off a two-day conference in Bahrain to build support for the economic portion of his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, which has met with widespread skepticism. Here is a look at some of the issues surrounding the proposal: