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PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:56am

The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal.

FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:50am

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

Giant crackdown against wildlife crime in 92 countries

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:44am

Nearly 100 countries took part in a globe-spanning crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade, seizing tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber in a monthlong bust that exposed the international reach of traffickers, Interpol said Wednesday.

Over 100 arrested in another large-scale immigration raid

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:42am

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

Germany: Merkel's Bavarian allies critical on euro budget

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:35am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies warned the German leader Wednesday against offering financial concessions to other European countries to resolve a conflict over migration that has shaken her government.

Automakers improve quality to record level in annual survey

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:34am

A survey of new-vehicle buyers finds that car and truck quality hit a record high this year as automakers started to clear up bugs with infotainment systems.

Disney ups Twenty-First Century Fox to more than $70.3B

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:29am

The mouse is chasing the fox.

The Latest: US says others must help in world refugee crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:26am

The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local):

Tech companies lead US stocks higher as trade fears ease

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:24am

U.S. stocks are mostly higher Wednesday morning as global markets let go of some of their fears about the growing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Technology companies and banks are making some of the largest gains. Twenty-First Century Fox is jumping after it agreed to a new deal with Disney, which will buy Fox's entertainment businesses for $71.3 billion. Walgreens rose after it was added to the Dow Jones industrial average, where it will replace General Electric next week.

US home sales fell 0.4 percent in May amid inventory crunch

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:14am

U.S. existing home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as the prolonged shortage of properties on the market is deterring home-buying.

U-Haul company, employee charged in food truck explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:14am

Almost four years after a Philadelphia food truck exploded into a fireball killing a woman and her teenage daughter, a U-Haul subsidiary and the general manager of one of its Philadelphia stores have been indicted.

Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:10am

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company.

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

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:02am

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

US home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as prolonged shortage of properties on the market deters home-buying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:01am

US home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as prolonged shortage of properties on the market deters home-buying.

Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrats

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:58am

An Ohio telemarketing 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.

AMC taking on MoviePass with new movie ticket program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:49am

AMC Theatres is rolling out its own movie ticket program as it looks to take on the success of MoviePass.

Fixing a massive NYC plumbing leak, 55 stories underground

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:46am

New York City is in the midst of a plumbing repair job of monumental proportions.

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise as trade war fears ease

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:46am

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Disney boosts its offer for most of Twenty-First Century Fox, bidding war with Comcast heats up

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:18am

Disney boosts its offer for most of Twenty-First Century Fox, bidding war with Comcast heats up.