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The Latest: Colombia: Temporary legal status for Venezuelans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:58am

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Treasury chief: UK may need 3-year transition after Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:52am

Britain will abide by some European Union rules for up to three years after it officially leaves the bloc in March 2019, the country's Treasury chief said Friday.

Prosecutor: 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli exposed as a 'con man'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:42am

A prosecutor says a securities fraud trial has exposed "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli as a "con man."

The Latest: McCain calls for a fresh start on health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:42am

The Latest on Republican-pushed legislation to repeal Obama's health care law (all times local):

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Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:42am

Russia's Foreign Ministry ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia on Friday and said it was closing down a U.S. recreational retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia.

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GOP blame-game begins after Senate sinks health care drive

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:42am

Republican finger-pointing commenced Friday after the Senate's dark-of-night defeat of the GOP's effort to repeal much of the Obama health care law, a startling vote that dealt a blow to President Donald Trump.

Stocks sag following disappointing profit reports

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:32am

Stock markets around the world sagged on Friday after Amazon and several other big companies reported quarterly results that underwhelmed investors.

The Latest: Lavrov says Moscow had to react to US sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:32am

The Latest on reaction to new U.S. sanctions on Russia (all times local):

Penalty for refusing to get health insurance remains intact

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:28am

Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care law who wanted to get rid of the penalty people were assessed for not having health insurance will have to wait longer for relief after the Senate early Friday defeated the GOP's scaled-back version of legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act. .

Latest fight at Illinois Capitol threatens money for schools

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:21am

Schools in Illinois could start classes in a few weeks without receiving any state money to help pay teachers, buy supplies or keep lights on, as a new front in the yearslong fight between the Republican governor and majority Democrats threatens funding for roughly 850 districts statewide.

Governor tours Wisconsin by air to tout Foxconn agreement

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:21am

With an aggressive timeline to turn dirt before next fall's election, Gov. Scott Walker took to the air Friday to tout global electronics giant Foxconn's plans to invest $10 billion on a new manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin.

Markets Right Now: Weak retail earnings send US stocks lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:11am

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

The Latest: Owners irked by business lost to island outage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:11am

The Latest on power loss on two North Carolina islands (all times local):

EPA OKs pollution controls on new diesel Jeeps, Ram pickups

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:02am

U.S. regulators have blessed emissions controls on 2017 versions of Fiat Chrysler diesel trucks, allowing them to go on sale and potentially helping to resolve allegations that the company cheated on pollution tests.

Toronto airport warns labor strike may affect flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:51am

Authorities at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, Canada's busiest, warned travelers that a strike by about 700 ground crew workers could affect some flights Friday.

Obama-era retirement savings program for workers gets the ax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:36am

A savings program put into place under President Barack Obama and designed to get more people to put away money for retirement is being killed.

The Latest: Wisconsin governor pitches Foxconn benefits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:36am

The Latest on the Foxconn plant announced for Wisconsin (all times local):

Employer: Utah woman killed on cruise was trusted adviser

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:00am

A Utah real estate agent killed on an Alaska cruise was remembered by her employer as a trusted adviser and valued sales associate.

Britain lifts laptop ban on some flights from Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:57am

Britain on Friday eased a ban on laptops and tablets in airline cabins, lifting the prohibition on some flights from Turkey.