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Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:16pm

When Revel, Atlantic City's $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only about two years old, and already out of business.

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:04pm

The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.

Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian tourists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:44am

Delta Air Lines recently created a special flight to help a group of Belgian tourists reach their South Dakota vacation after experiencing travel delays.

Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:17am

Libya's National Oil Corporation says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank.

1 man dies of injuries sustained from fire at Army plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:34am

One of three people injured during a flash fire at the main propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defense has died.

Minnesota regulators near decision on disputed oil pipeline

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:08am

Minnesota regulators will open two days of final arguments on whether they should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline from Canada across Minnesota.

Who are Colombia's presidential candidates?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:36am

A former guerrilla fighter will compete against a conservative protege of a powerful ex-president on Sunday in a crucial presidential election. Gustavo Petro and Ivan Duque are at opposite ends of the ideological spectrum and have different views on almost every major issue facing the country. Here's a look at the candidates:

UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:12am

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country's beleaguered National Health Service.

AP news guide: Ford's plans for Michigan Central station

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:16pm

Ford Motor Co. plans to release details of its planned conversion of the long-vacant Michigan Central train station just west of downtown Detroit. The Dearborn-based automaker recently bought the 105-year-old building and is expected to redevelop the 500,000-square-foot (46,000-square-meter) structure as part of its plans for a campus focusing on autonomous vehicles.

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:14pm

Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover.

Trump to nominate OMB official to lead consumer watchdog

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:44pm

President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government's consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday.

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:19pm

In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics. They're part of a majority of American young people and their parents who disapprove of the job the president is doing, a poll shows.

Kansas woman says city wants $132K for toppled sculpture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:27pm

A Kansas mother says an insurance company wants her family to pay $132,000 after her 5-year-old son accidentally knocked over a sculpture at a city community center.

Warner Bros. crackdown puts Dark Mark over Potter festivals

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 3:22pm

Warner Bros. is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it's necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity. Fans, however, liken the move to Dementors sucking the joy out of homegrown fun, while festival directors say they'll transfigure the events into generic celebrations of magic.

Local billionaire to take control of the LA Times Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 2:24pm

A biotech billionaire who purchased the Los Angeles Times with an eye toward restoring its independence and vigor will officially take control of the news organization Monday, the newspaper reports .

Mattis stresses integrity to Merchant Marine graduates

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 2:07pm

Defense Secretary James Mattis is urging U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduates to always maintain integrity and "run the ethical midfield."

Not just credit cards: More apps offer ways to get cash back

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:50pm

Cash back is not just for credit cards. More apps and websites are offering ways to earn money on the stuff you buy — as long as you're willing to sign up and make a few taps or clicks.

Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:34pm

Egypt announced Saturday steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the country's ailing economy.

6 police officers shot dead in central Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 11:42am

Six police officers have been shot dead in the central Mexico state of Puebla by suspected fuel thieves.