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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:18:07 GMT2017-06-28T19:18:07Z

 



Airstrike kills at least 15 in eastern Syria

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:18:07 GMT2017-06-28T19:18:07Z

BEIRUT (AP) - At least 15 people were killed in an airstrike in eastern Syria on Wednesday, activists said, in the second attack in three days reported to kill civilians in the Islamic State-held Euphrates River valley.



Amtrak service disrupted between Philly and D.C. after 2 killed

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:41:10 GMT2017-06-28T18:41:10Z

Service was suspended between the two cities after two pedestrians were fatally struck by a train in the nation's capital.



FactCheck: Spinning the CBO Insurance Estimate

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:22:25 GMT2017-06-28T18:22:25Z

The Congressional Budget Office projects that the Senate health care bill would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million in 2026 — a figure that both sides in the debate are distorting.



Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:18:20 GMT2017-06-28T18:18:20Z

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council's refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of a man-made crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.



Man sentenced for money laundering in massive hacking scheme

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:18:09 GMT2017-06-28T18:18:09Z

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Pakistani man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for laundering nearly $20 million as part of an international computer and telephone hacking scheme.



U.S. said to push increased air security measures on laptops

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:10:11 GMT2017-06-28T18:10:11Z

The expected agency announcement is a reaction to intelligence indicating that explosives hidden in the electronic devices are an increasing threat, and it follows months of discussions over extending a ban on laptops.



Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:54:04 GMT2017-06-28T17:54:04Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol, authorities said.



Online school asks Ohio court to block $60M state clawback

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:11:48 GMT2017-06-28T17:11:48Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - One of the nation's largest online charter schools on Wednesday asked the Ohio Supreme Court to block the state's efforts to recoup $60 million from the school.



Florida officer threatens to jail black man for jaywalking

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:11:24 GMT2017-06-28T17:11:24Z

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A video going viral on Facebook shows a Florida police officer threatening to jail a young black man for jaywalking.



Gawker bankruptcy judge allows probe of Peter Thiel, lawyer

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:07:56 GMT2017-06-28T17:07:56Z

The administrator of Gawker Media's bankruptcy estate can examine Peter Thiel and his relationship with a lawyer, Charles J. Harder, over their role in the company's demise, a judge ruled.



Edward James Olmos wants pet owners to stay home July 4

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:05:21 GMT2017-06-28T16:05:21Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Edward James Olmos has a message for pet owners on the Fourth of July: Stay home.



ABC, meat producer settle in $1.9B 'pink slime' libel suit

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:03:35 GMT2017-06-28T16:03:35Z

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the American network over its reports on a lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime."



Thousands gather in India to protest attacks on Muslims

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:02:28 GMT2017-06-28T16:02:28Z

NEW DELHI (AP) - Thousands of Indians gathered in several cities Wednesday to protest recent violent attacks across the country targeting minority Muslims.



South Africa approves export of 800 lion skeletons this year

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:18:19 GMT2017-06-28T15:18:19Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Some 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions can be legally exported from South Africa this year, the government said Wednesday, meeting demand for the bones in parts of Asia while alarming critics who believe the policy threatens Africa's wild lions.



5 kids sickened by 'cloud of chlorine gas' at Florida pool

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:58:31 GMT2017-06-28T13:58:31Z

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A thunderstorm knocked out a pump at an indoor swimming pool in Florida, causing a "cloud of chlorine gas" that sent five children to a hospital.



Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:45:13 GMT2017-06-28T13:45:13Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted terrorist attack aimed at ousting him from power.



Health network's community offices closed after cyberattack

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:46:18 GMT2017-06-28T11:46:18Z

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) - Lab and diagnostic services have been closed at the satellite offices of a Pennsylvania health network caught up in a worldwide cyberattack.



No shots fired, but calls prompt lockdown at military post

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:00:12 GMT2017-06-28T11:00:12Z

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Two 911 calls and a tweet about the possibility of an active shooter at a military installation set off a day of panic and confusion in Alabama.



Biggest South African airport probes possible insider crimes

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:36:07 GMT2017-06-28T10:36:07Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African authorities are investigating whether any workers at Johannesburg's main international airport have helped robbers who follow arriving travelers and mug them at their homes or other destinations.



Cambodia conservationists find rare cache of crocodile eggs

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:27:19 GMT2017-06-28T10:27:19Z

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they've found a clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild.