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  • The Latest: South Korea says 5 citizens injured in London Associated Press - 6 minutes ago
    The Latest: South Korea says 5 citizens injured in London

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local):

  • Scallop fishing area to be closed down amid harvest conflict Associated Press - 7 minutes ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is shutting down scallop fishing in a key New England fishing area amid an ongoing conflict over the harvest of the valuable shellfish.

  • Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown Associated Press - 12 minutes ago
    Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill Wednesday aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation. The White House seemed to make progress after GOP opposition had snowballed a day before a showdown House roll call.

  • Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to 'horse and buggy' era Associated Press - 19 minutes ago
    Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to 'horse and buggy' era

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrapped up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated Democrats that he concealed his views from the American public.

  • Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill Associated Press - 20 minutes ago
    Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill

    The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. The network's leading organizations, ...

  • The Latest: Koch to spend millions to stop health care bill Associated Press - 21 minutes ago
    The Latest: Koch to spend millions to stop health care bill

    The Latest on the Republican health care overhaul (all times local): 8 p.m. The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President ...

  • Trump's SEC pick, a lawyer for Goldman, to face skepticism Associated Press - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
    Trump's SEC pick, a lawyer for Goldman, to face skepticism

    Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington. Jay Clayton, a well-connected Wall Street lawyer who is President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, is ...

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 7:16 p.m. EDT Associated Press - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    A ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights is the latest hurdle that airline passengers must clear

  • Senate votes to block another Obama-era rule Associated Press - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to block an Obama-era rule that critics said would have led to more citations for workplace safety record-keeping violations. Senators voted 50-48 to block Occupational ...

  • Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online Associated Press - 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene?

  • Google's YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos Associated Press - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects.

  • 5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Associated Press - 1 hour 30 minutes ago
    5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

    LONDON (AP) — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a "sick and depraved terrorist attack."

  • Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters Associated Press - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about climate change to that list.

  • Puerto Rico's sole deal with bondholders in jeopardy Associated Press - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The sole tentative debt restructuring deal that Puerto Rico reached after two years of negotiations is in jeopardy after federal control board officials said Wednesday that they would support the U.S. territory's push to amend the agreement.

  • Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people Associated Press - 1 hour 39 minutes ago
    Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people

    NEW YORK (AP) — A white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore bent on making a racist attack took a bus to New York, the "media capital of the world," randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword, police said Wednesday.

  • Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak Associated Press - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
    Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.

  • Agency: California farmers will get bump in irrigation water Associated Press - 1 hour 47 minutes ago
    Agency: California farmers will get bump in irrigation water

    Farmers in a vast agricultural region of California will receive a significantly greater amount of irrigation water this summer compared to past drought years — but not their full supply, federal officials ...

  • Serial numbers, game photos may help verify Brady jerseys Associated Press - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
    Serial numbers, game photos may help verify Brady jerseys

    BOSTON (AP) — Now that authorities believe they have recovered the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker following the Patriots' Super Bowl win last month, the next step will be determining whether it is in fact the MVP quarterback's missing grass-stained garment.

  • Activists seek to intervene in Nebraska Keystone XL review Associated Press - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are again mobilizing to try to make their case to a small state commission that will decide the project's fate.

  • Starbucks CEO stands by pledge to hire refugees Associated Press - 2 hours 11 minutes ago
    Starbucks CEO stands by pledge to hire refugees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge to hire refugees and expanding on previously announced goals to hire veterans and at-risk youth.

  • The Latest: Groups seek to intervene in Keystone XL review Associated Press - 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    The Latest on groups seeking to intervene in Nebraska's Keystone XL review (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska have asked to intervene in a state ...

  • Republicans rebelling against health care risk Trump's wrath Associated Press - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
    Republicans rebelling against health care risk Trump's wrath

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hard-line House Republicans considering voting against the House GOP health bill are bracing for payback from a president who claims his favorite biblical passage is "an eye for an eye." Many appear ready to risk it.

  • Franco-Nevada reports 4Q loss Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    On a per-share basis, the Toronto-based company said it had a loss of 3 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 24 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The ...

  • Mom: Teen daughter afraid to come home after Chicago attack Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since it happened and that neighborhood kids have been joking about it and harassing her family.

  • LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears Associated Press - 2 hours 30 minutes ago
    LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police chief of Los Angeles, a city that is half Latino, found himself in the middle of the national immigration debate on Wednesday after saying there's a correlation between the Trump administration's call for stiffer immigration policies and a drop in the number of Hispanics reporting sexual abuse and domestic violence.

  • Brazil meat exports collapse in wake of inspection scandal Associated Press - 2 hours 30 minutes ago
    Brazil meat exports collapse in wake of inspection scandal

    Brazil's meat exports effectively collapsed this week, the agricultural minister said Wednesday, as several countries halted imports from the South American country in the wake of a meat inspection scandal. ...

  • Pangaea Logistics posts 4Q profit Associated Press - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    On a per-share basis, the Newport, Rhode Island-based company said it had profit of less than 1 cent. The maritime logistics company posted revenue of $66.3 million in the period. For the year, the company ...

  • Business Highlights Associated Press - 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    ___ Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open. The company ...

  • Box office reaches new record, but international sales flat Associated Press - 2 hours 43 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Motion Picture Association of America said Wednesday that the worldwide box office reached a record $38.6 billion in 2016, though international revenues were essentially stagnant.

  • Transatlantic Petroleum posts 4Q loss Associated Press - 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    The Addison, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 12 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs and asset impairment costs, were 2 cents per share. The oil and gas company posted revenue ...

  • Man charged with taking bribes for military base work Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    A Pennsylvania man took more than $100,000 in bribes in a scheme involving construction projects at two New Jersey military bases, the U.S. attorney's office said in a criminal complaint released Wednesday. ...

  • The Latest: Man charged with bribery to plead not guilty Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    The Latest on charges against a man in an alleged bribery scheme (all times local): 5 p.m. The attorney for a Pennsylvania man charged in a bribery scheme involving construction projects at military bases ...

  • US tells allies to do more amid new offensive against IS Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    US tells allies to do more amid new offensive against IS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the Islamic State group's destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partners to contribute more to forces who are retaking Iraq's second largest city and readying an assault on the extremists' self-declared Syrian capital. There was no apparent announcement of a new overall strategy, however.

  • Australia pair are first foreigners to own US radio stations Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Australia pair are first foreigners to own US radio stations

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations.

  • Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale up from 2016, down from 2015 Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil companies have offered $274.8 million for this year's central Gulf of Mexico oil leases, more than last year but only about half the amount bid in 2015.