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  • Florida bitcoin processing boss gets 5 1/2 years in prison

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge who said he used a “pyramid of lies” to boost a business that helped criminals process millions of dollars in illegal bitcoin transactions. Anthony Murgio, of Tampa, pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy charges, admitting he […]
  • This Monday, June 27, 2016, photo shows an Olive Garden restaurant, a Darden brand, in Methuen, Mass. Darden Restaurants, Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Darden CEO: Millennials still enjoy chains like Olive Garden

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millennials may be shunning some habits beloved by past generations, but one restaurant company CEO says they still want to go to sit-down chains like Olive Garden. “Believe it or not, millennials still want to come to restaurants,” Gene Lee, chief executive of Olive Garden’s parent company Darden Restaurants, said Tuesday, […]
  • Passengers leave the No. 1 train at the South Ferry Station, Tuesday June 27, 2017, in New York. The station reopened Tuesday, nearly five years after it was flooded by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYC subway station reopens after Superstorm Sandy flooding

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway station has reopened nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy flooded it with 15 million gallons of water. The South Ferry station on the No. 1 line reopened Tuesday after more than $340 million worth of repairs. Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees and contractors in hard hats cheered […]
  • Int’l arrivals to US declined slightly in October 2016

    International arrivals to the U.S. declined slightly in October 2016 compared with October 2015, continuing a downward trend in inbound tourism that began earlier in 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., said Monday that 6.6 million international visitors traveled to the U.S. last October, down 4,955 visits from the same month in […]
  • U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a discussion with Lord Nicholas Stern, President of the British Academy, at Carlton House Terrace of the British Academy in London, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Yellen: Banking reforms should avert future financial crisis

    LONDON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that she believes banking regulators have made enough improvements to the financial system that the world will not experience another financial crisis “in our lifetimes.” Addressing an audience at the British Academy in London on Tuesday, Yellen said the banking reforms put in place in […]
  • Big waves obstructed view of breakwater before ferry crashed

    HYANNISPORT, Mass. (AP) — Officials say the captain of a ferry couldn’t see the breakwater before the vessel crashed June 16 into a jetty in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, leaving 18 people injured. The Steamship Authority said Tuesday that waves about 5 feet (about 2 meters) high obscured the view that day. The captain later saw the […]
  • Family of train crash victim files wrongful death lawsuit

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The family of a woman killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train slammed into a station last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against the agency. Fabiola Bittar de Kroon’s family is seeking unspecified compensatory damages in the lawsuit filed in state Superior Court in Hudson County. The […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign an executive order to Dow Chemical President, Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris, as other business leaders applaud in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's schedule shows he met with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris for about a half hour on March 9 during a conference held at a Houston hotel. Twenty days later Pruitt announced his decision to deny a petition to ban Dow's chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food, despite a review by his agency's own scientists that concluded ingesting even minuscule amounts of the chemical can interfere with the brain development of fetuses and infants. EPA released a copy of Pruitt's March meeting schedule earlier this month following several Freedom of Information Act requests.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children’s brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s schedule shows […]
  • A closed corridor adjacent to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., leads to the Strom Thurmond Room on Hill Capitol in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, where the GOP health care bill has been written. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans’ health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the foundering bill. The analysis was done by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. It found that half of the tax cuts would go to […]
  • UK doctors’ union calls for change in abortion law

    LONDON (AP) — The British Medical Association, which represents the country’s doctors, said Tuesday abortions should not be a criminal offense and called for them to be regulated in the same way as other health procedures. An 1861 law made abortion a criminal act. The 1967 Abortion Act provided exceptions — terminations are now legal […]
  • FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey poses in his office in Yarmouth, Maine. Bailey has filed for bankruptcy again to tie up loose ends following his bankruptcy filing in 2016. His bankruptcy attorney said Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the new filing aims to resolve liens on his Maine home, personal property, pensions and book royalties, and to set up a payment plan.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

    Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey files again for bankruptcy

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey has filed for bankruptcy again to tie up loose ends following his bankruptcy filing last year. The attorney, whose high-profile clients have included O.J. Simpson, discharged more than $4 million in debt to the Internal Revenue Service in the previous case. His bankruptcy attorney said […]
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Facebook announced Tuesday, June 27, 2017, that it now has more than 2 billion users. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

    Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the new marker was reached early Tuesday and in a Facebook post said that he’s proud of the role his company is playing in connecting people around the world. Facebook says […]
  • A broken wind turbine in Nextera Energy's Tuscola Bay Wind Farm sits idle in a farm field near the intersection of North Gera and Hack Roads in Blumfield Township in the northeast corner of Saginaw County on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. According to Nextera, the turbine broke Monday, June 26 and they are going to repair the damage. (Jeff Schrier/The Saginaw News via AP)

    Wind turbine blade breaks in rural mid-Michigan; no injuries

    BLUMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 160-foot (50-meter) wind turbine blade broke in rural mid-Michigan, leaving it dangling above a field. NextEra Energy Resources spokesman Bryan Garner tells The Saginaw News ( ) that workers were alerted to the break when the turbine in Saginaw County’s Blumfield Township went offline on Monday. No injuries were […]
  • Judge upholds St. Louis Zoo gun ban; opponents vow to appeal

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge is upholding a policy barring visitors from entering St. Louis Zoo with guns, despite pressure from gun-rights advocates who are pushing for firearms restrictions to be lifted at zoos nationwide. St. Louis Circuit Judge Joan Moriarty ruled Friday that the publicly funded institution fits the state law’s definition of […]
  • FILE - In this April 7, 2016 file picture Nestle's directors speak in front of the Nestle's logo during the general meeting of Nestle Group, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Nestle says Monday, June 26, 2017  it's keeping "an open dialogue with all of our shareholders" after news reports that a U.S. hedge fund has taken a large stake sent shares of the Swiss food and beverages giant soaring.  (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP,file)

    Nestle to buy back $21 billion in its own stock by 2020

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nestle says it plans to spend about $21 billion to buy its own stock in the next three years as the food and beverage giant seeks to boost shareholder value. The Swiss food and beverage giant also said Tuesday that that after a review of its wide-ranging business, it will mostly […]