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  • IMF trims economic forecast for US amid growth uncertainty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Donald Trump’s plans to boost economic growth. The IMF forecast that the U.S. economy will grow this year at an annual rate of 2.1 percent. That would be an improvement over last […]
  • A commuter exits a closed off station after a subway train derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in a power outage as people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. The Fire Department of New York said a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. It said there was smoke but no fire. Delays were reported throughout the subway system. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    The Latest: Derailment caused by ‘improperly secured’ rail

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a Harlem subway derailment (all times local): 12 a.m. New York City transit officials say a preliminary investigation indicates a subway train derailment was caused by “an improperly secured piece of replacement rail” that was stored on the tracks. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said in a statement late […]
  • Trump organization ends management of Toronto tower

    TORONTO (AP) — A high-end hotel and condominium tower in Toronto will no longer bear the Trump brand name. An investment partnership recently acquired the 65-story tower from the developer and the property will no longer be managed by the Trump Organization. JCF Capital ULC and the Trump Organization issued a joint statement Tuesday announcing […]
  • FILE- In this May 7, 2015 file photo, crews perform dredging work along the upper Hudson River in Waterford, N.Y. Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again. Advocates who want the Environmental Protection Agency to order crews back on the river are expected in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.  The EPA is holding a public hearing on its five-year review of the Superfund project. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Q&A: Controversy lingers after $1.7B cleanup of Hudson River

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again. Advocates who want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to order crews back on the river are expected in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday night as the agency holds a public meeting on its […]
  • Nuke commission: Safety records falsified at Vermont Yankee

    VERNON, Vt. (AP) — A senior radiation protection technician at the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant deliberately falsified safety records and failed to check workers for radiation exposure for eight months last year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In a violation order issued Monday, the NRC said the now-former Entergy Nuclear technician failed […]
  • Alaska volcano sends up ash cloud from Aleutian Islands

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 14-minute eruption by an Alaska volcano sent an ash cloud to 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) in the Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof (BOH-gohs-lawf) Volcano erupted at 3:17 a.m. Tuesday. Ash clouds above 20,000 feet (6,100 meters) can harm airliners flying between Asia and North America. The observatory […]
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Dec.18, 2014, file photograph, scientist Christopher Kistler checks on experiments in AMBR250 bio-reactors in a laboratory at the Merck company facilities in Kenilworth, N.J. The bio-reactors allow a large number of experiments to be done in the lab at the same time. On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Merck & Co. said a new type of cholesterol drug, in testing for many years, reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge late-stage study. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. said Tuesday that a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge, late-stage study. The positive result was a welcome surprise because three previous experimental drugs of the same type had failed. Merck’s pill, anacetrapib, might eventually give […]
  • FILE - In this Monday, March 20, 2017, file photo, a man walks by the Bonobos Guideshop in New York's Financial District. Some shoppers are fretting about having big companies take over their favorite brands. Walmart’s recent purchase of clothing labels ModCloth and Bonobos, which cater to upper-income millennials, have shoppers anxious that it will cheapen the quality of the clothes, with some customers pledging on social media never to shop there again. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

    Some shoppers fret when companies take over favorite brands

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some shoppers are fretting about big companies they don’t like taking over their favorite brands. The latest: Amazon’s move to purchase Whole Foods has spurred worries about a decline in quality and ethical standards, or that the store will become like other supermarkets. Walmart’s purchase of clothing labels ModCloth and Bonobos […]
  • In this March 16, 2017 photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A House panel on Tuesday weighed legislation that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Panel approves bill privatizing air traffic control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel approved legislation Tuesday that would split off management of the nation’s skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company. The Republican-led committee approved the legislation by a vote of 32-25 with supporters saying it was critical to remove air traffic control from […]
  • GOP infighting stalls budget plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest budget push by House GOP leaders has faltered, leaving quarrelling Republicans almost three months behind on their budget work as they head into next week’s recess. Tuesday’s deadlock is the result of a battle between conservatives demanding greater spending cuts and the committee chairmen who would have to carry them […]
  • FILE - In this June 16, 2017, file photo, a man walks past a television set showing U.S. President Donald Trump signing the new Cuba policy, in a living room festooned with images of Cuban leaders at a house in Havana, Cuba. President Trump declared he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration's historic easing. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

    New Trump rules on Cuba travel leaves winners and losers

    President Donald Trump’s new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they’re losing business. Five of 12 private bed-and-breakfast owners in Havana and Cuba’s southern colonial city of Trinidad told The Associated Press that they received cancellations after Trump’s June […]
  • Mexico consumer agency targets airline bag fees, delays

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s consumer agency has announced fines and new rules meant to protect travelers from airlines, especially in the areas of bag fees and delays. The federal consumer prosecutor’s office fined five airlines more than $1.2 million (22.4 million pesos) for charging passengers to check their first bag for flights to the […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo of A.P. Moller-Maersk containers on a ship in the Panama Canal. Hackers Tuesday June 27, 2017  caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.  Russia’s Rosneft energy company also reported falling victim to hacking, as did shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk, which said every branch of its business was affected. (Thomas Borberg/Polfoto via AP,file)

    The Latest: Pennsylvania health company restoring network

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times EDT): 6:20 p.m. A Pennsylvania health care system says it is taking steps to restore its computer network after being hit by a ransomware attack that was carried out globally. Heritage Valley Health System says the […]
  • A commuter exits a closed off station after a subway train derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in a power outage as people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. The Fire Department of New York said a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. It said there was smoke but no fire. Delays were reported throughout the subway system. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring dozens

    NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering another jolt to a transit system plagued by aging equipment and reliability problems. Nearly three dozen people suffered minor injuries in the derailment, which […]
  • In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, photo, shoppers walk by a Victoria's Secret store, in Hialeah, Fla. On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the Conference Board releases its June index on U.S. consumer confidence.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Consumer confidence rises in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers became more confident in June –with more Americans pleased by current conditions but slightly less hopeful about what the next six months hold. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 118.9 this month from 117.6 in May. The gains suggest that […]