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Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2017. There are 186 days left in the year.

By The Associated Press.
Prosecutor not saying yet if he'll try cop for 3rd time
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Prosecutor not saying yet if he'll try cop for 3rd time

CINCINNATI -- An Ohio prosecutor is holding off on commenting on his plans in the case of a white police officer whose retrial for the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist ended last week with a hung jury for the second time, his office said Tuesday.

By Dan Sewell Associated Press
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Cleveland eyes $15 minimum wage for city-paid workers

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland's mayor plans to raise the minimum wage for city-paid employees to $15 an hour by next spring. Cleveland.com reports that could affect roughly 500 employees, such as police and fire cadets, custodial staff and lifeguards at city pools.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Yost to school: Stop using tax funds on ads

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- One of the nation's largest online charter schools has been ordered to stop using taxpayer dollars on television ads attacking a state effort to claw back $60 million in funding.

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New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally

PARIS -- A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard.

By Raphael Satter Associated Press
US to Syria: 'Heavy price' awaits any chemical weapons use
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

US to Syria: 'Heavy price' awaits any chemical weapons use

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration threatened Tuesday that Syria will pay "a heavy price" if it follows through on what the U.S.

By Robert Burns Associated Press
Google hit with record fine by EU, told to change its ways
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Google hit with record fine by EU, told to change its ways

BRUSSELS -- After a seven-year legal battle, European authorities came down hard on Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own businesses, fining the tech giant a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.

By Lorne Cook Associated Press
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

WASHINGTON -- Records show 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.

By Michael Biesecker Associated Press
Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead.

By Alicia A. Caldwell Associated Press
Supreme Court to hear travel ban case
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Supreme Court to hear travel ban case

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

By Mark Sherman Associated Press
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Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2017. There are 187 days left in the year.

By The Associated Press.
Trump eager for big meeting with Putin
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump eager for big meeting with Putin

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month.

By Vivian Salama Associated Press
Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said

WASHINGTON -- The last day of the Supreme Court's term was notable not only for what was announced but also for what wasn't. There had been speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could reveal his retirement from the court Monday.

By Mark Sherman Associated Press
Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

BEIJING -- The world's biggest coal users -- China, the United States and India -- have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.

By Matthew Brown And Katy Daigle Associated Press
Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.

By Tom Krisher, Marcy Gordon And Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press
Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait

BOSTON -- Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over. Like thousands of others who studied at failed for-profit colleges, she was promised by the U.S. Education Department under President Barack Obama that her federal loans would be forgiven by now.

By Collin Binkley Associated Press
15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

GUATAPE, Colombia -- Scuba divers on Monday continued searching for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing.

By Luis Benavides And Christine Armario Associated Press
'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

NEW YORK -- "Pharma Bro" just won't keep his mouth shut. Even before his federal securities fraud trial began Monday, Martin Shkreli blatantly defied his attorneys' advice to lay low.

By Tom Hays Associated Press
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Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio police stop driverless Amish buggy

WOOSTER (AP) -- Ohio police had to make an unusual stop after finding a driverless Amish buggy going down the road. In a Facebook post, the Wooster Police Department says the horse apparently decided to take a morning run Sunday without its owners.

Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio fixes sites of pro-Islamic State hack; feds investigate

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio officials have restored 11 government websites that were hacked with a message purporting to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. The Department of Administrative Services says affected websites were restored by Monday.