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Top US admiral warns: ISIS-linked militants seek new fronts in Asia 
The commander of U.S. Pacific forces said Wednesday that ISIS-linked militants returning from the Middle East are intent on opening a new front in Asia, The Wall Street Journal reported. Adm. Harry Harris used the battle in the southern Philippines as a ...

Senate GOP scrambling to get health care bill over the top 
Soon after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the vote on the Republican health care bill would be postponed until after the Independence Day recess, four more GOP senators announced their opposition to the measure in its current form.

Why the generous new contract for DWP workers might be just a 'face-saving gesture' 
For nearly two decades, ratepayers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have pumped nearly $4 million a year into a pair of nonprofits created to improve employee training and safety at the city-owned utility. The nonprofits paid top utility ...

Republican Lawmaker Blames 'Tree Huggers' for Raging Wildfire in Utah 
(SALT LAKE CITY) — Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has ...

Michigan mother pleads guilty to having sex with teenage boys 
A Michigan mother pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with two teenage boys, local media reported. Brooke Lajiness, 38, admitted during a pretrial hearing to having intercourse and oral sex with the minors, a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, MLive ...

Burberry Faces Investor Advisory Groups' Wrath on Executive Pay 
Burberry Group Plc’s executive compensation faces growing opposition after the U.K.’s Investment Association joined the chorus of critics ahead of the fashion company’s annual meeting, where shareholders are set to vote on its pay report. The group ...

Cybersecurity researcher finds 'vaccine' for global cyberattack 
June 28 (UPI) --A cybersecurity researcher said he found a way to disable the so-called "Petya," also known as "NotPetya," ransomware that shut down computers worldwide Tuesday. Cybereason principal security researcher Amit Serper said the "vaccine" works ...

Drugmakers Are Racing to Find Alternatives to Opioids 
From chili peppers to snail toxins, everything is on the table In the wake of mounting overdoses and deaths from the opioid-addiction crisis sweeping across the U.S., drugmakers are racing to come up with safer painkillers. Companies are highly motivated ...

Two killed by Amtrak train in Washington, D.C. 
June 28 (UPI) --Two people were struck and killed by an Amtrak train near Union Station in Washington, D.C., the city's fire department reported. Amtrak Train 175 was approaching the train station late Tuesday as it traveled from Boston and New York.

CBS News investigation finds stunning lack of oversight of school bus drivers 
ROCHESTER, N.Y. --Every day, 60 school bus drivers get into accidents. That's about 22,000 bus crashes a year, injuring thousands of students. But the problems are much worse than just traffic accidents. A CBS News investigation found a stunning lack of ...

Case Moves Forward Against Man Who Shot Pokemon Go-Playing Grandfather 
A Virginia judge Tuesday certified charges against a security guard accused of fatally shooting a grandfather who his family said was out playing Pokemon Go the night he was killed. Johnathan Cromwell, 22, learned the news at a Tuesday morning preliminary ...

The Inside Story Of How Bernie Sanders Became The Greatest Online Fundraiser In Political History 
The operatives who turned a septuagenarian independent socialist into a money-raising juggernaut explain for the first time how they did it. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) became famous during his 2016 presidential run for his ruffled suits, the bird that ...

Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol 
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Workers installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas' Capitol on Tuesday, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the privately funded statue on state grounds. The 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall), 6,000-pound ...

Utah's Brian Head Fire grows to 50,000 acres as containment stalls 
June 28 (UPI) --The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands said the Brian Head Fire in southwest Utah has grown to nearly 50,000 acres as containment stalls at 10 percent. The Utah forestry agency on Tuesday said high temperatures, low humidity ...

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