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    Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iridium Communications says its 10 new satellites launched from California during the weekend are functioning normally. The McLean, Virginia-based company said Monday the satellites will undergo about 45 days of testing to ensure they can be integrated into its operational constellation that provides mobile voice and data communications around the globe. […]
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    Germany’s Merkel doesn’t tweet, but checks Trump on Twitter

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn’t really do Twitter, but sometimes visits the site to check out what U.S. President Donald Trump has to say. The chancellor said during a talk with two journalists from German women’s magazine Brigitte on Monday, “I do not tweet.” However, Merkel qualified that she does […]
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    US official announces cyber pact with Israel

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser has announced a new cybersecurity partnership with Israel. Tom Bossert says the new working group will focus on key cyber issues and encourage international cooperation. He says the partnership is aimed at “stopping adversaries in networks and identifying ways to hold bad actors responsible.” […]
  • This photo made available Monday, June 26, 2017, by the Italian Culture Ministry, shows part of the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a dog, which apparently perished in a blaze in Rome. Archaeologists think the dog was trapped in a blaze that largely consumed a 3rd-century building that was unearthed while digging for Rome's new subway, and have dubbed it a “Pompeii-like scene” in Rome. (Italian Culture Ministry Via AP) AP

    Subway digging uncovers ‘Pompeii-like scene’ in Rome

    ROME (AP) — Digging for Rome’s new subway has unearthed the charred ruins of an early 3rd-century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog that apparently perished in the same blaze that collapsed the structure. Archaeologists on Monday said they made the discovery on May 23 while examining a 10-meter (33-foot) -deep hole […]
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    Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program. The partnership aims to support Waymo’s fleet and its early rider program, which has a public trial in Phoenix. Avis Budget Group Inc. said Monday that it will provide fleet support and maintenance services for Waymo’s program at its Avis […]
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    Ohio fixes sites of pro-Islamic State hack; feds investigate

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (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. They’d been hacked Sunday with a message that included: “I love the Islamic state.” The Department […]
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. Technology and consumer-focused companies are leading stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street, Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) Money

    US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil recovers

    U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, snapping a four-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average on a day of largely listless trading. Utilities led the gainers as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors. Phone companies and real estate investment trusts, which also tend to offer high yields, […]
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    Markets Right Now: Dividend stocks lead US indexes higher

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to investors seeking income. Phone companies and banks also did well. Verizon rose 0.8 percent and Wells Fargo gained 0.9 percent, more than the rest of the market. […]
  • In this Friday, June 16, 2017, photo, hydraulic engineering professor Michael Johnson looks at the water flow on a replica of the Oroville Dam spillway at Utah State University's Water Research Laboratory, in Logan, Utah. California water officials are relying on key hydrology tests being performed on the replica of the spillway to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway that was torn apart in February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) AP

    Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a section of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel — trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S. for a spillway torn apart during heavy winter […]
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    Portugal airline chief fears increasing drone near-misses

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s national airline chief said Monday he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft. If drones “keep entering airspace, we’re going to call for them to be grounded,” TAP Air Portugal President Fernando Pinto said. Such […]
  • Law student Sarah Thomson, 26, poses for a photograph outside the High Court on Monday, June 26, 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand. Thomson is taking the government to court in hopes of forcing it to set more ambitious climate change targets. (AP Photo/Nick Perry) World

    New Zealand law student launches climate change court case

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand law student is taking the government to court in hopes of forcing it to set more ambitious climate change targets. The case brought by Sarah Thomson, 26, began Monday in the High Court in Wellington and is scheduled to last three days. It could be several months […]
  • FILE - In this Monday, June 19, 2017, file photo, former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, second from right, arrives at Brooklyn federal court with members of his legal team, in New York, for a pretrial conference in his securities fraud trial. Shkreli's trial begins Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) AP

    Ex-CEO’s reputation precedes him, affects jury selection

    NEW YORK (AP) — Several potential jurors at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli were excused on Monday after telling the judge they couldn’t be impartial toward the flamboyant former pharmaceutical CEO because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent. At jury selection in a […]
  • In this Thursday, June 22, 2017 photo, a rare wild orchid blooms in the Eshqua Bog in Hartland, Vt. This particular orchid is considered rare in Vermont. It thrives in the area that is technically defined as a fen because of the wet, sunny conditions, with soil containing peat and lime. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke) AP

    Flowers lovers flock to Vermont bog for wild orchids

    HARTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Each spring and summer, a Vermont bog yields a rare spectacle — hundreds of wild orchids in bloom, drawing visitors from around the country. The bulbous pink and white showy lady’s slippers (Cypripedium reginae) are on full display among the ferns, bushes and chirping birds at Eshqua Bog in Hartland. This […]
  • Barry Cadden, president of the New England Compounding Center, along with members of his legal team, arrive at the federal courthouse for sentencing Monday, June 26, 2017, in Boston. A verdict of guilty on charges of mail fraud, racketeering conspiracy and racketeering had been reached on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in the case of a fungal meningitis outbreak from tainted steroids manufactured by Cadden's pharmacy which killed dozens and sickened hundreds of people in 2012. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) AP

    Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

    BOSTON (AP) — The co-owner of a pharmacy deemed responsible for the deaths of 76 people in a national meningitis outbreak tearfully apologized to the victims on Monday and was sentenced to nine years in prison, far less than the victims had wanted. “I’m sorry for your extraordinary losses,” Barry Cadden said, wiping his eyes. […]
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    The Latest: SpaceX launches satellites from California base

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a satellite launch from California (all times local): 1:35 p.m. SpaceX has succeeded in landing a Falcon 9 first-stage booster on a vessel in the Pacific after a launch from California. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, carrying 10 satellites for […]