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  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

    Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and…

  • Illinois’ GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ Republican governor and the state’s largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union saying members will continue to show up for work even if…

  • Microsoft sheds some of its ad business, mapping service

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities more relevant…

  • Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum…

  • Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A rocket’s dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it’s time for “Rocket Science CSI.” After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring…

  • NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his…

  • Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country’s largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina…

  • Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are…

  • Airline ops manager working on 9/11 is charged in sex sting

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in…

  • Puerto Rico to seek debt moratorium from bondholders

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor says he will create a financial team that will meet with bondholders and seek a moratorium on debt payments. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla made the announcement…

  • LA Kings terminate Mike Richards’ contract for “breach”

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings terminated Mike Richards’ contract Monday, claiming the underachieving forward committed a “material breach” of its terms. The move is a surprising tactic in the Kings’ prolonged…

  • Rates rise at weekly US Treasury auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday’s auction, with rates on six-month bills climbing to the highest level since late March. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills…

  • ‘Gravity’ author drops lawsuit against Warner Bros.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Author Tess Gerritsen has dropped her lawsuit against Warner Bros. over similarities between the 2013 film “Gravity” and her 1999 book, she wrote in a statement Monday, citing brutal emotional and…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Ahead of referendum, Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of…

  • Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union has filed a class action lawsuit against the federal personnel office and its leaders for failing to safeguard personal files from computer hackers. The suit argues that…