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Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal


Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana in a deal that would significantly bulk up its government business and...full story
updated 2015-07-03 06:42 PM
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Fredricka Gray, center, the twin sister of Freddie Gray, speaks during a media availability at City Hall, after violence occurred after a march for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Protesters for Freddie Gray stand outside the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Two people assist a man who was injured and has blood on his face after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Demonstrators protest in the streets as they march for Freddie Gray to Baltimore's City Hall, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) A man, center, shields himself after being struck after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) A protestor stands on a mailbox outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles after a rally for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Liberty University students work in the atrium of the Jerry Falwell library at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Amid a $500 million construction boom, Liberty University is more construction zone than campus. Located in the foothills of Virginia A herd of buffalo crosses a road, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Bethlehem, N.Y. About 15 of the animals got loose Thursday from a farm in the Rensselaer County town of Schodack, on the river's east bank a few miles southeast of Albany. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) People participate in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States using nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
    Updated: 2015/07/03 19:00 GMT+08:00
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Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana in a deal that would significantly bulk up its government business and....Fullstory

2015-07-03 06:42 PM

BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill
By KEVIN McGILL, REBECCA SANTANA and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and....Fullstory

2015-07-03 06:01 PM

Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy
By STEVE ROTHWELL
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around....Fullstory

2015-07-03 03:22 PM

Poll finds Greeks split on keeping the euro

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): 9:49 a.m. An opinion poll published Friday shows Greeks almost evenly split over....Fullstory

2015-07-03 03:01 PM

Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth
By GENE JOHNSON
Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again. Thickets of yellow cranes have....Fullstory

2015-07-03 03:01 PM

BC--Americas Digest

Associated Press

TOP STORIES: GULF OIL SPILL NEW ORLEANS -- More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick....Fullstory

2015-07-03 12:42 PM

Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Whole Foods Market is apologizing to its shoppers for incorrect pricing, a week after a New York investigation found that the....Fullstory

2015-07-03 09:01 AM

Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash
By EDITH M. LEDERER
Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Malaysia told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it plans to submit a resolution soon that would establish an international....Fullstory

2015-07-03 09:01 AM

Police bosses in 137-shot barrage charged in black US suburb
By MARK GILLISPIE
Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop a chase that ended with a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire and....Fullstory

2015-07-03 09:01 AM

Former California tribal head sentenced in casino takeover

Associated Press

COARSEGOLD, California (AP) -- The former head of a California Native American tribe accused in an armed takeover of the tribe's casino has been sentenced....Fullstory

2015-07-03 09:01 AM

US official: China, US working to end ivory trade

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- A U.S. Cabinet secretary says Beijing and Washington are both working to end commercial ivory trading. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday....Fullstory

2015-07-03 06:42 PM

UN, Libyan groups pressure rivals to accept peace deal

Associated Press

SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- U.N. mediators and Libya's internationally recognized parliament have presented a tentative peace deal to rival Tripoli leadership, hoping for approval within....Fullstory

2015-07-03 05:01 PM

Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38; 15 missing Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38; 15 missing
By OLIVER TEVES
Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in....Fullstory

2015-07-03 03:06 PM

Palestinian killed after throwing rocks at Israeli vehicle

Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian among a group that threw large rocks at their vehicle. It said soldiers....Fullstory

2015-07-03 03:01 PM

Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades
By STEVEN R. HURST
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The stumbles, blunders and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War....Fullstory

2015-07-03 12:42 PM

Greece: Referendum campaigns squeezed to deadline
By DEREK GATOPOULOS and COSTAS KANTOURIS
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Rival campaigns in Greece's bailout referendum end Friday, with rallies planned in Athens for "Yes" and "No" supporters -- at the....Fullstory

2015-07-03 12:42 PM

1 death reported from salmonella outbreak at US restaurant

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, North Carolina (AP) -- State health officials say one person has died in connection with a salmonella outbreak at a North Carolina barbecue restaurant. The....Fullstory

2015-07-03 09:01 AM

Pricey NYC restaurant settles wage violation complaint

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of New York City's most expensive restaurants agreed to settle a complaint that it added a 20 percent charge for....Fullstory

2015-07-03 09:01 AM

Friday, July 10
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Friday, July 10, the 191st day of 2015. There are 174 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1559 - Mary,....Fullstory

2015-07-03 09:01 AM

Developer gets 14 years in California fraud case
By AMANDA LEE MYERS
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former California real estate developer once honored as his city's citizen of the year was sentenced Thursday to the maximum....Fullstory

2015-07-03 09:01 AM

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