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  • Stalemate between Nebraska insurer, hospital chain

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives is set to expire Sunday after the two sides failed Friday to agree on rates. The failed bargaining means that starting Monday, people who visit doctors or hospitals in Nebraska associated...

  • Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. Cameron's remarks came just moments after authorities raised...

  • US sanctions firms, individuals for aiding Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday sanctioned more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals suspected of working to expand Iran's nuclear program, support terrorism and help Iran evade U.S. and international sanctions. The action is part of the Obama administration's effort to show...

  • Greek lawmaker gets jail leave for city seat

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The jailed spokesman of Greece's extreme right Golden Party was been granted a brief leave from prison on Friday to take up his seat on Athens' new city council, after the party won 16 percent of the capital's vote capital in May municipal elections. Parliament member...

  • Spirit AeroSystems offers voluntary retirements

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spirit AeroSystems is offering a voluntary retirement program to some management and salaried employees in Wichita and Kinston, North Carolina. Company spokesman Ken Evans said Thursday the employees must be older than 55 and have worked at least 10 years with Spirit to...

  • Obama interrupting weekend trip to return to DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama changed his plans for Friday and will return to Washington late in the evening after fundraisers in New York and Rhode Island, instead of...

  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous...

  • Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years. Italy's Fiat and Chrysler are merging to form Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Fiat said in a statement Friday that an ongoing tally of investors suggests there is not enough opposition to...

  • Crest Industries to expand Precision Cutting

    EUNICE, La. (AP) — Crest Industries is acquiring the assets and will expand the workforce of Eunice-based Precision Cutting Specialties Inc. Crest, based in Pineville, will invest $5 million to develop a new cutting, machining and fabrication facility in Eunice and add new machining centers to...

  • Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products. The candy maker on Friday announced the new design, which adds a new version of the Kisses chocolate at the end of the company's...

  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.



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