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Canadian Pacific ends bid to buy Norfolk Southern

By JOSH FUNK Associated Press (OMAHA, Neb., AP) — Canadian Pacific said Monday that it is ending its nearly $30 billion takeover bid for Norfolk Southern, less than six months after it…

Researchers: Newer type of ransomware is harbinger of danger

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — An unusual strain of virus-like hacker software that exploits computer server vulnerabilities — without requiring human interaction — is a leading example of a…

Monsanto misses Street 2Q forecasts on falling seed sales

By MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press Monsanto Co. on Wednesday reported weaker-than-expected earnings for the second quarter amid flagging sales of the company’s biotech-enhanced seeds and signature weed killer, Roundup. Monsanto…

US reviews offshore leaks for possible crimes

(MADRID, AP) — The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The…

Ice wall at Fukushima plant switched on, but will it work?

By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press (TOKYO, AP) — The operator of Japan’s destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant switched on a giant refrigeration system on Thursday to create an unprecedented underground ice wall around…

Jury: GM car’s bad ignition switch not to blame in crash

By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press (NEW YORK, AP) — A New York City jury found Wednesday that a flawed General Motors ignition switch was not to blame in a 2014 accident…

Tied 4-4 after Scalia’s death, high court gives unions a win

By SAM HANANEL Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, conservative opponents of labor unions on Tuesday lost a high-profile Supreme…

Questions and answers about Saudi land purchases in the US

The Associated Press Almarai Co., Saudi Arabia’s largest dairy company, has bought about 14,000 acres in drought-stricken Southern California and Arizona in an effort to grow hay for its massive…

US lawmakers condemn attacks in Brussels

(BRUSSELS, AP) — The Latest on the attacks in Brussels and related investigations (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The U.S. House of Representatives in Washington has approved a resolution condemning the attacks…

Report: HealthCare.gov logged 316 cybersecurity incidents

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — A government report says the web portal for health insurance coverage under President Barack Obama’s law logged 316 security incidents during a period of…