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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…

Security beefed up across world after Brussels attacks

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and VANESSA GERA Associated Press (MOSCOW, AP) — Authorities in Europe and across the world tightened security at airports, railway stations, government buildings and other key sites after deadly…

US eases security for ships visiting Cuba

By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The United States is removing Cuba from its list of countries deemed to have insufficient security in their ports, eliminating a major impediment to…