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Estates of Bernie Madoff's 2 sons to keep nearly $4 million

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy court filing shows the estates of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff’s (MAY’-dawfz) two sons will get to keep nearly $4 million once about $18 million in assets is taken away as part of a legal settlement. The settlement terms were...

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

AP Photo/Andy Wong GANZHOU, China (AP) — A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled...

The Latest: Pennsylvania health company restoring network

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times EDT): 6:20 p.m. A Pennsylvania health care system says it is taking steps to restore its computer network after being hit by a ransomware attack that was...

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with lightsaber speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the “Star Wars” creator plans to build down the road...

FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging. Copycat pills normally are much cheaper than original brand-name drugs. But in...

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

PARIS (AP) — A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic...

Florida bitcoin processing boss gets over 5 years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a New York judge who says he used a “pyramid of lies” to boost a business that helped criminals process illegal bitcoin transactions. Tampa resident Anthony Murgio pleaded guilty...

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children’s...

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans’ health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the bill Senate leaders hope to vote on...

The Latest: New cyberattack uses same NSA-developed exploit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Security experts say Tuesday’s cyberattack shares something in common with last month’s WannaCry attack: Both spread by using...