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  • WARSAW, Poland— Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government. The ruling Law and Justice party has allowed increased logging in the Bialowieza Forest, a vast woodland that straddles Poland and Belarus, alarming environmentalists who say it...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A new Connecticut law meant to strike a blow to human traffickers is now reaching the trenches where it can make the difference. Connecticut became the first state to require the training when the law was passed last year. So far, 165 workers have completed the program offered by Quinnipiac University School of Law, the nonprofit Grace Farms...

  • Bengaluru, June 24- Infosys Ltd, India's second-biggest software services exporter, is re-evaluating its long-term targets because tougher market conditions have made them appear "daunting," the company's chairman said on Saturday. Infosys Chief Executive Officer Vishal Sikka had said earlier that the IT services company was likely to struggle to reach its...

  • A statement from the House of Commons said that as a precaution, remote email access for members has been disabled in order to protect the network from hackers. The National Cyber Security Center and the National Crime Agency are looking into the incident. Liam Fox, Britain's International Trade Secretary, told ITV News that the attack was "a warning to everyone:...

  • LONDON— Britain's Parliament says it is investigating a cyberattack on users' accounts.

  • HONOLULU— It has become clear that the Honolulu rail project's cost moving forward will not be as low as expected in 2015, officials said. The authority on Thursday approved a $16 million increase to the firm, San Francisco- based PGH Wong Engineering, and expects to pay it even more. The $16 million is expected to last through June 2018.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— A newspaper is reporting that two federal agencies are demanding records from SeaWorld. The Orlando Sentinel reported that new SEC filing disclosures released Friday show that agencies are asking for comments that executives and the company made in August 2014 about the critical "Blackfish" documentary. The paper said the Department of Justice...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin weds a Scottish actress. Mnuchin is to exchange vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. The 54- year-old Mnuchin worked for the Goldman Sachs investment firm for nearly two decades...

  • NEW YORK— A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that "All Eyez On Me" borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he did with Shakur in the 1990 s for Vibe...

  • CHICAGO— Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come. S&P Global Ratings has warned the agency will likely lower Illinois' creditworthiness to below investment grade if feuding lawmakers fail to agree on a...

  • The Russian leader made the comments while talking to a child interested in working in journalism at a summer camp in Crimea, the southern Ukrainian region that Russia annexed in 2014.. The number of independent media outlets in Russia has fallen drastically under Putin and there have been several murders of high-profile journalists. The journalists' group...

  • SANTA FE, N.M.— A local architect and a pair of organizations that serve Santa Fe's homeless population have been working together for nearly two years to develop a long-term solution to homelessness that extends far beyond a bed and a meal. Haven for Hope spokeswoman Laura Calderon estimates the 7- year-old project has led to more than $90 million in savings and...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 24- The head of South Africa's anti-graft watchdog is open to talks on her recommendation to change the central bank's mandate, a proposal that has drawn sharp criticism from parliament, the ruling party and investors, a local news agency said on Saturday. Public Protector Busi Mkhwebane's recommendation to alter the South African Reserve...

  • LONDON— The Latest on response to deadly tower-block fire in London:. Earlier Saturday, officials had put the figure of affected tower blocks at 27, saying they are located in cities from London to Manchester and Portsmouth. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the government is supporting local authorities in London to make sure residents evacuated from...

  • MOSCOW, June 24- Russian oil major Rosneft will continue court proceedings against Russian business conglomerate Sistema, Rosneft said on Saturday. Rosneft is suing Sistema for 170.6 billion roubles in damages over the purchase of oil producer Bashneft. Sistema proposed an out-of-court settlement with Rosneft last week.

  • LONDON— The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday, as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes, leaving residents angry and confused. Camden Council said it decided to evacuate the buildings on the Chalcots Estate after fire inspectors told...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance last year. India reportedly wants the drones for...

  • But the Affordable Care Act also expanded Medicaid. Not only would the GOP legislation scale back coverage through the insurance markets and phase out the Medicaid expansion, it would also make fundamental changes to the broader Medicaid program. As health care costs have kept climbing, employers cut back on coverage, and Medicaid passed Medicare as the...

  • WASHINGTON— Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard. Facing unanimous...

  • Now, facing an enormous challenge in the Senate on health care, Trump and his team are opting for a hands-off approach on legislation to dismantle the "Obamacare" law, instead putting their faith in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deliver a legacy-defining victory. But the president is very supportive of the bill, " White House press secretary Sean...