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Office Supplies Chain Staples Sold for $6.9 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) - Private equity firm Sycamore is buying office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion. The companies said Wednesday that shareholders of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples will get $10.25 per share. Staples stock had closed Wednesday up 77 cents,…

Senate GOP Leaders Delay Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to…

Plot Targeting Mecca's Grand Mosque Foiled

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) Lebanon's Hezbollah has condemned a bombing near the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Saudi security officials said Saturday that a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque as police disrupted a plot to target the…

Death Toll in Pakistan Attacks Rises to 85

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market at northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to 67, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 85. Shahid Khan, a…

US Officials Lift Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. government officials say grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park region are no longer threatened, and they will lift protections that have bene in place for more than 40 years. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday…

Senate GOP Releases Bill to Cut Medicaid, Alter 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finances…

Trump Says He Didn't Tape His Conversations with Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he “did not make” and doesn’t have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey — his fired FBI director. Trump also tweets that he has “no idea” whether other “tapes” or…

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