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The Latest: 4 GOP senators say they oppose health care bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:18pm

The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:09pm

President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive.

US stock indexes tick higher as oil's dismal week eases

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:06pm

U.S. stock indexes ticked higher Thursday after the price of oil stabilized, at least for now.

Ryan backs Russia sanctions; Dems say GOP delay for Trump

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:05pm

Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill that would hit Iran and Russia with sanctions amid Democratic criticism that House Republicans are stalling for time to weaken the penalties at the Trump administration's request.

State-owned Qatar Airways seeks 10 percent stake in American

David Koenig and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:54am

State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a surprising move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications.

Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:54am

At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

The Latest: Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:42am

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$120 million fine proposed for travel-deal robocalls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:40am

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a $120 million fine for a scheme that appeared to trick consumers into buying vacation packages that were not what they had expected.

Wyoming senators note GOP proposed health changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso says the GOP health care proposal isn't perfect but is a vast improvement over the current law enacted by President Barack Obama and Democrats.

Family of grandmother killed by alligator sues nursing home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

A nursing home in South Carolina is being sued after a 90-year-old woman walked away from the facility last year and was killed by an alligator.


Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:30am

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 finance his expansion of coverage.

Louis Vuitton channels escapism at sweltering Paris menswear

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:22am

Rick Owens dabbled in cosmic musing while sweltering celebrity guests such as model-actress Naomi Campbell got an exotic taste of wanderlust from Louis Vuitton.

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.

After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he visited Rep. Steve Scalise on Thursday morning and that "his spirits are up" as he recovers from the gunshot wound he suffered last week.

Protection of deep-sea Atlantic corals up for debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:05am

A federal panel is considering new protections for deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean that would impact commercial fishing interests off New England.

Desperate Venezuelans set sights on Colombia as worry mounts

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:56am

As the first hint of dawn stretches over a Colombian neighborhood known as "Little Mene Grande" after the warm, Venezuelan city where so many recent arrivals are from, six men and women rise from worn, flattened mattresses.

Sears Canada says it is seeking court protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:56am

Sears Canada Inc. said Thursday it plans to close 59 locations across Canada and cut approximately 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring.

Hain Celestial says accounting review reveals no changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:49am

Hain Celestial said Thursday that a nearly year-long accounting review has concluded that the organic food maker doesn't need to make any major changes to its past financial reports.

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:27am

Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements."

In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:14am

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.