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How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

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Comparing the Senate health care bill to its House counterpart and 'Obamacare'. More>>

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

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Congressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill. More>>

Ryan backs Russia sanctions; Dems say GOP delaying for Trump

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill to hit Iran and Russia with sanctions. More>>

Armed services chairman to seek $640 billion in DOD spending

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The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than the Trump administration proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons. More>>

Ex-detainees: Detention center's practices border on slavery

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People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on modern-day slavery. More>>

London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels

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The local administrator in the west London community devastated by a high-rise apartment fire has resigned after government officials criticized the speed of the response to the devastating blaze that killed at least 79 people. More>>

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

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European Union leaders are gathering to weigh measures to tackle terrorism, closer defense ties and migration, convinced that anti-EU sentiment and support for populist parties are waning. More>>

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

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Brazilian President Michel Temer says he has built warm ties with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. More>>

Scientist gets time served for theft of military documents

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A scientist who pleaded guilty to taking sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor to his native China has been sentenced to the 2 1/2 years in prison he has already served. More>>

Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft case

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Uber says former CEO Travis Kalanick knew a self-driving car expert accused of stealing trade secrets from Google possessed information that didn't belong to him before he joined Uber last year. More>>

Line messaging digital theme park to open in Thai capital

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The text-messaging service Line plans to inaugurate an indoor digital theme park in Thailand's capital, seeking to squeeze maximum advantage from its popularity in the country, its second biggest market after Japan. More>>

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move

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Qatar Airways is interest in buying about a 10 pct stake in American Airlines. More>>

Fed: Biggest US banks strong enough to withstand recession

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The Federal Reserve says all of the 34 largest U.S. banks are fortified enough to withstand a severe U.S. and global recession and continue lending. More>>

Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

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Facebook is nearing 2 billion users and as it does, it wants to be a more 'meaningful' force in their lives. More>>

US stock indexes hold steady as oil's dismal week eases

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U.S. stock indexes were close to flat in early trading Thursday after the price of oil stabilized, at least for now. More>>

The Latest: Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters

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Senate Republicans are holding a private meeting to hear from leaders about their long-awaited plan for eliminating much of President Barack Obama's health law. More>>

Uber CEO is pushed out as company tries to clean up its act

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Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. More>>

Uber searches for a new CEO in wake of Kalanick's departure

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As Uber searches for a new CEO, at least one candidate _ Sheryl Sandberg _ says no. More>>

Uber allows riders to tip drivers via app, matching Lyft

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Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. More>>

Ringing the changes: Dutch bike lock blocks rider's phone

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Dutch telecom company teams up with the country's traffic safety authority to develop a bicycle lock that also locks mobile phones, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets while looking at their phone. More>>

AP Newsbreak: US, EU urge China to limit food import control

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Food exporters including the United States and Europe are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say will hamper access to its fast-growing market. More>>

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

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Officials: Last winter's flu vaccine was essentially ineffective in protecting older Americans against the illness. More>>

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

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U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. More>>

Government health insurance markets holding up--barely

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Enough insurers are planning to sell coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges next year to keep them working _ if only barely _ in most parts of the country. More>>

San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

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San Francisco has approved a bill that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products. More>>

Amazon aiming to be the dressing room in your house

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Amazon tests new clothing service that lets customers try on clothes at comfort of their home before they buy. More>>

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

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Cheap gasoline and a decent economy are expected to push July 4th travel to a record. More>>

The Latest: Merkel calls UK's residency stance 'good start'

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European Council President Donald Tusk says that he still holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed even though the negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union officially started this week. More>>

GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

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Republican efforts to roll back former President Barack Obama's health care law could mean deep cuts to treatment programs in states hard hit by the opioid crisis. More>>

Science Says: Why some airplanes don't fly in high heat

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Triple-digit heat is baking the American Southwest and keeping some planes grounded because of simple physics. More>>

Perry tells senators he did not write Trump energy budget

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Senators from both parties are denouncing President Donald Trump's proposed energy budget, and even Trump's energy secretary is distancing himself from the plan. More>>

Boeing beats Airbus in order race at Paris show

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Boeing flew past Airbus in the race for plane orders at this year's Paris Air Show, thanks to a surge in interest in the newest version of the 737. More>>

Buffett's company lends $1.5B to Home Capital, invests $300M

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Warren Buffett's company is lending $1.5 billion to Home Capital and spending roughly $300 million to purchase nearly 40 percent of the troubled Canadian lender's shares. More>>

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

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Coal company Murray Energy is suing HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. More>>

Foxconn founder: US expansion might top $10 billion

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The chairman of Foxconn says there is 'still a chance' the Taiwanese electronics giant might be able to buy Toshiba's chip business despite the Japanese company's choice of another bidder as its preferred buyer. More>>

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to still-low 241,000

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Applications for US unemployment aid last week rose to still-low 241,000, a sign of healthy job market. More>>

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

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A study by the Highway Loss Data Institute found a 2.7 percent increase crash claims in the first three states to legalize marijuana for recreational use -- Colorado, Oregon and Washington -- when compared with neighboring states. More>>

Scandal-hit South Africa leader says doing job 'very well'

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South Africa's highest court says it is up to the speaker of parliament to decide whether a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma can be done by secret ballot. More>>

High winds, rain disrupts travel in Germany; 1 man killed

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At least one person was killed, train lines were shut down and some planes were grounded as a low-pressure front brought high winds and driving rain to northern Germany. More>>

All that's cool and quirky at the Paris Air Show

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A guide to some of the cool and quirky things on show at the Paris Air Show this week. More>>

Iran begins exporting gas to Iraq

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Report: Iran begins exporting gas to Iraq. More>>

House GOP stalls Iran, Russia sanctions, blames procedure

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House Republicans are stalling a hugely popular bill to slap Iran and Russia with economic sanctions over a procedural issue they're blaming the Senate for creating. More>>

Oil prices rebound modestly but concerns remain

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Asian financial markets are higher after low oil prices dragged down U.S. energy stocks. More>>

Well-known names surface as possible Uber CEO candidates

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As Uber searches for a new CEO, at least one candidate _ Sheryl Sandberg _ says no. More>>

Russia cancels diplomatic meeting in wake of US sanctions

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The Kremlin has voiced regret about the new U.S. sanctions and warned of possible retaliation. More>>

Diageo to buy Clooney's tequila brand in $1 billion deal

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Global liquor behemoth Diageo says it will pay up to $1 billion to buy a tequila brand co-founded by movie star George Clooney. More>>

US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections Video included

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Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is set to testify at a House intelligence committee hearing as the panel presses ahead with its investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. More>>

Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict

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The Wall Street Journal has fired its chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged about his involvement in prospective business deals, including one involving arms sales to foreign governments, with a businessman who was a key source. More>>

Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict

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The Wall Street Journal has fired its chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged about his involvement in prospective business deals, including one involving arms sales to foreign governments, with a businessman who was a key source. More>>

Saudi king names son heir as new generation encircles throne

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession. More>>

Trump using Trump hotel to hold Trump re-election fundraiser

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President Donald Trump will hold his first re-election fundraiser at his own hotel in Washington next week. More>>

Q&A: More questions than answers on legal pot in Nevada

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The highly anticipated launch of Nevada's recreational marijuana industry comes down to confusion over who will distribute it. More>>

AP sources: Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

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Republicans are angling toward a Senate vote next week on their marquee effort to erase much of President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

Ivanka Trump returns to Hill to talk workforce issues

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Ivanka Trump is heading back to Capitol Hill to discuss workforce issues with Republican lawmakers. More>>

Oklahoma officials, others dispute California climate claim

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Officials from Oklahoma and several other states are asking California's insurance commissioner to stop pressing companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry. More>>

Leaders of Russia, Brazil agree to expand ties

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Leaders of Russia and Brazil have agreed to expand their dialogue on international issues. More>>

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street declines

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U.S. stock indexes held steady in early trading Wednesday after the price of oil stabilized. More>>

Tyson adopting video checks, animal rights groups want more

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Tyson Foods has unveiled a plan to stop abuses down on the farm, but an animal rights group says monitoring slaughterhouses with video cameras won't stop other cruelty that exists within the poultry industry. More>>

US: China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on NKorea

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Otto Warmbier's death after returning from North Korea is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S.-Chinese talks Wednesday. More>>

Apple seeks to void patent claims, fees in Qualcomm dispute

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Apple is seeking to void some of Qualcomm's patent claims and licensing agreements, intensifying its legal battle with the chip maker over the technology in iPhones and iPads. More>>

US to issue more temporary worker visas this summer

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has decided to offer more visas for temporary, seasonal workers this year. More>>

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin getting married

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Commerce Secretary Ross lets secret out that Treasury Secretary Mnuchin getting married. More>>

House GOP reviving effort to privatize air traffic control

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With a boost from President Donald Trump, House Republicans will revive efforts to shift responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations to a private, non-profit corporation. More>>

AP-NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

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A new poll finds that Americans are more likely to oppose than support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. More>>

As pot comes out of black market, regulators face scrutiny

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As marijuana industry comes out of black market, allegations of unscrupulous regulators sound alarms. More>>

Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

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A consumer watchdog group says those wildly popular fidget spinners aren't as harmless as they might appear. More>>

Oil falls again, despite decline in US crude supplies

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Oil prices fall further to a new 7 month low, with the international benchmark for crude sliding below $46 a barrel. More>>

Kia tops new car quality survey for second straight year

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Kia tops J.D. Power's new car quality survey for the second straight year. More>>

APNewsBreak: Congressman's wife works part-time in $240K job

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The wife of a likely Senate candidate averages a 26.5-hour work week in her $240,000-a-year job doing legal consulting for an Indianapolis suburb. More>>

Home sales up in May, but buyers face sharply rising prices

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US sales of existing homes rose 1.1 percent in May, but buyers face intensifying shortage of properties for sale. More>>

Missouri attorney general sues drug companies over opioids

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Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is suing three large pharmaceutical companies, saying their "campaign of deception" led to a startling opioid crisis in the state. More>>

Egypt doubles subsidized food available on ration cards

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says the government will increase the monthly capacity of ration cards through which it distributes food subsidies in an attempt to ease the effects of hard-hitting economic reforms. More>>

The Latest: Oman's sultan congratulates Saudi crown prince

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Saudi King Salman has issued an order for high-ranking royals to pledge their allegiance to his son, 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, at a ceremony in Mecca. More>>

White House to negotiate tax overhaul behind closed doors

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Trump's top economic aide says the administration plans to introduce its tax overhaul during the first two weeks of September. More>>

Toshiba prefers US-Japan bidder for memory chip biz sale

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Troubled Japanese electronics giant Toshiba Corp. has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in its attempt to sell its lucrative memory chip business. More>>

Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication

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A new study finds only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance. More>>

Croatian taxi drivers in protest against Uber

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Hundreds of Croatian taxi drivers have blocked one of the capital's main boulevards with their cars in protest against the Uber services in the country. More>>

Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters

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President Donald Trump makes his first visit to Iowa since he won the state in last year's elections, but many of his independent voters are rethinking their support. More>>

Global stocks slip, oil price stabilizes after fall

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Asian markets trade mostly lower after overnight losses on Wall Street. More>>

Toshiba chooses US-Japan bidder for memory chip biz sale

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Money-losing Toshiba Corp. has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of its lucrative memory chip business. More>>

Whole Foods CEO calls deal with Amazon 'whirlwind courtship'

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Whole Foods CEO says deal with Amazon was the result of a 'whirlwind courtship.'. More>>

FedEx tops 4Q forecasts with boost from online shoppers

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FedEx posts 4Q profit, results beat Wall Street estimates. More>>

Greece's Tsipras lays out prospect of bond market return

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Greece's prime minister says his financially struggling country will "very soon" be in a position to tap bond markets again, testing investor sentiment for the first time since 2014. More>>

Merkel marks 70 years of Marshall Plan amid concern at Trump

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is marking the 70th anniversary of the launch of the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, remarking pointedly that the U.S. embrace of open markets served America's own interests. More>>

Coke tweet targeting Pittsburghers uses map of Philadelphia

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Coca-Cola is apologizing for using a map of Philadelphia in an advertising tweet aimed at encouraging residents of Pittsburgh to drink Coke as temperatures climbed into the high 80s. More>>

MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long-awaited move

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Global stock benchmark provider MSCI has made a long-awaited decision to include mainland China-listed shares on its widely followed stock benchmarks. More>>

Student loan servicer fights back as states eye protections

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A company fighting to become the nation's single servicer of student loans under a plan backed by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has lobbied against licensing efforts in Maine and elsewhere this year. More>>

GOP leaders plan to finalize tax bill behind closed doors

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The White House aide says administration plans to introduce its tax overhaul during the first two weeks of September. More>>

Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

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Democrats lack the votes to stop the still-evolving Republican health care bill in the Senate, but they're criticizing it as a stealthy measure that GOP leaders want to rush through the chamber before anyone knows what's really in it. More>>

Republicans' Medicaid rollback collides with opioid epidemic

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Republican efforts to roll back former President Barack Obama's health care law could mean deep cuts to treatment programs in states hard hit by the opioid crisis. More>>

As heat wave hits, air-conditioner fixers are in hot demand

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As a scorching heat wave hits Phoenix, air conditioning repairmen have been besieged with phone calls from desperate homeowners. More>>

Barbie's companion Ken gets new looks: Man bun, beefy bod Video included

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He's been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention. Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him new skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. More>>

Asian stocks lower after Wall Street losses

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The price of oil slumped to its lowest level of the year on Tuesday and helped to restrain U.S. stock indexes, which set records a day earlier. More>>

Recreational sales of marijuana in Nevada in limbo

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Nevada regulators are working against a fast-approaching deadline to launch recreational marijuana sales July 1. More>>

MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long awaited move

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Global stock benchmark provider MSCI has made a long-awaited decision to include mainland China-listed shares on its widely followed stock benchmarks. More>>

EU considers sanctions to respond to cyberattacks

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European Union foreign ministers have agreed to prepare a joint response to cyberattacks in the 28-nation bloc, including imposing sanctions on offenders. More>>

Ford to move Focus production to China, sees no US job loss

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In a first, Ford will import Focus small car from China in 2019;. More>>

Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

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A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its dangerous exploding air bag inflators, according to legal experts. More>>

Ex-Chicago politician, labor unions bid for Sun-Times

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An investor group headed by a former Chicago alderman has submitted a bid to buy the Chicago Sun-Times. More>>

Google promises YouTube crackdown on online extremism

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Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups. More>>

Famous Tsukiji fish market will be remade, not destroyed

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Tokyo's huge, and hugely popular, Tsukiji fish market won't be destroyed but will be rebuilt as a "food theme park," the governor says. More>>

Back to Iowa, Trump faces some disgruntled independents

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President Donald Trump returns to Iowa Wednesday to rally GOP faithful, but independents who helped him carry the state are rethinking their support. More>>

Alaska court hears dispute over oil-wealth fund checks

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An Alaska lawmaker is making one last legal push to put about $1,000 back in the hands of nearly every state resident for their share of the state's oil wealth. More>>

APNewsBreak: Study: Seattle minimum wage hasn't cut jobs

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A new study says Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant industry workers without costing jobs. More>>

The Latest: Alaska court hears oil-wealth fund check dispute

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An Alaska lawmaker has argued that Gov. Bill Walker overstepped his authority in reducing the size of the yearly check that state residents receive from Alaska's oil-wealth fund. wealth. More>>

Russia sanctions backers fear Trump pressure to weaken bill

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Legislation that would hit Russia with economic sanctions and limit President Donald Trump's authority to lift the penalties faces an uncertain future in the House. More>>

Ryan promises tax overhaul this year despite GOP divisions

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising to overhaul the tax code by the end of the year despite political divisions among Republicans and a crowded legislative agenda for Congress. More>>

High Court ruling may hurt claims of talc link to cancer

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Experts say a Supreme Court ruling this week could have a "chilling effect" on the many lawsuits filed in St. Louis claiming talcum powder causes a deadly form of cancer in women, including cases in which millions of dollars in damages have been awarded. More>>

Judge announces Trump won't be defendant in pipeline lawsuit

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A federal judge has announced President Donald Trump won't be a defendant in a lawsuit over the disputed Dakota Access pipeline. More>>

Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact

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Italy is pledging to keep up the pressure on President Donald Trump to re-think his opposition to the Paris climate pact. More>>

Poll: More Russians skeptical about Putin's economic course

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An opinion poll shows that an increasing share of Russians have become disillusioned with President Vladimir Putin's ability to improve the economy and curb rampant corruption. More>>

NBA Finals helped ABC retain its ratings crown last week

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On a rerun-riddled schedule last week, viewers flocked to the limited ration of fresh fare, Nielsen said. More>>

Zinke pledges to enforce Obama-era methane rule amid rewrite

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the Trump administration will enforce an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production. More>>

Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society

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The Washington Redskins aren't in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't block trademarks on the basis that they're offensive. More>>

Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction

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Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. More>>

Trump nominates Republican Marvin Kaplan to NLRB

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President Donald Trump has named a Republican attorney to the government's board of referees between unions and businesses as the White House seeks to roll back decisions made during a decade of Democratic control. More>>

Shulkin: VA plans quicker action to stem employee drug theft

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says the department is taking immediate steps to remove employees found to have stolen opioid and other drugs from VA medical centers. More>>

Minnesota lieutenant governor visits Cuba

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The lieutenant governor of Minnesota has become the first U.S. state official to make an official visit to Cuba since President Donald Trump announced the new U.S. policy toward the island. More>>

Barclays, former CEO charged with fraud over Qatar deal

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Barclays charged by UK's Serious Fraud Office in Qatar capital raising case. More>>

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79

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Carla Fendi, one of five sisters who transformed the family leather goods business into a global luxury fashion house long known for its furs, has died following a long illness at the age of 79. More>>

Delta adds facial recognition kiosks at Twin Cities airport

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Delta Airlines says it is the first airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking baggage. More>>

Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved

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Religious, indigenous leaders call for end to deforestation in an international multi-faith and multi-cultural plea to reduce emissions that fuel climate change that is killing tropical rainforests. More>>

US hits 2 Russian officials, dozens more with sanctions

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The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and three dozen other individuals and companies over Russian activities in Ukraine. More>>

GOP budget deadlock imperils Trump hopes for tax overhaul

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In GOP-controlled Congress, an impasse over budget puts in peril Trump hopes for a tax overhaul. More>>

Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising to overhaul the tax code by the end of the year despite political divisions among Republicans and a crowded legislative agenda for Congress. More>>

Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government Video included

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Top technology CEOS are expected at the White House Monday for an event focused on modernizing government. More>>

AP Interview: Drones 'a huge game changer' for aviation

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The head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says the boom in drone popularity is 'a huge game changer' similar 'to powered flight or jet engines'. More>>

The Latest: Boeing, Airbus compete for orders at air show

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Boeing has landed a string of new plane deals while Airbus has won lucrative promises at the Paris Air Show, as both plane makers stressed the growing importance of digital technology in aviation. More>>

The Latest: Dutch to oblige new migrants to sign plege

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Starbucks has announced plans to hire 2,500 refugees in its European stores by 2022, as part of a global program announced in January. More>>

Vatican auditor latest resignation in finance reform effort

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The Vatican's auditor general has resigned, the latest twist in the Holy See's long-running effort to get its financial statements in order. More>>

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

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The Supreme Court says the government can't refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. More>>

US current account deficit expands to $116.8 billion

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US current account deficit grew to $116.8 billion in first quarter, highest level in a year. More>>

Pound dips as rate hike talk eases; oil prices hit 2017 lows

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Asian shares were lower Tuesday, erasing initial gains, except for Tokyo's benchmark, which rose, cheered by gains on Wall Street led by technology shares. More>>

Dispute over apartheid-era bailout escalates in South Africa

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South Africa's central bank is objecting to calls by the state watchdog agency for changes to be made in the way the bank is run, in escalating fallout from a bank bailout during the apartheid era. More>>

Key leaders in UK economy argue for cooperative Brexit talks

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is downplaying the possibility of an interest rate increase amid the uncertainty wrought by Britain's pending departure from the European Union. More>>

Germany's Merkel vows not to give up on US free trade deal

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is telling German business leaders that she won't give up on a free-trade deal between Europe and the U.S., and will seek broad agreement on trade at next month's Group of 20 summit. More>>

Australia to restrict gas exports due to domestic shortage

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Australian government says it will restrict gas exports to contain soaring energy prices in the domestic market. More>>

And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

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After almost a year of waffling, Britain finally opens negotiations with its European Union counterparts on Monday to leave the bloc. More>>

Democrats fear slowdown of Russia sanctions bill in House

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Legislation that would hit Russia with economic sanctions and limit President Donald Trump's authority to lift the penalties faces an uncertain future in the House. More>>

Nikkei rises on Wall Street gains, other Asian indexes fall

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U.S. stock indexes drifted higher in early trading Monday, led by technology companies, to again clinch record heights. More>>

Dems fear slow walking of Russia sanctions bill in House

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Legislation that would hit Russia with economic sanctions and limit President Donald Trump's authority to lift the penalties faces an uncertain future in the House. More>>

Philadelphia teachers vote to approve tentative contract

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Philadelphia public school teachers have voted to approve a tentative contract agreement. More>>

Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance

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French President Emmanuel Macron is opening the Paris Air Show from the skies. More>>

Overcoming Opioids: Easing an epidemic 1 doctor at a time

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The U.S. opioid epidemic, launched by a pharmaceutical sales force, began in doctors' offices. More>>

High court sides with drugmaker in Plavix lawsuit

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The Supreme Court says hundreds of out-state-residents can't sue drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. in California state court over adverse reactions to the blood thinner Plavix. More>>

Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling

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Ranchers are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking a return of labels that clearly identify meat produced in other countries and imported to the United States. More>>

If it flies or hovers, it will be at the Paris Air Show

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Airbus and Boeing will again hog the spotlight at the Paris Air Show with their battle for ever-larger slices of the lucrative pie in the sky. More>>

Trump welcomes president of Panama to White House

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President Donald Trump is welcoming the president of Panama to the White House for discussions on organized crime, immigration and fighting drug trafficking. More>>

Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and Pope Francis discussed the need to preserve the Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal and her aim to "bring down walls," and not build them. More>>

The Latest: Technology CEOs urged to join Trump initiative

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Technology CEOs are being urged by White House officials to pitch in on President Donald Trump's effort to modernize government. More>>

The Latest: Panama, US leaders discuss security, economy

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President Donald Trump says the United States has a 'very strong' relationship with Panama as he welcomes President Juan Carlos Varela to the White House. More>>

'Cars 3' speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

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Lightning McQueen and his pals from "Cars 3" raced to the top spot at the box office this weekend, pushing "Wonder Woman" into second place for the first time since it opened. More>>

Amazon deal for Whole Foods could bring retail experiments Video included

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Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, in a move to expand its growing reach into groceries. More>>

Leaping into water tanks to escape Portugal's deadly fires

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More than 1,500 firefighters in Portugal are still battling to control major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people. More>>

Jovita Carranza sworn in as 44th US Treasurer

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Jovita Carranza sworn in as 44th US Treasurer, becomes 16th woman to hold the job. More>>

The Latest: EU Brexit talks to focus 1st on citizens' rights

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The head of the biggest group in the European Parliament says that what Britain wants out of the Brexit talks is a mystery as negotiations get underway. More>>

A look at what is ahead now that Brexit talks have started

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It took as good as a year, but the talks on Britain's exit from the European Union finally started Monday. Here is what is at stake. More>>

High court won't hear appeal over dancing baby video

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The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in a long-running copyright dispute over a YouTube video that shows a baby dancing to Prince's song, "Let's Go Crazy.". More>>

APNewsBreak: Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely

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The U.S. Energy Department's top official at Washington state's severely contaminated Hanford Nuclear Reservation says future accidental nuclear radiation releases are likely because of aging site's infrastructure and inadequate cleanup funding. More>>

AP Interview: Qatar Airways CEO warns of 'lasting wound'

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The CEO of Qatar Airways says the blockade imposed on his country by its Gulf neighbors "will leave a lasting wound.". More>>

Tech stocks trip away from highs, but few expect bigger drop

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Technology stocks just stumbled after reaching their highest levels in more than a decade. More>>

Egypt islands deal with Saudi pits government against courts

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The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt's government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country's battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up. More>>

AP Interview: F-35 fighter show is gesture to US allies

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When the stealthy hi-tech F-35 tears through Paris skies on its first ever acrobatic displays this week, the jet will also be sending a message: NATO allies, the United States is still on your side. More>>

The Latest: Qatar Air CEO says blockade leaves lasting wound

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French President Emmanuel Macron is opening the Paris Air Show from the skies. More>>

EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea for a year

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The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014. More>>

Facebook deploys AI to fight terrorism on its network

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Facing growing pressure from government leaders to address the spread of terrorism through its platform, Facebook on Thursday outlined some of the ways it works behind the scenes to weed out such content. More>>

GOP weighs options as health bill faces hurdle on abortion

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Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. More>>

Expulsion of Qataris from Gulf states comes into effect

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Deadline for Qataris to leave neighboring Gulf Arab states comes into effect as standoff persists. More>>

European stocks buoyed by French election outcome

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Asian shares were higher in subdued trading Monday, after Wall Street ended the week barely higher as Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods sent some retailer stocks downward. More>>

Hundreds of tourists in Croatia evacuated amid forest fires

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Authorities in Croatia say that hundreds of tourists and local residents have been evacuated amid big forest fires that have engulfed the central Adriatic coast. More>>

President Macron's party dominates French parliamentary vote

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French voters are casting ballots in the final round of parliamentary elections that could clinch President Emmanuel Macron's hold on power, as his fledgling party overturns politics as usual. More>>

Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

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The Russian Foreign Ministry has criticized President Donald Trump's decision to freeze a detente with Cuba and his verbal attack on the Caribbean island's leaders. More>>

Boris Johnson looks for "happy" Brexit resolution

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he thinks the Brexit negotiations will yield "a happy resolution that can be done with profit and honor for both sides.". More>>

UK to double length of next Parliament to deal with Brexit

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The British government plans to have the next Parliament hold a two-year session to deal with the expected avalanche of Brexit-related legislation. More>>

EU approves French, German aid for Airbus helicopter

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The European Union has approved 377 million euros ($420 million) in state aid from France and Germany for the development of a new Airbus helicopter. More>>

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