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Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:48pm

President Trump's putdown of wind energy at his Iowa rally was denounced Thursday across the state, which has been a national leader in wind generation.

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

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:47pm

U.S. stock indexes held steady Thursday after the price of oil halted its slide, at least for now.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:47pm

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.

Lawsuits complain that 2x4s, other boards don't measure up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:47pm

The 2x4 and 4x4 boards used in the framework of most homes and wood fences just don't measure up to the dimensions in their names.

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

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:40pm

Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.

Sanford, clinic work to merge but move is contested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:35pm

Sanford Health is on the very of absorbing another health care provider in the Dakotas, though the move is being contested in federal court.

Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:25pm

Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America.

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

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:25pm

Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $1 a day.

The Latest: British PM says EU citizens will get fair deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:20pm

The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move

David Koenig and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:08pm

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.

Protection of deep-sea Atlantic corals up for debate

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:08pm

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

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

What's next on health care draft in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:23pm

Senate Republican leaders have released their 142-page discussion draft of a health care bill, triggering a series of legislative steps with one goal — repeal and replace Democratic President Barack Obama's 7-year-old law.

Victim of Alaska black bear mauling was working for mine

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:23pm

Alaska authorities have identified a 27-year-old contract worker for a gold mine as the victim of a fatal bear mauling.

Louis Vuitton channels escapism at sweltering Paris menswear

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:16pm

Dries Van Noten went 80s, Rick Owens dabbled in abstract musing while sweltering celebrity guests such as model-actress Naomi Campbell got an exotic taste of wanderlust from Louis Vuitton.

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

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:13pm

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 stock.

Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:57pm

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