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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.

The Latest: Merkel backs Macron on pushing for EU values

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

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

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.

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

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:49am

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

Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:42am

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

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

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:30am

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.

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.

A new platform for Whole Foods? How deal could upend grocery

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:14am

Seeing Whole Foods products first in Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood?

Ryan says House wants to move on Iran, Russia sanctions bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:10am

House Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill to hit Iran and Russia with sanctions. He says work is underway to resolve a procedural snag.

Is Nike joining the Amazon roster?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:00am

Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon.com.

The Latest: Dem says 'we can do better' than GOP health plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:48am

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

Retailers want to work out your wallet _ and your body

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:20am

Stores like Saks and Urban Outfitters are looking to work out more than your wallet.

Trump expresses hope Senate will pass health care plan 'with heart,' says he'd welcome Democratic support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:19am

Trump expresses hope Senate will pass health care plan 'with heart,' says he'd welcome Democratic support.

The Latest: Al-Shabab claims suicide blast in Somali capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:57am

The Latest on a suicide car bombing in Somalia's capital (all times local):

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

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