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McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:20am

Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate.

APNewsBreak: Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:15am

A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.

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Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:15am

Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people.

Snyder urges Michigan House to OK incentives to land Foxconn

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:06am

Gov. Rick Snyder urged the Republican-led Michigan House on Friday to pass economic development tax incentives when it meets in July, saying there is still time to lure a Taiwanese electronics giant to the state despite the cancellation of a vote on the legislation.

The Latest: London rescue workers: 'We refuse to forget you'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:06am

The Latest on London's public housing tower fire on June 14 that has killed at least 79 people (all times local):

No job? Tips for teens to fill idle summer time

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:56am

With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. Some still find traditional summer work, while others spend their summers doing a variety of activities and work that can help them pad their college applications.

Appeals court refuses to block Texas track coach's lawsuit

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:48am

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier.

Brazil to try to reverse US ban on Brazil meat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:47am

Brazil's agriculture minister says he will travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America's biggest country.

Sears closes another 20 stores

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:27am

Sears is closing another 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business.

US indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw from the hole

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:19am

U.S. stock indexes ticked higher Friday as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After flipping from modest losses to gains, the Standard & Poor's 500 index is on pace to close out the week with a modest gain, its fourth in the last five.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:19am

President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun.

Britain, EU clash over Brexit proposals on citizens' rights

Raf Casert and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

The European Union and Britain on Friday tripped over the first item in their Brexit talks — protecting the rights of each other's citizens — highlighting the potential for trouble ahead in their marathon negotiations.

Indiana crackdown on opioids sparks more pharmacy robberies

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

As the nation's opioid epidemic intensified, Indiana cracked down on over-prescribing doctors and "pill mills" catering to people with addictions. The state also took aim at doctor-shopping — the practice of visiting multiple physicians to score more painkillers.

Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

Nevada's marijuana regulators may have found a way around a judge's order that threatens to block the state's first recreational pot sales scheduled to begin next month.

Attorneys: Kansas federal jury awards nearly $218M to farmers who sued Syngenta over genetically engineered corn seed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:54am

Attorneys: Kansas federal jury awards nearly $218M to farmers who sued Syngenta over genetically engineered corn seed.

Sale of Detroit-owned properties for bridge to bring in $48M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:54am

Detroit says the sale of city-owned properties as part of plans for new bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada will bring in $48 million.

Slain Venezuela protester a son of former Maduro supervisor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:47am

The latest youth to die during Venezuela's crackdown on anti-government protests has a connection to President Nicolas Maduro: His father was once the socialist leader's supervisor.

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:37am

Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."

Ex-CEO of South Texas power project gets 2 years for fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:37am

An ex-leader of a failed project to build a South Texas power plant must serve two years in prison after prosecutors say he embezzled $1.5 million from the company.

Kids today aren't working summer jobs like they used to

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:32am

It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck.