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The Latest: Belgian leader not hoping for Brexit u-turn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:24am

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

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:10am

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 plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say.

Boeing beats Airbus in order race at Paris show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:06am

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.

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

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:05am

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.

Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims

P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:31am

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

Gaza power plant back on, with help of alliance of old foes

Fares Akram and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:15am

The sole power plant in electricity-starved Gaza Strip sputtered back to life Thursday after receiving fuel from Egypt — a shipment that resulted from a surprising alliance between bitter ex-rivals, including the territory's ruling Hamas and an exiled former Gaza strongman.

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

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:33am

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

EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

Lorne Cook and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:54am

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

Greek municipal workers' strike hinders rubbish collection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:36am

Thousands of striking Greek municipal workers marched through Athens on Thursday to press for better employment status, in the latest of a series of protests that have hindered trash collection in major cities.

Food exporters including U.S., EU press China to suspend inspection rules they say will hamper trade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:36am

Food exporters including U.S., EU press China to suspend inspection rules they say will hamper trade.

Trump using Trump hotel to hold Trump re-election fundraiser

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:27am

President. Candidate. Businessman. Three of President Donald Trump's roles converge next week as he holds his first re-election fundraiser at his hotel in Washington.

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

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:18am

The drug sellers aren't the problem when it comes to the highly anticipated launch of Nevada's recreational marijuana industry. It's the distributors who have muddled plans to allow people to light up July 1.

Foxconn founder: US investment agreement expected by August

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:16am

The chairman of Taiwan's Foxconn, which assembles Apple's iPhones and other consumer electronics, said Thursday it expects to release investment plans by early August for at least three U.S. states following its announcement it would spend up to $7 billion to build a factory in the United States.

Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:05am

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.

Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict

Jeff Horwitz, Jon Gambrell and Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:35am

The Wall Street Journal has fired its chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.

Egypt census workers detect another baby boom

Maggie Hyde, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:46am

Census workers going door to door in Egypt's teeming neighborhoods and crowded towns are discovering a new country — of more than 20 million people born in the last decade alone.

Desperate Venezuelans set sights on Colombia as worry mounts

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:25pm

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.

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:05pm

Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend.

Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

Jeff Karoub and Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:14pm

A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck Wednesday at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal and court officials said.

Well-known names surface as possible Uber CEO candidates

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:14pm

Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO.