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Airbnb to collect room tax in Puerto Rico for government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:15pm

Puerto Rico signed a deal with Airbnb on Thursday under which the company will collect the room tax from hosts on the island and turn the revenue over to the U.S. territory's government, which is mired in a financial crisis.

Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:10pm

Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. The attack raises questions about security along the northern border, including what the process is for travelers and how many people are detained or denied entry. A look at some common questions and answers.

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

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:09pm

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:07pm

Uber says it hired a former Google engineer now accused of stealing trade secrets even though the company knew at the time that he had information that didn't belong to him.

The Latest: AMA objects to limits on Medicaid spending

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:07pm

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Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:57pm

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

Scientist gets time served for theft of military documents

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:54pm

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

EU summit: Consent, discord and debut of France's 'new boy'

Lorne Cook and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:54pm

French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Thursday to breathe new life into a European Union stung by the departure of Britain and deeply divided over the best way to accommodate refugees.

Driver rescued after van gets stuck in Wisconsin drawbridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:50pm

Firefighters had to rescue a man after his minivan became wedged in a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay.

Correction: Shakespearean Trump-Threats story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:50pm

In a story June 21 about threats made over a production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bank of America had pulled its sponsorship of the Public Theater. The company withdrew its support from the production of "Julius Caesar," but is still a Public Theater sponsor.

Group votes to protect some Atlantic corals, balk on others

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:46pm

A federal panel voted on Thursday to offer new protections to some deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean but held off on protecting others so it can get more information first.

Government ends oversight of GM related to defective part

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:46pm

General Motors Co. is no longer under government supervision stemming from its defective ignition switches.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:40pm

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

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.

Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

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

EPA sets rules to regulate toxic chemicals under 2016 law

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new rules and other documents outlining how it will regulate toxic chemicals under a landmark law approved by Congress last year.

The Latest: Group votes to protect corals in Gulf of Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

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Court: Sailors can sue in US over Japanese nuclear disaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court alleging radiation exposure from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:30pm

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured.

Sanford, clinic work to merge but move is contested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:30pm

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