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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:14pm

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.

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.

EU moves to boost military cooperation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:57pm

Weeks after being berated by U.S. President Donald Trump for failing to spend enough on defense, European nations vowed Thursday to boost military cooperation in their part of the world.

The Latest: EU to boost military cooperation, buy drones

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:50pm

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

France's 'new boy' Macron a qualified hit at first EU summit

Lorne Cook and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:46pm

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

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

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:46pm

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage. The measure encountered immediate trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it but were open to negotiations.

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

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:27pm

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.

Protection of deep-sea Atlantic corals up for debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:27pm

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

Audit planned on natural gas wells on Idaho endowment lands

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:25pm

Idaho is starting what officials say is the state's first ever audit of natural gas and oil wells on state lands to make sure the state is getting its fair cut of royalty payments.

The Latest: 4 GOP senators say they oppose health care bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:18pm

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

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

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:06pm

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

Ryan backs Russia sanctions; Dems say GOP delay for Trump

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:05pm

Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill that would hit Iran and Russia with sanctions amid Democratic criticism that House Republicans are stalling for time to weaken the penalties at the Trump administration's request.

State-owned Qatar Airways seeks 10 percent stake in American

David Koenig and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:54am

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.

The Latest: Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:42am

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

$120 million fine proposed for travel-deal robocalls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:40am

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a $120 million fine for a scheme that appeared to trick consumers into buying vacation packages that were not what they had expected.

Wyoming senators note GOP proposed health changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso says the GOP health care proposal isn't perfect but is a vast improvement over the current law enacted by President Barack Obama and Democrats.

Family of grandmother killed by alligator sues nursing home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

A nursing home in South Carolina is being sued after a 90-year-old woman walked away from the facility last year and was killed by an alligator.

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

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

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.