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South Korea to buy American gas, build new factories in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:00am

South Korean companies say they plan to import more American shale gas and build new factories in the U.S. as the two countries' leaders prepare to hold summit talks in Washington.

The Latest: GOP ponders how best to sell health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:20am

The Latest on the President Donald Trump's role in the health care debate. All times local):

The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:13am

The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):

US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:10am

Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and hostility with the West.

Amazon Prime Day promo starts night of July 10, now 30 hours

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:02pm

Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 30 hours this year.

20 years on, scars from Asian financial meltdown linger

Jerry Harmer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:53pm

It's been 20 years since a financial meltdown spread through much of Asia, wrecking economies and bringing down governments.

4 more die in Pakistani tanker fire, pushing toll to 173

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:53pm

A Pakistani doctor says four more victims of last week's oil tanker fire have died, raising the death toll to 173.

Panel rejects attempt by Democrats to get Trump travel costs

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:23pm

The GOP-led House Armed Services Committee narrowly defeated a bid by Democrats late Wednesday to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties he owns.

Asian shares rally on Wall St rebound as confidence rises

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:11pm

Asian shares rallied Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors regained confidence in the global economic outlook.

Ride-hailing services transform Vietnam's transport culture

Tran Van Minh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:51pm

Nguyen Kim Lan used to make a decent living shuttling customers around town on his Honda motorbike. But his clientele has dwindled as young and tech-savvy Vietnamese increasingly use ride-hailing apps like Uber and Grab to summon cheaper, safer motorbike taxis.

Blast guts part of unused university dorm in Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:20pm

Officials say a blast at an unused Kentucky dormitory has caused extensive damage, with one employee hospitalized with injuries.

Pence: Trump will repeal Obama's health law by summer's end

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:04pm

Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday reiterated a promise to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care reforms by the end of the summer despite uncertainty over whether a Republican bill has enough votes to pass the Senate.

Walmart seeks new products amid online battle with Amazon

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:38pm

Hundreds of inventors have flocked to Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville to find out if the country needs a few more secret sauces, prettier mouse pads or "instant hair gel" packets for the on-the-go clubber.

Tribe looks to rebuild troubled public housing authority

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:23pm

The chief executive of the largest American Indian public housing authority in the U.S. will be stepping down as the Navajo Nation looks to rebuild its reputation after concerns were raised about the lack of housing on the vast reservation.

Venezuela hunts for copter pilot behind 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:25pm

Oscar Perez is a cop, pilot, action movie star and dog trainer. He's now also a fugitive, accused of strafing two key Venezuelan government buildings from a helicopter in a quixotic attempt to set off a revolt against President Nicolas Maduro.

Prosecutors settle Panda Express discrimination claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:23pm

Federal prosecutors say they have reached a settlement with Panda Express over allegations the company discriminated against workers who were not U.S. citizens.

Ex-pharmaceutical CEO accused at trial of cheating investors

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:03pm

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is either a con man who scammed hedge fund investors of millions or a nerdy genius who made them even richer.

Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:53pm

Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks.

Mississippi utility will stop efforts to complete coal plant

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:34pm

One of the nation's largest utilities, faced with an ultimatum from Mississippi regulators, said Wednesday that it will suspend efforts to complete a first-of-its-kind coal-fueled power plant.

US demands more security on international flights to US

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:26pm

The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes.