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Top Republican to press for $705 billion defense budget

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:28am

A powerful House Republican is set to press his case for $705 billion in military spending next year.

China sentences 16 from Australia's Crown Resorts to prison

Louise Watt and Andy Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:26am

Australian and Chinese staff of a casino company pleaded guilty Monday to charges relating to gambling, and 16 were sentenced to nine or 10 months in prison, the company and an Australian official said.

PROMISES, PROMISES: What Trump has pledged on health care

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:10am

President Donald Trump is not known for plunging into the details of complex policy issues, and health care is no exception. Since his campaign days, Trump has addressed health care in broad, aspirational strokes. Nonetheless he made some clear promises along the way.

Coal production rises in US, China, India after global 2016 decline, in setback for cutting climate change emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:10am

Coal production rises in US, China, India after global 2016 decline, in setback for cutting climate change emissions.

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:05am

Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. President Donald Trump, making a final push to fulfill a key campaign promise, insists Republicans are not "that far off" and signaled last-minute changes are coming to win votes.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team lacks a straight story on Russia

Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:02am

Months after U.S. intelligence settled on Russia as the instigator of interference in the U.S. election, President Donald Trump's team struggles to tell a straight story on the matter.

Q&A: Why a tax overhaul is such a tough job for GOP

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:02am

Why are Republicans struggling mightily to reach a consensus on how to overhaul the nation's tax system?

Asian markets higher after Wall Street rebound

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:40pm

Asian markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end last week higher on stronger oil and gas prices.

The Latest: Trump optimistic on health care; some doubtful

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:30pm

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The Latest: 3 Australian Crown Resorts employees sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:45pm

The Latest on the criminal trial of Australian and Chinese casino workers in a Chinese court (all times local):

Fugitive lawyer says he's fled the US using fake passport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:12pm

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself.

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

Tom Krisher and Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:03pm

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators that are linked to the death of at least 16 people.

Q&A: A look at Takata's bankruptcy and air bag recalls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:37pm

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S., acknowledging that the financial problems caused by millions of faulty air bag inflators that can kill or injure people were too much to overcome.

UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:24pm

The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Iram Asim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:10pm

Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Nebraska and Iowa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:42pm

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to Nebraska and Iowa and toured Union Pacific's railyard in central Nebraska.

The Latest: Parade revelers feel need to stand up for rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:20pm

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Italy giving 5.2B euros in resources to keep 2 banks open

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:01pm

The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures.

'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:31pm

The hulking machines of "Transformers" are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they're still big in China.

Europeans learn to live with _ and adapt to _ terror attacks

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:23pm

The jihadis' targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that's just the past few months.