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Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:44pm

President Donald Trump says he'll nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.

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

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:39pm

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.

California beehive heists lead to felony charges

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:58pm

Two California men have been charged with a string of felony counts stemming from a criminal case that created a buzz among beekeepers across the country, authorities said Thursday.

Britax recalls over 207K infant seats due to choking hazard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:58pm

Britax Child Safety is recalling over 207,000 rear-facing infant car seats because part of a clip can break and cause a choking hazard.

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

Raf Casert and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:57pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a top priority in Brexit negotiations — prompting guarded praise from other EU leaders at a tense time for the continent.

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

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:50pm

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.

EPA sets rules to regulate toxic chemicals under 2016 law

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:46pm

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

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

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:46pm

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.

The Latest: AARP calls on senators to vote no on health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:42pm

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

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move

David Koenig and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:37pm

Qatar Airways wants to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a move cloaked so heavily in international trade and politics that American's CEO finds it puzzling.

Oracle, American Airlines gain; Steelcase, Accenture fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:25pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:

Clash at Canadian-owned mine in Suriname leaves 4 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:25pm

A gold mine in Suriname that is majority-owned by a Canadian company says four people were injured when independent miners tried to occupy a portion of its concession in the South American company.

Fed: Biggest US banks strong enough to withstand recession

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:15pm

All of the 34 largest U.S. banks are fortified enough to withstand a severe U.S. and global recession and continue lending, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

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.