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Trump tweets, McCain return set stage for health bill vote

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:10am

President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" for Tuesday's crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. The stage was set for high drama, with Sen. John McCain returning to the Capitol to cast his first vote since being diagnosed with brain cancer.

GM 2Q net earnings fall on loss from sale of European unit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:00am

General Motors' second-quarter net profit fell more than 40 percent largely due to a loss from the sale of its European unit.

Florida teen jumps into murky canal, pulls man to safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:50am

When a 19-year-old auto parts employee heard screams coming from a nearby canal, he stripped to his boxers, jumped into the water and pulled a 56-year-old man to safety.

Michael Kors takes over shoemaker Jimmy Choo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:40am

American fashion brand Michael Kors is buying luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion (896 million pounds).

EU, Egypt agree framework for cooperation in coming years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:14am

The European Union and Egypt have pledged to work together to develop the country's economy, promote stability, counter extremism and manage migrant flows.

Small plane with WWII Nazi design lands on Georgia highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:08am

A small airplane designed to look like a Nazi Germany-era warplane landed safely on a Georgia highway.

Putin spokesman: No Kremlin order for Kushner-Gorkov talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:59am

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says a meeting between Donald Trump's son-in-law and the chairman of a Russian bank did not occur on Kremlin orders.

UK Brexit minister: progress made in talks on citizen rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:59am

Britain's Brexit minister says progress has been made in talks on the rights of citizens living in each other's nations once the country leaves the European Union.

Woman killed after being struck by Brightline train

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:49am

Authorities say a woman was struck and killed by a Brightline train in Florida.

Toyota, Honda and Mazda to be sued in Australia over air bag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:00am

A Sydney lawyer announced on Tuesday a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from Takata that have been linked to 18 deaths around the world.

The Latest: McCain to come back to Senate Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:50am

The Latest on the ongoing effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):

California governor to extend climate change bill 10 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:30am

Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.

Pilot survives vintage military jet fire near Nevada airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:25am

A vintage single-engine British-built military jet crashed and burned in the desert just after takeoff from a suburban Las Vegas-area airport, but authorities said the pilot escaped serious injury.

German business confidence reaches new record high

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:18am

A survey shows that business confidence in Germany has risen to another record high as managers' view of both their outlook and their current situation brightens.

Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:44am

A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co. plant for United Auto Workers representation could turn on a key voting bloc — 1,500 workers who are Nissan employees today, but were initially hired through contract labor agencies.

South Korea shifts gears, aims at more labor-friendly growth

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:40am

South Korea's new leadership has promised to help many left behind as the country grew prosperous, laying out a new five-year economic plan that promises to boost incomes and improve the country's sagging social safety net.

Trump to rally in Ohio as residents worry about health care

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:34pm

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Ohio on Tuesday as the U.S. Senate will vote on whether to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law.

South Korea shifts gears, aims at more labor-friendly growth

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:14pm

South Korea's new administration is shifting gears to achieve a fair and labor-friendly economy after decades of export-driven growth led by big businesses left many behind in economic prosperity.

US safety board to detail findings of deadly NY train crash

Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:40pm

The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet and detail a probe into a 2015 crash between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the New York suburbs, a day after a U.S. official told The Associated Press that investigators determined the crash was extra deadly because of an unusual rail design.

Trump jokingly threatens to fire Price if health vote fails

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:32pm

President Donald Trump on Monday jokingly threatened to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal "Obamacare" fails.