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Mayors: Look to us, not Washington, for results

Bill Barrow and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

Think Washington, D.C., and your statehouse are irredeemable and unproductive? Look to city hall for answers. That's the message from the nation's mayors six months in to Donald Trump's presidency.

Officials: Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.

The Latest: GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT):

Ex-official convicted of defrauding mental health clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:00pm

A member of a politically connected Philadelphia family has been convicted of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit.

Honda denies covering up dangers of Takata air bags

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:55pm

Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered them up.

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:55pm

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

European Central Bank: Italy Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza to be wound up under insolvency procedure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:55pm

European Central Bank: Italy Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza to be wound up under insolvency procedure.

Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:50pm

Nevada regulators reaffirmed Friday that they intend to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1, despite a court order that threatens to scuttle the plan.

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Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Julie Carr Smyth and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:41pm

Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years.

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New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

Alan Fram and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:40pm

Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said Friday he opposes the GOP bill that would scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, complicating the task party leaders face in guiding the banner legislation through the Senate.

Puerto Rico governor to fight proposed furloughs, cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:40pm

Puerto Rico's governor says he'll go to court to fight a federal control board's call to cut a public pension system by 10 percent, furlough tens of thousands of government workers and eliminate Christmas bonuses.

Snyder urges Michigan House to OK incentives for Foxconn

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:16pm

Gov. Rick Snyder urged the Republican-led Michigan House on Friday to pass economic development tax incentives when it meets in July, saying there is still time to lure a Taiwanese electronics giant to the state despite the cancellation of a vote on the legislation.

Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:16pm

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

Mary Valastro, mother of 'Cake Boss' star, dies at 69

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:16pm

The mother of "Cake Boss" reality star Buddy Valastro has died. Mary Valastro was 69 years old.

Brazil to try to reverse US ban on Brazil meat

Stan Lehman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:07pm

Brazil's agriculture minister plans to travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America's biggest country.

Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:07pm

The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving black suspects who were killed by police, but it's far from the largest.

Texas ex-track coach's discrimination lawsuit can go ahead

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:00pm

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier.

US indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw from the hole

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:55pm

U.S. stock indexes ticked higher Friday as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was on pace to close out the week with a modest gain, its fourth in the last five.

Court says Iowa lottery rigging investigation took too long

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:25pm

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in a nationwide fixing scandal, saying his trial over a rigged $16.5 million jackpot was tainted by unjustified delays in the investigation.