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European stocks dented by surge in the euro

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:51am

European stock markets fell sharply Tuesday as the euro surged on comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Shares in Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company will be in focus later after the EU slapped its biggest-ever fine on the internet giant for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:12am

The European Union slapped a record 2.42 billion-euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.

Flint extends contract for Detroit-area water supply

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:53am

Flint has extended its water contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority to September as the impoverished Michigan city struggles to recover from a lead-tainted water crisis.

Draghi: Considerable stimulus still needed despite recovery

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:44am

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank's stimulus efforts are still needed even as the economy gathers speed and that any scaling back will come gradually.

These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:20am

President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week.

Jordan's 'pay as you like' bookstore saved by crowd-funding

Reem Saad, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:30am

For years, Hamzeh AlMaaytah nurtured a community of book lovers in Jordan, keeping his bookstore in Amman's old center open around the clock, encouraging customers to linger over rare treasures and often allowing them to set the price for a purchase.

A look back at the EU's 7 years of legal battle with Google

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:24am

As the European Union fines Google for abusing its dominance in online searches, here is a look back at the key dates in the bloc's legal tussle with the technology company.

EU fines Google record 2.42 billion euros ($2.7 billion) for breaching competition rules in online shopping service

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:50am

EU fines Google record 2.42 billion euros ($2.7 billion) for breaching competition rules in online shopping service.

Trump says US on brink of become net exporter of energy

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:32am

With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.

Democrats aim to blast Trump for favoring wealthy

Jonathan Lemire and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:13am

Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack extra oomph at a time when even some Republicans are raising concerns that the GOP health-care plan could hurt the poor.

Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:26am

Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock.

Premier Li: China can control financial risks as debt rises

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:23am

China's top economic official tried to quell fears surging debt might threaten growth, saying Tuesday financial risks are "generally under control" and Beijing can achieve this year's development targets.

Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:03am

The little restaurant isn't much to look at. It's across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise apartment buildings sprawl in every direction. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window. A dirty mop stands in the corner. The walls are painted a vomitous green.

Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:42am

Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer.

The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:40am

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:32am

Papua New Guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the South Pacific island nation's deepening economic woes.

Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:34pm

Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches.

AP PHOTOS: Black soldiers toiled on Alaska's first land link

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:11pm

Alaska is commemorating 75 years since nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers toiled in harsh weather and terrain to help build a highway across the state and Canada.

Corruption charge increases pressure on Brazil's president

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:15pm

In a scathing 64-page indictment, Brazil's top prosecutor described a scheming, arrogant and corrupt President Michel Temer who lined his pockets with illegal money while showing little regard for the office he represented.

CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:03pm

CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.