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Trump expected to support Russia sanctions package

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:06am

The White House has indicated that President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow.

More reason for rejecting GOP health bill than reviving it

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:50am

There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation.

GOP favor dropping tax beneficial to blue states

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:30am

Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes.

Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with Gulf tour

Hussain Al-Qatari and Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:50pm

Turkey's president waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations on Sunday, traveling to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as part of a three-country Gulf tour aimed at helping break the impasse.

Southeast Asian ride-hailing app Grab raises $2.5 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:30pm

Japan's Softbank and China's top ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing are pouring $2 billion into the latest round of financing by cash-hungry Southeast Asian taxi app Grab.

Legal New Jersey online poker pushes World Series champion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:23pm

Scott Blumstein's path to winning more than $8.1 million as the World Series of Poker champion started in the online poker rooms of New Jersey.

Asian shares mostly lower as attention turns to Fed meeting

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:21pm

Asian shares mostly slid Monday, with Chinese benchmarks countering the trend, as market attention turns to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japanese shares languished as the yen strengthened against the dollar.

The Latest: USS Constitution returns to water after repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 9:51pm

The Latest on the USS Constitution's return to Boston Harbor (all times local):

White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:30pm

The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow.

New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:20pm

The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about the newspaper, intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday.

Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 7:16pm

The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply repeal it, the third-highest ranking Republican senator said Sunday.

Punishing drought takes toll on crops across Northern Plains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 6:23pm

A punishing drought that stretches across much of the U.S. Northern Plains could cause farmers to lose 64 million bushels of wheat production this year, according to federal officials.

Average US gas prices rise a penny, reversing 11-week trend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 5:56pm

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose about a penny nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32.

Victory for 'Dunkirk' and 'Girls Trip' at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 4:00pm

It's victory for "Dunkirk" at the box office this weekend. Studios on Sunday say the Christopher Nolan World War II epic earned an estimated $50.5 million to top the charts, with $11.7 million of that coming from IMAX screens.

5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:37pm

There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation.

Correction: Chicago-Pokemon Go story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:28pm

In a story July 22 about the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago, The Associated Press misidentified one of the attendees as John Haberkorn. His name is Mark Haberkorn.

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:10pm

Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare.

The Latest: Turkey's president talks Qatar in Saudi, Kuwait

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:41pm

The Latest on the crisis diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four Arab countries (all times local):

Some urge sprinkler mandates across US after Honolulu fire

Caleb Jones and Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:17pm

When Moon Yun Pellerin's parents bought a 27th-floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking Waikiki about 15 years ago, they didn't realize the wave-shaped building had no fire sprinklers.

Few US cities mandate sprinklers in old residential towers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:02am

A high-rise fire recently claimed the lives of three people in Honolulu, and the apartment building where the blaze broke out had no fire sprinklers.