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The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:24pm

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

Rocket engine plant announced for Alabama by Bezos' company

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:13pm

A private spaceflight company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a powerful new rocket engine in Alabama for space flight, the company and state officials announced Monday.

Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:10pm

Iridium Communications says its 10 new satellites launched from California during the weekend are functioning normally.

Senate confirms nuclear chief Svinicki to new 5-year term

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:02pm

The Senate on Monday confirmed the chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to another five-year term on the panel.

California big tunnels win early approval. Questions remain

Ellen Knickmeyer and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:44pm

Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant tunnels to carry Northern California water to the south even though much about the project remains undetermined.

Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:36pm

Jury selection began Monday in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center.

Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:34pm

Senate Democrats, whose support is needed to pass more than $1 trillion worth of Cabinet department budgets, are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases, not just the Pentagon.

Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

Declaring the U.S. military in dire need of rebuilding, an influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 — more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:10pm

The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.

Century-old letter appears in Lincoln mail carrier's stack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:35pm

A Lincoln mail carrier faced an impossible task earlier this month when he found a letter sent more than 100 years ago in his pile.

US lawyer: US entitled to seize Iran-tainted skyscraper

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:35pm

A U.S. government lawyer told jurors Monday that a monthlong trial has revealed the secret long-time owner of a Manhattan skyscraper: Iran.

Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait and wait

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:50pm

Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

Indiana water park's owners apologize for children's burns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:44pm

A company that operates a northwestern Indiana water park authorities closed after 11 children suffered chemical burns says it's "profoundly sorry" for the injuries and hopes to pass a county health inspection so that it can reopen in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Nestle, Pandora and Children's Place gain; Arconic slides

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:44pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:

World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:44pm

The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year's World Food Prize announced Monday.

Q&A: How air bag recalls are impacted by Takata bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:36pm

Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S., leaving consumers to wonder about the status of the recall of about 70 million defective air bag inflators in the U.S. and another 30 million worldwide.

Congressional Budget Office sees 22 million more uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill in latest hurdle for GOP

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:20pm

Congressional Budget Office sees 22 million more uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill in latest hurdle for GOP.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:05pm

Grain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:00pm

Grain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:12pm

With soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region. But the quiet expansion of its military footprint is drawing a different kind of attention to the Gulf federation as it wades into some of the region's messiest conflicts.