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Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:48am

Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say.

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:48am

Coal company Murray Energy is suing HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening.

The Latest: Hungary's Orban annoyed with Macron at EU summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:30am

The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Long-term US mortgage rates slip this week

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped slightly this week.

US stock indexes hold steady as oil's dismal week eases

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

U.S. stock indexes were close to flat in early trading Thursday after the price of oil stabilized, at least for now.

State-owned Qatar Airways seeks 10 pct stake in American

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines, triggering U.S. antitrust oversight of deals that size.

Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?

Iran begins exporting gas to Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:50am

Iranian media are saying the country has begun exporting gas to neighboring Iraq.

Sears Canada says it is seeking court protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:34am

Sears Canada said Thursday it is seeking court protection from its creditors in order to restructure its business.

Greek municipal workers' strike hinders trash collection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:04am

Thousands of striking Greek municipal workers marched through Athens on Thursday to press for better employment status, in the latest of a series of protests that have hindered trash collection in major cities.

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to still-low 241,000

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:45am

Slightly more people sought US unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically low level that suggests the job market is healthy.

Foxconn founder: US expansion might top $10 billion

Joe McDonald and Johnson Lai, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:35am

The chairman of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn said Thursday it may spend more than $10 billion to set up manufacturing in the United States, and will announce investment plans by early August for at least three states.

Line messaging digital theme park to open in Thai capital

Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Kankanit Wiriyasajja, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:35am

The text-messaging service Line plans to inaugurate an indoor digital theme park in Thailand's capital, seeking to squeeze maximum advantage from its popularity in the country, its second biggest market after Japan.

Applications for US unemployment aid rise to still-low 241,000, a sign of healthy job market

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:35am

Applications for US unemployment aid rise to still-low 241,000, a sign of healthy job market.

Oil prices rebound modestly but concerns remain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:24am

Oil prices recovered their poise Thursday after slumping to 10-month lows on concerns of a glut in the market. However, concerns about the outlook remain and they weighed on a number of oil stocks in Europe.

Boeing beats Airbus in order race at Paris show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:06am

Boeing flew past Airbus in the race for plane orders at this year's Paris Air Show, thanks to a surge in interest in the newest version of the 737.

In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:05am

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.