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The Latest: Germany, France favorites to house EU agencies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:19pm

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

Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:19pm

President Trump's putdown of wind energy at his Iowa rally was denounced Thursday across the state, which takes pride in its position as a national leader in wind generation.

Britax recalls over 207K infant seats due to choking hazard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:18pm

Britax Child Safety is recalling over 207,000 rear-facing infant car seats because part of a clip can break and cause a choking hazard.

The Latest: Committee vote protects corals in Gulf of Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:18pm

The Latest on a federal panel's consideration of protections for Atlantic deep-sea corals (all times local):

After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:07pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he visited Rep. Steve Scalise on Thursday morning and that "his spirits are up" as he recovers from the gunshot wound he suffered last week.

Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:07pm

Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America.

Airbnb to collect room tax in Puerto Rico for government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:07pm

Puerto Rico has signed a deal with Airbnb under which the company will collect a room tax from hosts on the island and turn the revenue over to the U.S. territory's government, which is mired in a financial crisis.

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured.

The Latest: 43 arrested protesting Medicaid cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):

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

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:47pm

U.S. stock indexes held steady Thursday after the price of oil halted its slide, at least for now.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:47pm

President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive.

Lawsuits complain that 2x4s, other boards don't measure up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:47pm

The 2x4 and 4x4 boards used in the framework of most homes and wood fences just don't measure up to the dimensions in their names.

Sanford, clinic work to merge but move is contested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:35pm

Sanford Health is on the very of absorbing another health care provider in the Dakotas, though the move is being contested in federal court.

Ex-detainees: Detention center's practices border on slavery

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:25pm

Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $1 a day.

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move

David Koenig and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:08pm

State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a surprising move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications.

Protection of deep-sea Atlantic corals up for debate

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:08pm

A federal panel is considering new protections for deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean that would impact commercial fishing interests off New England.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

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

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

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

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

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

What's next on health care draft in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:23pm

Senate Republican leaders have released their 142-page discussion draft of a health care bill, triggering a series of legislative steps with one goal — repeal and replace Democratic President Barack Obama's 7-year-old law.