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Asian shares flat as weak oil prices weigh on investors

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:03pm

Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday as the price of oil halted its decline, while still hovering near its lowest level in almost a year.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins a sunny solar tale

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25pm

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.

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

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:14pm

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: Medical groups find fault with Senate plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:10pm

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

In major blow to Brazil, US suspends meat product imports

Peter Prengaman and Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:06pm

In a major blow to Brazil, the United States on Thursday announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products from Latin America's largest nation because of safety concerns.

South Korea's infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists

Martha Mendoza and Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:44pm

In a country where bikes are either a poor man's transportation or a weekend workout for spandex-clad racers, the longest and most highly engineered network of car-free paths in the world is being built through dense evergreen forests, down wildflower-lined river valleys and over steep mountain crests.

Employer: Bear hyper-aggressive against newlywed, co-worker

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:15pm

A hyper-aggressive black bear moved back and forth between two women in a ferocious attack earlier this week that left a newlywed dead and her co-worker injured in a remote area of Alaska, their employer said Thursday.

California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states

Kathleen Ronayne and Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:15pm

California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.

Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft case

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:15pm

Uber acknowledged hiring a former Google engineer — now accused of stealing self-driving car technology — despite having received warnings that he was still carrying around some of his former employer's property.

Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:07pm

President Donald Trump says he'll nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Inside Yemen's secret prisons: 'We could hear the screams'

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:55pm

They call it the "grill": The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. It is just one of the terrors inflicted by interrogators on detainees in Yemen who are routinely beaten with wires, kept in filthy shipping containers, and blindfolded for months — all by one of America's closest counterterrorism allies.

Line messaging digital theme park to open in Thai capital

Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Kankanit Wiriyasajja, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:41pm

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.

Pemex says damaged Mexican refinery to reopen July 30

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:40pm

Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex says a refinery that flooded and caught fire last week during rains produced by former Tropical Storm Calvin will reopen July 30.

Uber rolls out in-app tipping option, matching Lyft

Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:40pm

Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart.

California beehive heists lead to felony charges

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:58pm

Two California men have been charged with a string of felony counts stemming from a criminal case that created a buzz among beekeepers across the country, authorities said Thursday.

Britax recalls over 207K infant seats due to choking hazard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:58pm

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.

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

Raf Casert and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:57pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a top priority in Brexit negotiations — prompting guarded praise from other EU leaders at a tense time for the continent.

EPA sets rules to regulate toxic chemicals under 2016 law

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:46pm

The Environmental Protection Agency issued new rules and other documents Thursday outlining how it will regulate toxic chemicals under a landmark law passed by Congress last year.

Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:46pm

Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. The attack raises questions about security along the northern border, including what the process is for travelers and how many people are detained or denied entry. A look at some common questions and answers.

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move

David Koenig and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:37pm

Qatar Airways wants to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a move cloaked so heavily in international trade and politics that American's CEO finds it puzzling.