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The Latest: Maine governor opposes Senate GOP health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:40am

The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):

Trump attacks Washington Post, Amazon over 'internet taxes'

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:39am

President Donald Trump attacked The Washington Post and Amazon on Twitter Wednesday, arguing that the online retailer was not paying "internet taxes."

Australia developer buying Maine ski mountain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:39am

An Australian company is buying the family-owned Saddleback Mountain ski area that has been shuttered for the last two winter seasons, giving the mountain's loyal skiers something to cheer.

The Latest: Fatal Amtrak train involved 2 train conductors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:38am

The Latest on an accident involving an Amtrak train near Washington's Union Station on (all times local):

Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:36am

Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.

Blue Apron slices share price range, hinting at tough market

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:25am

Meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron on Wednesday slashed the price it expects to sell its shares in an initial public offering, a sign that it may be having trouble attracting investors.

Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:18am

Stacey English has modest desires for her 7-year-old daughter Addison: Be able to eat without gagging and move both her arms.

7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:16am

Seven married couples from the same New Jersey shore town, including a rabbi and his wife, now face charges that they misrepresented their income to get a combined $2 million in public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.

House panel backs bill to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:16am

A House committee has approved a bill that would revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate plan for a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas.

Dem want Pentagon to give breakdown of Trump's travel costs

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:16am

Two House Democrats want to require the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.

Gay marriage-recusal law survives federal court challenge

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:08am

North Carolina's law allowing magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages survived a challenge Wednesday when an appeals court determined that three couples weren't harmed enough to fight the state's use of taxpayer money to apply the law.

Russia scraps plans to ban Telegram messaging app

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:08am

Russia has ditched plans to ban the Telegram messaging app after its owner agreed to register the company in the country, authorities said Wednesday.

98-year-old activist arrested during pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:07am

A 98-year-old activist has been arrested on a trespassing charge during a protest at a natural gas pipeline project in Massachusetts.

FedEx says deliveries by its TNT Express subsidiary have been slowed by global cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:07am

FedEx says deliveries by its TNT Express subsidiary have been slowed by global cyberattack.

Condoleezza Rice: Trump understands 'value of alliances'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:07am

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is giving President Donald Trump a vote of confidence on international diplomacy.

Chaffetz, leaving Congress this week, heading to Fox News

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:00am

A Republican who is quitting Congress at the end of the week is heading to Fox News.

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Senate leaders scramble for deal on health care bill

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:56am

Senate GOP leaders scrambled Wednesday for a deal to revive their health care legislation, but encountered new obstacles as recalcitrant senators doubled down on their opposition to the bill sought by President Donald Trump.

Supervisors suspended amid NYC subway derailment probe

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:56am

A subway train derailment that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect, and two supervisors have been suspended while the matter is investigated.

China frees 3 activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands.

UK's fragile government faces challenge over austerity

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

Britain's Conservative minority government faced its first test in Parliament since the June 8 election on Wednesday — an opposition demand for an end to public spending cuts.