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Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:20am

Rebellious Republican senators are forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to scramble to rescue the party's health care bill before debate even begins. The dissension is swelling after Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the high profile measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law, which the GOP wants to scrap.

These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:20am

President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week.

Draghi: ECB will be cautious in adjusting stimulus effort

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:51am

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank's stimulus efforts are still needed even as the economy gathers speed and that any scaling back will come gradually.

Jordan's 'pay as you like' bookstore saved by crowd-funding

Reem Saad, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:30am

For years, Hamzeh AlMaaytah nurtured a community of book lovers in Jordan, keeping his bookstore in Amman's old center open around the clock, encouraging customers to linger over rare treasures and often allowing them to set the price for a purchase.

A look back at the EU's 7 years of legal battle with Google

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:24am

As the European Union fines Google for abusing its dominance in online searches, here is a look back at the key dates in the bloc's legal tussle with the technology company.

EU fines Google record 2.42 billion euros ($2.7 billion) for breaching competition rules in online shopping service

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:50am

EU fines Google record 2.42 billion euros ($2.7 billion) for breaching competition rules in online shopping service.

Trump says US on brink of become net exporter of energy

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:32am

With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.

Global shares mixed, awaiting cues from central bankers

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:32am

Shares slipped in early European trading and were higher in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited remarks by the U.S. and European Central Bank chiefs.

Democrats aim to blast Trump for favoring wealthy

Jonathan Lemire and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:13am

Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack extra oomph at a time when even some Republicans are raising concerns that the GOP health-care plan could hurt the poor.

Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:26am

Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock.

Premier Li: China can control financial risks as debt rises

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:23am

China's top economic official tried to quell fears surging debt might threaten growth, saying Tuesday financial risks are "generally under control" and Beijing can achieve this year's development targets.

Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:03am

The little restaurant isn't much to look at. It's across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise apartment buildings sprawl in every direction. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window. A dirty mop stands in the corner. The walls are painted a vomitous green.

Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:42am

Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer.

The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:40am

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

Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:32am

Papua New Guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the South Pacific island nation's deepening economic woes.

Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:34pm

Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches.

AP PHOTOS: Black soldiers toiled on Alaska's first land link

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:11pm

Alaska is commemorating 75 years since nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers toiled in harsh weather and terrain to help build a highway across the state and Canada.

Corruption charge increases pressure on Brazil's president

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:15pm

In a scathing 64-page indictment, Brazil's top prosecutor described a scheming, arrogant and corrupt President Michel Temer who lined his pockets with illegal money while showing little regard for the office he represented.

CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:03pm

CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.

Asian stocks mostly higher after Wall Street closed mixed

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:03pm

Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed.