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Driver rescued after van gets stuck in Wisconsin drawbridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:13am

Firefighters had to rescue a man after his minivan became wedged in a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay.

GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:10am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge — persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that could be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP.

The Latest: EU official says British proposals insufficient

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:10am

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

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

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:53am

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.

Italian farmers alarmed as dry spell prompts water rationing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:45am

Italy's farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of prolonged heat and dry weather — and authorities are now rationing water and declaring a state of emergency in some areas.

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Julie Carr Smyth and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:34am

Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years.

Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:24am

Manslaughter charges are among the offenses under consideration in the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze that killed 79 people, London police said Friday.

After May Brexit opening, EU leaders ask: where's the beef?

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:13am

British Prime Minister Theresa May's show of goodwill at the European Union summit left the 27 other EU leaders with "thousands of questions" and eagerly awaiting a more detailed proposal on the future right of EU citizens to remain in a departed Britain.

The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on

Caroline Spiezio and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:04am

Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union.

8 years after nationalization, Irish bank back in market

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:53am

The Irish government has sold 25 percent of Allied Irish Banks' shares, eight years after nationalizing the firm amid the financial crisis.

Corruption, economic crisis overshadow Mongolian election

Grace Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:53am

Mongolians will vote for a new president on Monday in a race pitting a horse salesman against a former judo star and a nationalist wanting to get more from the vast landlocked country's mineral wealth.

Kids today: They don't work summer jobs the way they used to

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:43am

It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck.

Eurozone economy enjoyed 'best quarter in over 6 years'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:51am

The economy of the 19-country eurozone has just enjoyed its best quarter for more than six years, according to a closely watched survey.

European Central Bank seeks power over key financial sector

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:50am

The European Central Bank is asking for legal powers to oversee how transactions involving financial derivatives are settled — a hot topic in negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union.

Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting risk

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:21am

Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted.

Swiss take action over insider trading, market manipulation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:53am

Switzerland's financial markets authority said Friday that it has taken action in two separate cases of insider trading and market manipulation, seizing millions of Swiss francs (dollars) of illegal profits and banning three traders from the industry.

EU leaders boost support for Libya to halt migrant exodus

Lorne Cook and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:42am

European Union leaders are set Friday to boost their support for conflict-ravaged Libya as the number of people fleeing Africa from there for better lives in Europe continues to rise.

Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:15am

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

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

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:15am

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.

Analysis: McConnell stakes it all on health care bill

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:05am

Pass or fail, there will be one man singularly responsible for the fate of health care legislation in the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.