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If GOP can't repeal Obamacare, how can they overhaul taxes?

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:04am

Senate Republicans' struggle to pass a health care bill is jeopardizing efforts to overhaul America's tax system, another one of President Donald Trump's top priorities.

Analysis: For GOP Congress, an imperative on health care

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:00am

Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's law, they risk political disaster if they don't deliver.

South Korean leader looks for common ground with Trump

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 2:53am

South Korea's new leader vowed to stand firmly with President Donald Trump against North Korea, playing down his past advocacy of a softer approach toward the nuclear-armed nation as he made his first visit as president to Washington.

H&M sales buoyed by further expansion, cost controls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 2:43am

Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB says second quarter sales increased by 10 percent to 59.5 billion kronor ($7 billion) mainly because of its continued expansion and tight control on costs.

Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 2:36am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill, even as he confronts an expanding chorus of GOP detractors.

The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 2:10am

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

Activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier freed in China

Gerry Shih and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 2:04am

After a month behind bars, three Chinese investigators who went undercover at a factory that made Ivanka Trump shoes walked freely out of the local police station Wednesday. But they still face an uncertain future and the threat of a trial.

The Latest: Erdogan wants to address rally in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:56am

The Latest on the lead-up to the G-20 summit in Hamburg (all times local):

South Korea to buy American gas, build new factories in US

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:55am

South Korean companies announced Thursday plans to import more American shale gas and build new factories in the U.S. as the two countries' leaders prepare to hold summit talks in Washington where trade is expected to be a key issue.

Western Digital says JV partner Toshiba's complaints harmful

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:55am

Western Digital Corp. lashed back against its joint venture partner Toshiba on Thursday in a deepening feud over the Japanese company's plan to sell its computer memory business.

Danish shipping firm says bulk of terminals are operational

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:40am

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the global companies hardest hit by a malicious software that crippled computers around the globe, says "the majority" of its terminals are "now operational."

The Latest: SKorea to buy shale gas, build new US factories

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 1:27am

The Latest on the U.S. visit of South Korea's president (all times local):

The Latest: GOP ponders how best to sell health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:20am

The Latest on the President Donald Trump's role in the health care debate. All times local):

US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:10am

Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and hostility with the West.

Amazon Prime Day promo starts night of July 10, now 30 hours

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:02pm

Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 30 hours this year.

20 years on, scars from Asian financial meltdown linger

Jerry Harmer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:53pm

It's been 20 years since a financial meltdown spread through much of Asia, wrecking economies and bringing down governments.

4 more die in Pakistani tanker fire, pushing toll to 173

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:53pm

A Pakistani doctor says four more victims of last week's oil tanker fire have died, raising the death toll to 173.

Panel rejects attempt by Democrats to get Trump travel costs

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:23pm

The GOP-led House Armed Services Committee narrowly defeated a bid by Democrats late Wednesday to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties he owns.

Asian shares rally on Wall St rebound as confidence rises

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:11pm

Asian shares rallied Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors regained confidence in the global economic outlook.

Ride-hailing services transform Vietnam's transport culture

Tran Van Minh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:51pm

Nguyen Kim Lan used to make a decent living shuttling customers around town on his Honda motorbike. But his clientele has dwindled as young and tech-savvy Vietnamese increasingly use ride-hailing apps like Uber and Grab to summon cheaper, safer motorbike taxis.