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Illinois governor calls another special session on education

John O'Connor and Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:00pm

Gov. Bruce Rauner called on Monday for a second special legislative session in a month, this time after lawmakers ignored his noon deadline for sending him public education-funding legislation with just weeks before the scheduled opening of schools.

House moves to fill VA's budget gap despite vets' objections

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:40pm

The Republican-led House is moving to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care. But the plan was meeting resistance from many Democrats following stiff protests from veterans' groups.

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Senate GOP gets new pressure from Trump on health care

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:39pm

A peeved President Donald Trump tweaked Republican opponents of his party's reeling health care bill Monday, saying this week's planned faceoff vote is their "last chance to do the right thing" and erase his predecessor's signature overhaul.

4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:21pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, disclosed in a statement to members of Congress four distinct interactions with Russians during the presidential campaign and transition period. The 11-page statement provides his first detailed account of meetings over the last year with the Russian ambassador to the United States, a Russian lawyer and a Russian banker.

US stock indexes mixed ahead of busy earnings week

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:51pm

U.S. stock indexes were mixed Monday, ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and a meeting of the Federal Reserve. Global stock markets were mixed, while the price of oil rose.

The Latest: Lawmaker blames female senators for failed bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:37pm

The Latest on the ongoing effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):

Gilbert: 'We screwed up' on controversial Detroit display ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:11pm

A billionaire businessman has apologized for his real estate company's controversial sign in downtown Detroit that says "See Detroit Like We Do" with an image of a mostly-white crowd.

US maker of panels in London fire: Others install them

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:21am

The U.S. company that manufactured panels on a London apartment tower where at least 80 people perished in an inferno has quit selling them for high-rises because it has no control over their installation, a top company executive said Monday.

Bigger ships carry Georgia ports to record cargo volumes

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:11am

The Georgia Ports Authority says bigger ships using an expanded Panama Canal pushed its cargo volumes to record levels in fiscal 2017.

German automakers' shares fall on diesel emissions concerns

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:02am

The German auto industry's troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger.

Swedish leader says security leak in 2015 was disaster

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:02am

A security leak in Sweden in 2015 is causing reverberations in the Scandinavian country two years later with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven saying it was "a disaster," exposing the nation to harm.

Bombshell stories spur news war with a twist

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:21am

Print outlets like The New York Times and Washington Post have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with cable television news over a string of bombshell stories about the Trump administration. It's a news war with a twist.

Markets Right Now: Stocks dip ahead of busy earnings week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:11am

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Sports retailer stocks fall as Hibbett posts gloomy outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:01am

More bad news for sporting goods retailers: Hibbett, a chain with more than 1,000 stores, said it expects a key sales figure to fall due to a "challenging" retail environment.

IMF warms to eurozone economy amid lower political risks

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:31am

The International Monetary is more optimistic about the economy of the 19-country eurozone after a run of elections saw populist politicians defeated and risks to its outlook abated.

Europe concerned at impact of US energy sanctions on Russia

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:21am

European Union officials are "activating all diplomatic channels" to press home their concerns that looming U.S. energy sanctions against Russia could affect Europe's energy supplies, a spokesman said Monday.

US home sales fell in June; would-be buyers can't find homes

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall.

IMF upgrades eurozone, Japan; leaves world outlook unchanged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:11am

The International Monetary Fund upgraded the economic outlook for Europe, Japan and China this year. But the fund left its forecast for global growth unchanged from an April forecast, partly because the United States is unlikely to get much help from tax cuts and higher spending.

Australian consumer watchdog investigates air bag recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:11am

Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01am

Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.