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

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:20am

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.

Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:10am

The Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" has turned into an effort to limit the growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating things for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock.

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.

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

Reem Saad, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:10am

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.

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.

Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:54pm

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.

Pay of new Australian postal service boss more than halved

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:54pm

The new boss of Australia's postal service will be paid less than half the 5.6 million Australian dollar ($4.3 million) salary package that made her predecessor Australia's highest-paid public servant.

White House warns Syria's Assad against chemical attack

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:47pm

The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed "potential" evidence that Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack.

Trump pushes 'energy week' and goal of exporting resources

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:51pm

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.

Mongolia's presidential election tightens, runoff likely

Ganbat Namjilsangarav and Grace Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:31pm

Mongolia's presidential election appeared headed for a runoff with the latest vote count early Tuesday showing a business tycoon leading the ruling party's candidate and a nationalist wanting the country to benefit more from its mineral wealth.

Weed killer ingredient going on California list as cancerous

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:07pm

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.

California big tunnels win early approval. Questions remain

Ellen Knickmeyer and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:53pm

Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant tunnels to carry Northern California water to the south even though much about the project remains undetermined.

London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:43pm

The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.