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

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:35pm

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.

Ex-detainees: Detention center's practices border on slavery

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:25pm

Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $1 a day.

The Latest: British PM says EU citizens will get fair deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:20pm

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

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move

David Koenig and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:08pm

State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a surprising move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications.

Protection of deep-sea Atlantic corals up for debate

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:08pm

A federal panel is considering new protections for deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean that would impact commercial fishing interests off New England.

The Latest: Obama says millions lose coverage with GOP plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:08pm

The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local):

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

What's next on health care draft in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:23pm

Senate Republican leaders have released their 142-page discussion draft of a health care bill, triggering a series of legislative steps with one goal — repeal and replace Democratic President Barack Obama's 7-year-old law.

Victim of Alaska black bear mauling was working for mine

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:23pm

Alaska authorities have identified a 27-year-old contract worker for a gold mine as the victim of a fatal bear mauling.

Louis Vuitton channels escapism at sweltering Paris menswear

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:16pm

Dries Van Noten went 80s, Rick Owens dabbled in abstract musing while sweltering celebrity guests such as model-actress Naomi Campbell got an exotic taste of wanderlust from Louis Vuitton.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:14pm

President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive.

Buffett's company lends $1.5B to Home Capital, invests $300M

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:13pm

Warren Buffett's company is lending $1.5 billion to Home Capital and spending roughly $300 million to purchase nearly 40 percent of the troubled Canadian lender's stock.

Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:57pm

At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

EU moves to boost military cooperation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:57pm

Weeks after being berated by U.S. President Donald Trump for failing to spend enough on defense, European nations vowed Thursday to boost military cooperation in their part of the world.

France's 'new boy' Macron a qualified hit at first EU summit

Lorne Cook and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:46pm

French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Thursday to breathe new life into a European Union stung by the departure of Britain and deeply divided over the best way to accommodate refugees

Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:46pm

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage. The measure encountered immediate trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it but were open to negotiations.

Audit planned on natural gas wells on Idaho endowment lands

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:25pm

Idaho is starting what officials say is the state's first ever audit of natural gas and oil wells on state lands to make sure the state is getting its fair cut of royalty payments.