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GOP sets Senate health care vote buoyed by McCain return

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:19am

Republican leaders are steering the Senate toward a crucial vote on their bill eviscerating much of President Barack Obama's health care law, buoyed by the near theatrical return to the Capitol of the ailing Sen. John McCain.

Toyota, Honda and Mazda to be sued in Australia over air bag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:00am

A Sydney lawyer has announced a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty air bags from Takata linked to 18 deaths around the world.

California governor to extend climate change bill 10 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:30am

Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.

Pilot survives vintage military jet fire near Nevada airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:25am

A vintage single-engine British-built military jet crashed and burned in the desert just after takeoff from a suburban Las Vegas-area airport, but authorities said the pilot escaped serious injury.

German business confidence reaches new record high

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:18am

A survey shows that business confidence in Germany has risen to another record high as managers' view of both their outlook and their current situation brightens.

Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:44am

A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co. plant for United Auto Workers representation could turn on a key voting bloc — 1,500 workers who are Nissan employees today, but were initially hired through contract labor agencies.

South Korea shifts gears, aims at more labor-friendly growth

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:40am

South Korea's new leadership has promised to help many left behind as the country grew prosperous, laying out a new five-year economic plan that promises to boost incomes and improve the country's sagging social safety net.

Trump to rally in Ohio as residents worry about health care

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:34pm

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Ohio on Tuesday as the U.S. Senate will vote on whether to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law.

South Korea shifts gears, aims at more labor-friendly growth

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:14pm

South Korea's new administration is shifting gears to achieve a fair and labor-friendly economy after decades of export-driven growth led by big businesses left many behind in economic prosperity.

US safety board to detail findings of deadly NY train crash

Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:40pm

The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet and detail a probe into a 2015 crash between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the New York suburbs, a day after a U.S. official told The Associated Press that investigators determined the crash was extra deadly because of an unusual rail design.

Trump jokingly threatens to fire Price if health vote fails

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:32pm

President Donald Trump on Monday jokingly threatened to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal "Obamacare" fails.

Oil company to spend $20M in safety upgrades in wake of fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:00pm

Chevron Corp. and state regulators have reached a settlement related to a 2012 fire at its Richmond refinery that will require the company to spend about $20 million on safety improvements, officials announced Monday.

McCain's return, heavy with drama for "Obamacare" repeal

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:26pm

At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years.

McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:51pm

John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party's reeling effort to repeal Obamacare.

Asian stock indexes mixed amid caution on earnings, politics

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:29pm

Asian share benchmarks were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in U.S. politics kept most indexes trading within a narrow range.

In New Zealand, Johnson parries queries on British politics

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01pm

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed aside questions Tuesday in New Zealand about infighting in his Conservative Party and speculation about him making a leadership bid.

Maker of panels in London fire says builders control usage

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:51pm

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.

The Latest: McCain to come back to Senate Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:41pm

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

AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff

Ashok Sharma and Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:13pm

It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain road near India's border — in an area the two nuclear-armed Asian giants have disputed for decades.

Sen. John McCain's office says he will return to the Senate on Tuesday, day of health care vote.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:13pm

Sen. John McCain's office says he will return to the Senate on Tuesday, day of health care vote.