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Trump, Canada's Trudeau to talk trade at White House meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:20am

President Donald Trump has welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House for a visit largely focused on trade.

Kehinde Wiley to unveil sculpture in Times Square

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:02am

Artist Kehinde Wiley will unveil his first monumental public sculpture in New York's Times Square this fall in response to Confederate statues nationwide.

Walmart to pay $138M over Brazil corruption

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:56am

Walmart has agreed to pay a $138 million criminal penalty to settle Justice Department claims that its Brazilian subsidiary paid more than $500,000 to an intermediary nicknamed the "sorceress" for her ability to resolve permit problems.

Federal court: Walmart to pay $138 million over claims that its Brazilian subsidiary paid a "sorceress" to speed permits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:52am

Federal court: Walmart to pay $138 million over claims that its Brazilian subsidiary paid a "sorceress" to speed permits.

St. Louis abortion clinic to defy state over pelvic exam

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:49am

Missouri's only abortion clinic, already facing the threat of losing its license, says it will defy the state by refusing to perform a required pelvic examination days before an abortion.

3 people killed as 2 trains collide in southern Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:40am

A Pakistani railroad official says a passenger train has collided with a freight train in the southern city of Hyderabad, killing three people and injuring several others.

US long-term mortgage rates little changed; 30-year at 3.84%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:09am

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were little changed this week. The key 30-year, fixed-rate loan hovered around an average 3.8% for the third straight week.

1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:41am

Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill, according to a study released Thursday. And depending on where you live, the odds can be much higher.

Early surge in stocks sends S&P 500 closer to record high

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:18am

An early surge on the stock market Thursday put the S&P 500 index within range of another record high.

Slack is latest tech company to go public, with a twist

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:43am

Shares of work messaging platform Slack rose after it started trading under the ticker "WORK."

Markets Right Now: Stocks gain, approaching another record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:42am

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

The Latest: Ireland's Varadkar cool on Brexit extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:19am

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

Woman severely injured after climbing into trash compactor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:01am

Police say a woman who had climbed into a Connecticut supermarket's trash compactor suffered potentially life-threatening injuries when a store employee turned it on with her inside.

Israel honors Patriots owner Kraft with warm welcome

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:43am

Israel gave the royal treatment to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday with a high-profile lunch and meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just before he was awarded the prestigious Genesis Prize, known as the "Jewish Nobel."

The Latest: Tusk 'more cautious than optimistic' at summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:29am

The Latest on the EU summit on the candidates for the bloc's top jobs (all times local):

The race is on: Candidates vie for top EU jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:24am

EU leaders on Thursday are seeking to fill up to five key jobs supervising the 28-nation bloc's policies that will be vacated in coming months. They include the post of Council President, held by Donald Tusk; president of the powerful executive Commission, now led by Jean-Claude Juncker; president of the European Parliament; chairman of the European Central Bank and the EU foreign policy chief.

The Latest: UK Tories narrow prime minister race to 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:13am

The Latest on choosing Britain's next prime minister (all times local):

Turkey launches new gas drillship amid tensions with Cyprus

Lefteris Pitarakis and Mehmet Guzel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:49am

Turkey has launched a second drillship that will drill for gas off neighboring Cyprus' east coast despite European Union warnings to refrain from such illegal actions or face possible sanctions.

I-94 in Wisconsin reopens following fiery, fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:38am

Interstate 94 has reopened in southeastern Wisconsin after a fiery, fatal crash involving two semis and several other vehicles closed lanes in both directions.