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McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:14pm

John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on GOP health care legislation Tuesday, just days after getting diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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):

Trump jokingly threatens to fire Price if health vote fails

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:24pm

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

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.

In Google vs. the EU, a $2.7B fine could just be the start

Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:31pm

Google's parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it's taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off the rest of the European regulatory assault that's headed its way.

House rejects bill to fix VA's budget gap after vets protest

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:02pm

The House rejected Monday a plan 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 following opposition from veterans' groups.

The Latest: House approves big expansion of GI Bill benefits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:54pm

The Latest on the House's consideration of bills to address the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget gap, and expand the GI Bill (all times local):

Baby sitter pleads guilty in 8-month-old's medicine death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:51pm

An Ohio baby sitter who authorities say gave a fatal dose of Benadryl to an 8-month-old boy has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other crimes.

Family of brain-dead California girl fights to reverse death

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:29pm

More than three years after a coroner declared a teenage girl dead, a Northern California judge is expected to soon decide whether to revoke her death certificate.

Burr-Hamilton? Angry lawmaker singles out 'female senators'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:21pm

Passions are running high on Capitol Hill — but pistols at 10 paces over health care?

USS Constitution returns to Boston's waters after repairs

Crystal Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:11pm

The USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, has returned to Boston's waters.

Poultry mogul Bo Pilgrim dies at age 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:01pm

Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, who grew a one-time feed store into the world's largest poultry producer before losing the company in bankruptcy, has died at 89.

Shareholders meeting marks Packers season's unofficial start

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:15pm

Training camp has yet to begin and Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy is already looking forward to the end of the season.

Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

Ryan J. Foley and Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:11pm

The small, family-owned Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems, public records show.

4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:57pm

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.

Sports retailer stocks fall as Hibbett posts gloomy outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:19pm

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.

How major US stock market indexes fared on Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:01pm

Stocks mostly fell on Monday, and broad indexes pulled back modestly ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and a meeting of the Federal Reserve. Technology stocks, though, added to their big gains for the year and helped push the Nasdaq composite to another record.