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Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of…

President Donald Trump is dangling possible changes to the health care bill aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation

Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health…

The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans

Republican health bill would widen America's big…

House Republican's health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, widening America's big income gap

Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt…

Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open

Starbucks CEO stands by pledge to hire refugees

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz stood by the company's pledge to hire refugees after being criticized for it at the coffee chain's annual meeting

Chinese premier warns Australia against…

China's premier has warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its $50 billion a year deficit with Australia by expanding the trading relationship rather than retreating from it

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Australia pair are first foreigners to own US…

An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations

For some airline passengers, new warnings bring…

A ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights is the latest hurdle that airline passengers must clear

Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye…

Asian shares have made modest gains after Wall Street steadied overnight

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved…

President Donald Trump is getting ahead of himself on claiming certain achievements

AP Interview: Emirates defends security as laptop…

The president of Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, defended security measures at the carrier's Dubai hub on Wednesday and said the ban on personal electronics onboard U.S.-bound flights came without warning

South Korea to inject $2.6 bln into ailing…

South Korea plans to inject 2.9 trillion won ($2.6 billion) into Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. to keep the world's second-largest shipbuilder from going bankrupt

Justices side with leading cheerleading uniform…

The Supreme Court is siding with the leading maker of cheerleading uniforms in a copyright dispute with a smaller rival

Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare…

Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans

Less-educated middle-age US whites dying younger…

Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found

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EU warns of 'serious consequences' if no Brexit…

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned Wednesday of "serious consequences for everyone" if Britain walks away without agreement from negotiations on leaving the 28-nation bloc

Google Maps already tracks you; now other people…

Google is enabling users of its digital mapping service to allow their movements to be tracked by friends and family in the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing

Eurozone chief urged to quit for 'liquor and…

Portugal led calls on Wednesday for the eurozone's top official to resign for what many saw as derogatory comments about debt-ridden southern nations spending foolishly and relying on their northern partners to bail them out

Butterbeer ice cream hitting shelves for Harry…

A Pennsylvania ice cream maker is courting Harry Potter fans with a new flavor based on Hogwarts' favorite drink, "butterbeer."

Labor nominee says he won't let politics…

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Labor Department says he won't allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions

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Senate votes to block another Obama-era rule

The Republican-led Senate voted to block an Obama-era rule that critics said would have led to more citations for workplace safety record-keeping violations

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AP Explains: A doctrine in focus at Neil…

AP Explains: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has questioned whether judges should defer to the views of experts at federal agencies when trying to figure out the meaning of federal laws, a legal doctrine called the Chevron deference

Report: Climate outlook improves as fewer coal…

A report by three environmental groups says the number of coal-fired power plants being built worldwide is plunging, raising the possibility global climate goals can be met

Google's YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects