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Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women's rights groups

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies

Apple strikes deal to produce new 'Peanuts' content

Michigan governor signs bills to gut wage, sick time laws

Trump asserts China's economy feeling his tariff pressure

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In a plot twist, Spirit tops US airlines in on-time arrivals

J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

Belarus' leader slams Russian talk of taking over his nation

Trump lawyer seeks to send emoluments case to appeals court

Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

Lebanese minister presses for reforms after Moody's report

EU leaders approve small steps to buttress euro currency

Leaders of the European Union have agreed to press ahead with a common eurozone budget to help the currency union weather future crises.

Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users

Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for

The debt threat: Business debt, and worries about it, are up

Concerns are building from Washington to Wall Street about the trillions of dollars in debt that U.S. businesses have racked up, particularly by companies with relatively weak finances

US, Canada look to ease strains amid 3-way spat with China

The United States and Canada moved Friday to ease tensions over the case of Chinese executive whose arrest by Canadian authorities at U.S. request has thrust Ottawa into an uncomfortable three-way diplomatic row with Beijing and Washington

Obama-era rule leads to $150M in student loan forgiveness

Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedives

GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off

Etihad sued for $2.3 billion by Air Berlin insolvency admin

US industrial production climbed 0.6 percent in November

Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off

General Motors says it has 2,700 jobs for the 3,300 U.S. factory workers it plans to lay off next year

Etihad sued for $2.3 billion by Air Berlin insolvency admin

A Berlin court says the insolvency administrator for bankrupt airline Air Berlin has sued its former largest shareholder, Gulf airline Etihad, for 2 billion euros ($2.26 billion) in damages

US industrial production climbed 0.6 percent in November

US industrial production climbed 0.6 percent in November on surging output at mines, utilities

Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she defrauded the treasury of more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014

US retail sales rose 0.2% in Nov., helped by holiday boost

US retail sales increased a slight 0.2% in November, as strong sales tied to holiday shopping were offset by lower gasoline prices

China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts

China suspends tariff hikes on U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following trade cease-fire with Washington

Volkswagen on track to break last year's sales record

Automaker Volkswagen says it is on track for a new annual sales record despite troubles getting vehicles certified for new European emissions tests

The Latest: Chile to host next year's UN climate summit

Countries have agreed that Chile will host next year's U.N. climate summit

The Latest: UK minister says Brexit bill can pass Parliament

Britain's environmental secretary says Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit bill can survive in Parliament despite strong opposition.

May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball's in UK's court

British Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal, after the European Union rebuffed her appeal to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over hostile lawmakers at home

Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

French President Emanuel Macron is calling for calm as authorities prepare for a possible fifth straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris

World markets fall on Chinese growth concerns

Stock markets are down after China reported disappointing economic data, stirring up worries about the impact of trade tensions on the world's second largest economy.

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

The Senate has delivered back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia in an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Japan's 'tankan' economic survey shows sentiment flat

A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers remained unchanged, as worries about global trade tensions persisted

Starbucks to expand delivery in US, China

Starbucks to expand delivery in effort to accelerate growth in US and China

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

China has Canada in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the U.S. States

Facebook hosts offline privacy 'pop-up' in New York City

Facebook hosts one-day 'pop-up' event in New York City's Bryant Park

Republican senator distances himself from Raytheon stock buy

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has quickly unloaded Raytheon stock

Walker uses power next governor may not have to seal deal

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker executed a $28 million deal to save nearly 400 jobs at a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant using powers that his Democratic successor would no longer have under a bill passed during a lame-duck session last week

Michigan governor reaches final deal on Great Lakes pipeline

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration has wrapped up negotiations with Enbridge Inc. on building a tunnel to contain an oil pipeline beneath a Great Lakes waterway

Lease sale in Alaska petroleum reserve draws modest interest

The federal government's attempt to sell oil leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has again drawn a modest response

US budget deficit hits record $204.9 billion for November

US budget deficit hits record $204.9 billion for the month of November

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

With federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health supplement

Feds: US fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops

The federal government says U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, a total about in line with trends of recent years

Boy Scouts exploring "all options" to address fiscal woes

The Boy Scouts of America says it is exploring "all options" to address serious financial challenges, but is declining to confirm or deny a report that it may seek bankruptcy protection

Renault: no wrongdoing by Ghosn in compensation

Renault says the preliminary results of an internal investigation has found no wrongdoing in the compensation of chief executive Carlos Ghosn, who has been indicted in Japan on charges of falsifying financial reports

US mortgage rates fall to 3-month low; 30-year at 4.63 pct.

US mortgage rates fall to 3-month low; 30-year average at 4.63 percent

Asian shares fall on poor Chinese economic data

Asian shares slip on slowing Chinese industrial output, retail sales

The Latest: Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

Branson's Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship climbs more than 50 miles into space for the first time

Veteran investigative journalist Ron Nixon joins AP

Ron Nixon, an acclaimed reporter, editor and data journalist, will join The Associated Press as its international investigations editor

Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

A top official says the federal agency controlling the Colorado River will impose unprecedented restrictions on water supplies to seven Southwestern states unless they all agree by Jan. 31 on a plan to deal with an expected shortage in 2020

The Latest: Low rates expected to support European economy

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says strong domestic demand and low interest rates are supporting the economy in Europe despite a recent moderation in growth.

The Latest: Climate delegate: 'What's the point?' of talks

The head of the Maldives delegation to the U.N. climate conference is questioning the point of the yearly summits, saying they are "failing" to produce meaningful results

Eurozone stimulus program to end as growth worries resurface

The European Central Bank says it will end the stimulus program that for almost four years has supported the eurozone economy _ despite new risks including global trade wars and Brexit.

EU court upholds German public broadcasting fee system

The European Union's highest court has ruled that a fee all German households have to pay to finance the country's public broadcasters complies with EU law

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

Apple plans $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City; will expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Colorado

The Latest: EU chief says May had no plan for help on Brexit

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says British Prime Minister Theresa May filed to bring a clear plan for how the European Union should help her get the Brexit deal past her recalcitrant parliament

UK's May, embattled at home, seeks EU lifeline on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May insists she can still get her European Union divorce agreement approved in Parliament _ with a little help from her EU friends

The Latest: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security."

Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

China has confirmed the detentions of two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way international dispute with the United States

Markets steady after solid run as focus turns to ECB

Shares around in the world traded in narrow ranges Thursday after a solid couple of days largely related with hopes that the U.S. and China are ironing out their trade issues

The Latest: Official IDs Canadian missing in China

An official familiar with the matter says the Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor

In airline-business rarity, Air France picks a woman CEO

Air France promotes female executive to become its CEO, a rarity in the male-dominated airline business

Malaysia's Proton launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

Malaysian national car maker Proton has launched its first SUV in a bid to turn around its fortunes, more than a year after China's Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd. bought a key stake in the company

United CEO: No more pilot training needed on new Boeing jet

United CEO says pilots don't need additional training on Boeing jet involved in Indonesian crash investigation

Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

The House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid

New Jersey sports betting market closing in on $1B mark

New Jersey's sports betting market is closing in on the $1 billion dollar mark after less than six months of operation

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its rocket ship to the edge of space

Tencent Music shares rise on first trading day

Shares in Chinese streaming music giant Tencent Music Entertainment rise 7.7 percent on first day of trading

States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales

Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, and it's happening even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help.

For retailers, the smartphone is future of store experience

Retailers give shoppers more control of the store experience with high tech features on mobile apps, but there's still room for improvement

China suspected in huge Marriott data breach, official says

Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China's main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the Marriott hotel chain

AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump's tariffs

AP Interview: Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama tells AP Trump's tariff talk is spooking farmers and others in the deep-red state

Wall Street ends higher with help from tech and health care

U.S. stocks gave up much of an early rally but still ended higher, led by gains in technology and health care companies.

Croatia's purchase of Israeli jets stalled over US approval

Croatia says a deal to buy 12 used F-16 jets from Israel worth $500 million could be in jeopardy if the US does not give its approval of the sale

Report: China could allow more access for foreign companies

Report: Beijing to scrap "Made in China" industrial program and allow more foreign competition

Slovakia inks deal to buy 14 F-16s from US Lockheed Martin

Slovakia has signed a $1.8 billion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin to purchase F-16 military jets