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Lawmakers seek investigation of Interior boss' land deal

Jun. 21, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers called for an investigation Thursday into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company that does business with his agency. A foundation created by Zinke and run by his wife, Lola, has been dealing...

The Latest: Lawmakers seek probe of Interior boss' land deal

Jun. 21, 2018 10:21 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Democrats calling for an investigation into the interior secretary's involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company. (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Democratic lawmakers are calling for an investigation into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's...

Fed finds biggest US banks strong enough to survive shock

Jun. 21, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says that all of the 35 largest U.S. banks are fortified enough to survive an economic shock and keep on lending. Banks' hypothetical losses from credit cards increased in the latest "stress tests," however. The first round of the central bank's annual stress tests,...

GOP-led House narrowly passes farm bill

Jun. 21, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill Thursday that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients. The bill passed by a vote of 213-211. Democrats unanimously opposed the measure, saying it would toss too many people off government food assistance. But...

Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes

Jun. 21, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor to protect U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth. Trump revoked an executive order issued by President Barack Obama...

The Latest: Argentina collapses vs. Croatia, could go home

Jun. 21, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 11 p.m. Croatia has stunned Argentina 3-0 to advance to the group stage of the World Cup and leave Lionel Messi and his teammates needing help to stay alive. The humiliating loss for one of soccer's most storied nations began to take...

The Latest: Minnesota mining company will fight lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging mineral rights leases for a planned Minnesota mine (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near the northeastern Minnesota town of Ely says it will fight a lawsuit that seeks to revoke its federal mineral rights...

Supreme Court sides with 'Buckets of Money' financier

Jun. 21, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday wiped away a $300,000 fine and other sanctions against a financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" retirement strategy. The court said the administrative law judge who ruled against Raymond Lucia of California was not properly appointed to his job by...

German lawmaker says Turkey bars him as election observer

Jun. 21, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German lawmaker said Thursday the Turkish government is denying him entry to the country as an international observer in the country's upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections. Andrej Hunko, of the opposition Left Party, said Turkey's ambassador to the Organization for Security and...

Australian Senate delivers $106 billion in income tax cuts

Jun. 21, 2018 1:31 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister achieved an important political victory on Thursday when the Senate passed personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade. The tax cuts for most of Australia's workforce were a centerpiece of Prime Minister...