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The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill. But...

Back for an encore: Kelly Clarkson plans second picture book

NEW YORK (AP) — After releasing a best-selling children’s book, Kelly Clarkson is back for an encore. HarperCollins Publishers announced Wednesday that the Grammy winner’s “River Rose and the Magical Christmas” is coming out Oct. 24. The picture book...

Walmart seeks new products amid online battle with Amazon

AP Photo/Alan Diaz LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hundreds of inventors have flocked to Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville to find out if the country needs a few more secret sauces, prettier mouse pads or “instant hair gel” packets for the on-the-go clubber....

Rock Hall to open new $15M 'Power of Rock' exhibit

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is opening a $15 million exhibit this weekend that will give fans a taste of the hall’s famous induction ceremonies. The Cleveland-based museum will unveil its “Power of Rock” experience. The exhibit will...

Song from Prince's father being released on his 101st b'day

AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing NEW YORK (AP) — A new song from Prince’s late father, produced at Paisley Park, is being released Thursday to celebrate what would have been his 101st birthday. Prince’s half-sister, Sharon Nelson, produced the jazzy “Heart of...

Strasburg, Nats bats power past Cubs 8-4

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 in seven...

US Nationals win has trash-talking King tuning up for rival

Lilly King swims on the way to winning women’s 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. swimming national championships in Indianapolis, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lilly King toned down the trash talk for one night. She’s...

US Nationals win has trash-talking King tuning up for rival

Lilly King swims on the way to winning women’s 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. swimming national championships in Indianapolis, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lilly King toned down the trash talk for one night. She’s...

US sets new visa rules for 6 mainly Muslim nations, refugees

Sudanese activist Tayeb Ibrahim, who had worked to expose Sudanese abuses in the volatile South Kordofan province and hopes to see family living in the U.S. state of Iowa, watches television with his son Mohammed, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Dozens of Sudanese...

Office supplies chain Staples sold for $6.9 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Private equity firm Sycamore is buying office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion. The companies said Wednesday that shareholders of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples will get $10.25 per share. Staples stock had closed Wednesday up 77 cents, or 8.4...