• Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

    Updated: 41 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond "Obamacare." Former President Barack Obama's signature law is usually associated with subsidized...

  • Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — India has won approval from the Trump administration for the purchase of nearly two dozen unarmed surveillance drones. The deal is estimated to be worth about $2 billion. The offer is still subject to congressional approval. The request received the green light...

  • 5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A total of five Republican senators are now opposed to the proposed GOP health bill. It would take only three defections to Democrats opposing the bill to sink the measure. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada is the latest Republican to say he wouldn't support the GOP health...

  • Trump leaving McConnell to handle Senate bill on health care

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's bull-in-a-china-shop approach to the presidency hasn't helped him notch significant victories on Capitol Hill over his first five months in office. The nuts and bolts of legislation and the maddening, unpredictable ways and rhythms of Congress can seem...

  • Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. Here are some things to know about the Wilshire Grand Center: ___ HOW TALL IS TALL? The 73-story...

  • Company: 5th worker has died after Wisconsin mill explosion

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CAMBRIA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin company says a fifth worker has died after an explosion last month at its corn milling plant. Didion Milling officials say Carlos "Charly" Nunez died Friday at a hospital from injuries he suffered in the May 31 explosion at the plant in Cambria. The...

  • Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators reaffirmed their intentions Friday to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1 while complying with a court order in a lawsuit filed by alcohol wholesalers who want a piece of the pot distribution...

  • Court says Iowa lottery rigging investigation took too long

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in a nationwide cheating scandal, saying his trial over a rigged $16.5 million jackpot was tainted by unjustified delays in the investigation. The ruling is a victory for...

  • Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Another victim of the mass shooting that critically injured a congressman is out of the hospital. Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was released from George Washington University Hospital on Friday after being treated for multiple gunshots to his chest and arm....

  • Colorado Springs apartment complex sells for nearly $29 million

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Colorado Springs' red-hot apartment market continues to attract out-of-town investors who are anteing up tens of millions of dollars for multi-family properties. A limited liability company formed by Coughlin & Co., a family-owned Denver real estate company, paid $28.6 million...

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