• Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?

    Updated: Thu, Mar 23, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal. But could he wind up with a plan that doesn't line up with some other campaign promises? As the tumultuous...

  • Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump

    Updated: Thu, Mar 23, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration. The White...

  • The Latest: PAC pulls support from health bill opponent

    Updated: 51 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Opposition to House Speaker Paul Ryan's health care bill is costing an Iowa congressman some valuable campaign support. An official with the Congressional Leadership Fund says the...

  • Counterfeit condoms allegedly from China seized in Puerto Rico, feds say

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Federal authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized more than 40,000 counterfeit condoms that allegedly came from China. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday that it could not provide further details because the investigation is...

  • Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" — suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases. The new paper by two...

  • NHL suspends Sabres defenseman Ristolainen 3 games

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL has suspended Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen for three games following his blindside hit that led to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel sustaining a concussion. The fine costs Buffalo's top defenseman $90,000 in a ruling announced...

  • The Latest: Law professor: Gorsuch won't be 'robotic vote'

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on nomination hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A law professor says Judge Neil Gorsuch may be conservative, but he's predicting that President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court won't be "a robotic...

  • Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as...

  • A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons, including one in Colorado Springs

    KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    As Republicans try to shore up support for their health care overhaul, one group can't wait for the replacement: owners of tanning salons. President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act imposed a 10 percent tax on tanning as a way to help fund provisions of the law that...

  • Republican health bill would widen America's big wealth gap

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America's big income gap between the rich and everyone else. Over the past quarter century, only one group of people has seen...

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