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Senate health care bill adds 22 million uninsured, says Congressional Budget Office

WASHINGTON >> The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders&#...

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  • Health care reform

    Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul

    WASHINGTON >> Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think congressional Republicans are “that far off” on a health overhaul to replace “the dead carcass of Obamacare.” Expressing frustration, he complained about “the level of hostility” in government and wondered why both parties can’t work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week. It was the latest...

    By HOPE YEN Associated Press|

  • LGBT

    Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance — and face some

    NEW YORK >> Gay pride parades Sunday in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights, while contending with the prospect of protests over the events’ own diversity and direction. In a year when leaders are anxious about new President Donald Trump’s agenda, both the New York and San Francisco parades will be headed by groups more focused on protest than celebration. In New York, grand...

    By the Associated Press|

  • Explosions

    Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing more than 150

    BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan >> An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise. Dr. Javed Iqbal at Bahawalpur’s Victoria Hospital in south Punjab said the latest deaths occurred at a hospital in Multan where some of the 50 critically injured, many of whom suffered extensive burns, had been taken. The...

    By IRAM ASIM Associated Press|

  • Recreation accidents

    Crowd catches teen falling from New York park ride; no serious injury

    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. >> A teenager fell about 25 feet from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below in an effort to catch her before she hit the ground. The unidentified 14-year-old girl from Greenwood, Delaware, was taken to Albany Medical Center in stable condition with no serious injuries, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. The accident happened Saturday night...

    By the Associated Press|

  • Automobile parts manufacturing

    Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

    DETROIT >> Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators that can explode with too much force, spewing out shrapnel. They’re responsible for at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries and have touched off the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. So far 100 million inflators have been recalled worldwide...

    By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer|

  • Politics

    Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code

    WASHINGTON >> Why are Republicans struggling mightily to reach a consensus on how to overhaul the nation’s tax system? The GOP is supposed to be really good at cutting taxes. President George W. Bush cut taxes. So did President Ronald Reagan, though he also raised them. Why is President Donald Trump, who has promised the largest tax cut ever, having so much trouble accomplishing one of his main initiatives? Some questions and answers about why tax overhaul is...

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press|

  • Terrorism

    Europeans learn to live with — and adapt to — terror attacks

    PARIS >> The jihadis’ targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that’s just the past few months. The steady stream of attacks on centers of daily life have drawn pledges from Europeans not to let terrorists change how they live, but in ways large and small they already have. There is a heightened awareness and quicker reactions,...

    By LORI HINNANT Associated Press|

  • Treatment of prisoners

    Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

    SANAA, Yemen >> Yemen’s internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. A copy of the order issued by Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Daghr was obtained by The Associated Press. It said the investigation would focus on areas liberated...

    By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press|

  • Hiking

    Wet winter creates hazards for hikers on Pacific Crest Trail

    LOS ANGELES >> Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California’s gargantuan winter finally caught up to her. While crossing a partly submerged log in Yosemite National Park, Sellsted was sucked under the tree and down the rushing creek. She gasped for air as the weight of her 55-pound backpack pushed her under the frigid water. No one was within miles as she was...

    By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press|

  • Politics

    Melania Trump keeps DC entry low key; Barron draws interest

    WASHINGTON >> Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly. Not that she hasn’t been busy fulfilling her duties as first lady and first mom. Job One has been settling in 11-year-old son Barron — the first boy to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr. more than 50 years ago. Even the small details of every recent Barron sighting have drawn...

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press|

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