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'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump declares

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a party that has vowed for years to abolish the law.

July 18, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Health plan hinges on the young, but they're a tough sell

WASHINGTON - Julian Senn-Raemont isn't convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad's plan in a couple of years - no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington or how cheap the plans are.

July 17, 2017 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


OJ Simpson faces good chance at parole

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate No. 1027820, will have a lot going for him when he asks state parole board members this week to release him after serving more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia.

July 17, 2017 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Debate over use of jumbo bomber as wildfires rage in West

BOISE, Idaho - A giant aircraft that can fly high above oceans on intercontinental flights instead jets in low and slow over a flaming forest, trailing a long plume that settles on the ground and creates a wildfire-stopping barrier.

July 15, 2017 | By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Court papers reveal grisly confession to 4 slayings

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A marijuana dealer gave police a grisly account of killing four men on his family's farm, saying he crushed one of them with a backhoe after shooting him and tried to set three of the bodies on fire in a metal bin with the help of his cousin, according to court papers filed Friday.

July 15, 2017 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Sick day or vacation day?

NEW YORK - At small businesses this summer, many owners won't be trying to figure out whether employees will be counting it as vacation time, personal days or sick leave when they send texts or emails that say, "I'm not coming in today."

July 14, 2017 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Trustees project biggest Social Security increase in years

WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released Thursday by the trustees who oversee the program.

July 13, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


AP-NORC Poll: Three-quarters in US say they lack influence

WASHINGTON - Linda Bell, a beekeeper and farmer who makes about $11,000 a year, feels Washington power brokers have no intention of making health care affordable.

July 12, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Science Says: Not all cancers need treatment right away

The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it's a prostate tumor.

July 12, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump Jr. releases Russia emails

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's eldest son revealed Tuesday that he was eager to hear damaging information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government, disclosing a series of emails that marked the clearest sign to date that Trump's campaign was willing to consider election help from a longtime U.S. adversary.

July 11, 2017 | By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Hell and high water

OROVILLE, Calif. - With looming floods and roaring flames, Chuck Wilsey's year sounds more like ancient scripture than modern living in Northern California.

July 10, 2017 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP governors urge caution on health care plan

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The pressure is on Republican senators - from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters - to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of the upside of the law are warning their GOP senators to first, do no harm.

July 10, 2017 | By ALISON NOON and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump confronts Putin on election hacking

HAMBURG, Germany - At long last face to face, President Donald Trump confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin directly Friday over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, as the two leaders sought to use their historic first meeting to move past the issue and forge closer cooperation on Syria.

July 07, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Associated Press


Man claiming to have bomb in bank killed in police standoff

MARIETTA - A man who claimed to have a bomb that could "take out the room" barricaded himself inside a suburban Atlanta bank Friday, sparking an hours-long standoff that forced police to bust through a brick wall of the building and ended when an officer shot and killed the suspect.

July 07, 2017 | By MIKE STEWART Associated Press | Associated Press


Loganville mother charged with killing 4 of her kids and their father

LOGANVILLE, Ga. - Four young children and their father were found slain in a home outside Atlanta early Thursday, and police say the mother - now charged with their deaths - was the one who called 911 to report the killings.

July 06, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


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Millions brace for rising premiums

WASHINGTON - Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year ...

September 04, 2017 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey victims leave shelters

HOUSTON - While the number of evacuees seeking refuge in Houston's emergency shelters dwindled 10 days after Harvey struck, many people who had left by ...

September 04, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHAN Associated Press | Associated Press


We're still fighting, more than 150 years after Appomattox

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - When the Civil War was over, when the dead were buried and the union was reunited, it came time to tell tales and ...

September 02, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | Associated Press


Gas prices head higher

DALLAS - The spike in gasoline prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has hit the accelerator.

September 01, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Rescuers seek anyone - alive or dead - left in floodwaters

HOUSTON - Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes Thursday, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone - alive ...

August 31, 2017 | By JEFF AMY and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey floodwaters drop in Houston

HOUSTON - Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the sun came out Wednesday in a glimmer of hope for the ...

August 30, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey rain is heaviest in history

HOUSTON - With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the ...

August 29, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


More rain, more dead

HOUSTON - Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes Monday and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the ...

August 28, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and DAVID PHILLIP Associated Press | Associated Press


Hurricane Harvey closes key oil, gas operations in Texas

DALLAS - Key oil and gas facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast have temporarily shut down as Harvey pounds the region with torrential rain and high ...

August 26, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Harvey lashes Texas coast with high wind

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from ...

August 25, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and FRANK BAJAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey strengthens into hurricane

HOUSTON - Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph ...

August 24, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press


Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

WASHINGTON - Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live ...

August 23, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


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