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These senators will make or break the GOP’s health care push

By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is ...

Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 ...

Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting – bear hugs

By KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger. Smiling widely at a news conference Monday during a visit to Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the president's outstretched ...

Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network's credibility Tuesday. The story was about a supposed investigation into a ...

Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and MARCOS MARTINEZ, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities' affairs. More than 250 mayors are meeting at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach to take ...

Opera pops up at NYC garage, dive bar, basketball court

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Opera has been popping up recently at the most unlikely New York places: a revamped garage, a dive bar, a basketball court and even an old aircraft carrier. It's part of a festival with an in-your-face goal — to bring this once grandiose ...

Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles (162.4 square kilometers) by Saturday night. The fire near the town of Brian Head is 8 percent contained and has destroyed at least 13 homes, fire officials said. About 1,000 firefighters and support ...

Crowd catches teen falling from park ride; no serious injury

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — 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 ...

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump. Focus ...

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio to defend reputation at criminal trial

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused ...