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Trump order seeks disclosure of hospital prices

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down , administration officials said. Health and Human ...

Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

By LAURIE KELLMAN and ELANA SCHOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the ...

Florida woman charged after giving husband’s guns to police

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only ...

High court strikes down ‘scandalous’ part of trademark law

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down a section of federal law Monday that prevented businesses from registering trademarks seen as scandalous or immoral, handing a victory to California fashion brand FUCT. The high court ruled that the ...

Official: Woman, 3 children died of heat exposure in Texas

MISSION, Texas (AP) — Four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico most likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S., authorities said Monday. A law enforcement official close to the investigation ...

Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid. In a pair of tweets Monday night, Trump said that U.S. Immigration and Customs ...

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

By RACHEL LERMAN AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to ...

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

By SHARON COHEN and NORA ECKERT Associated Press and Capital News Service The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. I have to get ...

Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells self as rebel for 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump captured the Republican Party and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on disrupting the status quo. As he mounts his bid for reelection, Trump is offering himself as the outsider once ...

Father of boy killed in school massacre wins defamation suit

By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking ...