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Uproot care law, Trump exhorts

GOP bill for vote is still a mystery

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump browbeat Republican opponents of his party's reeling health care bill Monday, asserting that his predecessor's signature overhaul has meant "death" and saying the Senate's planned vote is their chance to keep their pledge to repeal it. Continue reading...

Senate confirms No. 2 for Interior

Pick’s foes cited his corporate lobbying

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 position at the Interior Department despite recent claims that he continued to advise a California water district even after he withdrew his formal registration as a lobbyist last year. Continue reading...

Court sets limits on aliens' arrests

Ruling valid in Massachusetts

Subscriber onlyBOSTON -- Massachusetts police officers do not have the authority to arrest someone suspected of being in the U.S. illegally if that person is not facing criminal charges, the state's highest court ruled Monday. Continue reading...

Judge says Trump panel can collect data on voters

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Monday allowed President Donald Trump's voting commission to go forward with collecting voter data from 50 states and the District of Columbia, ruling the White House advisory panel is exempt from federal privacy-review requirements regardless of additional risk it might pose to Americans' information. Continue reading...

Group challenges clinic buffer zone

Subscriber onlyLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Abortion opponents are challenging a federal restraining order that keeps them from gathering on a patch of sidewalk outside the only clinic still performing abortions in Kentucky. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyPolice fire back, kill man on I-55 Continue reading...

17 hikers rescued from flooded creek

Subscriber onlyA helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as a flash flood tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona, where unpredictable summer storms can rapidly wash churning torrents into canyons and trap those looking to take advantage of cooler weather after the rain. Continue reading...

9 people found in truck parked outside Wal-Mart die

Texas heat sickens 30 more aliens

Subscriber onlySAN ANTONIO -- At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Wal-Mart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was a people-smuggling attempt. Continue reading...

Trump officials at odds over bill

Messages differ about sanctions

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- White House officials on Sunday offered conflicting statements on whether President Donald Trump supports new legislation to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its aggression toward Ukraine. Continue reading...

Schumer warns of probe 'cataclysm'

Firing Mueller, pardons would be tipping point for Trump, Democrat says

Subscriber onlySenate Democratic leader Charles Schumer said President Donald Trump would trigger "a cataclysm" if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller or pardons himself, even as one of the president's lawyers said pardons aren't being discussed. Continue reading...

Deportation talk unnerves troops

Lifting of shield for kin feared

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal aliens has raised concern for U.S. troops who have relied on a little-known program to protect their family members in the country illegally from deportation while the military personnel are deployed to war zones. Continue reading...

Senator says GOP leader to pick health bill for vote

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or simply repeal it, the third-highest ranking Republican senator said Sunday. Continue reading...

American in China freed after dispute

Student defended his mom in attack

Subscriber onlyBILLINGS, Mont. -- Chinese authorities have dropped charges against an American college student who was arrested and detained in the Asian nation a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute, a U.S. lawmaker said Sunday. Continue reading...

Oldest manatee in captivity dies

Subscriber onlyMIAMI — Snooty, the world’s oldest manatee in captivity, died Sunday, a day after a party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum. Continue reading...

New adviser wants 'positive mojo'

Scaramucci: Will refocus, rethink information delivery

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's new communications adviser says it's time to hit the "reset button." Continue reading...