AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
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AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say. After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader … Continue reading

Suicide car bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 29
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Suicide car bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 29

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A huge suicide car bombing outside a bank in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province on Thursday targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said. Most of the casualties in the explosion near the Kabul Bank in … Continue reading

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Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims

DENVER (AP) — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared … Continue reading

The Latest: Official: Parliament majority for Macron’s party
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The Latest: Official: Parliament majority for Macron’s party

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France’s parliamentary elections (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Official figures show French President Emmanuel Macron’s new centrist party has won an absolute majority in the powerful lower house of parliament. The Interior Ministry said Sunday night that with 513 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly definitively decided, Macron’s Republic … Continue reading

UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation
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UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation

LONDON (AP) — The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out an “urgent … Continue reading

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Kansas tax hike hailed as fix doesn’t quite balance budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The big income tax increase Kansas legislators enacted over Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto won’t balance the budget by itself, despite immediately boosting the state’s credit outlook. Even though the reversal of most of Brownback’s income tax cuts will inject $1.2 billion in new revenue through June 2019, lawmakers will have to … Continue reading

Reports swirl about Beyonce’s twins, but no confirmation yet
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Reports swirl about Beyonce’s twins, but no confirmation yet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Are Beyonce and Jay Z parents again? Mum’s the word from the parents and their reps, even though reports are flying that the much-anticipated twins have made their arrival. Several outlets have published reports with no official confirmation. Even Beyonce’s father, with whom she has had a strained relationship, tweeted congrats … Continue reading

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6.2-magnitude earthquake shakes western Turkey, Greek island

ISTANBUL (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 shook western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos Monday, scaring residents and damaging buildings. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management said that the earthquake’s epicenter was in the Aegean Sea at the very shallow depth of seven kilometers (some four miles) and hit at … Continue reading