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Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:13am

The man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament was in Saudi Arabia three times and taught English there, the Middle Eastern country's embassy said.

Health care law works in some ways, comes up short in others

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:10am

Once again, "Obamacare" has survived a near-death experience. It won't be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, "We're going to be living with 'Obamacare' for the foreseeable future."

Health care defeat is a brutal loss for Speaker Paul Ryan

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:01am

House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."

Epic collapse of GOP health care bill puts effort into limbo

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 1:43am

House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House.

In health care push, Trump couldn't master art of consensus

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 1:33am

President Donald Trump thought he had a deal.

UN: Israel didn't comply with UN call to stop settlements

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 12:11am

Israel took no steps to comply with a Security Council call to stop all settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and instead authorized "a high rate" of settlement expansions in violation of international law, the United Nations said Friday.

Officials say Kansas blaze caused $23M to $25M in damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:40pm

Officials in a Kansas City suburb where a fire destroyed a multimillion-dollar apartment building under construction and spread to about two dozen homes estimate the blaze caused between $23 million and $25 million in damage.

Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:03pm

A Louisiana law enforcement officer was convicted Friday on a lesser charge of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy, a gruesome encounter captured on tape by another officer's body camera.

After health care bill's withdrawal, elation and anger

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:00pm

Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last.

Some parts of Obamacare working well, problems with others

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:40pm

Once again, "Obamacare" has survived a near-death experience. It won't be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, "We're going to be living with 'Obamacare' for the foreseeable future."

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Martha Mendoza and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:37pm

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Martha Mendoza and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:37pm

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:40pm

Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday.

The Latest: Trump meets Medal of Honor recipients

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:14pm

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Judge rules against UPS in untaxed cigarette case

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:14pm

A federal judge ruled Friday that UPS ignored "red flags" that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations, but stopped short of imposing a $873 million penalty that regulators sought in the civil case.

Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:54pm

A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.

Venezuela asks UN help in boosting medicine supplies

Jorge Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:20pm

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has asked the United Nations for "help" boosting medicine supplies as he struggles to combat crippling shortages.

Gov. Rauner vetoes overhaul of Chicago city pension system

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:17pm

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Friday that Chicago officials hoped would bolster the city's sagging pension systems.

Snarled commute looms after passenger trains collide in NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:17pm

Commuters to both New Jersey and Long Island faced a difficult journey home Friday evening after two passenger trains clipped each other during the morning rush at Penn Station, jolting riders and creating major travel disruptions but causing no serious injuries.

Debate renewed over economic benefits of Keystone pipeline

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:06pm

President Donald Trump is calling his administration's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline a new era for American energy policy.