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Intel chairman hates spotlight_ but the spotlight found him

Eileen Sullivan and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:34am

For a man who doesn't like the spotlight, the chairman of the House intelligence committee has secured himself a place in it.

AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:34am

The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

Bernard Condon and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:11am

The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office.

Asian markets mixed as US health bill delay raises doubts

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:20am

Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda.

Samsung shareholders welcome stock price gains, rue scandals

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:04pm

Shareholders of Samsung Electronics praised the company Friday for big gains in its share price while lamenting its involvement in a massive corruption scandal that brought the arrest of the company's de facto leader.

'Hidden Figures' author Shetterly receives literary prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:20pm

An author whose book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie "Hidden Figures" has won an award for writing literature that promotes diversity and confronts racism.

Australian prime minister won't choose between China and US

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:45pm

Australia does not have to choose between the United States and China, the Australian prime minister said Friday as he announced a new beef export deal with the Chinese.

White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:30pm

Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails.

Asian markets mixed as US health bill delay raises doubts

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:24pm

Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda.

Analysis: Trump the dealmaker struggles to seal the deal

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:19pm

President Donald Trump, the author of the best-selling book, "The Art of the Deal," is about to see his deal-making abilities ratified in a legislative showdown on the House floor — or dramatically rebuffed.

Judge rules Dominion's coal ash site pollutes Virginia water

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:56pm

Arsenic is illegally flowing out of one of the sites where Virginia's biggest utility stores coal ash, polluting surrounding waters, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

The Latest: Crews set to load ferry onto transport ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:49pm

The latest on South Korean efforts to raise a ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 people (all times local):

Next steps on health care: To be decided

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:52pm

Republican House leaders delayed a planned vote Thursday on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," because they lacked the votes. The delay was a stinging setback for President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. After meeting behind closed doors with Trump administration officials Thursday night, House Republicans agreed to vote on the bill Friday.

Senator, predecessor face charges of violating election law

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:45pm

A state senator and his predecessor are facing felony charges they violated election law, the latest allegations in a state that has seen a rash of corruption arrests.

Last-minutes changes to the GOP health care bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:26pm

House Republican leaders have proposed last-minute changes to the health care bill, which they've offered in hopes of winning over wavering lawmakers. The House will vote on them when it considers the overall legislation, a debate scheduled for Friday.

GOP governors, including Utah's, back Republican health plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:10pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has joined seven other Republican governors in a letter endorsing the GOP plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law.

The Latest: White House tells House GOP, 'Let's vote'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:04pm

The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local):

Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:00pm

With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal. But could he wind up with a plan that doesn't line up with some other campaign promises?

Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:54pm

Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of.

The Latest: Utah gov. signs .05 DUI limit, strictest in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:21pm

The Latest on a law giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country (all times local):