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Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:20am

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.

13-year-old boy dies in fall from NY roof; 2nd teen injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:20am

New York police say a 13-year-old boy was killed and another teenager was injured as they tried to hop along rooftops in Brooklyn and plunged about four stories to the ground.

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:17am

Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore nearly three years after it sank.

Funeral set for NY medic who died when run over by ambulance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:10am

Thousands of mourners are packing a Bronx church for the funeral for an emergency medic killed last week when she was run over by her own ambulance.

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:06am

A blogger from Singapore who was jailed for his online posts blasting his government was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge ruled.

Troopers: Stolen National Guard Humvee found in Ohio garage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:06am

State troopers in Ohio say a Humvee swiped from an Ohio National Guard Armory has been found in a garage at a vacant home.

N. Carolina father accused of killing newborn, toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:57am

A North Carolina father is accused of stabbing his infant and toddler daughters to death.

Idaho inmates: Prison violations led to amputations, death

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:50am

Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to penalize the state after saying prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care, leading to amputations and other serious injuries and even some prisoners' deaths.

Trump budget would cut air service funding to Laramie, Cody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:24am

Laramie and Cody could lose air service under President Donald Trump's proposed budget.

Latest Rikers brutality case fuels debate over jail's future

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:47am

The latest in a string of brutality cases against Rikers Island guards has added fuel to a growing debate on whether New York City's notoriously violent jail complex has become so dysfunctional it should be shut down.

Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:36am

Senior Minister Meg Barnhouse knows she'll need beds, a dresser, chairs and a mirror to make the classroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin feel more like a home for a mother and her young daughter who are still deciding whether they will become the latest immigrants seeking sanctuary from deportation by moving into a church.

AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation died

Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:00am

President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the FBI chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. The president gave up on arguing that Barack Obama tapped his phones, and he doesn't give up on anything easily.

Gorsuch hearings show him as careful, folksy, testy at times

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:32am

Nominees appearing before the Senate all have one goal in mind: Win confirmation. And when one party controls the Senate and the White House, the strategy of saying as little as possible doesn't vary much. But because Supreme Court nominees spend several long days in televised hearings, they still manage to reveal a few things about themselves, professionally and personally.

Police: Florida man cited for eating pancakes in the street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 5:20am

Authorities say they've charged a Florida man recorded on video sitting in the street eating pancakes.

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:54pm

A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday.

Survey: 15 percent of women on UT campus report being raped

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:31pm

A survey of University of Texas undergraduates reports that 15 percent of women reported being raped on the flagship Austin campus.

Wyoming highway deaths spur awareness campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:53pm

Wyoming transportation officials are planning to display five different safety messages on signs scattered throughout the state following a recent spate of highway deaths.

Sacramento man arrested in killing of 2 adults, 2 juveniles

Don Thompson and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:31pm

Police arrested a 56-year-old man who works for the state Friday on suspicion that he killed two adults and two children in a quiet Northern California neighborhood.

Army vet awarded Bronze Star for bravery in Vietnam battle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:12pm

An Army veteran was awarded the Bronze Star this week for his heroism in a Vietnam War battle that left more than 50 fellow U.S. soldiers dead and close to 200 injured.