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Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:00pm

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.

Auction of vacant Utah Twinkie factory draws curious bakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:56pm

This week's auction of equipment and machinery that used to pump out Twinkies and Wonder Bread at a well-known Hostess factory in Ogden that closed in 2012 triggered nostalgia from former workers.

Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:02pm

Nissan is recalling more than 56,000 cars because of power steering hoses that may leak fluid and potentially lead to fires.

Owner of leaking Alaska pipeline to reduce natural gas flow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:10pm

The governor of Alaska says the owner of an underwater pipeline leaking processed natural gas will temporarily reduce the amount of gas that feeds into the line.

NYC says Trump Tower resident wrongly rented out on Airbnb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:32pm

A Trump Tower apartment owner was fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented the home out on Airbnb.

Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:32pm

Gathered along the edge of a mountain, the men, women and children of Barbablanca watched in stunned silence as a river of mud washed over their small village.

Person shot in confrontation with Alabama law officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:30pm

Authorities say a person has been wounded in a shooting at a highway rest stop that involved Alabama law officers.

Most Wyoming counties saw population declines in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:21pm

U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that most of Wyoming's counties saw more residents move out than move in between July 2015 and July 2016.

Proposal for Austin gondola lift grounded by officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:10pm

A proposal to build a gondola lift in Austin that would have been incorporated as part of the public transit system in Texas' capital city won't be flying anytime soon.

Armed heist at Cartier shop in Monaco, 1 suspect captured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 1:30pm

Police in Monaco say robbers have carried out an armed heist at a luxurious Cartier jewelry shop in Monte Carlo and one of the suspects has been captured.

Correction: Mayo Expansion story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 12:26pm

In a story March 24 about public funding of a medical center expansion in Rochester, The Associated Press erroneously reported the recipient of $585 million in public funds. The money is going to public infrastructure for the Destination Medical Center project, not to Mayo Clinic.

London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 12:14pm

The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage.

Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:14am

When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago.

Tens of thousands in London protest Britain's EU departure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 10:22am

Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union.

Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 10:05am

House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform.

Canada determined to diversify despite Keystone XL approval

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:54am

Canada's natural resource minister said Saturday his government is happy the Keystone XL pipeline has finally been approved by the White House, but he noted that obstacles remain and said Canada remains determined to diversify its oil exports beyond the United States.

Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:54am

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace efforts.

Republican John Kasich leads charge for balanced budget vote

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:38am

Republican John Kasich is not giving up on his goal of a federal balanced budget amendment, a tool the Ohio governor says is ever more important as the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 trillion.

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:40am

Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.