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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.

London attacker taught English in Saudi Arabia for 2 years

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:35am

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.

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.

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.

Analysis: The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:17am

Donald Trump campaigned as an outsider — celebrating his lack of political experience by selling himself as a dealmaker willing to buck Republican orthodoxy and his own party's leadership. He alone would reshape Washington.

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

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:32am

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."

Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:01am

Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to Medicaid.

EU transport chief calls for European car toll system

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

The European Union's transport commissioner is calling for a continentwide car toll system that would enable motorists to use all European roads without having to stop at borders.

Gunshots fired in burglary of store at Bellagio in Las Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:30am

Las Vegas police say they are investigating a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

Chinese premier wraps up Australia trip with football match

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:21am

China's premier attended an Australian football game with the country's prime minister on Saturday, wrapping up a visit Down Under aimed at boosting bilateral ties and expanding trade between the two nations.

India's Reliance Industries penalized for alleged fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:21am

India's markets regulator has barred Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries and 12 others from trading in equity derivatives for a year for allegedly fraudulent trades made 10 years ago.

Some win and some lose with 'Obamacare' still around

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:21am

The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do so well.

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."

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.